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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 (FCF) Essential Oil

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 Essential Oil

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 Roman Essential Oil

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 Essential Oil

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 Essential Oil

Citronella Benefits:

  • Inhibits bacteria growth

  • Insect repellent

  • Fights depression

  • Reduces Fever

  • Antibacterial/Antiseptic

Do Not:

  • Use whilst pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Inhale

  • Digest




Clary Sage Essential Oil


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 Leaf Essential Oil


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 Essential Oil


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 Essential Oil

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 (D) Essential Oil

Frankincense Benefits: