Pregnancy and Lactation

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There are many different schools of thought about what is safe and what is not for baby and mother during pregnancy and lactation.  At Selah we have decided to follow the advice given by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young in their book, Essential Oil Safety (2nd edition), for many reasons.   They are very conservative on their allowances, they have based their reasoning on sound research and testing and their information is the most up-to-date, as this book was published in 2014. 

These are the Selah Oils and Blends that should be avoided and used with caution during pregnancy.  Remember, we are following Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young's safety information that can be found in their book, Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition (2014) on pages 152-156.

PLEASE NOTE: 

If you use another brand of essential oils, check their safety before using.  
This list only applies to the items Selah Oils carries in their store.  
There are more essential oils to avoid and use with caution than just what we have listed here

Selah's Oils that should be AVOIDED throughout pregnancy and lactation:
Anise, Birch, Carrot Seed, Cinnamon bark, Dalmation Sage, Fennel, Hyssop, Myrrh, Oregano, Spanish Sage, Tansy, Turmeric.

Selah's Oil Blends that should be AVOIDED throughout pregnancy and lactation:
Anchor, Ancient China, Armor, Armor Spray, ART2C, Balance, Butterflies, Clarify, Cloudburst, Comfort, Determination, Dude, Ease, Family, Helichrysum Blend, Indigo, Inhale, Joyous Noel, Liver Cleanse, Love, Mighty Fortress, No Cedar, Pins & Needles, Resistance, Regulate, Transparency, Tummy Troubles

Selah's Oils that should be RESTRICTED during pregnancy and lactation:
Lemongrass, Melissa

Selah's Oil Blends that should be RESTRICTED during pregnancy and lactation:
Cleanse, Empower

Selah's Oils that CAN be used during pregnancy and lactation:
Balsam FirBasilBergmot, Black PepperCajuputCardamomCedarwoodCistusCitronellaClary SageCloveCopaibaCorianderCypressDillEucalyptus GlobulusEucalyptus Radiata, FrankincenseGeraniumGerman ChamomileGinger, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender,LemonLemon EucalyptusLimeMarjoramOrangePatchouliPeppermintPineRoman ChamomileRavintsaraRosemaryRosewoodSpearmintTea TreeThyme LinaloolVetiverYlang Ylang

Selah's Oil Blends that CAN be used during pregnancy and lactation:
Anchor, Regenerate, Tummy Troubles, Jr.BreathingBreezeCitrusClarify, Bite Eraser, Empower, Jr.Frankincense Blend, Comfort, Jr.Indigo, Skin Soothe,  Lili Beth, Lovely, Ease, Jr.Regenerate, Jr., QuiescentRestingResting, Jr.Sandalwood Blend, Armor, Jr.Sigh, Skin Soothe, Jr.Breeze, Jr.SoftTick'd Off

A note about Peppermint oil and Pregnancy:
We have found that several professionals recommend that peppermint not be used by pregnant women.  However, Tisserand and Price both categorize peppermint as OK.  In an effort to give you only the best information possible, we contacted Mr. Tisserand and asked his opinion regarding peppermint essential oil and pregnancy.  This was his reply:
"I have always believed that if peppermint oil was risky in pregnancy there would need to be warnings on peppermint-flavored gum and candy. There is evidence that menthol is safe in pregnancy (p 592 of my book) and there's none that I am aware of that either menthol or peppermint poses any risk. If others think differently, I don't know what their thinking is based on."


Some guidelines:
*Never take essential oils internally when pregnant.
*Never use an essential oil topically without dilution. 
*Never apply essential oils directly to the stomach when pregnant.
*Only use the following suggestions with the approval of your doctor.
*Be sure to always follow your doctor's advice.

A note about photosensitivity and pregnancy:
"Although photosensitizing oils are not a major problem in aromatherapy because possible ill effects are ineffective within 2 hours of administration, pregnant women should take extra care as they have an increased production of melanocytic hormone, which may make them more prone to being affected if the minimum waiting period of two hours is not observed before going into direct sunlight."
(Price, p.239)

Dilution guidelines: Click here for a handy dilution chart.

Our Selah Kids Collection of essential oil blends is safely pre-diluted and safe for use during pregnancy and lactation.  Click here to learn more.

Topics List...
Acne:
Ease, Jr., Empower, Jr., Bite Eraser, Comfort, Jr.ClarifyBreezeTeaTreeGermanChamomileLavenderRosewoodCedarwoodCloveEucalyptus RadiataFrankincenseLemonPatchouliBreezeRosemarySpearmintThyme linaloolVetiver
Application ideas: Apply oil of choice on location.

