The use of essential oils for self-therapy goes back thousands of years. Techniques and procedures used today are inspired from the aromatherapy that the Egyptians, Persians, Hindus, Greeks and Chinese developed.

Essential oils are obtained by distilling flowers, fruit or other parts of a plant. They are used to treat many disorders and physical and mental disorders. Daily use of essential oils keeps the body balanced and the organs functioning well, wards off infection, stimulates and invigorates.

They are used diluted in vegetable oils, with alcohol solutions or simply with water. Depending on the particular essential oil, they can be administered externally (local application, bath, inhalation, fumigation, mouthwash) or internally (swallowed with water, honey, a little olive oil, on a neutral tablet or as a repository).

Review of a few really essential oils

Tea tree, the antiviral

Antiviral, antifungal

100% effective against:

  • all bacterial and viral infections
  • all parasites and fungi

Did you know? 

The Australian aborigines have used the leaves of this plant for centuries as a poultice to treat skin problems and wounds.

Roman chamomile, the super anti-stress plant

Soothing, anti-spasm, antipruritic (stops itching)

100% effective against:

  • nervous disorders (agitation, anxiety, extreme stress)
  • itching (all causes, all places)
  • allergies (skin and respiratory system)
  • pain (migraine, teeth)
  • intestinal parasites

Did you know? 

Camomile is one of the biggest selling plants on the planet. The Germans are fanatical about it because they consider it the plant that “can do everything”. It is fantastic for neuropsychiatric problems (hypersensitivity, emotional trauma) and for skin irritations.

Tarragon, the anti-allergy oil

Anti-allergic, a digestive tonic, pain relief, neuromuscular antispasmodic properties

100% effective against:

  • ENT allergies
  • digestive and gynaecological problems
  • rheumatic pain
  • nervous disorders

Did you know?

Tarragon has always been considered magic. Its Latin name ‘dracunculus’ means little dragon and legend holds that it is the Dragon’s grass.

Eucalyptus Radiata, for ENT disorders

Expectorant, decongestant, liver detox

100% effective against:

  • viral epidemics
  • influenza
  • rhino-pharyngitis
  • bronchitis
  • sinusitis

Did you know?

The Australian aborigines have used the leaves of this plant for centuries as a poultice to treat skin problems and wounds. 

Wintergreen, the athlete’s friend

Analgesic, anti-inflammatory

100% effective against:

  • all inflammatory pain

Did you know?

The Inuits in Canada use it as a herbal tea to treat migraines and inflammation.

Curry plant (Helichrysum Italicum), the shock absorber

Anti-bruising, anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant

100% effective against:

  • all blood circulation disorders bruises and bumps
  • bruises and bumps
  • inflammatory pain 
  • cholesterol

Did you know?

Helicryse is also called Immortal because bouquets of its dried flowers keep for a long time.