Essential Oils for Conditions Beginning with C

by Kathryn Sharp

Suggestions for oral and internal uses of essential oils are based on my experience as a practicing aromatherapist as well as that of my family, friends, and clients. They are provided to offer choices and information for all types of therapeutic essential oil usage. Internal use of essential oils is a choice that each individual must make for himself or herself. The oils listed for each condition are those that I (or someone I know) have used to remedy that condition, or those which are commonly recommended for the condition by other essential oil experts.                                   

Some conditions are beyond the scope of treatment offered through using essential oils alone. In these cases, essential oil therapy provides a strong compliment to other forms of treatment. Please use common sense and see a health care provider when necessary. Essential oils for DiamondHeart blends (marked as DH) are listed on the BLENDS page.

CALCIUM: Hair analysis gives a good picture of how the body is balancing calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium. Without the proper balance, your body may get plenty of calcium, but be unable to keep it in solution so it is pulled out of the bones. Try oregano, ginger, or tea tree to increase calcium absorption. Use a liquid supplement that includes magnesium, potassium, and sodium. Do not take calcium carbonate, it is not readily absorbed by cells.

Cedar wood, clary sage, jasmine absolute, lavender, bergamot, mandarin, tangerine, myrrh, ylang ylang, cabreuva, marjoram, basil, champaca, neroli, may chang, vanilla
Hyperactive children: Mandarin, bergamot, English chamomile, orange, bergamot

CALLOUSES: On feet: Oregano, castor bean oil Rosewood, rose otto, rose hip seed, benzoin, foraha, carrot seed, chamomile, peppermint, vetiver, myrrh, shea butter

CANCER: Tea tree, niaouli, nerolina, rosalina, rosemary, clove, frankincense, galbanum with other oils; sage, tarragon, grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime, thyme, thuja, turmeric, Vital Life Force (DH), Spice of Life (DH), Detox (DH)
Increase desire to live: Rose otto, rosemary, clove, champaca, cinnamon, cassia
Brain tumor: Massage spine and brainstem daily with frankincense and clove
Bone cancer: Frankincense, ravensare, grapefruit, orange
Cervical: Clove, cypress, frankincense, geranium, lavender, lemon, orange, rosalina, black seed
Colon: Tarragon, rosemary, lemon Lung cancer:Frankincense, clove, tea tree
Lymphoma: Cleanse liver; Frankincense, bay laurel, myrrh, turmeric, black seed, sage as suppository
Advanced stage lymphoma: Use monarda, rock rose, ravensare, savory, tarragon on spine daily
Melanoma: Frankincense and lavender, black seed
Ovarian cancer: Rock rose, ravensare, vitex; tarragon on spine 3 times daily.
Frankincense, geranium, myrrh blended together on a tampon and inserted at night
Uterine cancer: Geranium, tarragon, orange, lemon, sage, monarda, savory, cedarwood, black seed, turmeric

CANDIDA: Blood is too acidic, need to create more alkaline condition in the body
Cinnamon, cassia, clove, eucalyptuses, geranium, tea tree, naiouli, peppermint, rosemary, lavender, rosalina, rosewood, spearmint, spruce
Vaginal candida: Melaleuca (tea tree or niaouli) bergamot, geranium, myrrh, thyme, lavender. Soak tampon in mixture and insert overnight, also need to make dietary changes and eliminate stress

Melissa, helichrysum, manuka, clove, cinnamon, oregano, Spice of Life (DH)

(Broken) Chamomiles, hyssop, geranium, cypress

CARBUNCLE: Tea tree, niaouli, rosalina, nerolina

CARPAL TUNNEL: Birch, clove, spruce, peppermint, wintergreen

See anti-catarrhal

Myrrh, marjoram

Rose, clary sage: remove negative programming
Galbanum-catalyst, blend with other oils
Cellular stimulant: Galbanum, geranium, petitgrain, rock rose, rosewood, vetiver DNA Regeneration: Rose

Basil, birch, cypress, cedarwood, fennel, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, orange, oregano, patchouli, rosemary, rosewood, sage, tangerine, thyme, carrot seed
*Brush skin all over with a skin brush every day to speed metabolism
*Carrot seed, fennel, and peppermint help to detox liver
*Use alternating cold and hot water therapy daily
*Add vegetable juices and cold-pressed flax oil to diet
*Take lemon internally to metabolize stagnant fat and water

