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THE TWISTED WILLOW ESSENTIAL OIL GUIDE

Bergamot | Cedarwood | Chamomile | Cinnamon | Citronella | Clary Sage | Clove Leaf | Cypress | Eucalyptus | Frankincense | Geranium | Grapefruit | Jasmine | Lavender | Lemon | Lemongrass | Marjoram Spanish | Orange | Patchouli | Peppermint | Petitgrain | Rose | Rosemary | Sandalwood | Tea Tree | Ylang-Ylang


Bergamot Benefits:

  • Reduces stress

  • Cleanses skin

  • Deodorises

  • Disinfects

  • Supports digestion

Do Not:

  • Expose the oil to sunlight

  • Go out in the sun after applying it topically - The oil is photosensitive

  • Use on babies under 6 months



Easy Bergamot Uses:

  • Diffuse to lower stress levels

  • Apply to skin in the shower to cleanse

  • Improve digestion by massaging diluted oil onto the abdominal area






Cedarwood Benefits:

  • Improves hair and scalp health

  • Tightens muscle tone

  • Gives off a pleasant scent

  • Balances menstrual cycle


Do Not:

  • Use during first trimester of pregnancy

  • Use on babies under 6 months




Easy Cedarwood Uses:

  • Add five drops to bathwater to help relieve eczema

  • For a holiday air freshener, splash a few drops on a fireplace log half an hour before lighting the fire

  • Apply to cedar furniture - This restores the natural scent

  • Inhale for menstrual benefits

  • Put on cotton balls - Place these in storage areas to repel moths




Chamomile Benefits:

  • Calms, soothes, & reduces anxiety

  • Helps you fall asleep

  • Reduces nausea & motion sickness

  • Fights diarrhoea, indigestion, & acid reflux

  • Relieves pain & inflammation

  • Contains antioxidants to help prevent cancer

  • Helps fight skin disorders

Do Not:

  • Ingest - Chamomile tea is made by crushing the dried chamomile flowers



Easy Chamomile Uses:

  • Diffuse in your home, inhale on the go, or drink Chamomile Tea

  • Pink Eye Relief: Apply warm Chamomile tea bags to the eyes




Cinnamon Benefits:

  • Boosts circulation

  • Is antibacterial

  • Increases cognitive activity

  • Relieves congestion

Do Not:

  • Hold the bottle directly up to your nose - Diffuse for short periods of time only

  • Use for children under 6 years

  • Use cinnamon bark oil topically - Only cinnamon leaf oil is for topical use



Easy Cinnamon Uses:

  • Simmer in a pot of water to freshen the air after cooking

  • Apply topically to help your circulatory system

  • Diffuse to take care of airborne bacteria




Citronella Benefits:

  • Inhibits bacteria growth

  • Insect repellent

  • Fights depression

  • Reduces Fever

  • Antibacterial/Antiseptic

Do Not:

  • Use whilst pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Inhale

  • Digest






Clary Sage Benefits:

  • Reduces Stress

  • Antibacterial

  • Natural antidepressant

  • Alleviation of menopause symptoms

  • Reduces menstrual cramps.

Do Not:

  • Use whilst pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Use for children under 6 years





Clove Benefits:

  • Numbs nerves for pain relief

  • Repels pests

  • Has anti inflammatory properties

  • Works as an aphrodisiac


Do Not:

  • Swallow the oil - It can cause stomach upset

  • Apply to skin without diluting

  • Use on children under 2 years


Easy Clove Uses:

  • Inhale or diffuse for nausea relief

  • Add to bathwater to ease sore muscles

  • Use store bought clove toothpaste




Cypress Benefits:

  • Has a fresh scent

  • Promotes wound healingIs calming

  • Provides pain relief


Do Not:

  • Inhale Arizona cypress oil - Stick with the other varieties, such as Monterey cypress oilUse on babies under 6 months



Easy Cypress Uses:

