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Aromatherapy Solutions

Below is a list of common ailments and sugestions as to which
aromatherapy oils to use for treatment. Included is a glossary of Aromatherapy terms.


Abrasions- Geranium

Abscesses- Lavender

Aches- Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Rosemary

Acne- Bergamot, Cedarwood, Lavender, and Tea Tree

Acute Fear- Geranium, Ylang Ylang

Aging Skin- Geranium, Sweet Orange

Aggression- Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Juniper, Lemon, Marjoram, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang

Analgesic- Bergamot, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary

Anger- Chamomile, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang,

Anti-bacterial- Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Patchouli

Anti-cancer- Geranium

Anti-convulsive- Clary Sage

Anti-depressant- Allspice, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Ylang Ylang

Anti-inflammatory- Bergamot, Cinnamon, Geranium, Patchouli, Peppermint

Antiseptic- Bergamot, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Fir Needle, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sweet Fennel

Anti-spasmodic- Eucalyptus, Sweet Fennel

Anti-viral- Bergamot, Cajeput, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus

Anxiety- Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Orange, and Ylang Ylang

Aphrodisiac- Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Clary Sage, Patchouli, Sweet Fennel

Appeasing- Patchouli

Arousing- Ylang Ylang

Arteriosclerosis- Rosemary

Arthritis- Basil, Black pepper, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Ginger
Congestion- Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary

Cooling- Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Spearmint

Coughs- Allspice, Lavender

Courage Booster- Basil

Cracked Skin- Patchouli

Cramps- Allspice

Criticism- Grapefruit

Crying- Clary Sage

Curbs Appetite- Patchouli, Sweet Fennel

Cuts- Lavender

Cystitis- Eucalyptus

Dandruff- Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Tea Tree

Deodorizing- Anise, Basil, Cajeput, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Lime

Dependency- Grapefruit

Depression- Bergamot, Clary Sage, Lime, Sweet Orange

Dermatitis- Lavender

Detoxifying- Grapefruit, Lemon, Sweet Fennel

Digestive- Cedarwood

Discontentment- Geranium

Disinfecting- Fir Needle, Lemon, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang

Disorientation- Cajeput, Rosemary

Distrust- Lemon

Dry Skin- Geranium, Sweet Orange

Eczema- Bergamot, Geranium, Lavender

Emphysema- Eucalyptus

Emptiness- Bergamot

Encourages Menstruation- Basil

Encourages Vivid Dreams- Clary Sage

Encouraging- Bergamot

Energizing- Anise, Cajeput, Cinnamon, Clove, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Spearmint, Sweet Fennel

Envy- Grapefruit

Equalizing- Lime

Erases Doubt- Basil

Erotic- Ylang Ylang

Euphoric- Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang

Explosive Emotions- Eucalyptus

Fatigue- Allspice, Clove, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sweet Orange

Fear of Failure- Sweet Fennel

Fevers- Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lemongrass

Flatulence (Gas)- Allspice, Lavender, Lemongrass

Flea Repellent- Patchouli

Flu- Citronella, Clove, Eucalyptus, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree

Forgetfulness- Basil, Cajeput, Peppermint, Rosemary

Frustration- Grapefruit, Ylang Ylang

Fungal Infections- Clove, Tea Tree

Gall Stones- Rosemary

Gout- Rosemary

Grief- Bergamot, Grapefruit

Guilt- Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang

Hangovers- Rosemary

Hardens Nails- Lemon

Harmonizing- Cedarwood, Fir Needle

Head Lice- Lavender

Headache- Basil, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lime, Rosemary

Heartache- Geranium

Helplessness- Bergamot

Herpes Simplex- Eucalyptus,Lycine, Tea Tree

High Blood Pressure- Lavender, Ylang Ylang

High Cholesterol- Rosemary

Hopelessness- Bergamot, Sweet Orange

Hostility- Clary Sage

Hot Flashes- Grapefruit, Lavender

Hyperactivity - Lavender

Hysteria- Tea Tree

Increases Intuition- Lavender

Increases Alertness- Basil, Lemon, Rosemary

Increases Creativity- Rosemary

Increases Sensitivity- Rosemary

Indecisiveness- Basil, Patchouli, Rosemary

Indigestion- Allspice, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Sweet Fennel, Tangerine

Infections- Lavender, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree

Inflammation- Lavender

Insect Bites- Lavender, Tea Tree

Insect Repellent- Bergamot, Cajeput, Citronella, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Spearmint, Tea Tree

Insomnia- Bergamot, Lavender, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang

Intoxicating- Clary Sage

Invigorating- Basil, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Wintergreen

Irrational Thinking- Eucalyptus, Lemon

Irritability- Ylang Ylang

Irritated Skin- Geranium

Itching- Peppermint

Jealousy- Grapefruit, Ylang Ylang

Lack of Concentration- Basil, Lemon, Rosemary

Lack of Direction- Basil

Lack of Self Esteem- Geranium, Grapefruit

Lethargy- Patchouli, Rosemary

Lice Repellent- Patchouli

Lifts Melancholy- Bergamot, Citronella, Clove, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit

Liver Disorders- Rosemary

Meditative- Cedarwood

Menopause- Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Sweet Fennel

Mental Fatigue- Basil

Migraines- Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Peppermint

Mildly Euphoric- Anise

Mood Swings- Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Patchouli

Mosquito Repellent- Clove

Muscle Cramps- Allspice

Muscle Spasms- Allspice

Nausea- Allspice, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint

Nervous Exhaustion- Allspice, Basil, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Spruce, Sweet Fennel

Nervousness- Bergamot, Clary Sage, Fir Needle, Tangerine

Neuralgia- Allspice, Citronella, Geranium, Peppermint

Normalizes Emotions- Bergamot, Geranium, Lavender, Sweet Fennel, Ylang Ylang

Obesity- Grapefruit

Obsession- Clary Sage

Oily Skin- Cedarwood, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon

Pain- Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Rosemary

Panic Attacks- Lavender

Phlegm- Eucalyptus

PMS- Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Sweet Fennel

Pneumonia- Eucalyptus

Poor Circulation- Allspice, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Rosemary

Post Natal Depression- Clary Sage

Premature Balding- Rosemary

Prevents Sleep- Patchouli

Problem Skin- Lavender, Tea Tree

Psoriases- Bergamot, Geranium, Lavender

Rashes- Lavender

Refines Pores- Spearmint

Refreshing- Basil, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Fir Needle, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Spearmint, Wintergreen

Rejuvenating- Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Rosemary

Relaxing- Anise, Bergamot, Cajeput, Clove, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Spearmint, Sweet Fennel

Resisting Change- Sweet Fennel

Respiratory Problems- Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Fir Needle, Peppermint, Spruce

Restlessness- Clary Sage

Restoring- Geranium, Rosemary, Sweet Fennel

Rheumatism- Allspice, Citronella, Lavender, Sweet Fennel

Ringworm- Tea Tree

Romantic- Clary Sage, Patchouli

Scabies- Lavender

Scarring- Lavender

Scrapes- Lavender

Sedative- Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass

Self Absorption- Ylang Ylang

Sense Enhancing- Allspice, Anise, Geranium

Sensual- Clary Sage, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang

Shingles- Eucalyptus

Shock- Peppermint, Tea Tree

Sinusitis- Basil, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Skin Conditioning- Bergamot, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Lime, Spearmint

Skin Spots- Cajeput

Soothing- Basil, Bergamot, Cajeput, Citronella, Clove, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lime, Patchouli, Spearmint

Sore Muscles- Allspice, Basil, Citronella, Eucalyptus

Sore Throat- Lavender, Tea Tree

Sores- Patchouli

Sorrow- Eucalyptus

Sprains- Lavender

Stabilizing- Geranium

Stiffness- Allspice, Geranium

Stimulates Memory- Basil

Stimulating- Cajeput, Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint

Stings- Tea Tree

Stomach Disorders- Sweet Fennel, Sweet Orange

Strengthening- Basil, Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary

Strengthens Immune System- Cajeput, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree

Stress- Allspice, Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lime, Patchouli, Spruce, Sweet Fennel, Sweet Orange, Ylang Ylang

Stretchmarks- Tangerine

Sunburn- Eucalyptus, Lavender

Tension- Allspice, Clary Sage, Geranium, Rosemary, Sweet Fennel, Sweet Orange, Ylang Ylang

Tightening- Grapefruit

Tonifying- Anise, Basil, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sweet Fennel

Tranquilizing- Geranium

Ulcers- Geranium

Unwinding- Cajeput

Uplifting- Anise, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Patchouli, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang

Uterine Hemorrhage- Geranium

Vaginal Infection- Eucalyptus

Viral Infection- Tea Tree

Vitalizing- Cinnamon, Spearmint

Warming- Allspice, Anise, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Rosemary

Warts- Lemon, Tea Tree

Water Retention- Geranium, Lavender, Patchouli, Rosemary

Whooping Cough- Sweet Fennel

Worry- Clary Sage, Lemon

Wounds- Eucalyptus, Lavender, Tea Tree

Wrinkles- Clary Sage

Glossary of Aromatherapy Terms

This is a glossary for aromatherapy that may assist you in understanding it's terms for usage.

ABORTIFACIENT: Induces childbirth or premature labor.

AEROPHAGY. An excess of air in the alimentary canal that is relieved through burping or flatulence.

ALTERATIVE: Gradually improves the nutritional state of the body.

ANALGESIC: Relieves or reduces pain.

ANAPHRODISIAC: Reduces sexual desire.

ANESTHETIC: Numbs the nerves and causes a loss of sensation.

