Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Summer Solstice Week: Summer Essential Oils
Summer is a time of full growth, red, hot, joy, spiritual awareness
and traveling. Life is at it's greatest potential in the summer.
Trees, plants, grasses and seeds are now at their full peak offering
up the "fruits of their labor"! Take a minute to enjoy this most Yang
time of energy and production! These essential oils are great for
your first aid kit, as insect repellent, for soothing sunburn,
freshening and cleaning! Enjoy these soothing scents for relaxing and
antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, antibiotic, antifungal,
expectorant, insecticide, cicatrisant (wound healer), etc.
infections, ringworm, athlete's foot
shaving and other cuts
warts, pimples, etc. May irritate sensitive skin.
antiseptic, antibiotic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, diuretic,
analgesic, nervine, immune stimulant, sedative. antiviral,
carminative, decongestant, fungicide
burns and blisters
wounds (cell regenerator, minismizes swelling and scarring)
insect bites. stings
heat exhaustion, Avoid during the first trimester of preganancy
digestive, carminative, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, febrifuge,
nervine, analgesic, astringent, decongestant. expectorant, stomachic,
indigestion, flatulence, halitosis
flu, colds, coughs, fever
flea and ant repellant May irritate sensitive skin and mucous
membranes. Avoid during pregnancy and while nursing. May antidote
vulnerary, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibiotic, diuretic,
insecticide, stimulant, analgesic, antiviral, decongestant,
sunburn, heat exhaustion
insect repellant Avoid if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy.
May antidote homeopathic remedies.
antiseptic, antidepressant, deodorant, insecticide, stimulant,
bug repellent (mosquitos, moths, fleas)
to refresh tired and sweaty feet after exercise
antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic,
sedative, anti-allergenic, antidepressant, stomachic, vulnerary,
antiemetic, carminative. digestive, febrifuge, nervine
nervousness, irritability, depression
nausea, fever Avoid during the first trimester of pregnancy.
antiemetic, antibacterial, antiseptic, analgesic, carminative,
insecticide, stimulant, stomachic
digestive problems, nausea
sinusitis Skin irritant. Do not use in massage
antiseptic. analgesic, antirheumatic. antispasmodic, antidepressant.
astringent. carminnive. cicatrisant. digestive, diuretic. stimulant.
vulnerary, stomachic, nervine, etc.
muscular aches and pains
fatigue (mental and physical)
Seasonal Healing is one of the best ways to remind ourselves that it
is time to evaluate our health. Our moods and bodies change as the
seasons change. See more on seasonal healing:
http://www.peaceful mind.com/ seasonal. htm
Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac.
http://www.peaceful mind.com/ oils.htm
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit