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Without a doubt the many uses of therapeutic-grade essential oils has not been discovered! However, below is a BRIEF list of some of the many essential oils offered by Young Living, along with some of their uses.

Essential 7 oil kitThe first seven oils listed in this section make up the Essential 7 Kit, which many have found to be a good introduction to the world of therapeutic-grade essential oils.  Following that is more technical information about some of the other single oils and oil blends, some of which are exclusively developed and sold by Young Living Essential Oils. For a complete list of oils, please visit our Young Living window icon

Also, at our Young Living website you can purchase products, choose to become a Preferred Customer, which enables you to purchase products at a reduced rate, or even become an Independent Distributor which offers further discounts and benefits.

BE SURE to see the guidelines on how to safely use therapeutic-grade essential oils at the end of this page!

The Essential 7 Kit contains three single oils: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Lemon (Citrus limon) and Peppermint (Mentha piperita); and four oil blends: Joy, PanAway, Peace & Calming and Purification.

Other interesting single oils we will look at are Balsam Fir, Clary sage, Clove, Nutmeg, and Sage. And we look at a few oil blends unique to Living Young... Aroma Life, Brain Power, ImmuPower (technical info), R.C., and Thieves.

The Essential 7 Kit
Lavender: (Lavandula angustifolia)

Lavender is the most versatile of all essential oils. Therapeutic–grade lavender has been highly regarded for the skin, and may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises and skin irritations. Lavender essential oilLavender has been clinically evaluated for its relaxing effects. The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing – physically and emotionally.

  • Rubbing Lavender oil on the feet may cause a calming effect on the body.
  • Rubbing a drop of Lavender oil on your palms and smoothed on your pillow may help you sleep.
  • Putting a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite may soothe itching, stinging and discomfort.
  • Putting 2–3 drops of Lavender oil may soothe a minor burn.
  • Dropping Lavender oil may soothe a cut.
  • Mixing several drops of Lavender oil with V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil and used topically may be soothing to skin irritations. V–6 is a carrier oil sold at Young Living.
  • Possible help in alleviating the symptoms of motion sickness is to place a drop of Lavender oil on the end of the tongue or around the naval or behind the ears.
  • Rubbing a drop of Lavender oil over the bridge of the nose may help to unblock tear ducts.
  • Rubbing Lavender oil on dry or chapped skin may bring relief.
  • Rubbing a drop of Lavender oil on chapped or sunburned lips may help discomfort.
  • Possible help in reducing and/or minimizing the appearance of scar tissue may be to try massaging Lavender oil on and around the area.
  • Rubbing 2–4 drops of Lavender oil over the armpit area may help act as a deodorant.
  • Rubbing a drop of Lavender oil between your palms and inhaling deeply may help in alleviating the discomfort of air borne pollen and/or dust.
  • Rubbing several drops of Lavender oil into the scalp may help with flaking.
  • Placing a few drops of Lavender oil on a cotton ball and placing in your linen closet to scent the linens and may help repel moths and insects.
  • Placing a drop of Lavender oil in your water fountain may help to scent the air, help sanitize and prolong the time between cleanings.
  • Placing a few drops of Lavender oil on a wet cloth and throwing into the dryer, may help to deodorize and freshen your laundry.
  • Diffusing Lavender oil may support the body’s natural defenses against air borne sensitivities to the skin and immune system.
  • Spritzing several drops of Lavender oil mixed with distilled water on a sunburn may help soothe it.
  • Dropping Lavender oil on a cut may help clean the wound, sanitize and soothe it.
  • Applying 2–3 drops of Lavender oil to a rash may help and soothe the skin. To Kit list

Lemon (Citrus limon)

Lemon has antiseptic–like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function. It may serve as an insect repellent and may be beneficial for the skin. Lemon Essential OilCAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.

  • Using 6 drops of Lemon oil and 6 drops of Purification oil in a squirt bottle mixed with distilled water may help in the bathroom as an air freshener.
  • Using 1–2 drops of Lemon oil may remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.
  • Using 1 drop of Lemon oil may help add flavor to baked goods or beverages.
  • For homemade lemonade, in a blender mix 2 drops of Lemon oil, 2 tablespoons of honey and two cups of pure water. Adjust the amount of each ingredient to suit your own taste.
  • Rubbing a drop of Lemon oil on the appearance of a corn, callous or bunion mornings and evenings may be soothing.
  • To clean and increase the shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2–3 drops of Lemon oil.  Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir.  Be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon water.
  • Adding 2–3 drops of Lemon oil to water and spraying counter tops may help sanitize them.
  • Soaking your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water with a drop of Lemon oil may sanitize it.
  • Add a drop of Lemon oil to your dishwasher before the wash cycle may help in cleaning.
  • Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom may help to disinfect.
  • Use a paper towel soaked with several drops of Lemon oil may help sanitize bathroom fixtures.
  • Putting a drop of Lemon oil on sore gums may be soothing.
  • Putting a drop of Lemon oil on oily skin or skin blemishes may help balance (oil glands).
  • Rubbing several drops of Lemon oil on cellulite may improve circulation and help eliminate waste from the cells.
  • Rubbing two drops of Lemon oil topically may help to clear athlete’s foot.
  • Rubbing several drops of Lemon oil on legs may improve circulation.
  • Rub a drop of Lemon oil to clean a butcher's block or other cutting surfaces.
  • Put 10–15 drops of Lemon oil in each gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains and brighten the rug. This also leaves a fresh smell in the room. To Kit list
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Jean Valnet, M.D., studied peppermint’s effect on the liver and respiratory systems. Other scientists have also researched peppermint’s role in affecting impaired taste and smell when inhaled.Peppermint essential oil Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint’s ability to improve concentration and mental accuracy. Alan Hirsch, M.D., studied peppermint’s ability to directly affect the brain’s satiety center, which triggers a sense of fullness after meals.

  • Rubbing 4–6 drops in the palm and rubbing over stomach and around the navel may help relieve occasional indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea.
  • Adding a drop of Peppermint oil to herbal tea may help aid digestion and heartburn.
  • Massaging several drops of Peppermint oil on an area of injury may help to reduce tenderness.
  • Applying Peppermint oil immediately to an injured area may be soothing.
  • Rubbing several drops of Peppermint oil on the bottoms of the feet may help lower high temperature.
  • Applying a drop of Peppermint oil topically on unbroken skin may help to stop itching.
  • For poison ivy or poison oak, applying Peppermint oil on location may help with irritation and be soothing.
  • Inhaling Peppermint oil before and during a workout may help boost your mood and reduce fatigue.
  • Massaging several drops of Peppermint oil on the abdomen may help relieve nausea.
  • Rubbing a drop of Peppermint oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (stay away from the eyes) and on the back of the neck may help in soothing head pressures.
  • Applying a drop of Peppermint oil on each side of the fifth cervical vertebra (up three notches from the large vertebra at the base of the neck) may be beneficial in helping to stop hiccups.
  • Placing two drops of Peppermint oil on the tongue and rubbing another drop under the nose may help improve alertness and concentration.
  • Diffusing Peppermint oil in the room while studying may help to improve concentration and accuracy. Inhaling peppermint oil, when taking a test, may help in improving recall.
  • Rubbing 4 drops of Peppermint oil on chest and stomach may help to relieve travel sickness.
  • Placing a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue and inhale into the nose and sinuses may help stuffiness.
  • Add Peppermint oil to food as a flavoring and a preservative.
  • To deter rats, mice, ants or cockroaches, placing 2 drops of Peppermint oil on a cotton ball and placing along the path or point of entry for these pests, may help to send them elsewhere.
  • Mixing one 15 ml. bottle of Peppermint oil into a 5 gallon can of paint may dispel the fumes.
  • Place a couple of drops of Peppermint oil in a cup of hot water and enjoy in place of coffee.
  • Adding 4–5 drops of Peppermint oil to 4 oz. of water and spray on plants may help get rid of aphids.
  • Drinking a drop of Peppermint oil mixed in a glass of cold water may help to cool off on a hot day.
  • Rubbing Peppermint oil on joints may be soothing.
  • Placing a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue may help in stopping bad breath.
  • Inhaling the fragrance of Peppermint oil may help in curbing the appetite and lessen the impulse to overeat.
  • Applying a drop of Peppermint oil on a cotton swab and swabbing the tick may help it removal. Wait for it to unhedge its head and remove from your pet.
  • Mixing Peppermint oil in a footbath may help relieve sore feet. Keep water agitated while soaking feet. To Kit list

Joy is an exotic, luxurious blend of Lemon (Citrus limon), mandarin (Citrus reticulata), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), rose (Rosa damascena), rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii), Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), and jasmine (Jasminum officinale) that produces an uplifting magnetic energy and brings joy to the heart. Joy essential oil blendWhen worn as a cologne or perfume, Joy exudes an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness. When diffused, it can be refreshing and uplifting.