Lavender, frankincense, nerolina, galbanum with other oils, Energy Enhancer (DH), Energy Integrator (DH), Energy Stabilizer (DH), Energy Balancer (DH)
Unites head and heart: Helichrysum, eucalyptus, neroli, frankincense
Above head: Franckincense, spruce, rock rose, angelica, sage, neroli, cypress
Opens communication between all: St. johnswort
Crown: Frankincense, sandalwood, amyris, rock rose, angelica, juniper, spikenard, Alaska (DH)
Brow: Juniper, peppermint, lantana, helichrysum, eucalyptus, cedar
Throat: Myrrh, geranium, rosemary, lemon myrtle, eucalyptus, chamomiles, Clean and Clear (DH)
Heart: Ylang ylang, champaca, rose otto, bergamot, angelica, neroli, ambrette, oregano
Solar plexus: Anise, cassia, chamomile, clove, geranium, lemongrass, khella, lantana, lemon, cardamon, cabreuva, cedar, myrrh, dill
Navel: Basil, clary sage, vitex berry, patchouli, cinnamon, myrrh, cassia, geranium, ylang ylang, Sensual Flowers (DH)
Sacral (root): Amyris, cardamom, clove, fennel, foraha, patchouli, ylang ylang, champaca, yarrow, styrax, cedarwood, vetiver, Aphrodisiac (DH), Vital Life Force (DH)
Links crown and root: Sandalwood, spruce, amyris, frankincense

, fennel, anise, lemon, grapefruit, geranium, lemongrass, cilantro, Detox (DH)
Clay baths (or Pascalite) to detox chemical desposits from cells

Bath to relieve itching-lavender, baking soda in bathwater, or tea tree
For applying to skin: German chamomile and lavender in calamine lotion, or try melissa, ravensare, foraha, rock rose
Measles: Eucalyptus, tea tree, Cape may, African wormwood (treat as viral infection)
Rubella: Chamomile, tea tree, niaouli, rosalina, or lavender on skin
Mumps: Lavender, tea tree, niaouli, African wormwood
Whooping cough: Cypress, cinnamon, clary sage, grapefruit, hyssop, lavender, oregano, thyme

Diffuse mandarin in home, valerian (sometimes has the opposite effect), ylang ylang
General: Use 1% or less dilution rate, keep oils out of reach of children-they are toxic if ingested in pure form


CHOLERA: Ravensare, eucalyptus globulus, angelica, clove, peppermint, rosemary

CHOLESTEROL: Angelica, clary sage, grapefruit, bitter orange, sage, rosemary verbenon, helichrysum regulates

Purify air:
Eucalyptus, rosalina, lemongrass, spike lavender, myrtle
Quit smoking: Rosemary, lemongrass, tea tree, niaouli, nerolina, rosalina, grapefruit, orange, tobacco essential oil

CIRCULATION: Birch, cinnamon, cassia, cypress, helichrysum, hyssop, nutmeg, lemongrass, cedarwood, wintergreen

CLARITY: (mental): Rosemary, peppermint, basil, lemon, rosalina, coffee

CLEANSING: Improve immune system, make body stronger, release heavy metal toxins, emotional release occurs along with it. Drink vegetable juices or herbal teas every day.
Tissue cleanse: Colonic series, or use herbal colon cleanser (try our "Complete Colon Cleanse")
Parasite cleanse: Herbal parasite cleanse for 90 days, (try our "Parasite Tea")
Liver cleanse: Numerous liver cleanses available (try our "Liver Flush Tea"), or take oregano for three days, then follow with peppermint or carrot seed oil for seven days
General: Drink fresh lemon juice and carrot juice with ginger daily
Use clay or pascalite baths if heavy metals are present
Headache is common while detoxing, indicates heavy metal accumulation

Bay laurel, coriander, ginger, hyssop, myrtle, orange, oregano, pepper, thyme, lemon, lavender, lantana, tea tree, niaouli, peppermiint, rosemary, savory
Put several drops eucalyptus in hot water and inhale deeply
Diffuse eucalyptus, sage, rosemary camphor, inula graveolens, ravensare, or lantana
Aches and pains: Fir, birch
Fever relief: Layer ginger, lemon, and ravensare on feet, then put lemon and peppermint on chest, spine, and sinus area

Melissa-fights herpes virus; tea tree, niaouli, ravensare, manuka, bergamot, add galbanum or foraha to the blend

COLITIS: Bay laurel, cypress, carrot, clove, helichrysum, khella, manuka, rock rose, ravensare, savory, tarragon, thyme, cinnamon leaf
Use internally, oral or rectal suppository, massage or compress on abdomen

English chamomile, peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender, niaouli, lemon, spearmint

