Essential Oils

Treating infections, skin disorders & other conditions with essential oils

Essential oils in use at A Holistic Healing Centre North Ryde

The essential oils used in aromatherapy are extracted from plants and herbs to treat conditions ranging from infections and skin disorders, to immune deficiencies and stress. When aromas are detected in the nasal cavity, impressions associated with previous experiences and emotions are created. Combine this with the fact that the parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels and hormone balance are also related to the nasal cavity. It is evident that the use of essential oils contributes to and achieves many physiological or psychological effects.

Some common oils and their uses include:

  • Eucalyptus: for congestion/colds, asthma
  • Frankincense: for calming emotions and nightmares
  • Geranium:for menopausal problems & PMS, very balancing when life is a roller coaster ride
  • Lemongrass: for sore or injured muscles
  • Lavender: for relaxation, burns, insomnia,
  • Peppermint: for quick energy, aids digestion, sinusitis
  • Rose: a uterine tonic and aids in contractions during childbirth
  • Sandalwood: for relaxation, digestive troubles (esp. due to tension), dry skin, laryngitis, bronchitis
  • Tea Tree: a strong disinfectant, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal, anti-virus