Be sure to like me on Facebook, and visit Upcycled Garden Style to find creative upcycle ideas for your garden, including inspiration from around the world.

October 17, 2011

Aromatherapy For Lovers of the Garden, Part 2

- by Debra Anchors


Eucalyptus
The following is an alphabetical reference of some common essential oils and their professed healing and restorative properties. All can be enjoyed in a bath, used diluted with a base oil for a massage or placed in an aroma lamp or diffuser.  If you are pregnant, epileptic or have a chronic illness, it’s best to consult a physician before using any essential oil:



  • Chamomile – Calming, anti-inflammatory effect; soothes stomach ailments, burns, menstrual and menopausal problems Can be sipped as a relaxing bedtime tea.
  • Clary Sage – Eases menstrual and intestinal cramps and PMS, reduces hot flashes; rejuvenates the spirit, lifts depression.
  • Eucalyptus – Refreshing, lifts spirits. Anti-inflammatory properties helpful for flu and respiratory infections; reduces fever.
  • Hyssop – Eases cough and congestion; lowers blood pressure; clears acne; increases concentration.
  • Lavender – Relaxing, conducive to good night’s sleep; antiseptic for wounds and burns; curbs irritability; helpful for headaches and digestive ad urinary problems. Excellent all-around oil.
  • Marjoram – Relieves respiratory illnesses, headaches and constipation; calms anxiety, soothes muscle aches.
  • Orange – Uplifting and soothing to the nervous system; relieves stress and tension. Provides energy, stimulates digestion.
  • Peppermint – Refreshes the body; soothes tired feet; stimulates metabolism; relieves headaches, nausea and sunburn. Vapors open nasal passages.
  • Rosemary – Purifies, may reduce cellulite; improves circulation and mental clarity; prevents dandruff; relieves headaches, colds and flu.
  • Ylang-Ylang – Mood uplifting, reduces frustration and irritability; rejuvenates skin; acts as an aphrodisiac; promotes restful sleep.
There are numerous ways to enjoy the soothing effects of aromatherapy. Discover your favorite!

If you enjoy this website, you might like my magazine, Gardening Life

Thank you for stopping by to spend time in my garden.  If you liked the article, please take a moment to let me know. I will be delighted if you would suggest Gardens Inspired to your friends, follow me or subscribe to my Blog. 

Leave a legacy, but garden like you’ll live forever! 
-Debra

Did you like this post? Please recommend it to other readers by selecting the g+1 box, below.

No comments:

Post a Comment