Guide to Essential Oils

Want to use essential oils, but you do not know how? Argiletz tells you all about the use of the most common essential oils. With argiletz’s simples, the simple ones become simple as hello!

Lemon Zest

Latin name: Citrus limon (L.) Osbeck

It is believed to have an Asian origin, more precisely from the cashmere region, on the borders of China and India. Derived from the cross between bitter orange and cedrat, lemon tree is a hybrid tree. Today, this shrub is grown in subtropical Mediterranean climates. In the lemon everything is good! If the essential oil is mainly contained in the bark of the fruit (or pericarp), it is also found in the leaves. Lemon zest essential oil is often used to clean up the atmosphere. It would also be of great help in case of diet, cellulite, water retention and for the liver. Be careful, however, because this essential oil is photosensitizing.

The virtues * regularly cited of the essential oil of lemon zest:

Popular uses*:

  • Oral hygiene: 1 drop directly on the toothpaste to fight against bad breath and small oral injuries.
  • Transportation sickness: Lemon essential oil would relieve by breathing deeply 3 to 4 times the bottle of essential oil.
  • Perfume food: a drop of essential oil in a plain yogurt or in your cake dough or shortbread dough to perfume everything, naturally.
  • Used in diffusion to perfume the house: in a cup, pour powdered clay and then add a few drops of the essential oil.
*Based on literature. These examples, information and advice are given for information only. They come from the compilation of specialized articles, books or websites specialized in aromatherapy. Argiletz will not be liable for your use of this information or our products. Argiletz is no substitute for health professionals. We recommend that you systematically consult a doctor, pharmacist or any other health professional before any use, whether prolonged or for therapeutic use of essential oils. The same goes for you to have known symptoms or pathologies.

General dosage in adults:

PICTOS SITE INTERNET_GOUTTES X2
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_MIEL
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_SUCRE
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_HUILE VEGETALE
All our precautions of use on essential oils here.

Dosage and equivalent:

1ml = 35 drops 3 drops = 1% in a dilution made in 10ml of vegetable oil

bibliography:

Dr Telphon, ABC of Essential Oils Dr. Jean Valnet Aromatherapy Dr Françoise Couic Marinier and Dr Anthony Touboul, Le Guide Terre Vivante des huiles essentiels Dominique Baudoux, Essential oils – 2000 years of aromatherapeutic discoveries for a medicine of the future Dominique Baudoux, Les cahiers pratiques de l’aromathérapie française – Pédiatrie Dominique Baudoux, Aromatherapy – Treating yourself with essential oils Danièle Festy, My Bible of Essential Oils Pierre Franchomme, Roger Jollois and Daniel Pénoël, Aromatherapy exactly Nerys Purchon, The Bible of Aromatherapy Nelly Grosjean, Aromatherapy Aroma-News newsletters from the NARD association
  1. Ro-ro, Essential oils for your health
Christian Duraffourd, Jean-Claude Lapraz, Traité de phytothérapie clinique

Fine lavender

Latin name: Lavandula angustifolia

The true lavender or fine lavender, from its Latin name Lavandula angustifolia is a perennial species that grows in the dry regions of southern France in particular. It originates in the western Mediterranean basin and was already used in Roman times to preserve and perfume linen. In the Middle Ages, we finally see the appearance of the term “lavender”, from the Latin “lavare” which means to wash. In other words, even then, its delicate smell seduced many of our ancestors.

The virtues* regularly cited of the essential oil of fine lavender:

Popular uses*:

To fight against lice (from 6 years old): 10 drops per 10 ml of vegetable oil of your choice. Spread over the hair and keep in place for 2 hours under a towel, before proceeding to the shampoo. – For skin problems: It would seem that lavender essential oil, due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and healing properties is an ally in the fight against skin problems such as acne. It is used on a cotton swab: 1 drop of lavender essential oil to be applied directly to the button. – For scars: This true lavender oil would do wonders associated with helichryse essential oil to alleviate scars (already closed and formed). The recipe: 5 ml of rosehip oil + 1 drop of lavender essential oil and 1 drop of helichryse essential oil. Massage the mixture on the area once or twice a day. – To perfume and purify the air: in diffusion in the house or on a cloth in the cabinets. It is also possible to create your homemade odor absorbent. The recipe: pour powdered clay into a cup, then add a few drops of lavender essential oil. – For a moment of relaxation: a few drops in the bath. *Based on literature. These examples, information and advice are given for information only. They come from the compilation of specialized articles, books or websites specialized in aromatherapy. Argiletz will not be liable for your use of this information or our products. Argiletz is no substitute for health professionals. We recommend that you systematically consult a doctor, pharmacist or any other health professional before any use, whether prolonged or for therapeutic use of essential oils. The same goes for you to have known symptoms or pathologies.