  • Rubbing a drop of Joy oil over the heart and on the bottom of each foot may help relieve feelings of frustration or depression.
  • Putting a drop of Joy oil on the tip of the nose may help in uplifting your mood.
  • Wear a drop of Joy oil behind each ear as a perfume.
  • Rub a drop of Joy oil between your palms and then spread over the face and neck after shaving.
  • Rubbing two drops of Joy oil on areas of the body with poor circulation may improve blood flow.
  • Rubbing two drops of Joy oil on the armpit area may help as a deodorant.
  • Rubbing two drops of Joy oil on the heart and feet may help increase libido.
  • Sprinkle a few drops of Joy oil into potpourri to improve the fragrance.
  • Diffusing Joy may bring joy to the heart and can be refreshing.
  • Adding Joy to Bath Gel Base or Epsom salts in bath water may help in relaxing and uplifting. To Kit list

Panaway is a blend of wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens), which has an active constituent similar to cortisone; clove (Syzygium aromaticum), which contains eugenol, used by dentists to numb gums; peppermint (Mentha piperita), which is calming for nerves; Panaway essential oil blendand helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum), which is soothing for localized discomfort. This blend was created by Gary Young following an injury that severely tore the ligaments in his leg.

  • Applying PanAway oil topically on an injured area may be soothing.
  • Applying PanAway oil topically may help soothe sore muscles after exercising.
  • Rubbing a drop of PanAway oil on the temples, forehead and back of the neck may help with head pressure.
  • Mixing PanAway oil with massage oil and massage on location may help in stopping growing pains.
  • Rubbing 1–2 drops of PanAway oil on the joints may lessen pressure.
  • Rubbing 2–3 drops of PanAway oil at the base of the spine may help to soothe back pressure.
  • Massaging PanAway oil diluted with V-6 Vegetable on location or a drop in the food may help with the joints of your pets. To Kit list
Peace & Calming

Peace & Calming is a gentle, fragrant blend of Tangerine (Citrus nobilis), orange (Citrus sinensis), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), patchouly (Pogostemon cablin) and blue tansy (Tanacetum annuum) specially designed for diffusing. Peace & Calming essential oil blendIt promotes relaxation and a deep sense of peace, helping to calm tensions and uplift spirits.

  • Rubbing 1–2 drops of Peace & Calming oil on the bottom of the feet and on the shoulders before bedtime may help you get good quality sleep.
  • Diffusing Peace & Calming oil in the room may calm overactive or hard to manage children.
  • Mixing Peace & Calming oil with massage oil for a relaxing massage.
  • Putting Peace & Calming oil mixed with Bath Gel Base in warm water for a relaxing bath.
  • Diffusing Peace & Calming oil while sleeping may help in stopping nocturnal teeth grinding.
  • Rubbing Peach & Calming on the stomach may be soothing when upset or under stress.
  • Diffusing Peace & Calming may be calming to animals.
  • Rubbing Peace & Calming on the paws of animals may help them to remain calm when traveling. To Kit list

Purification is an antiseptic blend of Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis), melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia), lavandin (Lavandula  hybrida) and myrtle (Myrtus communis) Purification essential oil blendformulated for diffusing to purify and cleanse the air and neutralize mildew, cigarette smoke and disagreeable odors.

  • Diffusing Purification oil may help clean the air and neutralize foul or stale odors.
  • Putting several drops of Purification oil on a cotton ball and place in the air vents in the home, office, hotel room or other enclosed area may help control odors.
  • While traveling, inhaling Purification oil during flights, may help in protecting yourself from pathogens found in the recirculated air.
  • Putting a drop of Purification oil on insect bites may help to cleanse and stop the itching.
  • Applying a drop of Purification oil on blemishes may help to clear the skin.
  • Rubbing a drop of Purification oil on the outside of the throat may be soothing when it feels irritated.
  • Rubbing a drop of Purification oil on a blister may help to cleanse and sanitize.
  • Putting 2 drops of Purification oil on two cotton balls and placing in the toes of smelly sneakers may help combat odors.
  • Placing a drop of Purification oil on each end of a cotton swab and placing on top of your cold water humidifier may help to clean the air.
  • Spritzing several drops of Purification oil mixed with water may help to repel insects. Applying Purification oil and Peppermint oil diluted with V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil to a cotton swab and rubbing just inside the ear may help with ear mites in cats and dogs. To Kit list
Other Single Oils
Balsam Fir, Idaho (Abies balsamea)

ORAC: 20,500 µTE/100g

Idaho Balsam Fir Essential oilHistorical Data: The fir tree—a tree commonly used as a christmas tree today—has been prized through the ages for its medicinal effects and ability to heal respiratory conditions and muscular and rheumatic pain.

