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Your "Print Out" Aromatherapy Checklist Pt. 1

By Slherrmann
Your G'morning all....
Using herbs and oils can be tricky, there are many uses, some herbs can treat the same ailment, but is one better over another that works as well? This post will tell you, in a quick checklist you can print out, everything you need to know so that you can make an informed decision on which oil to use for your desired outcome.
Quick Aromatherapy Checklist
Scent: Sharp, aniseed
How To Use: Massage
Best For: Indigestion, flatulence, muscle spasm
Mood: Relaxing
Warnings: May irritate sensitive skin

Your Basil
Scent: Sweet, licorice-like
How To Use: Inhalation, bath, massage
Best For: Respiratory infection, indigestion, fever
Mood: Refreshing, invigorating
Warnings: Avoid in pregnancy
Your Bay
Scent: Sweet, spicy
How To Use: Inhalation, bath , massage
Best For: Respiration, indigestion, rheumatism
Mood: Warming
Warnings: May irritate sensitive skin
Your Benzoin
Scent: Smoky, woody
How To Use: Massage, inhalation
Best For: Inflamed/irritated skin, throat infections
Mood: Uplifting, warming
Warnings: May irritate sensitive skin
Your Bergamot
Scent: Spicy, citrus
How To Use: Inhalation, bath
Best For: Giving you a quick boost of energy
Mood: Uplifting
Warnings: Avoid applying to skin before sun exposure
Your Cajeput
Scent: Camphor-like
How To Use: Inhalation, bath, massage
Best For: Respiratory and digestive problems
Mood: Relaxing
Warnings: May irritate sensitive skin
Your Cedarwood
Scent: Woody
How To Use: Massage, inhalation, skin care
Best For: Dry skin, eczema and acne
Mood: Soothing
Warnings: Avoid in pregnancy
Your Chamomile
Scent: Sweet, fruit smell
How To Use: Inhalation, compress, bath, massage
Best For: Calming and easing inflammation
Mood: Soothing
Warning: Avoid in pregnancy
Your Cinnamon
Scent: Warm, spicy
How To Use: Massage
Best For: Nausea, digestive problems
Mood: warming
Warnings: Inhaling can cause irritation
Your Citronella
Scent: Sharp citrus
How To Use: Vaporization, skin care
Best For: Insect repellent, softens skin
Mood: Refreshing, uplifting
Warnings: None

Come back Monday for Part 2!

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