General dosage in adults:

PICTOS SITE INTERNET_GOUTTES X2
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_MIEL
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_SUCRE
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_HUILE VEGETALE
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_CORPS
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_GOUTTES X3
All our precautions of use on essential oils here

Dosage and equivalent:

1ml = 35 drops 3 drops = 1% in a dilution made in 10ml of vegetable oil

bibliography:

Dr Telphon, ABC of Essential Oils Dr. Jean Valnet Aromatherapy Dr Françoise Couic Marinier and Dr Anthony Touboul, Le Guide Terre Vivante des huiles essentiels Dominique Baudoux, Essential oils – 2000 years of aromatherapeutic discoveries for a medicine of the future Dominique Baudoux, Les cahiers pratiques de l’aromathérapie française – Pédiatrie Dominique Baudoux, Aromatherapy – Treating yourself with essential oils Danièle Festy, My Bible of Essential Oils Pierre Franchomme, Roger Jollois and Daniel Pénoël, Aromatherapy exactly Nerys Purchon, The Bible of Aromatherapy Nelly Grosjean, Aromatherapy Aroma-News newsletters from the NARD association
  1. Ro-ro, Essential oils for your health
J.P Guenot, Understanding clay natural and mysterious earth Christian Duraffourd, Jean-Claude Lapraz, Traité de phytothérapie clinique

Tea tree

Latin name: Melaleuca alternifolia

Essential for aromatherapy, the essential oil of tee tree or tea tree is native to Australia. It has been used by aborigines for millennia for its purifying virtues.

Here are the virtues* regularly lent to tea tree essential oil:

Popular uses*:

Relieve dental pain: by applying a drop of Tea Tree essential oil to the toothpaste with each toothbrush (3 times a day) – Would help fight against lice: Mixed with lavender essential oil, the mixture would overcome these little beasts. The recipe: 1 drop of tea tree essential oil and 1 drop of lavender essential oil mixed in a conditioner. – Relieve cold sores: Used pure, in direct application, 5 times a day. – Would fight against nail fungus: 1 drop of tea tree essential oil mixed with 2 ml of calophyll vegetable oil, applied in massage on the area. *Based on literature. These examples, information and advice are given for information only. They come from the compilation of specialized articles, books or websites specialized in aromatherapy. Argiletz will not be liable for your use of this information or our products. Argiletz is no substitute for health professionals. We recommend that you systematically consult a doctor, pharmacist or any other health professional before any use, whether prolonged or for therapeutic use of essential oils. The same goes for you to have known symptoms or pathologies.

General dosage in adults:

PICTOS SITE INTERNET_GOUTTES X2
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_MIEL
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_SUCRE
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_HUILE VEGETALE

dosage:

1 ml = 35 drops 3 drops = 1% dilution in 10 ml of vegetable oil)

bibliography:

Dr Telphon, ABC of Essential Oils Dr. Jean Valnet Aromatherapy Dr Françoise Couic Marinier and Dr Anthony Touboul, Le Guide Terre Vivante des huiles essentiels Dominique Baudoux, Essential oils – 2000 years of aromatherapeutic discoveries for a medicine of the future Dominique Baudoux, Les cahiers pratiques de l’aromathérapie française – Pédiatrie Dominique Baudoux, Aromatherapy – Treating yourself with essential oils Danièle Festy, My Bible of Essential Oils Pierre Franchomme, Roger Jollois and Daniel Pénoël, Aromatherapy exactly Nerys Purchon, The Bible of Aromatherapy Nelly Grosjean, Aromatherapy Aroma-News newsletters from the NARD association
  1. Ro-ro, Essential oils for your health
Christian Duraffourd, Jean-Claude Lapraz, Traité de phytothérapie clinique

sweet orange

Latin name: Citrus aurantium

Originally from China, the orange arrived in Europe at the beginning of the sixteenth century. She can now boast of being loved by all. Its fruity and delicious fragrance awakens your senses and brings comfort.

The virtues and popular uses* regularly cited of the essential oil of sweet orange:

Popular uses*:

Relieve stress: By mixing equally with Roman chamomile essential oil, to be applied to the inner hollow of the wrist. This mixture would relieve stress and nervousness. – Sanitized the mouth: 3 drops of sweet orange essential oil in a tablespoon of alcohol, used as a mouthwash. – Would be ideal in detox cure: Being diuretic, the essential oil of sweet orange can easily replace that of lemon for a detox cure. – To perfume your dishes: depending on the recipes – To perfume your interior: in diffusion to purify the air and offer a relaxing effect. *Based on literature. These examples, information and advice are given for information only. They come from the compilation of specialized articles, books or websites specialized in aromatherapy. Argiletz will not be liable for your use of this information or our products. Argiletz is no substitute for health professionals. We recommend that you systematically consult a doctor, pharmacist or any other health professional before any use, whether prolonged or for therapeutic use of essential oils. Similarly if you present known symptoms or pathologies.

General dosage in adults:

PICTOS SITE INTERNET_GOUTTE X2
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_MIEL
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_SUCRE
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_HUILE VEGETALE
All our precautions of use on essential oils here.

dosage:

1 ml = 35 drops 3 drops = 1% dilution in 10 ml of vegetable oil)

bibliography:

Dr Telphon, ABC of Essential Oils Dr. Jean Valnet Aromatherapy Dr Françoise Couic Marinier and Dr Anthony Touboul, Le Guide Terre Vivante des huiles essentiels Dominique Baudoux, Essential oils – 2000 years of aromatherapeutic discoveries for a medicine of the future Dominique Baudoux, Les cahiers pratiques de l’aromathérapie française – Pédiatrie Dominique Baudoux, Aromatherapy – Treating yourself with essential oils Danièle Festy, My Bible of Essential Oils Pierre Franchomme, Roger Jollois and Daniel Pénoël, Aromatherapy exactly Nerys Purchon, The Bible of Aromatherapy Nelly Grosjean, Aromatherapy Aroma-News newsletters from the NARD association
  1. Ro-ro, Essential oils for your health
Christian Duraffourd, Jean-Claude Lapraz, Traité de phytothérapie clinique

peppermint

Latin name: Mentha x piperita L.

Used as a condiment, as well as in ornament or phytotherapy, peppermint has been an indispensable since antiquity. It is attributed to invigorating, stimulating and digestive virtues. Its peppery smell and cold effect make it one of the most commonly used essential oils. Be careful though because this essence, although very common, is very powerful and must be used with caution.

The virtues and popular uses* regularly cited of peppermint essential oil:

Popular uses*:

  • Relieves transport sickness: by breathing deeply 3 to 4 times the bottle of peppermint essential oil.
  • Would facilitate breathing: a drop on a handkerchief mix with a drop of essential oil of eucalyptus, niaouli or Ravinstara.
  • To perfume your dishes: depending on the recipes.
  • In broadcast
*Based on literature. These examples, information and advice are given for information only. They come from the compilation of specialized articles, books or websites specialized in aromatherapy. Argiletz will not be liable for your use of this information or our products. Argiletz is no substitute for health professionals. We recommend that you systematically consult a doctor, pharmacist or any other health professional before any use, whether prolonged or for therapeutic use of essential oils. The same goes for you to have known symptoms or pathologies.

General dosage in adults:

PICTOS SITE INTERNET_GOUTTES X2
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_MIEL
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_SUCRE
PICTOS SITE INTERNET_HUILE VEGETALE
All our precautions of use on essential oils here.

dosage:

1 ml = 35 drops 3 drops = 1% dilution in 10 ml of vegetable oil

bibliography:

Dr Telphon, ABC of Essential Oils Dr. Jean Valnet Aromatherapy Dr Françoise Couic Marinier and Dr Anthony Touboul, Le Guide Terre Vivante des huiles essentiels Dominique Baudoux, Essential oils – 2000 years of aromatherapeutic discoveries for a medicine of the future Dominique Baudoux, Les cahiers pratiques de l’aromathérapie française – Pédiatrie Dominique Baudoux, Aromatherapy – Treating yourself with essential oils Danièle Festy, My Bible of Essential Oils Pierre Franchomme, Roger Jollois and Daniel Pénoël, Aromatherapy exactly Nerys Purchon, The Bible of Aromatherapy Nelly Grosjean, Aromatherapy Aroma-News newsletters from the NARD association
  1. Ro-ro, Essential oils for your health
Christian Duraffourd, Jean-Claude Lapraz, Traité de phytothérapie clinique

Helichryse / Immortal

Latin name: Helichrysum Italicum
Plant native to the Mediterranean rim, the Hélichryse or also called “Immortelle” offers us an essential oil at the same time very rare (very low yield of 1%) and very powerful. It is sometimes called the “super arnica”. It is an ideal essential oil for well-being and immune comfort on a daily basis.

