Chronic Fatigue and Aromatherapy

Do you have chronic fatigue?

Aromatherapy is considered to be one of the most consistently successful therapies for treating chronic fatigue syndrome.

Other holistic treatments to consider are nutrition, vitamins and herbs recommended by a qualified Naturopath, and daily excercise for example walking.

Here are some oils that I have used to help reduce some symptoms of chronic fatigue

These can be used safely with a variety of applications which I will give a bit later on. If you are unsure seek the advice of a practising Aromatherapist and research the  essential oils and their contra-indications.

To reduce stress – Lemon, sweet orange, geranium, neroli, jasmine, mandarin, bergamot, ylang ylang, I recommend any aroma that you like as it will uplift your emotions and aid in de-stressing.

Muscular aches and pains – Rosemary, peppermint, clary sage, german chamomile, lavender, cypress, juniper, basil, marjoram.

To help to increase your energy levels – Grapefruit, juniper, cypress, peppermint, rosemary, basil.

Depression – I always recommend that you inhale your preferred aromas, it is also important not to over use essential oils that are strong sedatives like sweet Marjoram, clary sage, sandalwood, valerian and vetiver.

Most essential oils are very good for depression and boosting the immune System here are some –  All citrus, geranium, neroli, rose, chamomile, patchouli, frankincense, ylang ylang, basil, peppermint, lemon myrtle.

Insomnia can be a cause of chronic fatigue, oils that can aid in relaxation and sleep – Vetiver, sandalwood, clary sage, lavender, lemon, bergamot, rose, neroli, jasmine, rhu khus, cedarwood, chamomile.


Raising energy levels – grapefruit, basil, peppermint or rosemary, juniper, spearmint, use as an inhalation.

Immuno-stimulent – rosemary, peppermint, cypress, lemon myrtle or lemon, juniper, lavender, lemon tea tree, daily application as a dressing oil or friction rub (once a week)on your back focusing on the sinal cord.

Insomnia – vetiver, rosewood, sweet orange or rose, geranium, lemon via inhalation, full body or foot bath, diffuser or annoint the souls of your feet.

Muscle pain – clary sage, basil, peppermint or rosemsry, sweet marjorum, lavender topical application.

These oils are recommendations, that I have personally used for working with the above conditions.


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