  • Apply cold water and cypress oil to a rag - Use as a compress for nosebleeds

  • Add to bathwater - You'll feel refreshed afterwards

  • Soak feet in water with cypress oil to deodorise them



Eucalyptus Benefits:

  • Calms coughs and loosens mucus

  • Keeps bugs away

  • Is an anti inflammatory


Do Not:

  • Ingest - overdose of this oil can be fatal

  • Use with children under 10 years




Easy Eucalyptus Uses:

  • Purchase an insect repellent that contains eucalyptus oil

  • Apply with a carrier oil for a cold sore treatment

  • Use with steam inhalation or as a chest rub when congested

  • Diffuse to improve mood and alertness on a rainy day


Frankincense Benefits:

  • Supports healthy cellular function

  • Increases blood flow and circulation

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Reduces skin discolouration and imperfections

  • Promote feelings of wellness and relaxation

  • Balances hormones

Do Not:

  • Use on your skin without diluting in a carrier oil

  • Digest

  • Use is any way when pregnant or nursing without consulting a practitioner first.

  • Diffuse around babies and small children.

Easy Frankincense Uses:

  • Add to a room diffuser with lavender and sandalwood for a calming scent

  • Dilute with a carrier oil and apply to scars and skin imperfections




Geranium Benefits:

  • Acne

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • Alleviates pain

  • Stimulates healing from burns and wounds

  • Reduces inflammation.

Do Not:

  • Use on your skin without diluting in a carrier oil

  • Digest

  • Use is any way when pregnant or nursing without consulting a practitioner first.

  • Diffuse around babies and small children.





Grapefruit Benefits:

  • May suppress appetite

  • Energises the body

  • Is antibacterial

  • Supports the immune system and eases muscle pains


Do Not:

  • Go out in the sun right after application

  • Use on babies under 6 months




Easy Grapefruit Uses:

  • Spritz a mixture of water and grapefruit oil around the house for an air freshener

  • Use diluted oil on dogs or horses to keep away fleas

  • Massage over stiff body parts

  • Diffuse to cleanse the air or ease a headache




Jasmine Benefits:

  • Reduces Stress

  • Reduces Anxiety

  • Reduces Depression

  • Reduces Fatigue

  • Reduces Menstrual Cramps

  • Helps alleviate Menopausal symptoms

  • Aphrodisiac


Do Not:

  • Use whilst pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Use for children under 6 years




Lavender Benefits:

  • Promotes relaxation

  • Eases muscle tension

  • Helps heal skin irritation


Do Not:

  • Give orally to babies

  • Use on babies under 3 months




Easy Lavender Uses:

  • Sprinkle on stuffed animals to calm children

  • Massage colicky babies with diluted oil

  • Inhale to relieve headaches, anxiety, or sleeping problems

  • Apply to burns, sunburns, or other skin troubles



Lemon Benefits:

  • Boosts immunity

  • Cleans surfaces and skin

  • Brightens and heals skin


Do Not:

  • Go out in direct sunlight for several hours after application - Lemon oil is photo toxic

  • Use with babies under 6 months

  • Apply topically on young children


Easy Lemon Uses:

  • ​Flavour water

  • Add food grade oil to a bowl of water before rinsing produce in it

  • Heal skin tags by applying directly to the spot




Lemongrass Benefits:

  • Eases headaches

  • Calms the mindImproves immunity

  • Relaxes muscles


Do Not:

  • Use when pregnant

  • Use on children under 2 years




Easy Lemongrass Uses:

  • ​Put lemongrass oil on clothing before going outside - This keeps away insects

  • Apply diluted oil to acne prone spots

  • Drink lemongrass tea

  • Diffuse for stress relief



Marjoram Benefits:

  • Helps reduce coughs

  • Helps Alleviate Colds

  • Reduces menopause symptoms

  • Reduces muscle pain

  • Improves sleep


Do Not:

  • Use if pregnant or are breastfeeding

  • Use on children, people with bleeding disorders, and those about to undergo surgery.





