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Natural Remedies

Natural Remedies

Whitlows

Make the following combination of oils : Thyme 2 drops + Lemon 3 drops Apply one drop neat around the affected area three times a day. When the pus is dispersed, follow the same procedure three times a day but using 1 drop of this combination : Lavender 2 drops + Chamomile 2 drops

Toothache

Pur 1 drop od clove oil on a cotton ball and apply it to the gum around the tooth or the crevices on either side. Massage the jawbone and cheek with : Clove 1 drop + Chamomile 3 drops + Lemon 1 drop – Diluted in 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil In severe cases a … Continue reading “Toothache”

Synovitis

Massage the inflamed joint with the following oil : Chamomile  10 drops + Eucalyptus  5 drops + Rosemary  5 drops + Lavender –3 drops + Peppermint  7 drops – Diluted in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.

Splinters

Remove the splinter, with a sterilized needle or pair of tweezers. Apply 1 neat drop of Lavender.

Sinusitis

Use steam inhalation. Take a bowl of hot water and put the following oils on top of the water  and inhale for at least ten minutes. Keep your eyes closed. Rosemary  3 drops + Thyme  1 drop + Peppermint  1 drop Make a blend using the following proportions and put 1 drop on a tissue … Continue reading “Sinusitis”

Shock

This can be treated as for FAINTING, as well as by massaging the body before bed with the following : Lemon 3 drops + Geranium 2 drops + Lemon 1 drop – Diluted in 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil

Scalds

See BURNS

Palpitations

Put the following oils on a tissue and inhale : Lavender 2 drops + Chamomile 1 drop + Geranium 2 drops Massage over the whole of the torso regularly every night with the following : Lavender 10 drops + Chamomile 10 drops + Rosemary 3 drops + Lemon 7 drops – Diluted in 2 tablespoons … Continue reading “Palpitations”

Neuralgia

Numbing the area with ice often relieves the pain initially so use a cold compress or ice treatment over the affected part. To relieve inflammation follow by massaging with the following : Lavender 5 drops + Chamomile 5 drops + Clove 2 drops – Diluted in 2 teaspoons of  

Mouth Ulcers

Mouth ulcers are caused by minor viral infections. Make a mouthwash by adding 1 teaspoon of the mixture below to a glass of warm water. Swish well around the mouth but do not swallow. Peppermint 2 drops + Lemon 4 drops + Geranium 2 drops + Thyme 2 drops – Diluted in 2 teaspoons of … Continue reading “Mouth Ulcers”

Lumbago

Put the following oils onto a hot compress and apply to the lower back : Rosemary 3 drops + Clove 1 drop + Eucalyptus 1 drop When the compress becomes cold replace it with another. Do this at least three times a day. Massage the lower back and into the crevice of the buttocks but … Continue reading “Lumbago”

Laryngitis / Sore Throats

Use steam inhalation with the following oils added : Chamomile 2 drops + Lavender 3 drops + Thyme 1 drop Massage all over the neck area and behind the ears with the following : Chamomile 5 drops + Thyme 1 drop + Lemon 2 drops – Diluted in 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil To reduce … Continue reading “Laryngitis / Sore Throats”

Insect Bites

Remove the stinger if applicable and apply neat lavender to the site.

Influenza

There are many identified and unidentified viruses which are given the name “ flu “. Viral attacks that involve fever, tiredness, coughs, colds, mascular pain, and exhaustion are likely to be given this label. In this Home Basic Care Kit there are several oils which have a profound effect on such viral infections. If you … Continue reading “Influenza”

Hiccups

Put 1 drop of chamomile oil in a brown paper bag and hold it over your nose and mouth. Breath in deeply and slowly through your nose.

Heartburn

Add 1 drop of peppermint to a teaspoon of honey and dissolve in a cup of warm water ; sip slowly. Also rub the upper abdominal area with the following : Eucalyptus 2 drops + Peppermint 3 drops – Diluted in 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil

Headaches

Several essential oils in this Home Basic Care Kit can ease headaches but as these arise from a variety of causes, look under the appropriate heading. GENERAL HEADACHES, FOR NO APPARENT REASON Massage around the temples and the base of the skull, along the hairline, with 1 neat drop of the following combination of oils … Continue reading “Headaches”

Hay Fever

Put 1 drop each of chamomile and lemon essential oils onto a tissue and inhale. Add the following combinations to baths : Chamomile 2 drops + Lemon 2 drops + Lavender 1 drop Massage the neck, chest, and back with : Chamomile 2 drops + Geranium 1 drop + Lemon 1 drop – Diluted in … Continue reading “Hay Fever”