Medical Properties: Anticoagulant, anti–inflammatoryUSES: Throat/lung/sinus infections, fatigue. arthritis/rheumatism, urinary tract infections, scoliosis/lumbago/sciatica.

Fragrant Influence: Grounding, stimulating to the mind, and relaxing to the body.

Application: Dilute 1 part EO with 1 part VO; (1) apply 2–4 drops on location or use neat in Raindrop Technique, (2) chakras/vitaflex points, (3) directly inhale, (4) diffuse, or (5) take as dietary supplemnt

Bible References:

2 Samuel 6:5 “And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of [instruments made of] fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.”

1 Kings 5:8 “And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things which thou sentest to me for: [and] I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.”

1 Kings 5:10 “So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees [according to] all his desire.”

Found In: En–R–Gee, Grounding, Into The Future, Sacred Mountain. Top

Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) Botanical

ORAC: 221,000 µTE/100g

Clary Sage Essential oilHistorical Data: Recent medical data indicates that it naturally raises estrogen and progesterone levels.

Medical Properties: Anticoagulant, antioxidant, antidiabetic, estrogen-like, antifungal, antispasmodic, relaxant, cholesterol–reducing, antitumoral, anesthetic

USES: Leukemia, menstrual problems/PMS, hormonal imbalance, insomnia, circulatory problems, high cholesterol.

Fragrant Influence: Enhances one's ability to dream and is very calming and stress-relieving.

Application: Dilute 1 part EO with 1 part VO; (1) apply on location, feet, ankles, wrists, (2) chakras/vitaflex points, (3) directly inhale, (4) diffuse, or (5) take as dietary supplement

Found In: Dragon Time, Into The Future, and Live With Passion. Top

Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) Botanical

ORAC: 1,078,700 µTE/100g

Clove Essesntial oilHistorical Data: The people on the island of Ternate were free from epidemics until the 16th century, when Dutch conquerors destroyed the clove trees that flourished on the islands. Many of the islanders died from the epidemics that followed.

Cloves were reputed to be part of the “Marseilles Vinegar” or “Four Thieves Vinegar” used by grave–robbing bandits to protect themselves during the 15th century plague.

Clove was listed in Hildegard’s Medicine, a compilation of early German medicines by highly–regarded Benedictine herbalist Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179).

Healers in China and India have used clove buds since ancient times as part of their treatments.

Eugenol, clove’s principal constituent, was used in the dental industry for years to numb gums.

Courmont et al. demonstrated that a solution of .05% eugenol from clove oil was sufficient to kill the tuberculosis bacillus (Gattefossé, 1990).

Medical Properties: Anti–aging, antitumoral, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, analgesic/anesthetic, antioxidant, anticoagulant, anti–inflammatory, stomach protectant (ulcers), antiparasitic (worms), anticonvulsant.

USES: Anti-aging, cardiovacular disease, arthritis/ rheumatism, hepatitis, intestinal parasites/ infections, throat/ sinus/lung infections, cataracts, ulcers, lice, toothache, acne.

Fragrant Influence: A mental stimulant; encourages sleep, stimulates dreams, and creates a sense of protection and courage.

Application: Dilute 1 part EO with 4 parts VO; (1) apply 2-4 drops on location, gums, or mouth, (2) chakras/vitaflex points, (3) diffuse, or (4) take as dietary supplement

For tickling cough, put a drop on back of tongue.

Cautions: Anticoagulant properties can be enhanced when combined with Warfarin, aspirin, etc.

Found In: Abundance, En–R–Gee, ImmuPower, Longevity, Melrose, PanAway, and Thieves. Top

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

ORAC: 158,100 µTE/100g

Nutmeg Essential oilHistorical Data: It was listed in Hildegard’s Medicine, a compilation of early German medicines by highly–regarded Benedictine herbalist Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179).

