Essential Oil Use Chart

A quick reference guide for essential oils and their uses

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Back Pain | Bed Wetting | Bladder Infection | Bloating | Blood Pressure | Boils | Bronchitis | Bruises | Bug Bites & Stings | Burns & Sunburn

A | D - H | I - N | P - Z   --- It's July 13, 2016 and C to Z are in progress - I'll load them ASAP!

Please be sure and talk to your doctor before using essential oils for serious or recurring health conditions. (disclaimer)

Back Pain

Cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, marjoram, Roman chamomile, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood, thyme. Blends: Deep Blue, Balance*

Blend 5 drops each lavender, peppermint & rosemary in a teaspoon of carrier oil and massage into affected area. Also see Muscle Pain Remedies

Bed Wetting


Dilute 1 to 3 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil and rub on abdomen at bedtime. (For a nicer smell and to improve sleep, add 2 drops lavender and 1 drop orange. Increase carrier oil to 2 teaspoons.)

Bladder Infection

Basil, bergamot, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, lavender, lemongrass, marjoram, oregano, sandalwood, thyme

Dilute 3 to 5 drops of essential oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil. Massage into belly and bottom of feet. Add 1-2 drops to warm bath water; bathe for 15 to 20 minutes.


Caraway, coriander, fennel, ginger, peppermint. Blends: DigestZen*

Dilute 3 to 5 drops essential oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil. Apply to bottom of feet or to the stomach. See the Nausea section in Aromatherapy for Pregnancy. Rub Peppermint Lotion on your stomach.

Blood Pressure

High: Lavender, lemon marjoram, ylang ylang (avoid rosemary & thyme; use peppermint with caution). Low: Rosemary

Diffuse. Dilute 3 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil and apply to reflex points on feet and hands.


Lavender, lemon, lemongrass, tea tree. Blends: Purify*

Dilute 3 to 5 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil and apply to affected area.


Basil, cypress, eucalyptus, marjoram, peppermint, rosemary, thyme, white fir. Blends: Breathe, On Guard*

Diffuse. Dilute 3 drops in 2 teaspoons of carrier oil and apply to back, chest, sinuses (keep away from eyes) neck or reflex points on feet.


Fennel, geranium, helichrysum

Add 1 to 3 drops of essential oil to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil or unscented lotion. Rub gently into affected area every few hours until the worst of the bruise has faded.

Bug Bites & Stings

Basil, chamomile, eucalyptus, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, tea tree

Add 10 drops essential oil to 1/2 cup of water in a spray bottle; spritz on bite or sting.  Lavender SalveOatmeal Bath

Burns & Sunburns


Apply (gently!) directly to burn using a cotton ball. Add 10 drops to a cool bath. Add 10 drops to 1/2 cup of water in a mister bottle. Spray on burn. Use Lavender Salve or Lavender Lotion.

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Essential Oil Use Chart