Properties: a mild sedative, so can be useful in treating emotional and stress-related conditions such as anxiety, mood swings and general apathy. Also anti-inflammatory, astringent and antiseptic and is commonly used as a skincare oil.
|Usage||What it’s good for|
|Diluted and applied to skin||Congested pores, oily complexions, acne, dermatitis, eczema, burns, nappy rash, blisters and wound healing. It can also be used to discourage mosquitoes, head lice and the spread of ringworm.|
|In massage, added to bathwater and in a vaporiser/burner||Easing PMS (especially fluid retention and swollen breasts) and menopausal symptoms (especially hot flushes), postnatal depression, cellulite, poor circulation, cystitis, arthritis, sore throats, bruises, broken capillaries and haemorrhoids.|
Caution: may irritate very sensitive skin. Shouldn’t be used in the first three months of pregnancy and not at all if there’s a history of miscarriage.