Essential oils

Geranium

Part of a regular series of posts about essential oils. All information here is for information only, and oils should be used in consultation with a trained professional. Never take essential oils internally. Name- Pelargonium graveolens Contraindications- Avoid when pregnant. Uses/good for- Main use is for menstrual and menopause problems, but also good for balance […]

Myrrh

Image from organicdailypost.com Part of a regular series of posts about essential oils. All information here is for information only, and oils should be used in consultation with a trained professional. Never take essential oils internally. As we are still in the festive season I thought this month I would talk about Myrrh. It comes […]

Benzoin

Part of a regular series of posts about essential oils. All information here is for information only, and oils should be used in consultation with a trained professional. Name- Styrax benzoin Contraindications- None Uses/good for- Benzoin is a tree resin, and is a relaxing oil, relieving worries, nervous tension and stress. It is a useful […]

Lemon

Part of a regular series of posts about essential oils. All information here is for information only, and oils should be used in consultation with a trained professional. Name- Citrus limon Contraindications- may be phototoxic, so care needs to taken with use when going out in the sun or using a sunbed Uses/good for- A […]

Cedarwood

Part of a regular series of posts about essential oils. All information here is for information only, and oils should be used in consultation with a trained professional. Name- Cedrus atlantica Contraindications- None Uses/good for- Cedarwood oil is useful for lymphatic drainage, and is mildly diuretic. It can be helpful for helping with oily skin […]

Peppermint

Part of a regular series of posts about essential oils. All information here is for information only, and oils should be used in consultation with a trained professional. Name- Mentha piperita Contraindications- Be careful if you have sensitive skin, and don’t use if breastfeeding as it can discourage the flow of milk Uses/good for- Peppermint […]

Rose

Part of a regular series of posts about essential oils. All information here is for information only, and oils should be used in consultation with a trained professional. Name- Rosa centifolia or Rosa Damascena Contraindications- Not to be used during pregnancy Uses/good for- Rose oil is especially useful for issues of the female reproductive system […]