As Frédérique Cervoni, naturopath explains, essential oils are never harmless, they are very concentrated and very powerful. So there is precautions to take. Pregnant women, breastfeeding women should not apply essential oils to the skin. If you want to apply it to your child, always think about diluting the essential oil in a 10% vegetable oil, as the naturopath advises.
Also be careful not to apply it on the mucous membranes, especially in the eyes. If this happens, Frédérique Cervoni advises not to rinse with water but with vegetable oil, because “water against oil would be strictly useless!” »
To relieve a bruise or in case of varicose veins
Italian helichrysum essential oil is excellent for venous circulation, and will work equally well on a blow, a bruise, or a scar. Apply a drop morning and evening to the area to be treated. In case of varicose veins, apply 2 pure drops of pistachio lentisk essential oil along the varicose vein, from bottom to top, 3 times a day.
What if I have an open wound?
In case of a small open wound, you can apply a drop of pure cistus essential oil. It is anti-bacterial, anti-haemorrhagic and healing at the same time.
Which essential oil to treat herpes?
In the event of a cold sore, for example, apply essential oil of niaouli using a cotton swab. From the first tingling, to prevent the pimple from developing, opt for the essential oil of peppermint.
Itching: soothe the skin with an essential oil
If you’ve been bitten by an insect, lemon essential oil will give you relief. If you are prone to eczema, in the event of a crisis, favor lavender essential oil which will calm the skin.
To relieve muscle pain
After an intense workout, or simply because you feel your muscles contracted, massage yourself with pure wintergreen essential oil. You can also mix it with a little inophyll vegetable oil, known to stimulate circulation. Massage to renew up to 3 times a day.
The essential oil of lying wintergreen is also recommended for torticollis, combined with a hot hot water bottle.
Which essential oil to treat acne?
Nothing better than tea tree essential oil for acne. It is applied directly to the pimples, using a cotton swab, morning and evening.
To relieve shingles
Place 2 drops of pure niaouli essential oil on the area to be treated, up to 6 times a day.
You’ve caught a cold: which essential oil to use?
With 3 drops of ravintsara essential oil mixed with a little vegetable oil, ask to have your back massaged for 5 minutes.
In case of migraine: we put on aromatherapy
Place a drop of peppermint essential oil between the eyebrows, being careful not to get any in the eyes!
To regain tone
Massage your mid-back with a drop of black spruce essential oil, guaranteed boost!
Thanks to Frédérique Cervoni, naturopath (www.manaturo.fr)