Recently the University of Ibadan revealed that nutmeg has potent anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant action.

Medical Properties: Anti–inflammatory, anticoagulant, antiseptic, antiparasitic, analgesic, liver protectant, stomach protectant (ulcers) and circulatory stimulant, adrenal stimulant, muscle relaxing, increases production of growth hormone/melatonin.

USES: Rheumatism/arthritis, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, hepatitis, ulcers, digestive disorders, antiparasitic, nerve pain, fatigue/exhaustion

Application: Dilute 1 part EO with 2 parts VO; (1) apply 1-2 drops on location, (2) chakras/vitaflex points, (3) directly inhale, (4) diffuse, or (5) take as dietary supplement

Found In: EndoFlex, En–R–Gee, and Magnify Your Purpose. Top

Sage (Salvia officinalis)

ORAC: 14,800 µTE/100g

Sage Essential oilHistorical Data: Known as “herba sacra” or sacred herb by the ancient Romans, sage's name, Salvia, is derived from the word for “salvation.” Sage has been used in Europe for oral infections and skin conditions. It has been recognized for its benefits of strengthening the vital centers and supporting metabolism.

Medical Properties: Antitumoral, hormone regulating, estrogen-like, antifungal, antiviral, circulatory stimulant, gallbladder stimulant

USES: Menstrual problems/PMS, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone deficiencies, liver problems.

Fragrant Influence: Mentally stimulating and helps combat despair and mental fatigue. Sage strengthens the vital centers of the body, balancing the pelvic chakra where negative emotions from denial and abuse are stored.

Application: Dilute 1 part EO with 1 part VO; (1) apply 2-4 drops on location, (2) chakras/vitaflex points, (3) directly inhale, (4) diffuse, or (5) take as dietary supplement.

Cautions: Avoid if epileptic.

Found In: EndoFlex, Envision, Magnify Your Purpose, and Mister. Top

 Essential Oil Blends
Aroma Life Blend

Aroma Life Essential oil blendImproves cardiovascular, lymphatic, and circulatory systems. Lowers high blood pressure and reduces stress.


Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) improves circulation and reduces blood viscosity. It is anticoagulant, regulates cholesterol, stimulates liver cell function, and reduces plaque deposits from the veins and arteries.

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) used traditionally to balance heart function and treat tachycardia (rapid heart beat) and high blood pressure. Combats insomnia.

Marjoram (Origanum majorana) helps regenerate smooth muscle tissue, and assists in relieving muscle spasms. it calms nervous tension. Has diuretic–like action.

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) improves circulation and lymphatic drainage. It reduces edema and water retention. It strengthens the vascular system.

Carrier Oil: Sesame seed oil.

Application: Diffuse, directly inhale, or add 2–4 drops to bath water. Apply 1 to 2 drops over heart and along spine from first to fourth thoracic vertebrae (which correspond to the cardiopulmonary nerves). Dilute 1:15 with vegetable oil for a full–body massage. Top

Brain Power Blend

Brain Power essential oil blendPromotes deep concentration and channels physical energy into mental energy. It also increases mental potential and clarity, and long–term use may retard the aging process. Many of the oils in this blend are high in sesquiterpene compounds that increase activity in the pineal, pituitary, and hypothalamus glands and thereby increase output of growth hormone and melatonin. The oils also help dissolve petrochemicals that plug the receptor sites, clearing the brain fog that people experience due to exposure to synthetic petrochemicals in food, skin and hair care products, and air.


Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) stimulates the limbic part of the brain, which elevates the mind, helping to overcome stress and despair. It is used in European medicine to combat depression.

Sandalwood (Santalum album) is high in sesquiterpene compounds which stimulate the pineal gland and the limbic region of the brain, the center of our emotions and memory. Used traditionally in yoga and meditation.

Melissa (Melissa officinalis) stimulates the limbic part of the brain, the emotional center of memories.

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) is high in sesquiterpenes, which can stimulate the limbic part of the brain, the center of emotions and memory. It stimulates the pineal gland, which releases melatonin, thereby improving thoughts, cognition, and memory.

Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica) improves circulation and increases the flow of oxygen to the brain, stimulating the amygdala, pineal gland, pituitary gland, and hypothalamus.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has been documented to improve concentration and mental acuity. University of Miami researchers found that inhalation of lavender oil increased beta waves in the brain, suggesting heightened relaxation. It also reduced depression and improved cognitive performance (Diego et al., 1998). A 2001 Osaka Kyoiku University study found that lavender reduced mental stress and increased alertness (Motomura et al., 2001).

Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) helps improve circulation and stimulate optimum nerve function. Enhances awareness and cognition and helps release feelings of anger, that allows one to gain focus and concentration.


Possible skin sensitivity.

Diffuse, directly inhale, or add 2–4 drops to bath water. Apply 1 to 2 drops on neck, throat, temples, neck, or under nose. Apply 1 or 2 drops with a finger on insides of cheeks in mouth. Put 2 drops on a wet cloth and put in clothes dryer. Put 4–8 drops on cotton ball and locate on vents. Top

ImmuPower Blend

ImmuPower essential oil blendStrengthens immunity and DNA repair in the cells. It is strongly antiseptic and anti–infectious.


Cistus (Cistus ladanifer), enhances immunity and immune cell regeneration. It is anti–infectious, antiviral, and antibacterial.

Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) stimulates the hypothalamus and pituitary to amplify immunity.

Oregano (Origanum compactum) is one of the most powerful antimicrobial essential oils. Laboratory research as Weber State University showed it to have a 99 percent kill rate against in vitro colonies of Streptococcus pneumoniae, a microorganism responsible for many kinds of lung and throat infections. This oil is antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic.

Idaho Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) is antiviral, anti-infectious, antibacterial, and fights cold and flu and infections. According to E. Joseph Montagna’s Herbal Desk Reference, tansy tones the entire body.

Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) amplifies immunity and DNA repair. It is antiseptic and antibacterial.

Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) is a powerful antioxidant that is one of the most antimicrobial and antiseptic of all essential oils. Prevents cellular DNA damage.

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) has anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties and is antiparasitic, mucolytic, decongestant, and anti–infectious.

Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica) is referred to by the people of Madagascar as the oil that heals. It is antiseptic, anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal.

Mountain Savory (Satureja montana) is immune stimulating, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic.


Dilute 1 part EO to 4 parts vegetable oil.

Possible skin sensitivity.

Diffuse/humidify, directly inhale, or add 2–4 drops to bath water. Apply around navel, chest, temples, wrists, under nose, or foot Vitaflex points. Use with Raindrop Technique. Dilute 1:15 with vegetable oil for body massage. Add 2 drops to a wet cloth and put in clothes dryer. Put 4-8 drops on cotton ball and locate on vents.

Alternate with Thieves and Exodus II. To enhance effects add rosewood, melissa, oregano, clove, cistus, frankincense, or mountain savory. Top

R.C. Blend

R.C. Essential Oil blendGives relief from colds, bronchitis, sore throats, sinusitis, coughs and respiratory congestion. Decongests sinus passages, combats lung infections, and relieve allergy symptoms.


Eucalyptus globulus has shown to be a powerful antimicrobial and germ–killer. It is expectoriaant, mucolytic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiseptic. It reduces infections in the throat and lungs, such as rhinopharyngitis, laryngitis, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia.

Eucalyptus radiata is anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, an expectorant, and anti–inflammatory. It has strong action against bronchitis and sinusitis.

Eucalyptus australiana is antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal.

Eucalyptus citriodora decongests and disinfects the sinuses and lungs. It is anti–inflammatory, anti–infectious, and antispasmodic.

Myrtle (Myrtus communis) supports the respiratory system and helps treat chronic coughs and tuberculosis. It is suitable to use for coughs and chest complaints with children.

Pine (Pinus sylvestris) opens and disinfects the respiratory system, particularly the bronchial tract. It has been used since the time of Hippocrates to support respiratory function and fight infection. According to Daniel Pénoël, M.D., pine is one of the best oils for bronchitis and pneumonia.

Spruce (Picea marina) helps the respiratory and nervous systems. It is anti-infectious, antiseptic, and anti–inflammatory.

Marjoram (Origanum majorana) supports the respiratory system and reduces spasms. It is anti-infectious, antibacterial, and antiseptic.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is antispasmodic, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic.Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) promotes blood circulation and lymph flow. It is anti-infectious, antibacterial, antimicrobial, mucolytic, antiseptic, refreshing, and relaxing.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a powerful nasal and lung decongestant with antiseptic properties. It opens nasal passages, reduces cough, improves airflow to the lungs, and kills airborne bacteria, fungi and viruses. A 1994 double–blind, placebo–controlled, randomized cross–over study at the University of Kiel in Germany found that peppermint oil exerted a significant analgesic effect (Gobel et al., 1994). Alan Hirsch, M.D., documented peppermint’s ability to curb appetite when inhaled.


