WHAT IS AN ESSENTIAL OIL?

Annie's list of fragrances includes both fragrance oils and essential oils. Both provide wonderful aromas for skin care products equally well. The difference between the two is that fragrance oils are man-made and essential oils are naturally made from the actual plants and can actually have certain healing properties.

Eucalyptus: Good for burns, blisters, cuts, herpes, insect bites, insect repellant, skin infections, wounds, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatoid arthritis, colds, headaches

Grapefruit: Good for acne, oily skin, muscle fatigue, obesity, cellulitis, water retention, stiffness, colds, depression, headaches, nervous exhaustion, performance stress

Lavender: good for acne, athlete's foot, bruises, burns, dermatitis, eczema, insect bites and stings, insect repellant, sores, sunburns, wounds, muscular aches and pains, depression, headache, hypertension, insomnia, migraine, PMS

Lemon: good for acne, brittle nails, cuts, greasy skin, herpes, mouth ulcers, varicose veins, warts, arthritis, cellulitis, poor circulation, colds

Lemongrass: acne, athlete's foot, excessive perspiration, open pores, scabies, muscular pain, poor circulation and muscle tone, slack tissue, headaches, nervous exhaustion, stress

Lime: see lemon

Orange: scars, stretch marks, thread veins, mature and sensitive skin, wrinkles, poor circulation, anxiety, depression, stress


Patchouli: acne, athlete's foot, cracked and chapped skin, eczema, fungal infections, impetego, oily hair and skin, open pores, wrinkles

Peppermint: acne, dermatitis, scabies, muscular pain, colds, fainting, headache, mental fatigue, migraine, nervous stress

Rosemary: acne, eczema, varicose veins, fluid retention, poor circulation, menstrual cramps, colds, headaches, stress-related disorders

Siberian Fir: cuts, excessive perspiration, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, fatigue, stress-related conditions

Spearmint: acne, colic, dyspepsia, colds, fevers, fatigue, headache, stress

Tangerine: acne, congested and oily skin, scars, stretch marks, spots, fluid retention, insomnia, restlessness

Tea Tree: acne, athlete's foot, blisters, burns, cold sores, oily skin, rashes, warts, coughs, colds


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