ADD / ADHD: Bite Eraser, Comfort, Jr.Resting, Jr.CitrusLavender
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Afterbirth Pains (Involution of the uterus): German Chamomile
Massage (diluted) into the mother's abdomen directly after birth.

Allergies: Breeze, Jr.Empower, Jr., Bite Eraser, Comfort, Jr., Ease, Jr.Soft SprayBreezeClarifyQuiescent, TeaTreeLavenderCedarwoodPeppermintPatchouli, EucalyptusRoman Chamomile
Application ideas: 

  • Dilute oil of choice and apply 1-2 drops to sinuses, bottoms of feet, chest or wrists.
  •  Diffuse (undiluted) into the air, or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.


Anemia:  Bite Eraser, Comfort, Jr.LemonLavender
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice and apply to bottoms of feet.

Anticatarrhal (excessive buildup of mucus in the nose or throat):   Armor, Jr., Empower, Jr., Tummy Troubles, Jr., Comfort, Jr.BreezeEucalyptusCypressFirBreezeBlack PepperCistusDillFrankincenseGingerRosemaryCitronella
Application ideas: 

  • Dilute oil of choice apply on lung area, feet, around nose, or bottoms of feet. {Do not apply to the face of a child under 10 years old.}
  • Diffuse (undiluted).


Anxiety:  Bite EraserResting, Jr.QuiescentSighResting,LavenderOrangeLemonRomanChamomileCopaibaBasilCedarwood, CypressFrankincensePatchouliPineSighResting.
Application ideas: 

  • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air, or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale. 
  • Dilute oil of choice and apply to back of neck, temples or bottoms of feet.  
  • Dilute and use as a massage oil. Add 1-2 drops chosen essential oil to 1/2 cup epsom salts and dissolve in warm bathwater.


Arthritis: Bite EraserClarifyResting, Comfort, Jr.FrankincenseRosemaryLemonCypressBalsamFirBasilCedarwoodcloveeucalyptusgingerLavenderRestingPeppermintPineRoman Chamomile.
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

 

Asthma:  Breeze, Jr.Bite EraserBreeze, Comfort, Jr.EucalyptusPeppermintFrankincenseThyme linaloolLemonPineCypressLavender, RosemaryRoman Chamomile.
Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice and apply over lungs and throat. {Do not apply to the face of a child under 10 years old}
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into air, or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball, tissue or pillow and inhale deeply.
  • Avoid steam inhalation.


Athelete's Foot:  Bite Eraser, Ease, Jr.Tea TreeCypressLavenderThyme linalool.
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Bites (Insect, Mosquito):  Bite EraserLavenderBasilLemonThyme linalool.
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

 

Bites (Spiders, Bee Stings, Ants, Fire Ants):  Bite EraserBasil, Thyme linaloolLavender, LemonPeppermint

Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

 

Blood Pressure -  Bite EraserLemonLavender

*if the mother-to-be is already on medication for high blood pressure, aromatherapy is not recommended to treat blood pressure.*
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on bottoms of feet.

Boils:  Bite EraserClarifyBreezeTea TreeFrankincenseLavenderLemonRoman Chamomile.
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Bronchitis:  Breeze, Jr.Armor, Jr., Bite Eraser, Comfort, Jr.BreathingBreeze, Ease, Jr.EucalyptusThyme linaloolBreathingTeaTreeBreezePeppermintPineCedarwoodRosemaryCypressSpearmintBasil, CloveFrankincenseGinger, LavenderLemonRoman Chamomile.
Application ideas: 

  • Dilute oil of choice and apply over lungs and throat. {Do not apply to the face of a child under 10 years old.}
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into air, or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball, tissue or pillow and inhale deeply.


Bruises:  Bite EraserLavenderLemon
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Burns:   Empower, Jr., Bite Eraser, Comfort, Jr., Ease, Jr.LavenderEucalyptusBalsam FirTea TreePeppermintRoman Chamomile.

Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.


Bursitis: CypressGingerRoman Chamomile.
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location

Calming:  Resting,Jr., Bite EraserQuiescentRestingSighCitrusLavenderOrangeCedarwood, Frankincense.
Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to back of neck, temples, chest, shoulders, wrists, back or bottoms of feet.  Can dilute and use as a massage for back, shoulders, neck or arms.
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into air, or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball, tissue or pillow and inhale deeply.


Cancer:  Bite EraserClarifyFrankincenseLavenderRosemarycloveBasilOrange
Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location or bottoms of feet.
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.

