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Traditional Uses of Oils

Neph Essential Oils: Usage Guidance

Aromatherapy is the modern name for the ancient practice of the usage of Essential Oils derived from a wide range of plants which claimed therapeutic and cosmetic benefit to the body and mind. Techniques derived by the great civilisations of Asia and Europe are now being widely revived and reapplied. None of these extracts should be taken internally and usually only lavender should be applied undiluted on to the skin. The eyes are particularly sensitive to oils and contact with them should be avoided. Oils can be used in a number of ways:

Massage -in a carrier oil such as grapeseed at a dilution of 2-3% : i.e. 20 to 30 drops to 50ml. For children, frail or very elderly adults a dilution of 1%: i.e. 10 drops to 50ml is sufficient. For babies 1 drop of essential oil in any application should be the limit though some views suggest it should not be used on babies.

Bathing -a maximum of 6 drops into a warm bath.

Vaporisation -3 or 4 drops always diluted in water using a burner or other vaporiser

Inhalation -one or two drops on a pillow or handkerchief, or 3 or 4 drops in a

bowl of near boiling water for steam inhalation

Shampoo -up to 60 drops (3ml) in 100ml of mild shampoo

All Neph Pure Essential Oils are carefully selected and are of the highest quality and purity obtainable; any information about them is given in good faith and is accurate to the best of our knowledge. To maximise their useful life they are supplied in amber glass and should always be kept in a cool and shaded place. Neph Essential Oils are pure vegetable extracts with no additives. Those which are in dilution are clearly indicated and fully detailed.

Overleaf is a list of some of the traditional uses of essential oils. Particular oils should be avoided during pregnancy and by those with specific medical conditions, for instance, people with epilepsy or high blood pressure. If you are pregnant or have any medical condition please seek advice before using essential oils or aromatherapy products. Individuals may show signs of allergic reaction or sensitivity to particular oils and should this occur you should cease their use and seek advice.

The full list of Essential Oils available from Neph is -Basil, Black Pepper, Benzoin(50%), Bergamot(non phototoxic), Cajaput, Camphor, Cardomom, Carrot Seed, Chamomile(Roman & German), Cedarwood, Cinnamon Leaf, Citronella, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel(sweet), Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Hyssop, Jasmine(absolute), Juniperberry(super), Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime(non phototoxic), Mandarin, Marjoram(sweet), Melissa(blend), Myrrh, Myrtle, Neroli(pure & blended), Niaouli, Nutmeg, Orange(sweet), Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Pine, Rosemary, Rose(absolute & otto), Rosewood, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vanilla, Vetivert, Yarrow and Ylang Ylang (No 1 & Extra). Eight oils are available as certified organics: -Eucalyptus, Lavender(High Alpine), Lemon, Mandarin, Orange(sweet), Rosemary, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang.

All are available in quantities of 10ml upwards. Jasmine, Rose, Neroli and Yarrow are supplied in any quantity from 1ml, and Carrot Seed, both Chamomiles, Frankincense, Hyssop, Juniperberry, Myrrh, Sandalwood and Vanilla are available in 5ml measures. Both Chamomiles, Frankincense, Juniperberry, Sandalwood, Yarrow, Rose(absolute) and Jasmine(absolute) are also available diluted in carrier oils.

Neph Aromatics Holmfirth HD9 5JS

Essential Oils: Traditional Use Information

The Egyptians were the first recorded users of plant extracts - even before the Chinese - chronicled on manuscripts dating back to 2800 BC, when they were in use as medicines, perfumes and cosmetics. The name Neph is taken from this earliest use - Neph being the God of spirit or life-force, like the Hindu Brahma and the Greek Zeus. These historical usesare for information and do not suggest or advocate the use of any oil for any specific complaint or medicinal use.

AcneBergamot, Chamomile, Lavender, Lemon, Myrtle, Niaouli

Air FreshenerBergamot, Citronella, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Vetivert

AnxietyBergamot, Frankincense, Jasmine, Melissa, Vetivert, Ylang Ylang

Aphrodisiac Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

Appetite Loss Bergamot, Cinnamon Leaf, Fennel

Arthritic Pain Black Pepper, Cajaput, Chamomile, Marjoram, Niaouli, Rosemary

Asthma Clary Sage, Lavender, Myrtle, Peppermint

Athlete's Foot Lavender, Myrrh, Tea Tree

Brain Stimulant Basil, Hyssop, Peppermint, Rosemary

BronchitisCamphor, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Myrrh, Sandalwood

BruisesFennel, Hyssop, Lavender

BurnsLavender, Eucalyptus

CatarrhBenzoin, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Pine, Tea Tree

ChilblainsBlack Pepper, Lemon, Lime, Marjoram

CirculationBlack Pepper, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Niaouli, Rosemary

