Essential Oils and some of their uses
Thyme is documented to be highly antimicrobial. This essential oil easily penetrates the skin and travels throughout the body.
Oregano has an antimicrobial action even more aggressive than thyme. It also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Basil has antispasmodic properties that relax muscles. It is also anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.
Wintergreen and birch are anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain relieving) due to their high methyl salicylate content. These essential oils are excellent for bones.
Cypress improves circulation and relieves spasms and swelling. Cypress also helps heal damaged tissue.
Marjoram is antispasmodic and helps relax muscles.
Peppermint has pain killing properties. It is also antimicrobial, working synergistically with other oils to enhance their activity. Peppermint also stimulates circulation and cools inflamed tissue.