Click here for an additional blog post on the subject of Cancer and Essential Oils.

A few of my favorite things...

My favorite first response when my babies were little was mother's milk. I believe that breastfeeding our babies for a minimum of two years is the most perfect and natural form of "medicine" ever created. Essential oils are my second favorite things to use when tackling health issues with my littles.  God designed everything we need so beautifully - our bodies and nature.  And I think He designed things that way for a reason. ;-) -Brittany

Candida:   Empower, Jr., Bite EraserClarify, Comfort, Jr., Ease, Jr.TeaTree, LavenderClovePeppermintEucalyptusRosewoodSpearmintRosemaryThyme linalool
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on lower abdomen or bottoms of feet. (Do not apply essential oils directly to sensitive areas or inside the vagina!)

Canker Sores (Mouth Ulcers): Tea TreeGerman ChamomileRoman Chamomile
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:    Empower, Jr., Bite Eraser, Comfort, Jr.BasilCypressEucalyptusLavenderPeppermint.

Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and massage on location.
 

Colds:   Armor, Jr., Breeze, Jr.Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.Comfort, Jr.Breeze, Ease, Jr.TeaTreeLemonRosemaryThymeBreezeBasilCopaibaEucalyptusGinger  , LavenderOrange,  PeppermintPine.
Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply 1-2 drops to throat, temples, forehead, back of neck, below nose, chest or bottoms of feet.  {Do not apply oils to the face of a child under 10 years old}
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.


Cold Sores:  Bite EraserClarify, Breeze, Ease, Jr.Tea TreePeppermintLavender, LemonBreeze, Roman ChamomileClove.
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Congestion:  See Anticatarrhal.

Constipation: Tummy Troubles, Jr.Black PepperRosemaryGingerCoriander SeedCardamom
*Mix 15 drops of oil(s) to 50 ml (10 teaspoons) carrier oil (store in a glass container with lid) and massage the entire bottom of the foot to stimulate the digestive system*

Cough:  Breeze, Jr.Empower, Jr., Comfort. Jr.BreezePeppermintCedarwoodFrankincenseEucalyptusTea TreeCardamomGingerPineRoman Chamomile, thyme linalool
Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to throat and chest area. {do not apply essential oils to the throat or face of a child under the age of 10}
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and breathe deeply.


Deodorant:   Empower, Jr., Bite Eraser, Comfort, Jr.BreezeResting, Ease, Jr.CitronellaCypressEucalyptusLavender, Tea TreeBreezeResting
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to underarms.

Depression:  Resting,Jr., Bite EraserQuiescentRestingLemonFrankincenseLavenderRosemaryRosewoodGrapefruitBasilGingerPatchouliCypress.
Application ideas: 

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and massage into skin.
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or add 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.


Diabetes:   Empower, Jr., Bite Eraser, Comfort, Jr.RosemaryEucalyptusPineCorianderCypressDillGingerLavender

Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on back, chest, feet or over pancreas.
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air.

 

Digestive System, Constipation:  Tummy Troubles, Jr.Black PepperRosemaryGingerCoriander SeedCardamom
Application ideas: Mix 15 drops of oil(s) to 50 ml (10 teaspoons) carrier oil (store in a glass container with lid) and massage the entire bottom of the foot to stimulate the digestive system.

Digestive System, Diarrhea -  Tummy Troubles, Jr., LemonCypressGeranium
Application ideas: Mix 15 drops of oil(s) to 50 ml (10 teaspoons) carrier oil (store in a glass container with lid) and massage the entire bottom of the foot to stimulate the digestive system.

 

Digestive System, Gas/Flatulence:  Tummy Troubles, Jr.Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr., Comfort, Jr.GingerLavender,  PeppermintCardamomCorianderCopaibaEucalyptusRoman ChamomileRosemarySpearmint.
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to large intestine, stomach, abdomen or feet.

Ears:  Bite EraserClarifyLavender.  (Never put essential oils inside the ear canal.  Only apply essential oils around the outside of the ear itself)

Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to mastoid bone behind the ear.
 

Edema - GrapefruitCypressLemon, Cedarwood.
Application ideas: Massage ankles and legs with long upward strokes, moving away from the ankles.
*Please note that if edema is sudden or extreme it should be reported to your doctor, as it may be an early sign of hypertension and in severe cases pre-eclampsia.*

Emotions, Mood Swings -  Bite EraserCitrusLavenderGeraniumSandalwood.
Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to back of neck, temples, chest, shoulders, wrists, back or bottoms of feet.  Can dilute and use as a massage for back, shoulders, neck or arms.
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into air, or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball, tissue or pillow and inhale deeply.


Emotions, Antidepressant - CitrusGeraniumFrankincense
Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to back of neck, temples, chest, shoulders, wrists, back or bottoms of feet.  Can dilute and use as a massage for back, shoulders, neck or arms.
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into air, or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball, tissue or pillow and inhale deeply.


Emotions, Sedative / Calming -  Resting,Jr., Bite EraserLavender, Vetiver.
Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to back of neck, temples, chest, shoulders, wrists, back or bottoms of feet.  Can dilute and use as a massage for back, shoulders, neck or arms.
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into air, or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball, tissue or pillow and inhale deeply.


Eyes, Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye):  Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr., Comfort, Jr.Eucalyptus Radiata, Lavender. (Do not put oils in the eye, apply to the bone below and above the eyebrow only)

Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to temples.


Fever:  Armor, Jr., Breeze, Jr.Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr., Comfort, Jr., Ease, Jr.PeppermintFrankincenseLemonEucalyptusCloveBasilGingerLavender,  Tea Tree, Spearmint.
Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to bottoms of feet or spine.
  • Diffuse (undiluted) in the air.


Flu: See Influenza.

Focus: Bite EraserLavenderVetiver.
Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to feet, temples or back of neck.
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.


Hair, Dandruff: 
Bite Eraser, Ease, Jr.Rosemary, LavenderTeaTreeBasilCedarwoodCypressPatchouliThyme.
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and massage into scalp before shampooing.

Hair, Itching:  Bite EraserPeppermint, Lavender.
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and massage into scalp before shampooing.

Hair, Loss:  Bite EraserRosemaryLavenderCedarwoodThymeCypress, LemonRoman Chamomile.
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and massage into scalp before shampooing.

 

Headaches:  Comfort, Jr., Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr.PeppermintRosemaryBasilCloveEucalyptusFrankincenseLavenderCopaiba, Balsam FirRoman Chamomile
Application ideas: Massage or a small compress on the head, back of neck and shoulders with essential oils in a carrier.

Heartburn - lemon
Application ideas: Apply topically with carrier to chest area.

Hemorrhoids - CypresslemongrapefruitGeraniumTeaTreePatchouli, Balsam FirBasilFrankincense
Application ideas:

  • Use aloe vera gel as a base for the essential oils before applying.  Spending about 10 minutes in a sitz bath with essential oils (2 drops essential oil with 1 cup epsom salt).  
  • You can also make a compress.  In a bowl of warm water, mix 1 drop essential oil.  Wet a cloth and wring it out and apply.


Hives:  Bite Eraser, Ease, Jr.Tea TreePeppermintLavenderPatchouliRoman Chamomile.

Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.
 

Influenza: Armor, Jr., Breeze, Jr.Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr., Comfort, Jr.Breeze, Ease, Jr.TeaTreePeppermint, RosemaryEucalyptus RadiataCloveCopaibaGingerLavenderOrangePineThyme.
Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to chest, back, neck, sinuses or bottoms of feet.  {Do not apply to the face of a child under the age of 10}
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air.


Insomnia:   Bite Eraser, QuiescentCitrusRestingLavenderFrankincenseOrangecypress,  BasilLemonRoman ChamomileRosemary.
Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to bottoms of feet or back of neck.  Add 1-2 drops to bathwater and bathe.
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or place 1-2 drops on a pillow.

**Please note:  "The amount of essential oils used for insomnia is important, as one or two drops of lavender can be relaxing and soporific, but a high dose can have the opposite effects." (Price 267)**


Irritability:   Bite EraserQuiescentLavender
Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and massage into skin.
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.


Lice:  Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr., Comfort, Jr., Ease, Jr.Tea TreeCitronellaPineEucalyptusLavender, Lemon, Rosemary.
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to scalp and to bottoms of feet three times a day.

Mastitis:  Bite EraserLavenderGeraniumRoman Chamomile
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and massage breasts immediately after feeding baby.  Wipe breasts clean prior to next feeding.

Morning Sickness - Tummy Troubles, Jr.German ChamomileLemonSpearmintGinger

  • Place 2-3 drops essential oil on a tissue or cotton ball and inhale deeply three times.
  • A bath with 3 drops essential oil mixed in 1 cup of epsom salts - swish well before entering.


Muscle Aches and Pains (e.g. backache and sciatica) -  Regenerate, Jr., Tummy Troubles, Jr.Bite EraserRoman ChamomileBasilGeraniumBlack PepperGingerFrankincenseCardamomGerman ChamomileLavender, PeppermintBalsam Fir
50 ml (10 teaspoons) carrier oil mixed with 3 drops essential oil for massage.

