Healing with Essential Oils – Aromatherapy

Healing with Essential Oils – Aromatherapy

Part One: Healing with Essential Oils

In this, the first of a series of articles based on Healing with Essential Oils we will explore the “Absolutely Essential Essential Oils” that should form part of your aromatherapy and essential oil treatment plan and first aid kit!

The essential oils I wish to introduce today will offer a huge range of uses and treat most common, and sometimes, uncommon health infliction.

Healing with Essential Oils is so effective because of their multifaceted properties.  Essential oils can be categorized into 8 healing types.

Healing with Essential Oils – 8 Healing Types.

  1. Antiseptic,
  2. Anesthetic,
  3. Antibiotic,
  4. Anti-Bacterial,
  5. Antiviral,
  6. Anti-Inflammatory,
  7. Anti-Fungal
  8. Anti-Depressant.

The brilliant thing is most essential oils will fit into at least 2 of the above healing strands, with some having all 8 properties.

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Aromatherapy Essential Healing Oils

Healing with Essential Oils – How Does It Work?

Essential Oils have been used for centuries and by many cultures and civilizations.  They remain as popular in today’s modern society as they were in our ancient ancestors day and rather than be overtaken by allopathic medicine they seem to have been embraced including much clinical research testifying to their effectiveness.

Debra Fulghum Bruce PhD explains the scientific principles of healing with essential oils as:

Essential oils are highly concentrated substances extracted from a variety of different parts of a plant, including the flower, bark, roots, leaves, wood, resin, seeds, or the rind (in the case of citrus fruits). The oils contain healing vitamins, antibiotics, and antiseptics and represent the “life force” of the plant.

Scientists agree that essential oils may perform more than one function in living plants. In some cases they seem to be a part of the plant’s immune system. In other cases they may simply be end products of metabolism. Essential oils are said to be healing because they contain hundreds of organic constituents, including hormones, vitamins, and other natural elements that work on many levels. For example, essential oils can be sedative or stimulating. Some are antispasmodic, and most are antibacterial. Essential oils are 75 to 100 times more concentrated than the oils in dried herbs.

Healing with Essential Oils – The “Essential” Essential Oil Kit

1. Lavender

Healing with Essential Oils Lavender
Useful for: Acne, Allergies, Anxiety, Asthma, Athlete’s Foot, Colic, Depression, Headache, Insect Bites, Sunburn, Earaches and Sleep


2. Rosemary

Healing with Essential Oils - Rosemary
Useful for Muscle Aches, Arthritis, Dandruff, Dry Scalp, Circulation Problems, Rheumatism, Dry Skin, Strengthen Hair, Stress and Anxiety, Joint Pains and Arthritis, Cold and Flu Symptoms, Bad Breath and Mental Clarity

3. Peppermint

healing with essential oils
Useful for Asthma, Colic, Exhaustion, Fever,Headache, Nausea, Scabies, Vertigo, Sinusitis, Digestion Problems and as a Decongestant

4. Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

healing with essential oils
Useful for Respiratory Ailments and Bronchitis, Fungal, Bacterial or Viral Infections, Acne, Chicken Pox, Cold Sores, Cold and Flu, Corns and Warts, Minor Cuts and Scrapes, Insect Bites, Ring Worm, Athlete’s Foot, Head Lice, Dandruff and Dry Scalp

5. Lemon

healing with essential oils - lemon
Useful for Athlete’s Foot, Colds and Flu, Corns, Cold Sores, Psoriasis, Warts and Skin Tags, Minor Cuts and Wounds, Dull Skin, Oily Skin, Varicose Veins, Warts and Mood Enhancement Plus … Hard Water Stains, General Cleaning Solutions and Removing Sticky Labels

6. Oregano

healing with essential oils oregano
Useful for Burns, Insect Stings/Bites, Headaches, Acne, Skin Irritations, Diaper Rash, Gum Soreness and Infections, Digestion Problems, Menstrual Issues, Lice, Cold and Flu Symptoms, Gas and Bloating, Mild Fevers and Allergies

7. Frankincense

healing with essential oils frankincense
Useful for Anxiety, Asthma, Respiratory Issues, Bronchitis, Scars, Arthritis, Stress Relief, Stretch Marks, Dry Skin, Menstrual Issues, Emotional Issues, Cold and Flu

8. Clove Bud

healing with essential oils clove bud
Useful for Toothache, Sore Gums and Throat, Insect Repellent, Indigestion, Tension Headache, Stress Relief, Burns, Pain Relief and Acne

I thoroughly recommend these as Essential Essential Oils for your home remedy kit.

In following articles we will look specifically at how to use these oils for various health related issues.

You may be interested in the following articles associated with holistic practice and some remedies which incorporate essential oils.

Sunburn Relief Home Remedies

Natural Arthritis Treatments

Natural Asthma Treatment

I also recommend the products linked above, however many other can be found in the Healthy Natured Holistics Store.

Please do leave me a comment or a question and I will get back to you ASAP.  Or you can contact me directly by clicking here.

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6 thoughts on “Healing with Essential Oils – Aromatherapy”

  • I can see you really have a lot of experience on essential oils.The one that i am really familiar with is the first one you listed which is Lavenda. I think with time i will have to try out the other ones to see which one is more suitable for me.
    Thanks for sharing the info.

    • Hi Vallery

      Thank you for writing in. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. There are many oils available and each have specific health benefits. I hope you enjoy getting to know more of them


  • Hi Jason,

    Thank you for the very informative post!

    I wanted to ask you if you’ve ever heard about Bach Flower remedies?
    They also offer a lot of essential oils and have really positive reviews. So I wanted to ask you, what you think about this and why you don’t have a review about this on your site?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

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