Halitosis

The problem of bad breath is often caused by factors other than breath itself. These are the oils that help : DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS : Peppermint 2 drops + Lemon 2 drops GUM DISEASE : Tea tree 2 drops + Thyme 2 drops GENERAL _ Lavender 4 drops Dilute th 4 drops of essential oil in … Continue reading “Halitosis”

Gingivitis

Inflamed gums are thought to be the cause of more teeth being lost than through tooth decay. Prepare a mouthwash by adding 1 teaspoon of the mixture below to a glass of warm water. Swish well around the mouth ; do not swallow. Thyme 3 drops + Eucalyptus 2 drops + Chamomile 3 drops + … Continue reading “Gingivitis”

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder can often be eased by using the treatment for Fibrositis. The cabbage method should be used every day and followed by a massage using this formula : Clove 3 drops + Chamomile 3 drops + Thyme 3 drops – Diluted in 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil.

Frostbite

Massage up to 5 drops of neat geranium into the affected area. Alternatively, use Lavender. When the person is warm, massage the area with : Geranium 4 drops + Clove 2 drops – Diluted in 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil.

Fibrositis

Massage well into the affected area : Rosemary 2 drops + Lavender 1 drop + Peppermint 1 drop + Clove 1 drop – Diluted in 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. This massage oil is more effective after a cabbage compress has been applied. Iron a large outer leaf from a cabbage to release the vitamins … Continue reading “Fibrositis”

Fainting

Untie any tight clothing and raise the legs higher than the head. Hold the open bottle of essential oil under the patient’s nose ; use lavender, rosemary, or peppermint. When consciousness is regained, give the patient a drink made of adding one drop of lemon essential oil to a teaspoon of honey and dissolving it … Continue reading “Fainting”

Earache

Persistent pain and earache could indicate a perforated ear drum or an infection and you should get a medical diagnosis. For general earache, warm a teaspoon of olive oil and add to it 1 drop of lavender and 1 drop of chamomile ; blend well. Soak a piece of cotton wool in this and use … Continue reading “Earache”

Ear Infections

Treat as for EARACHE but using different essential oils. For the earplug substitute 3 drops of tea tree and 2 drops of Lavender. This is the substitute massage oil : Tea tree 3 drops

Diverticulosis

The inflammation, pain, flatulence, and discomfort of this condition are effectively eased by using essential oils, but nutritional habits must be examined to ensure there is no recurrence of the problems. Rub the following oil over the abdomen twice a day. Peppermint 2 drops + Chamomile 1 drop + Rosemary 3 drops + Clove 1 … Continue reading “Diverticulosis”

Diarrhea

Diarrhea may be caused by a whole range of conditions which generally fall into the three categories of food-related, nerve-related, and viral-related. In all cases, drink large quantities of water. Use the following formulas for the different conditions. Each formula is to be diluted in 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Massage over the whole abdomen … Continue reading “Diarrhea”

Dental Abscess

Put 1 drop of chamomile on a cotton ball and apply directly to the abcess. Also rub over the jaw and the cheek area with the following oil : Lavender 3 drops + Tea Tree 2 drops – Diluted in 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil.

Cuts and Wounds

Bathe the area with warm water to which you have added the following : Lavender 5 drops + Tea tree 2 drops – To each 2 cups water Put 3 drops of lavender on a piece of gauze and place it over the cut. Renew it twice a day and expose the cut or wound … Continue reading “Cuts and Wounds”

Cramps

For muscle cramping and spasm. Dilute the following : Rosemary 8drops + Thyme 8drops, Lavender 6 drops and Eucalyptus 4 drops in one tablespoon of vegetable oil. Apply a small amount to affected muscles, and massage gently.

Coughs

DRY COUGH : Mix 2 drops of eucalyptus and 2 drops of lemon oil with 2 tablespoons honey. Take one tablespoons of this and dilute in a wine glass of warm water. Sip it slowly. Massage over the back and chest with : Eucalyptus 3 drops + Thyme 2 drops – Diluted in 1 teaspoon … Continue reading “Coughs”

Constipation

Massage in a clockwise direction over the lower abdomen three times a day with the following : Rosemary 15 drops + Lemon 10 drops + Peppermint 5 drops – Diluted in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil Constipation can have underlying causes – check dietary habits.