Perineal Tearing or Bruising:   LavenderCypress

"As soon as possible after birth, women who have suffered perineal tears may benefit from a sitz bath containing {two drops of each} Lavandula angustifolia [lavender] and Cupressus sempervirens [cypress] to assist healing.  even without tearing the perineal and vulval areas will be bruised and stretched.  Application can be repeated twice a day until healing has taken place.  This blend will also benefit if hemorrhoids are present, when again they should be used in a sitz bath."  (Price, p.248)

Pneumonia:   Breeze, Jr.Armor, Jr., Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr., Comfort, Jr.Breeze, Ease, Jr.ThymeEucalyptus, Tea TreeFrankincenseLavenderLemon
Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to chest, back, or bottoms of the feet. Can apply as a warm compress to the chest.
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.  Place 4 drops in 1/2 cup hot water and inhale steam vapors deeply.

 

Poison Oak/Ivy:  because essential oils are so easily absorbed into the blood stream, they are not recommended for use when treating poison ivy.  The essential oils pull in the toxic urushiol oil (the oil from the poison ivy plant that remains on the skin and causes the rash) into the bloodstream along with them. 

Ringworm:  Bite EraserClarifyBreeze, Ease, Jr.Tea TreePeppermintThymeLavender

Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Scabies: Tea TreeCloveLemonRosemary.
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Shingles:  Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr., Comfort, Jr.Breeze, Ease, Jr.Tea TreeEucalyptusLavender, LemonRoman Chamomile.
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply on location.

Sinusitis:  Armor, Jr., Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr., Comfort, Jr.BreezeRosemaryPineBreathingEucalyptus RadiataGingerPeppermintLavender

Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply sides of nose or on forehead (avoid eyes).
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.
     

Skin Problems, Acne or oily skin - Skin Soothe, Jr., CedarwoodLemonTea TreeGeraniumPatchouli.
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommended and apply to location.

Skin Problems, Itchy Skin - Skin Soothe, Jr.Soft SprayRoman Chamomile, Skin Soothe
*Please note that severe itchy skin in the third trimester should be reported to your doctor.*
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommended and apply to location.


Skin Problems, Stretch marks -  Skin Soothe, Jr.Soft Spray, Bite EraserFrankincenseLavenderPatchouli.
Application ideas: Mix 8 drops of each (Frankincense, Lavender, Patchouli) with 75ml (15 teaspoons) sweet almond oil and 25ml (5 teaspoons) carrier oil.  Store in a glass container with a lid and apply every morning and evening.

Sleep:  Resting,Jr., Bite EraserQuiescentRestingSighLavender, Roman Chamomile
Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommend and apply to bottoms of feet or back of neck.  Add 1-2 drops to epsom salts and bathe.
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or place 1-2 drops on a pillow.


Please note:  "The amount of essential oils used for insomnia is important, as one or two drops of lavender can be relaxing and soporific, but a high dose can have the opposite effects." (Price 267)

Staph Infection (MRSA Staph): 
Armor, Jr., Bite Eraser,  Empower, Jr., Comfort, Jr.Breeze, Ease, Jr.TeaTreePeppermintSpearmintCloveEucalyptus RadiataGrapefruit, LavenderOrangePatchouliThyme, Cypress.
Application ideas: Dilute oil of choice as recommended and apply to location.

Strep Throat:  ClarifyBreezeGinger, Tea Tree
Application ideas:

  • Dilute oil of choice as recommended and apply to throat, lungs or bottoms of feet. 
  • Diffuse (undiluted) into the air or apply 1 drop to a cotton ball or tissue and inhale deeply.

Sunburn:  Bite Eraser, Ease, Jr.LavenderPeppermint, Tea Tree.
Application ideas:
Dilute oil of choice as recommended with water and apply or spray to location for first 24 hours.  After first 24 hours, dilute with carrier oil and apply on location as needed.

Thrush: Armor, Jr., Breeze, Jr.Clarify,  Empower, Jr., Comfort, Jr., Ease, Jr.TeaTree, LavenderClovePeppermintEucalyptusRosewoodSpearmintRosemaryThyme

Application ideas: Dilute oil choice and apply to bottoms of feet.


Vericose Veins - CypressLemonGrapefruitGeraniumTea TreePatchouli
"When treating vericose veins there are rules to follow for massage or self-application:  this must always start above the affected vein in order to help clear the blood from this area up towards the heart, before encouraging the upward flow of blood from below - direct pressure over the vein itself must be avoided." (Price, p. 242)
 

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