ANTHELMINTIC: Expels or kills intestinal worms.

ANTIBACTERIAL: Kills bacteria.

ANTIDEPRESSANT: Reduces or prevents depression.

ANTIDIARRHOEIC: Relieves diarrhea.

ANTIDOTE: Counteracts a poison.

ANTIEMETIC: Counteracts nausea and stops vomiting.

ANTIFUNGAL: Kills fungal infections.

ANTIGALACTAGOGUE: Reduces the production of milk secretion of nursing mothers.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY. Reduces inflammation.

ANTILITHIC: Prevents formation of stones or calculus.

ANTINEURALGIC: Stops nerve pain.

ANTIPHLOGISTIC: Counteracts, reduces, or prevents inflammation.

ANTIPRURITIC: Relieves or prevents itching.

ANTIPUTRID: Stops putrefaction.

ANTISCLEROTIC: Removes deposits from circulatory vessels.

ANTISCORBUTIC: Preventative for scurvy.

ANTISEPTIC: Inhibits the growth of and kills bacteria.

ANTISPASMODIC: Relieves or prevents spasms, cramps, and convulsions.

ANTISUDORIFIC: Reduces perspiration.

ANTITOXIC: Counteracts poisons.

ANTITUSSIVE: Relieves coughs.

ANTIVIRAL: Weakens or kills viruses.

APERIENT: A gentle purgative of the bowels.

APERITIF: Appitite stimulant.

APHRODISIAC: Arouses sexual desires.

BALSAMIC: Softens phlegm.

BRONCHODILATOR: Expands the spastic bronchial tube.

CALMATIVE: Mild sedative or tranquilizer.

CARDIAC: Stimulates or affects the heart.

CARDIOTONIC: Tones the heart muscle.

CARMINATIVE: Expels gas from the intestines.

CEPHALIC: Problems relating to the head.

CHOLAGOGUE: Increases the flow of bile.

CHOLERETIC: Stimulates the production of bile.

CICATRIZANT: Helps the formation of scar tissue; healing.

COAGULANT: Clots the blood.

CYTOPHYLACTIC: Protects the cells of the organism.

DECONGESTANT: Relieves congestion.

DEMULCENT: Soothes irritated tissue, particularly mucous membranes.

DEPURATIVE: Cleanses and purifies the blood and internal organs.

DETERSIVE: Detergent. Cleanses wounds and sores, and promotes the formation of scar tissue.

DIAPHORETIC: Causes perspiration.

DISINFECTANT: Kills infections and disease producing microorganisms.

DIURETIC: Increases the secretion and elimination of urine.

EMETIC: Induces vomiting.

EMMENAGOGUE: Promotes and regulates menstruation.

EMOLLIENT: Softens the skin, and soothes inflamed and irritated tissues.

ESTROGENIC: Similar to estrogen.

EUPHORIANT: Brings on an exaggerated sense of physical and emotional well-being.

EXPECTORANT: Promotes the discharge of mucous from the lungs and bronchial tubes.

FEBRIFUGE: Reduces or prevents fevers.

FIXATIVE: Holds the scent of a fragrance.

GALACTAGOGUE: Promotes or increases the secretion of milk in nursing mothers.

GERMICIDE: Kills germs.

HALLUCINOGEN: Induces hallucinations-an imagined or false sense of perception.

HEMOSTATIC: Stops hemorrhaging.

HEPATIC: That which acts on the liver.

HYPERTENSOR: Raises the blood pressure.

HYPNOTIC: Induces sleep.

HYPOTENSOR: Lowers the blood pressure.

INSECTICIDE: Kills insects.

LARVICIDE: Kills the larvae of insects.

LAXATIVE: Promotes the elimination from the bowels; a mild purgative.

NERVINE: Calming and soothing to the nervous system.

PARASITICIDE: Kills parasites.

PECTORAL: Affecting the respiratory system.

PURGATIVE: Promotes vigorous elimination from the bowels.

REGENERATOR: Promotes new growth or repair of structures or tissues.

REJUVENATOR: Assists in promoting a youthful appearance.

RELAXANT: Lessens or reduces tension, and produces relaxation.

RESOLVENT: Reduces swellings.

RESTORATIVE: Restores consciousness and/or normal physiological activity.

RUBEFACIENT: A local irritant that reddens the skin.

SEDATIVE: Calms anxiety and promotes drowsiness.

STIMULANT: Excites or quickens an activity in the body.

STOMACHIC: Strengthens, stimulates, and tones the stomach.

SUDORIFIC: Promotes or increases perspiration.

TONIC: Strengthens and revitalizes the body or specific organs.

TRANQUILIZER: Calms the nerves.

VASOCONSTRICTOR: Constricts the blood vessels.

VASODILATOR: Dilates the blood vessels.

VERMIFUGE: Expels intestinal worms.

VULNERARY: Assists healing of wounds and sores by external application.


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