Dilute 1 part EO to 1 part vegetable oil.

Possible skin sensitivity.

Diffuse/humidify, directly inhale, apply on chest, neck, throat, or over sinus area. Use as a hot compress or with Raindrop Technique. Dilute 1:15 with vegetable oil for body massage. Put 4-8 drops on cotton ball and locate on vents.

TO COMBAT SINUS/LUNG CONGESTION: Add R.C., Raven or Wintergreen/Birch to bowl of hot, steaming water. Place a towel over your head and water/oil mixture and inhale the steam. Combine with Raven (alternating morning and night) and Thieves to enhance effects.Top

Thieves Blend

Thieves essential oil blendA blend of highly antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-infectious essential oils. Thieves was created from research of a group of 15th–century thieves who rubbed oils on themselves to avoid contracting the plague while they robbed the bodies of the dead and dying. When apprehended, these thieves disclosed the formula of herbs, spices, and oils they used to protect themselves in exchange for more lenient punishment.

Studies conducted at Weber State University (Ogden, UT) during 1997 demonstrating it’s killing power against airborne microorganisms. One analysis showed a 90 percent reduction in the number of gram positive Micrococcus luteus organisms after diffusing for 12 minutes. After 20 minutes of diffusing, the kill-rate jumped to 99.3 percent. Another study against the gram negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa showed a kill rate of 99.96 percent after just 12 minutes of diffusion.


Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) is one of the most antimicrobial and antiseptic of all essential oils. It is antifungal, antiviral, anti–infectious.

Lemon (Citrus limon) has antiseptic–like properties and contains compounds that amplify immunity. It promotes circulation, leukocyte formation, and lymphatic function.

Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum) is one of the most powerful antiseptics known. It is strongly antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal.

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata) is anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT cineol) is antiseptic and antimicrobial. It is high in cineol?a key ingredient in antiseptic drugs.


Dilute 1 part EO to 4 parts vegetable oil.

Possible sun/skin sensitivity.

Diffuse for 15 to 30 minutes every 3 to 4 hours. Apply to bottom of feet, throat, stomach, or abdomen. Dilute 1:15 in vegetable oil and massage over thymus. For headaches put 1 drop on tongue and push against roof of mouth. Dilute 1:15 with vegetable oil for body massage. Put 4–8 drops on cotton ball and locate on vents. Add 2 drops to a wet cloth and put in clothes dryer.Top

  1. Always keep a bottle of V–6 Vegetable Mixing Oil, Massage Oil Base or any pure vegetable oil handy when using essential oils. Vegetable oils dilute essential oils if they cause discomfort or skin irritation.
  2. Keep bottles of essential oils tightly closed and store them in a cool location away from light. If stored properly, essential oils will maintain their potency for many years.
  3. Keep essential oils out of reach of children. Treat them as you would any product for therapeutic use.
  4. Do not use essential oils rich in menthol (such as peppermint) on the throat or neck area of children under 30 months of age.
  5. Direct sunlight and essential oils. Lemon, bergamot, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, White Angelica and other citrus oils may cause a rash or darker pigmentation if applied to skin exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays with 3 to 4 days of use.
  6. Keep essential oils away from eye area and do not put into ears. Do not handle contact lenses or rub eyes with essential oils on fingers. Oils with high phenol content — oregano, helichrysum, cinnamon, thyme, clove. Lemongrass, bergamot, Thieves and ImmuPower — may damage contacts and irritate eyes.
  7. Pregnant women should consult their health care professional before using essential oils containing constituents with hormone–like activity, such as clary sage, sage, Idaho tansy, juniper and fennel.
  8. Epileptics and those with high blood pressure should consult their health care professional before using essential oils. Avoid using hyssop, fennel and Idaho tansy oils.
  9. People with allergies should test a small amount of oil on a small area of sensitive skin, such as the inside of the arm, before applying the oil on other areas. The bottom of the feet is one of the safest, most effective places to use essential oils.
  10. Before taking GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) essential oils internally, always dilute with an oil–soluble liquid like honey, olive oil or soy milk.
  11. Do not add undiluted essential oils directly to bath water. Use Bath Gel Base as a dispersing agent for oils in the bath.


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