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Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia): Used for bacterial, fungal and viral infections. Can treat athlete's foot, acne, bug bites and cold sores. Used to stimulate the immune system and for cleansing. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia): Promotes a calm and relaxed feeling, good for treating bee stings, bug bites, burns, headache, rash, sprains, acne and depression. Orange (Citrus sinensis): Helps with lymphatic congestion, digestion, acne and depression.

Getting to the essence of essential oils

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Tiny bottles hold droplets some say have ancient healing powers.

Essential oils, the concentrated liquid extracted from aromatic plants such as flowers, citruses and herbs, are used for skin care, household cleaning and mood enhancement, and to treat medical concerns such as headaches, congestion, digestive issues and more.

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They are said to be antibacterial, antiviral and/or antifungal. Some are even said to inhibit the growth of tumors.

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