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Scabies 

Scabies is a skin infection and is typified by severe itching, red spots and often secondary infection.  A female mite tunnels in the skin to lay her eggs and the newly hatched mites pass from person to person by close contact.  The itching represents a true allergic reaction.
Essential Oils:  Bergamot, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea Tree and Thyme.


Scars
 

Minor and major injury to the skin can leave a visual repair site.  Scar tissue is produced as a result of the healing process. Essential Oils can help the skins repairing process and as such the following topical Applications are recommended on either new or old repair sites.
Essential Oils:  Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli and Petitgrain.


Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
 

Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox.  This occurs when the immune system is weakened and the dormant virus is activated.  Symptoms include acute skin sensitivity and a classic rash running around one half of the midriff.  
Essential Oils: Basil, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose, Sage, Tea Tree.

 
Shock 

Shock is the condition associated with circulatory collapse, when the arterial blood pressure is too low to maintain an adequate supply of blood to the tissues.  Symptoms usually include cold, sweaty skin, a weak rapid pulse, irregular breathing, dry mouth, dilated pupils and a reduced flow of urine.  
Essential Oils: Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Neroli, Peppermint and Petitgrain. 


Sinusitis
 

Sinusitis is an inflammation of one or more of the mucous-membrane-lined air spaces in the facial bones that communicate with the nose.  It is often associated with inflammation of the nasal lining and may be acute or chronic.
Essential Oils: Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Sage, Tea Tree and Thyme


Sprains

A sprain is an injury to a ligament caused by sudden over stretching.  As the ligament is not severed, it gradually heals, but this may take several months.
Essential Oils: Black Pepper, German Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Jasmine Absolute, Lavender, Marjoram, Rose and Rosemary.


Stress / Nervous Tension
 

Stress relates to any factor or influence that threatens the health of the body or has an adverse affect on its functioning, such as injury, disease or worry. 
Essential Oils: Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Marjoram, Neroli, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose and Sandalwood
 

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are characterised by red lines appearing on the skin.  They become white over time, and are due to a rapid increase in the expansion of the skin e.g. pregnancy, or weight gain. They usually appear around the buttocks, thighs and stomach. 
Essential Oils: Jasmine Absolute, Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Petitgrain, Rose and Sandalwood.


Sunburn 

Sunburn causes damage to the skin by excessive exposure to the sun’s rays.  Sunburn may vary from reddening of the skin to the development of large painful fluid filled blisters which may cause shock if they cover a large area. 
Essential Oils: German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Lavender and Tea Tree


Thrush

Thrush is a fungal infection affecting the mucous membrane of the vagina.  The fungus responsible is Candida albicans, and the symptoms include inflammation, itchiness and a thick vaginal discharge. 
Essential Oils: Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Myrrh, Palmarosa, Tea Tree

 
Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils due to bacterial or viral infection, causing a sore throat, fever, and difficulty in swallowing. 
Essential Oils: Bergamot, Black Pepper, German Chamomile, Geranium, Ginger, Peppermint, Tea Tree and Thyme

 
Toothache 

Teeth are one of the hard structures in the mouth used for cutting and chewing food.  Toothache is often caused by an invading bacteria which causes decay.  Dental attention is necessary and the essential oil offered here is for temporary relief only. 
Essential Oils: Peppermint