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Essential oils can be used for a wide range of common ailments. In certain oils care should be taken as they can cause irritation and phototoxin. Therefore before using such essential oils in a blend safety data on oils should be referred to in the chapter "Essential oils Safety Guide". The most commonly used and freely available essential oils for some ailments and their suggested application are mentioned below in good faith. The author does not take any responsibility whatsoever for its use and misuse.
Acne :
Tea Tree
5 drops
Sandalwood
3 drops
Lemon Grass
3 drops
Rose Water
100 ml
Since this is a water based blend, the oil floats on the surface. Shake well and apply 2 to 3 times daily.
Oily Skin :
Ylang Ylang
8 drops
Petitgrain
10 drops
Geranium
10 drops
Mogra abs.
7 drops
Sandalwood
15 drops
Grape Seed
80 ml
Jojoba
20 ml
After blending the carrier oils add the essential oils. Apply 6 to 8 drops of the mix in the morning and night. This blend can also be used for facial massages.
Dry Skin :
Rosewood
5 drops
Sandalwood
20 drops
Lavender
10 drops
German Chamomile
5 drops
Jasmine abs
10 drops
Wheat Germ
10 ml
Lotus
10 ml
Sunflower
80 ml
Blend the carrier oils first and then add the essential oils to it. Apply 10 to 15 drops at a time. This blend can also be used for facial massages.
Anti - Wrinkle :
Spikenard
10 drops
Sandalwood
11 drops
Carrot Seed
4 drops
Geranium
15 drops
Jasmine abs
10 drops
Ashwagandha
20 ml
Wheat Germ
10 ml
Apricot
30 ml
Carrot
20 ml
Lotus
20 ml
Blend the carrier oils first and then add the essential oils to it. Apply 2 to 3 times daily. This blend can also be used for facial massages.
Pigmentation/Dark circles under the eyes :
German Chamomile
8 drops
Saffron (infused)
5 drops
Geranium
15 drops
Spikenard
10 drops
Fennel Seed
2 drops
Costus
1 drop
Wheat Germ
10 mls
Carrot
20 mls
Ashwagandha
20 mls
Lotus
20 mls
Calendula
20 mls
Apricot
10 mls
This recipe does not fall under the usual standards of blending in Aromatherapy but has proved to be beneficial, though not 100%. Blend the carrier oils first and then add the essential oils to it. Apply to the affected areas. Care should be taken so that the oil does not come in direct contact with the eyes. Apply twice daily.
Warts & Corns :
Cinnamon leaf
1 drop
Lime
1 drop
Taget
1 drop
Tea Tree
2 drops
Sesame (til)
10 ml
Add the essential oils to the carrier oil and apply on the affected parts. Apply 2 to 3 times daily.
Stretch Marks :
Frankincense
7 drops
Orange
5 drops
Palma Rosa
8 drops
Sandalwood
20 drops
Wheat Germ
10 ml
Ashwagandha
20 ml
Calendula
20 ml
Carrot
20 ml
Almond
10 ml
Avocado
20 ml
Blend the carrier oils and then add the essential oils to it. Apply on the areas affected.
CAUTION: NOT TO BE USED DURING THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF PREGNANCY.
Hair Fall :
Juniper Berry
5 drops
Ylang Ylang
7 drops
Patchouli
8 drops
Sesame (til)
90 ml
Castor
10 mls
Add essential oils to the carrier oils. Apply 8 to 12 drops at a time on the scalp only.
Spots :
Lime
2 drops
Tea Tree
8 drops
Lavender
7 drops
Cade
3 drops
Calendula
25 ml
Wheat Germ
10 ml
St. John’s Worth
25 ml
Ashwagandha
40 ml
To the pre-blended carrier oils add the essential oils. Apply on affected areas 2 times daily.
Nervous Tension & Stress :
Cardamom
30 drops
German Chamomile
8 drops
Costus
2 drops
Patchouli
25 drops
Vetiver
35 drops
This blend can be used as an Inhalant by applying a few drops on a hanky or in a vaporiser. In a bath use 8 to 10 drops or compress 10 drops in a bowl of water or by massaging 20 to 25 drops in a carrier oil.
Anxiety :
Ylang Ylang
30drops
Jasmine abs
10 drops
Basil (tulsi)
15 drops
Frankincense
25 drops
Lavender
20 drops
This blend can be used as an Inhalant by applying a few drops on a hanky or in a vaporiser. In a bath use 8 to 10 drops or compress 10 drops in a bowl of water or by massaging 20 to 25 drops in a carrier oil.