Half way across the world my time clock has flipped. In Israel its morning when its evening in California. As part of my jetlag resource kit Eucalyptus oil is one of my main staples to help give me a boost when I feel tired.
Aroma's in general tend to captivate me. From the distinct smell of the ocean, coffee, the fragrance of a potential mate that awakens desire, a blooming flower, to a delectable soup, life without aroma would simply be boring.
So many of us forget to pause and smell our food, or we walk by aromatic flowers without giving them any attention. How sad that life has become too busy to savor our ability to revel in natural fragrance.
On the other hand of the spectrum synthetic smells are all around, from strong perfumes to chemical deodorants that overpower and can actually cause ill effects. Its time to reclaim our natural sense of smell. If life isn't offering enough opprotunity to celebrate nature's aromas buy some essential oils and revel!
|Clary Sage||Aromatic oil as an antidepressant, anxiety reducer, anti inflammatory and aphrodisiac; good in skin and hair care products. Should not be used in first months of pregnancy.|
|Eucalyptus||Antiseptic, antiviral, chest rub, decongestant, and disinfectant. Reduces fever, used as an ointment for muscular aches and pains. Good at repelling insects and for bites or stings. Has a normalizing, balancing effect.|
|Jasmine||An antidepressant, antiseptic, and sedative. Useful in anxiety, emotional imbalances, frigidity and impotence; benefits skin and scalp.|
|Juniper||An antiseptic, detoxifier, diuretic and internal cleanser. Helps rid the body of toxins and parasites, reduces spasms, improves arthritis and reduces cellulite. Do not use during pregnancy or if you have kidney problems.|
|Lavender||Relaxing, relieves stress, immune boosting effect; helps induce sleep, fights bacterial and fungal infections; good for acne and skin healing.|
|Lemon||An antiseptic, astringent, and bacterostat. Helps to increase the body’s defense against infections. Good for varicose veins, stomach ulcers, anxiety, depression, and digestive disorders. Emulsifies and disperses grease and oil. Helpful in cleaning products, hair rinses and wound cleaning.|
|Oregano||Antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. Used for colds and flu, candidacies, fungi, muscular pain including arthritis and fibromyalgia; good against parasites. For lung conditions such as asthma, whooping cough pneumonia, and tuberculosis, one may take the oil both internally and via vapor steaming. For externals like acne, warts, psoriasis, ringworm, dandruff, bee stings, bites, and teeth and gum infections apply topically as well as internally. Internally: 1 drop once a day diluted in a full glass of water.|
|Peppermint||Helpful for headaches, congestion, fatigue, fever, indigestion, muscle soreness, and sinus problems. Mental stimulant good for baths and oral care.|
|Pine||An antiseptic, antiviral, restorative, and stimulant. Helps to clear the mind.|
|Rose||An antidepressant, antiseptic, a mild sedative. Good for female complaints, impotence, insomnia and nervousness. Use in skin care products.|
|Tea Tree||Treat cuts, scrapes, insect bites and stings, and other minor skin wounds and irritations Fight fungal nail infections, jock itch, and athlete's foot. Gently control acne, treat dandruff and head lice, curtail warts. Daily mouth wash (20 drops w/3 cups water) and to heal mouth sores; household cleaning|
|Yarrow||An anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. Improves digestion and lowers blood pressure. Similar to function of chamomile.|
|Ylang ylang||An antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, and calming sedative. Lifts mood, eases anxiety, reduces stress, normalizes the heartbeat, and lowers blood pressure. Good for frigidity, high blood pressure and impotence.|