Peppermint

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Peppermint often recommended for easing migraines; it helps clear congestion in the sinuses; it can ease indigestion. Mentally, helps concentration, and is a restorative in cases of mental fatigue. Peppermint is ideal for all digestive disorders, including nausea and vomiting, and car or air sickness. In a massage, peppermint helps stimulate the lymph system, is…

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Orange

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The essential oil of the sweet orange is bright and cheery, strongly antidepressant. Orange is refreshing and relaxing. WARNING: Orange can cause photosensitivity so be careful of applying to the skin prior to exposure to sunlight.

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Lime

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Lime oil has many of the same uses as lemon oil, but with a lighter, sweeter, buoyant scent. Lime is often used as an aftershave, or a lotion for oily skin.

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Lemon

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Lemon Oil is a strong germicide and astringent, a wonderful air disinfectant and freshener. It’s used in cleaning solutions for its fresh scent and disinfecting action. Lemon Oil has fever reducing action, so it’s helpful in treating colds and fevers. Lemon oil stimulates the immune system and circulation. It is a key component in most…

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Grapefruit

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Grapefruit is both energizing and uplifting. Grapefruit is recommended by some for treating eating disorders, both anorexia and overeating, when they stem from lack of self-esteem. It balances appetite and moods, reduces stress. It’s also helpful in treating oily skin and hair, and is often recommended as part of anti-cellulite blends because of its toning…

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Ginger

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The part of the ginger plant used is the dried, unpeeled, freshly ground rhizome or root. The essential oil is a pale yellow to light amber liquid. The odor is warm, but fresh-woody, and spicy. Warming to emotions when feeling flat and cold. WARNING: May irritate sensitive skin.

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Basil

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Basil* Basil is considered to be helpful for mental and physical fatigue, aids in mental alertness, concentration. Basil is a good wake up oil, used in moderation. Basil’s also helpful against colds and congestion, and may ease muscular aches and pains including menstrual cramps. It helps ease sinus congestion and headaches. WARNING: Avoid use if…

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Peri-Menopause

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Menopause is that phase of a woman’s life when her ovaries are no longer releasing eggs for fertilization or producing the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. During peri-menopause, she still releases eggs, or ovulates, during some cycles. But during others, she may not ovulate at all and therefore may not produce as much progesterone. This…

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Premenstrual Syndrome/PMS

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Premenstrual Syndrome* The often distressing symptoms of PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, are familiar to many women. A week or two before their menstrual period, three out of four women experience some combination of bloating, breast pain, fatigue, headaches, depression, crying, angry outbursts, or any of 200 other symptoms associated with PMS. PMS may stem from…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid Arthritis* RA is a chronic disorder that causes inflammation and eventual destruction of the cartilage and other tissues in and around the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is classified as an autoimmune disease because it causes your immune system to begin to attack normal tissues instead. Helpful Supplements Omega 3 Fatty Acids in fish oil. Studies show…

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