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Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

Chapter VIII

Chapter IX

Chapter X

Chapter XI

Chapter XII

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Petal Science


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Aromatherapy - X by Deborah Dolen Top 12 Essential Oils


Aromatherapy - Chapter X by Deborah Dolen Top 12 Essential Oils

Excerpt How to Make Perfume and Aromatherapy Basics Copyright © Deborah Dolen 2011 This e-book is available in full version on Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook. By Deborah Dolen Mabel White

AROMATHERAPY - Chapter X Top Twelve Essential Oils Everyone lists their “top ten” differently--perhaps depending on what sells the most (could be what is most affordable), what they learned first, or simply what they can access easiest in their location. I can’t help it, these are twelve I depend on. I am delineating my 'Top Twelve’ based on what we will use the most in my daily life. Ones that do double and triple duty. You can bet Lavender, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus are on every list. Later we will get into exotic and interesting essential oils. This is just a list of my favorite primary essential oils, the ones I would want in my family medical bag, and their top contributions and attributes. Dosage and application will be in the next chapter.

Black Cumin oil--I find to be a most potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug. Black cumin oil is also very high in antioxidants and excellent against bacteria-including staph. ~

Blue Chamomile--Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, nerve calming. Great for IBS, nerve disorders, insomnia. Perfect mixed with lavender for sweet dreams. ~

Clary Sage--Sedative, calming, relaxing, euphoric, anti-wrinkle, depression, migraine, stress and nervous disorders. ~

Clove--Perfect for numbing mouth, canker, dental issues & rinse. Antiviral, antibiotic, antiseptic. ~

Eucalyptus--Antiseptic, anti-viral, decongestant, stimulating, refreshing and purifying. Used for respiratory disorders, flu, body aches, insect bites, immune-booster, and insect deterrent. ~

Geranium, Rose--Excellent for hemorrhoids-numbing/healing, skin eruptions, PMS, calming, reflecting. ~

Lavender--Antiseptic, antidepressant, calming, stimulating (in higher concentrations), sedative, insect deterrent. Uses include acne, athlete’s foot, dandruff, burns, boils, cold sores, sunburn, wounds, bites, stings, inflammation, asthma, flu, headache, insomnia, hypertension, PMS, vertigo, migraine, shock, nervous tension and stress, to name a few. ~

Lemon--Antiseptic, sedative, stimulant, astringent. Uplifting, used for acne, oily skin, cold sores, respiratory disorders, colds, flu, fever, arthritis, insect bites and as a grease cutting agent. ~

Lemongrass -- Lemongrass smells like lemon essential oil than lemon essential oil itself. It is my #2 favorite because bugs cannot stand it. After heavy rains or just standing water near my house-I drop a few pipettes full of this and I do not see a mosquito in miles! No-see-ums {gnats} also share the same disdain. I cannot stand the smell of Citronella and find it way over rated. Citronella only became famous after some good marketers were stuck with fields of it - years ago - in India. As far as pets, I may put one drop on the nape of my dogs neck and fleas and ticks do not like it either. I put it in my mop water and air vents. Luckily people like the scent and this includes both genders. Essential oils are so very powerful be areful when using them on pets. So put Lemongrass on your list because it is the most utilitartian essential oil on this list.

Peppermint--Soothing to muscles, rashes, digestion, warm and tingly. Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, digestive aid, helps muscle aches, acne, respiratory disorders, colds, flu, fever. ~

Rosemary--Antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, analgesic, anti-fungal, circulatory stimulant. Helps acne, dandruff, oily hair, insect deterrent, stimulates scalp and hair growth, diuretic, muscle pain, respiratory disormune- boosting, nervous anxiety and stress. ~

Tea Tree--Anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic. Helps with acne, athlete’s foot, nail fungus, burns, cold sores, warts, infected wounds, colds, flu, fever, immune-boosting, ~ Ylang Ylang--Aphrodisiac, antidepressant, antiseptic, euphoric, nervous sedative, circulatory stimulant. Comparable in performance to Neroli, (orange Blossom). I use tea tree in an ethanol base to spray my shower and eliminate mold. Great because other pests do not care for it either - so Tea Tree does double duty.

Excerpt How to Make Perfume and Aromatherapy Basics Copyright © Deborah Dolen 2011 This e-book is available in full version on Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook. By Deborah Dolen M


About Dean Deborah Dolen return to home page

Deborah Dolen is the Editor in Chief for Mabel White DIY and author of over 25 DIY books, 1,000 articles and several TV "how to" Films.  Deborah Dolen is also an environmental writer and has her own content syndication.  Deborah Dolen was widowed when she was on her 30's and went on to raise three great daughters in FL up against many obstacles.  This is the time period she generated her most fascinating DIY books.

Deborah Dolen was born in a Catholic Infant Home on Niagara Falls, the U.S. side.  It was known as Our Lady of Victory.  Deborah grew up in the Adirondack mountains in Upstate New York although moved around a lot and always in transition.  Her teenage years were more stable and thoroughbred race horses were her passion. She skipped school a lot in the 70's to walk and groom the likes of Man o' War and Secretariat.  When she was not grooming horses in Saratoga she was hitting the ski slopes of Killington in Vermont, Pikes Peak, or Gore Mountain to name a few.  To this day K-2's are her favorite skis and Head are her favorite bindings.

In her 20's  Deborah Dolen built some 520 legal clinics for the poor from the ground up and ran for 17 years.  People simply needed affordable legal access and that still has not changed much.  Having grown up poor and discriminated against-even disallowed to play with certain toys...Deborah had never been a quiet type and bucked many regimes as an adult.  In the 80's she felt almost all legal fees were oppressive to the majority for no reason and feels they still are.  Her organization helped well over 100,000 people.  Many of those were able to teach other people in turn.  As with health care, Canada does not charge its citizens for most common family law issues and Deborah feels family issues, including financial ones, should not be a feeding frenzy in the states as it still certainly is. No one should profit of the demise of another person.

Fast forward a few decades and Deborah Dolen is very much into flying and canine rescue as well as DIY projects she writes about and films from her Florida home.  Although her passions have always been with horse racing she is very into auto racing, focus and performance in Daytona and Charlotte, NC.  Deborah presently writes about environmental topics beyond DIY subjects that will always fascinate her.  Her dog Ringo, adopted from Katrina, is usually by her side.

You can join Deborah Dolen her on twitter facebook or check out her home page for RSS syndication.    See demos of her work on YouTube here and Amazon here.  Mabel White