Essential Oils Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)

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Safe for consumption application code for essential oil use
Many essential oils are safe for ingestion. In fact, all essential oils that are identified as Safe For Consumption can be taken as a dietary supplement, to promote physical well-being.
Some oils (e.g.: valerian, lemon, grapefruit, orange, nutmeg, tangerine, etc.) are even more effective when taken orally.
Things to remember when using essential oils as dietery supplements:
Remember to dilute the oils in oil-soluble liquids, such as a Mixing Oil or some other vegetable oil, olive oil, Agave nectar or goat/rice milk prior to ingestion. More or less dilution may be required, depending on how strong the oil is. Usually, no more than 2-3 drops should be ingested at one time, during any 4-8 hour period.
Essential oils should not be given as dietary supplements to children under 6 years of age. Parents should exercise caution before administering essential oils orally to a child, and oils should always be diluted prior to ingestion for children.
But please bear this in mind: Use only Essential Oils that are therapeutic-grade for ingestion. Most other essential oils on the market today are not produced to such high standards, and may pose serious risks if taken internally.
Essential oils for which dilution is not required
The following oils can be used topically without dilution, in most instances. If your skin is very sensitive, dilution is still recommended. They are generally regarded as safe for use on children over 6 years of age.
You will still want to dilute these oils for ingestion.
Roman chamomile
Blue Yarrow
Ylang ylang
Essential oils for which dilution is recommended
For the following essential oils, dilution is recommended for both topical and internal use. Always dilute before using on sensitive areas — such as the face, neck, etc. — and before ingestion.
Keep out of reach of children.
Celery seed
Eucalyptus globulus
Balsam fir
Laurus nobilis
Melaleuca alternifolia
Essential oils for which dilution is always recommended
Always dilute these oil before applying topically or taking internally. Keep out of reach of children.
Cinnamon bark
Mountain savory

Nerve Pain Oil

Posted by: Flirtation Creations  /  Category: Alternative Medicine, Aromatherapy, Essential Oils, Natural Healing, Physical

Reduce your suffering from nerve pain with this gentle and effective formula.
Nerve Pain Oil
4 drops chamomile oil
3 drops marjoram oil
3 drops helichrysum oil (if available)
2 drops lavender oil
1 ounce vegetable oil or St. John’s wort oil
Combine the ingredients. Apply as needed throughout the day for pain relief. This formula is even more effective if St. John’s wort oil is used instead of plain vegetable oil. Buy it at a natural food store.

Essential oils for nerve pain: chamomile, lavender, marjoram, peppermint, sandalwood

Peppermint Oil

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Peppermint oil (Mentha x piperita) has a variety of medicinal uses. Peppermint oil is taken in liquid format or in a capsule. It is also mixed with other oils and placed on the skin. Taking peppermint oil orally or using it on the skin is typically safe for non-pregnant adults in small amounts. However, some side effects may occur with the use of peppermint oil, such as heartburn or allergic reactions.
Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Peppermint oil is helpful with the problem of irritable bowel syndrome. The peppermint oil will treat symptoms of pain and bloating due to gas and diarrhea. In a study to test the effectiveness of peppermint oil to treat irritable bowel syndrome, 75 percent of the patients who used peppermint showed lessening of symptoms related to the disorder, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.
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Soothe Cold Symptoms
The symptoms of a cold may dissipate with treatment via peppermint oil. The menthol in peppermint oil helps eliminate phlegm. Using peppermint oil as a chest rub treatment works as a decongestant to help the respiratory system function at its best. This oil will also soothe sore throats. Peppermint also destroys some bacteria and viruses.
Soothe Headache Pain
Rubbing a bit of peppermint oil on the forehead and at the temples is helpful to calm the pain of a headache. The menthol in the peppermint oil works to decrease the throbbing sensation of a headache.
Calm Nerve & Joint Pain
Additional uses for peppermint oil are to help calm nerve pain and joint pain. When rubbed on the skin and joints peppermint oil penetrates into the body and alleviates the twinges of nerve and joint discomfort.
Decrease Menstrual Pain
Menstrual discomfort is aided with the use of peppermint oil taken via tea or by capsule. The peppermint oil may also be spread on the abdomen to quell the pain that occurs with the menstrual cycle.
Calm Nausea & Indigestion
Peppermint oil is helpful with the problems of nausea and indigestion, according to the National Institutes of Health. Peppermint oil is believed to soothe an upset stomach.
Release Anxiety
Peppermint oil is also used to relax you during times of anxiety. When peppermint oil is rubbed on the skin the motions are soothing. The smell of the peppermint oil also helps the body and mind relax and feel calm.

Geranium Essential Oil

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This wonderfully scented essential oil is an effective household remedy for so many women and childrens’ conditions from pain relief, to soothing anxiety and stress, reducing swelling and inflammation, and sedating the nervous, this stuff is a natural first aid.
Geranium is also renowned for healing burns, wounds, and skin ulcers and it’s even used to soothe the sore breasts of lactating mothers. You can even use it safely for all types of skin conditions including dry eczema, burns, shingles, ringworm, lice, acne and herpes. I actually had an opportunity to use it for my children’s lice and it worked beautifully (believe me, I checked their little heads extremely thoroughly each day after school!)  It sounds incredible for one simple essential oil, but even modern medicine has recently validated the efficacy of geranium for treating pain.
A recent study on 30 adults with post-herpetic neuralgia were assigned to receive one of five topical treatments (100% geranium oil, 50% geranium oil in mineral oil, 10% geranium oil in mineral oil, mineral oil only, or 0. 025% capsaicin cream and measurements of spontaneous and evoked pain one a scale of 0 (no pain) to 100 (worst possible pain) were taken at 2, 10, 15, 20, 30, 45, and 60 minutes following application of the respective topical treatment.   Pain was found to be reduced in all participants receiving geranium oil and the degree of pain reduction was proportional to the amount of geranium oil in the topical mixture, so those using 100% geranium oil had greater pain relief than those using 10% geranium oil.
The researchers reported that topical peppermint oil (Mentha piperita) or licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) may also be useful for neuralgia.   Considering how well it worked for nerve pain, I’m definitely planning on enjoying the smell of geranium on a regular basis in my home, for whatever reason I can.

Essential Oil iGuide iPhone App by Flirtation Creations

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7 February 2010.
Essential Oil iGuide for iPhone and iPod Touch was submitted to Apple for review on Sunday evening and was approved for sale today. You can find it on the App Store.
Essential Oils iPhone App has been designed as a simple and easy to use guide for the average person wanting to add a little alternative options to their daily living.
The concept of the application is to provide you with access to 3 basic features.
A list of essential oils (and this is by no means all there is).
Some General Uses listed alphabetically.
Then we have created a group of Recipes that show the versatility and wondrous uses of Essential Oils.
A few things to be aware of:
The information provided in this application is for general information purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
General Safety Information:
Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you’ve never used before.
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