COLON: Rosemary, basil, tarragon clockwise on abdomen
Prolapsed: Add enzymes to diet, recommend colonic series or herbal colon cleanse (try our "Complete Colon Cleanse")
Spastic: Herbal parasite cleanse, basil/tea tree/thyme suppositories

COMPASSION: Helichrysum, rock rose, neroli, champaca


Orange, bergamot, rock rose, frankincense, juniper, lavender, lemon, orange, patchouli, rosemary
Dry: Carrot seed, geranium, lavender, rosewood, marigold, avocado oil
Couperose, broken capillaries: English chamomile and helichrysum, cypress, geranium, hyssop, neroli
Acne: Cedarwood, foraha, thyme, rock rose, rosemary, leleshwa
Wrinkles: Carrot seed, rose otto, sea buckthorne berry, marigold, rose hip seed, helichrysum
Toner: Bergamot, lemon, cypress, tea tree, rosalina
Sensitive: Chamomiles, lavender, geranium, rose otto
Normal: Chamomiles, lavender, lemon, myrrh, amyris, sea buckthorne berry, marigold

CONCUSSION: Put cypress or spruce on brainstem

(Venereal warts, lesions) Cinnamon, foraha, eucalyptus polybractea, thyme, thuja with caution


In self:
Jasmine absolute, amyris, sandalwood, neroli, nerolina, ylang ylang, fennel, ambrette

Rose otto, rosewood, may chang, palmarosa, coffee, bergamot, cabreuva, cypress

CONFUSION: Basil, cedarwood, cypress, frankincense, fir, geranium, ginger, jasmine absolute, marjoram, peppermint, rosemary, rosewood, spruce, thyme, ylang ylang

Inula graveolens, cedarwood, ginger, hyssop, cypress, rosalina, cabreuva, eucalyptus

Fennel, ginger, marjoram, orange, patchouli, rosemary, tangerine, tarragon, basil
Blend orange, peppermint and rosemary and compress on lower abdomen/colon area
Apply to reflex points on feet
Children: Drink prune juice, fruit juices and lots of water-compress English chamomile, tangerine, orange, geranium, patchouli


Balancing control issues:
Cedarwood, amyris, Energy Stabilizer (DH)
Self control: English chamomile

Clary sage, bay laurel, lavender, neroli, chamomile, rose otto, ylang ylang

Peppermint, chamomile, lemon, carrot, thuja-with caution

CORTISONE: (Replacement for) Spruce, cabreuva, Scotch pine, ambrette
Blend German chamomile, lavender, birch, and spruce

COUGH: Amyris, anise, cedarwood, bay laurel, eucalyptus, fir, frankincense, ginger, lavender, tea tree, niaouli, rosalina, melissa, myrtle, cypress, ravensare, havozo, rock rose (Rosemary, tarragon, or basil on solar plexus to relieve spasm)
Smoker’s: Myrtle, inula graveolens, styrax, angelica, tansy
Remedy: Blend 2 drops lemon, 1 ravensare, 1 thyme into 1 teaspoon honey-take internally

Clove, fennel, anise seed, ginger, cassia, cardamon, English chamomile, valerian, Spice of Life (DH), Vital Life Force (DH)

Muscular: Tarragon, basil, rosemary, birch, cardamon, cypress, ginger, pepper, wintergreen, lavender, marjoram
Menstrual: Blend one or several of the above oils with vitex berry

Elemi, monarda, lemon verbena, lemon, orange, grapefruit, spruce, fir, juniper, vetiver
Recommend hair analysis or other form of testing to check calcium/magnesium /potassium/sodium balance
Herbal cleansing:eliminative organs may be overworked
Balance endocrine system: Vitex leaf or berry, myrtle or lemon myrtle, myrrh, Labrador tea, cypress, rosemary

CUTS: German chamomile, yarrow, and helichrysum stop bleeding
Also useful:rosemary, cypress, lavender, ravensare, rosewood, tea tree, niaouli, blue cypress, rosalina, nerolina (Apply pure oil or slightly diluted-cut may sting at first, but will soon be free of pain)
Apply oil topically, bandage up tight, change the bandage and apply new oil 2 times daily

See also hormonal imbalance
Lavender, cypress, vitex, myrtle, hyssop, ravensare, yarrow
Staphylococcus: Oregano, thyme, tea tree and rosemary blended together and applied every day to spine (also try lemon, niaouli, hyssop, and frankincense)

CYSTITIS: Angelica root, basil, calamus (with caution), clove, cedarwood, cinnamon, eucalyptus, fennel, hyssop, lavender, marjoram, mastic (with caution), oregano, sage, sandalwood, rosewood, thyme, yarrow