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Tea TreeTea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is useful for skin problems such as acne, pimples and protection from radiation burns and hair improvement for oil control, dandruff and stimulating the scalp. It has regeneration properties that reduce swelling as well. There are not many side effects associated with using tea tree oil; however, children under the age of 6 should use caution. It can also create contact sensitization with repeated use. It can be used topically or in a diffuser.
- 3Up 2Down 1Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum basilcum) is useful as an antispasmodic, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, antiseptic, and decongestant. People with epilepsy, children and pregnant women should avoid using basil. It may also be a skin irritation. It can be ingested if diluted and used in a diffuser.
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GrapefruitGrapefruit Essential Oil can be useful for preventing water retention and bloating and can also help dissolve fat; it helps to release fatty acids into the bloodstream where the body breaks them down and uses them for energy. It is also an appetite suppressant. There are no known side effects to using it, but some concerns have been raised about the potential link between using grapefruit and the development of breast cancer. It can be taken internally, inhaled or used in a diffuser.
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