This collection of aromatherapy articles looks at aromatherapy treatment options as part of an overall natural healing plan.
Seeking the advice of a qualified aromatherapist is a good idea, but if you don't have access to one, you can do some research and choose some essential oils to use.
Be sure to follow some basic essential oil safety guidelines and stop use of anything that causes an adverse reaction. Of course, consult a professional healthcare provider as appropriate or if your condition worsens or doesn't improve.
Aromatherapy for Colds
You can use aromatherapy for colds to boost your immune system, to relieve congestion, and to relieve body aches. Suggested essential oils for colds include ravensara or ravintsara, eucalyptus, peppermint, and rosemary.
Aromatherapy for Flu
Learn ways to use essential oils to help boost your immune system and, if you become sick, to help you feel better and speed up your healing.
Essential Oils for Allergies
Two of the most commonly recommended essential oils for allergies are German chamomile and lavender.
Essential Oils for Earaches
You can use lavender, Roman chamomile, and tea tree oil for earache and outer ear infections.
Homemade Vapor Rub
Five recipes for a congestion-clearing chest rub.
Aromatherapy for Arthritis
Essential oils, such as peppermint and wintergreen, may help relieve arthritis pain and calm inflammation.
Aromatherapy for Headache
Essential oils to use for to help relieve headaches include lavender, peppermint, and marjoram.
Essential Oils for Hemorrhoids
Recommended essential oils for hemorrhoids to relieve pain and itchiness include cypress, helichrysum, lavender, and juniper.
Essential Oils for Muscles
Using essential oil blends for muscles can help relieve sore muscles, muscle cramps, and muscle injuries.
Muscle Pain Relief Rubs
Recipes for making rubs similar to Tiger Balm.
Essential Oils for Neuropathy
Essential oils for nerve pain include peppermint, helichrysum, and marjoram. For neuropathy, frankincense and lavender may help.
Essential Oils for Pain
Get information about a variety of essential oils to help relieve pain.
Migraine Pain Relief
How to relieve migraine pain using massage, essential oils, and self care techniques.
Menstrual Cramp Relief
Aromatherapy blends to help get rid of menstrual cramps and deal with the menstrual cycle problems of irregular or no periods.
Aromatherapy for Memory
You can use essential oils to help improve memory. Research also suggests that aromatherapy can benefit people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Essential Oils for Depression
To use aromatherapy treatment for depression, select stimulating essential oils, such as basil, lemon, and cedarwood. For postpartum depression, good choices are bergamot, melissa, neroli, and rose.
Essential Oils for Panic Attacks
Essential oils that may help stop panic attacks include lavender, helichrysum, frankincense, and marjoram.
Essential Oils for Sleep
Commonly recommended essential oils to promote better sleep and help relieve insomnia include lavender, valerian, Roman chamomile, and orange. You can also make aromatherapy for sleep blends to address specific causes of insomnia.
Antiviral Essential Oils
You can use essential oils on the herpes virus, including on cold sores and shingles.
Essential Oils and MRSA
Research on essential oils and MRSA has shown some essential oils have effects that may help the natural healing process.
Essential Oils for Athletes Foot
One of the essential oils for athletes foot is tea tree, but you may need a blend of other oils if fungus is entrenched under toenails. Recipes for athletes foot soak, foot oils, and foot powders.
Essential Oils for Varicose Veins
Recommended essential oils for use on varicose veins include cypress essential oil to strengthen veins and helichrysum to improve circulation.
Home Remedies For Head Lice
Essential oils for lice and other tips to get rid of lice.
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