Orange Oil Benefits:

  • Reduces acne

  • Reduces anxiety

  • Helps alleviate colds and flu

  • Reduces depression

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Helps alleviate stress


Do Not:

  • Use if pregnant or are breastfeeding

  • Use on children under 2 years





Patchouli Benefits:

  • Reduces Acne

  • Reduces Anxiety

  • Reduces Athlete's foot

  • Reduces Dandruff

  • Reduces Eczema

  • Reduces Fatigue

  • Reduces Insomnia


Do Not:

  • Use if pregnant or are breastfeeding

  • Use on children under 2 years




Peppermint Benefits:

  • Supports the digestive system

  • Relieves headaches

  • Stimulates circulation

  • Encourages hair growth


Do Not:

  • Use if you have epilepsy

  • Use when pregnant

  • Use with children under 6 years


Easy Peppermint Uses:

  • Inhale when riding in the car to ease motion sickness

  • Massage diluted oil on the stomach area to improve digestion

  • Diffuse to help with colds or allergies

  • Treat a headache by rubbing diluted oil on temples

  • Sprinkle peppermint oil on cotton balls - Set these around your house to repel ants




Petitgrain Benefits:

  • Promotes relaxing feelings

  • Helps reduce asthma

  • Reduces anxiety and depression

  • Help clear greasy skin

  • Alleviates headaches and migraine,

  • Reduces hay fever symptoms

  • Helps alleviate insomnia


Do Not:

  • Use if pregnant or are breastfeeding

  • Use on children under 2 years





Rose Benefits:

  • Has a romantic scent

  • Can usually be applied without dilution

  • Increases libidoIs antibacterial, particularly on acne bacteria


Do Not:

  • Use if pregnant



Easy Rose Uses:

  • Apply directly to acne spots

  • Diffuse in your home to encourage relaxation

  • Massage into skin to reduce menopause symptoms




Rosemary Benefits:

  • Boosts mental performance

  • Contains antioxidants

  • Promotes hair growth

  • Reduces inflammation


Do Not:

  • Use if you have high blood pressure or experience seizures

  • Use when pregnant

  • Use on children under 10 - Especially not on children's faces


Easy Rosemary Uses:

  • Diffuse when you need to concentrate or recall information

  • Drop oils in your hand. Cup your hands over your mouth - Breathe in deeply to help a headache

  • Apply to scalp after a shower

  • Rub diluted rosemary oil over the gallbladder area to encourage its healthy function




Sandalwood Benefits:

  • Is antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory

  • Helps achieve more restful sleep

  • Can also stimulate both the body and mind

  • Moisturises skin


Do Not:

  • Ingest

  • Use on babies under 6 months



Easy Sandalwood Uses:

  • Inhale when you need to wake up your body or mindUse at lower concentrations to promote restfulness - diffuse or massage

  • Improve your meditation experience by placing a drop of diluted sandalwood oil between your eyebrows

  • Apply diluted oil to eczema patches - Use only on skin that is not broken

  • Place a few drops on the air conditioner vent of your car to improve alertness while driving




Tea Tree Benefits:

  • ​Improves acne with less irritation than traditional treatments

  • Is antibacterial and anti-fungal

  • Reduces odours


Do Not:

  • Use on babies under 6 months

  • Ingest



Easy Tea Tree Uses:

  • Place on a cotton ball - Leave at the bottom of the trash can to reduce odours

  • Rub undiluted tea tree oil over toenails with fungal infection

  • Apply to insect bites after diluting




Ylang Ylang Benefits:

  • Reduces anxiety

  • Helps alleviate athlete's foot

  • Helps to reduce colds and cough

  • Reduces depression

  • Reduces a fever

  • Reduces headaches

  • Helps alleviate insomnia

  • Reduces muscle tension

  • Helps to reduce sinus infections



Do Not:

  • Use if pregnant or are breastfeeding

  • Use on children under 2 years

  • Do not apply directly to skin unless using a carrier / base oil

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