Common Colds

Use the following oils in a hot bath. Lie back and inhale deeply: Thyme 2 drops + Tea tree 2 drops + Eucalyptus 1 drop + Lemon 3 drops You can do a steam inhalation with one drop each of the following : thyme, tea tree, lavender and clove. Carry with you a tissue on … Continue reading “Common Colds”

Cold Sores

Put 1 drop of geranium oil on a cotton ball and apply it directly to the sore, if possible as soon as it is suspected. Repeat every day. Also , massage the whole of the body including the face and neck with the following : Geranium 10 drops + Lavender 10 drops + Thyme 2 … Continue reading “Cold Sores”

Chilblains

Apply 1 drop of neat geranium oil to the affected area, usually the toes or fingers. Do this for two days then massage with the following oil : Geranium 5 drops + Lavender 1 drop + Rosemary 1 drop – Diluted in 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil

Chapped Skin

Make up the following oil and massage over the chapped area, including the face if affected. Geranium 10 drops + Chamomile 10 drops + Lemon 5 drops + Lavender 5 drops – Diluted 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil

Chapped Lips

Apply to the lips : Chamomile 2 drops + Geranium 2 drops – Mixed well with 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel. Alternatively use the following oil.

Catarrh

Use steam inhalation. Take a bowl of hot water and put the following oils on top of the water and inhale for at least ten minutes. Keep your eyes closed. Rosemary 1 drop + Peppermint 2 drops + Tea tree 1 drop Also rub your chest and back with the following oil : Tea tree … Continue reading “Catarrh”

Burns

Apply ice-cold water for at least 10 minutes. Then immediately put 2 drops of neat lavender directly onto the burn. Put 5 drops of lavender on a dry, cold compress and cover the area. Repepat as needed. CIGARETTE BURNS : Apply 1 drop of lavender to the burn.

Bruises / Bumps

Make up two bowls of water, one hot and one cold, and add the following to both Lavender 2 drops + Rosemary 3 drops + Geranium 1 drop Soak a washcloth in each bowl and apply them alternately to the bruised and surrounding area. Then apply a small amount of the following oil : Geranium … Continue reading “Bruises / Bumps”

Boils & Carbuncles

Bathe the area with 2 drops of lavender and 2 drops of tea tree diluted in a small bowl of hot water. If the inflammation is severe, add 1 drop of chamomile. Bathe twice a day. HOT COMPRESSES : These can be applied to draw out the pus. Put 1 drop of thyme onto a … Continue reading “Boils & Carbuncles”

Blisters

Aply neat 1 drop of lavender and 1 drop of chamomile. Pat in thouroughly but carefully. BLISTERS FROM BURNS AND SCALDS : DO NOT PIERCE. Put 1 neat drop of lavender onto the blister and then hold an ice cube on the blister for at least ten minutes. Cover with a piece of dry, clean … Continue reading “Blisters”

Bleeding

For bleeding from an open wound apply a compress to which you have added the following : Geranium 1 drop + Lemon 1 drop + Chamomile 1 drop. NOSE BLEED : Lie flat on your back, pinch the nosetrills, the inhale the following oils from a tissue : Lemon 3 drops + Lavender 1 drop … Continue reading “Bleeding”

Black Eyes

Dilute 1 drop of geranium and 1 drop of chamomile to 2 teaspoons of witch hazel and blend together well. Now add this to 1 tablespoon ice-cold water, mix well, and soak some cotton-wool pads in it. Close your eye and apply a pad to the eyelid and surrounding area.

Bilious Attacks

Inhale fron a tissue on which you have put 1 drop pf peppermint and 1 drop of lemon oil. Also make an oil by adding 2 drops of peppermint to 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and use it to rub over the gall bladder area [ around the right, lower rib cage ] and stomach.

Athlete’s Foot

Make up a mixture of 2 drops of tea tree and 1 drop of lavender, dip a cotton-wool ball into it and smear it between the toes and around the nails. Also make up the following massage oil and rub it over the feet, payinf special attention to the toes. Tea Tree 5 drops + … Continue reading “Athlete’s Foot”

Anal Fissure

Bathe the area with warm water to which you have added 5 drops of lavender and 2 drops of lemon oil. Also massage around the anal area with the following oil : Chamomile 2 drops + Geranium 1 drop + Lavender 3 drops – Diluted in 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil.

Abscesses

Make a compress using the following oils and apply it to the area of swelling twice a day. Lavender 2 drops + Tea Tree 2 drops + Chamomile 3 drops

Abrasions

Clean the area well with 5 drops of lavender diluted in a bowl of warm water. Apply one neat drop of lavender and leave to heal.

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain should be checked by a doctor if it persists if it increases in intensity because it could be appendicitis or another condition that need to be properly diagnosed. UPPER ABDOMINAL AREA : Apply the following oil over the painful area in a clockwise direction. Peppermint 3 drops + Clove 2 drops – Diluted … Continue reading “Abdominal Pain”

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