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Tea 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.
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Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis) reduces depression; restores endocrine and immune systems to normal levels. There are no known side effects to using orange essential oils. Can be diffused or taken internally.
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Basil 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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Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia carterii or Boswellia Sacra) carries much-needed oxygen into the brain and stimulates the limbic area of the brain, which includes the hypothalamus, pineal, and pituitary glands. Can be blending with all oils.
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Grapefruit 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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Oregano Essential Oil (Origanum compactum) is useful for abscess, anthrax, asthma, bacterial infection, boils, bronchitis, bursitis, cholera, chronic pain, cold sores, cough, corns, diarrhea, digestive problems, diptheria, dysentery, Epstein Barr, fibroids, flu, food poisoning, and fungal skin infection. There are no known side effects to using oregano, but it can be a skin irritation. It can be taken as a supplement or used in a diffuser.
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Rose Essential Oil (Rosa damascena) Stimulates the mind and helps promote a sense of well-being. If you are going to apply this oil on its own topically you need only a slight dab. This is likely to be an oil you will use in a blend, rather than on its own.
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