ColicChamomile, Ginger, Clary Sage, Fennel, Marjoram, Peppermint

ConstipationBlack Pepper, Fennel, Sweet Orange, Palmarosa

Cystitis Bergamot, Cajaput, Chamomile, Lavender, Niaouli, Sandalwood

DandruffCedarwood, Clary Sage, Rosemary

EaracheBasil, Chamomile, Lavender

EczemaBergamot, Chamomile, Lavender, Patchouli

ExhaustionClary Sage, Hyssop, Jasmine, Peppermint, Rosemary, Vetivert

FeverEucalyptus, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea Tree

GoutBasil, Carrot Seed, Coriander, Juniperberry, Rosemary

Greasy SkinBergamot, Cypress, Geranium, Myrtle, Palmarosa, Sandalwood, Tea Tree

Hair CareChamomile, Grapefruit, Petitgrain, Rosemary

HalitosisMyrrh, Tea Tree

HeadacheChamomile, Citronella, Lavender, Peppermint

HerpesEucalyptus, Tea Tree

Hypertension Lavender, Marjoram, Ylang Ylang

IndigestionChamomile, Ginger, Lavender, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Thyme

Insect BitesBasil, Lavender, Tea Tree

Insect RepellentBasil, Camphor, Citronella, Juniperberry, Lemongrass

Mouth SoresMyrrh, Sweet Orange

PilesCoriander, Cypress, Juniperberry, Myrrh

PMTChamomile, Geranium, Lavender

SciaticaChamomile, Marjoram, Rosemary

ShockCitronella, Melissa, Neroli

SinusitisBasil, Benzoin, Eucalyptus, Niaouli, Peppermint, Pine, Tea Tree

Sore ThroatBenzoin, Clary Sage, Hyssop, Lime, Thyme

SpotsCajaput, Lavender, Lemon, Tea Tree

Sprain Camphor, Chamomile, Lavender, Marjoram

Stretch MarksFrankincense, Lavender, Neroli, Sandalwood

Thrush Lemon, Myrrh, Tea Tree

ToothacheChamomile, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove Bud, Myrrh

Verrucae/Warts Lemon, Lime, Tea Tree

Water RetentionFennel, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniperberry, Mandarin

WrinklesCarrot Seed, Frankincense, Neroli, Palmarosa, Rose

Neph Essential Oils: Usage Guidance

Aromatherapy is the modern name for the ancient practice of the usage of Essential Oils derived from a wide range of plants which claimed therapeutic and cosmetic benefit to the body and mind. Techniques derived by the great civilisations of Asia and Europe are now being widely revived and reapplied. None of these extracts should be taken internally and usually only lavender should be applied undiluted on to the skin. The eyes are particularly sensitive to oils and contact with them should be avoided. Oils can be used in a number of ways:

Massage -in a carrier oil such as grapeseed at a dilution of 2-3% : i.e. 20 to 30 drops to 50ml. For children, frail or very elderly adults a dilution of 1%: i.e. 10 drops to 50ml is sufficient. For babies 1 drop of essential oil in any application should be the limit though some views suggest it should not be used on babies.

Bathing -a maximum of 6 drops into a warm bath.

Vaporisation -3 or 4 drops always diluted in water using a burner or other vaporiser

Inhalation -one or two drops on a pillow or handkerchief, or 3 or 4 drops in a

bowl of near boiling water for steam inhalation

Shampoo -up to 60 drops (3ml) in 100ml of mild shampoo

All Neph Pure Essential Oils are carefully selected and are of the highest quality and purity obtainable; any information about them is given in good faith and is accurate to the best of our knowledge. To maximise their useful life they are supplied in amber glass and should always be kept in a cool and shaded place. Neph Essential Oils are pure vegetable extracts with no additives. Those which are in dilution are clearly indicated and fully detailed.

Overleaf is a list of some of the traditional uses of essential oils. Particular oils should be avoided during pregnancy and by those with specific medical conditions, for instance, people with epilepsy or high blood pressure. If you are pregnant or have any medical condition please seek advice before using essential oils or aromatherapy products. Individuals may show signs of allergic reaction or sensitivity to particular oils and should this occur you should cease their use and seek advice.

The full list of Essential Oils available from Neph is -Basil, Black Pepper, Benzoin(50%), Bergamot(non phototoxic), Cajaput, Camphor, Cardomom, Carrot Seed, Chamomile(Roman & German), Cedarwood, Cinnamon Leaf, Citronella, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel(sweet), Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Hyssop, Jasmine(absolute), Juniperberry(super), Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime(non phototoxic), Mandarin, Marjoram(sweet), Melissa(blend), Myrrh, Myrtle, Neroli(pure & blended), Niaouli, Nutmeg, Orange(sweet), Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Pine, Rosemary, Rose(absolute & otto), Rosewood, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vanilla, Vetivert, Yarrow and Ylang Ylang (No 1 & Extra). Eight oils are available as certified organics: -Eucalyptus, Lavender(High Alpine), Lemon, Mandarin, Orange(sweet), Rosemary, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang.