Popular uses* of immortelle/ helichryse essential oil:

*Based on literature. These examples, information and advice are given for information only. They come from the compilation of specialized articles, books or websites specialized in aromatherapy. Argiletz will not be liable for your use of this information or our products. Argiletz is no substitute for health professionals. We recommend that you systematically consult a doctor, pharmacist or any other health professional before any use, whether prolonged or for therapeutic use of essential oils. The same goes for you to have known symptoms or pathologies.

General dosage in adults:

All our precautions of use on essential oils here.

dosage:

1 ml = 35 drops 3 drops = 1% dilution in 10 ml of vegetable oil

bibliography:

Dr Telphon, ABC of Essential Oils Dr. Jean Valnet Aromatherapy Dr Françoise Couic Marinier and Dr Anthony Touboul, Le Guide Terre Vivante des huiles essentiels Dominique Baudoux, Essential oils – 2000 years of aromatherapeutic discoveries for a medicine of the future Dominique Baudoux, Les cahiers pratiques de l’aromathérapie française – Pédiatrie Dominique Baudoux, Aromatherapy – Treating yourself with essential oils Danièle Festy, My Bible of Essential Oils Pierre Franchomme, Roger Jollois and Daniel Pénoël, Aromatherapy exactly Nerys Purchon, The Bible of Aromatherapy Nelly Grosjean, Aromatherapy Aroma-News newsletters from the NARD association
  1. Ro-ro, Essential oils for your health
Christian Duraffourd, Jean-Claude Lapraz, Traité de phytothérapie clinique

Recumbent Wintergree

Latin name: Gaultheria Procubens
Also called “tea of the woods” or “Wintergreen”, the essential oil of Gaultheria has been known in pharmacopoeia since the dawn of time. The Amerindians used it against pain and fever. Even today, the gaulthérie is an essential of any good Aroma library that respects itself!

Popular uses* of immortelle/ helichryse essential oil:

  • Would help relieve body aches: 3 drops of wintergree essential oil in 1 ml of oily arnica macerate. Gently massage the area. This action would result in relieving the sensation left by the aches.
  • Would help relieve blows / bruises / bumps: 3 drops of wintergrein essential oil in 1 ml of oily arnica macerate. Gently massage the area. This action would result in relieving discomfort.
*Based on literature. These examples, information and advice are given for information only. They come from the compilation of specialized articles, books or websites specialized in aromatherapy. Argiletz will not be liable for your use of this information or our products. Argiletz is no substitute for health professionals. We recommend that you systematically consult a doctor, pharmacist or any other health professional before any use, whether prolonged or for therapeutic use of essential oils. The same goes for you to have known symptoms or pathologies.

General dosage in adults:

All our precautions of use on essential oils here.

dosage:

1 ml = 35 drops 3 drops = 1% dilution in 10 ml of vegetable oil)

bibliography:

Dr Telphon, ABC of Essential Oils Dr. Jean Valnet Aromatherapy Dr Françoise Couic Marinier and Dr Anthony Touboul, Le Guide Terre Vivante des huiles essentiels Dominique Baudoux, Essential oils – 2000 years of aromatherapeutic discoveries for a medicine of the future Dominique Baudoux, Les cahiers pratiques de l’aromathérapie française – Pédiatrie Dominique Baudoux, Aromatherapy – Treating yourself with essential oils Danièle Festy, My Bible of Essential Oils Pierre Franchomme, Roger Jollois and Daniel Pénoël, Aromatherapy exactly Nerys Purchon, The Bible of Aromatherapy Nelly Grosjean, Aromatherapy Aroma-News newsletters from the NARD association
  1. Ro-ro, Essential oils for your health
Christian Duraffourd, Jean-Claude Lapraz, Traité de phytothérapie clinique

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