All are available in quantities of 10ml upwards. Jasmine, Rose, Neroli and Yarrow are supplied in any quantity from 1ml, and Carrot Seed, both Chamomiles, Frankincense, Hyssop, Juniperberry, Myrrh, Sandalwood and Vanilla are available in 5ml measures. Both Chamomiles, Frankincense, Juniperberry, Sandalwood, Yarrow, Rose(absolute) and Jasmine(absolute) are also available diluted in carrier oils.

Neph Aromatics Holmfirth HD9 5JS

Essential Oils: Traditional Use Information

The Egyptians were the first recorded users of plant extracts - even before the Chinese - chronicled on manuscripts dating back to 2800 BC, when they were in use as medicines, perfumes and cosmetics. The name Neph is taken from this earliest use - Neph being the God of spirit or life-force, like the Hindu Brahma and the Greek Zeus. These historical usesare for information and do not suggest or advocate the use of any oil for any specific complaint or medicinal use.

AcneBergamot, Chamomile, Lavender, Lemon, Myrtle, Niaouli

Air FreshenerBergamot, Citronella, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Vetivert

AnxietyBergamot, Frankincense, Jasmine, Melissa, Vetivert, Ylang Ylang

Aphrodisiac Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

Appetite Loss Bergamot, Cinnamon Leaf, Fennel

Arthritic Pain Black Pepper, Cajaput, Chamomile, Marjoram, Niaouli, Rosemary

Asthma Clary Sage, Lavender, Myrtle, Peppermint

Athlete's Foot Lavender, Myrrh, Tea Tree

Brain Stimulant Basil, Hyssop, Peppermint, Rosemary

BronchitisCamphor, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Myrrh, Sandalwood

BruisesFennel, Hyssop, Lavender

BurnsLavender, Eucalyptus

CatarrhBenzoin, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Pine, Tea Tree

ChilblainsBlack Pepper, Lemon, Lime, Marjoram

CirculationBlack Pepper, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Niaouli, Rosemary

ColicChamomile, Ginger, Clary Sage, Fennel, Marjoram, Peppermint

ConstipationBlack Pepper, Fennel, Sweet Orange, Palmarosa

Cystitis Bergamot, Cajaput, Chamomile, Lavender, Niaouli, Sandalwood

DandruffCedarwood, Clary Sage, Rosemary

EaracheBasil, Chamomile, Lavender

EczemaBergamot, Chamomile, Lavender, Patchouli

ExhaustionClary Sage, Hyssop, Jasmine, Peppermint, Rosemary, Vetivert

FeverEucalyptus, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea Tree

GoutBasil, Carrot Seed, Coriander, Juniperberry, Rosemary

Greasy SkinBergamot, Cypress, Geranium, Myrtle, Palmarosa, Sandalwood, Tea Tree

Hair CareChamomile, Grapefruit, Petitgrain, Rosemary

HalitosisMyrrh, Tea Tree

HeadacheChamomile, Citronella, Lavender, Peppermint

HerpesEucalyptus, Tea Tree

Hypertension Lavender, Marjoram, Ylang Ylang

IndigestionChamomile, Ginger, Lavender, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Thyme

Insect BitesBasil, Lavender, Tea Tree

Insect RepellentBasil, Camphor, Citronella, Juniperberry, Lemongrass

Mouth SoresMyrrh, Sweet Orange

PilesCoriander, Cypress, Juniperberry, Myrrh

PMTChamomile, Geranium, Lavender

SciaticaChamomile, Marjoram, Rosemary

ShockCitronella, Melissa, Neroli

SinusitisBasil, Benzoin, Eucalyptus, Niaouli, Peppermint, Pine, Tea Tree

Sore ThroatBenzoin, Clary Sage, Hyssop, Lime, Thyme

SpotsCajaput, Lavender, Lemon, Tea Tree

Sprain Camphor, Chamomile, Lavender, Marjoram

Stretch MarksFrankincense, Lavender, Neroli, Sandalwood

Thrush Lemon, Myrrh, Tea Tree

ToothacheChamomile, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove Bud, Myrrh

Verrucae/Warts Lemon, Lime, Tea Tree

Water RetentionFennel, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniperberry, Mandarin

WrinklesCarrot Seed, Frankincense, Neroli, Palmarosa, Rose