I was given 3 essential oils for Christmas. They just sat there in my cabinet until lastnight. I am so in love with these oils, but I am first reading a book called The complete book of essential oils, so I know how to use them properly. I mixed a little of my oil (Lavender one) in with coconut oil as a carrier, and massaged my spleen lastnight while watching my Roku. It felt so good I did the sore area of my neck from spasmodic Torticolus, and my hands for arthritic pain. Also remembered to go ahead and do my feet! Oh to have someone living here that could just give me a massage with this stuff! I am sending my sister some to try for her osteo arthritis. I can only hope she will give it a try. I was so enthralled in reading how these natural remedies were used 1000s of years ago. It just makes good sense that folks then had to find ways to help with their issues as well. I am so excited to learn more about the oils, and continue using them. Thank you most to EC because I wouldn't have had a heads up if you hadn't had the info here, where I first started paying attention, Denise
I was just recently introduced to peppermint oil. I had a really bad headache and a friend of mine said here rub this on it. I rubbed it on the spot and my headache went away immediately. Just be warned that it can irritate your eyes so do not put to much. Just smear some on your finger and rub it in.
I have found in the past of hearing about remedies for our pets and as always, I investigate these remedies via web searches, not just one but many searches. I cannot say any thing is 100% foolproof until or unless I try the items in question. I had heard about essential oils for dogs, I am in error because I was supposed to have used food grade oils, but in the same token I did use other non food grade on both cats and dogs. It has been over a year or more and no negative results, but I wouldn't suggest any one using this other than the food grade type essential oils just to be on the safer side.
Aroma Therapy & Depression
I am on Citalopram 20 mg. a day. I exercise and eat mostly organic & avoid sugar & other no nos. Also, I take tons of supplements like magnesium & fish oil. Still, the depression has not all gone away. I heard that rose oil was an antidote for depression & decided to try it. All I did was put 1 or 2 tiny drops of rose absolut (the real stuff) on my upper lip, well massaged in, under my nostrils at my "droop time" at night. About an hour later I would also do a bit more aroma therapy by burning just one stick of good incense (not the kind that is made from cow dung, really healthy kind, any "flavor".) I waited an hour for the incense because I wanted my olfactory sense to get the full benefit of the rose oil by itself. (I also rubbed the left over bit on my finger onto my wrists.) The effect has been wonderful. Boy does it put me in a happy, even joyful mood. And this lasts about 24 hours! Also, I noticed it was helping me with attention deficit order, definitely. Well, at first I could find no one else saying that it helped A.D.D. But since then, I have found on the net that yes, people say it helps with A.D.H.D. (A.D.D. is sometimes lumped into that category.) per empirical studies. Now A.D.D. & depression go together commonly. No way I believe this was placebo effect. I didn't dream it would help with A.D.D. for example.
Rose absolut is pricey. However, I get it at a major discount vitamin site that sells everything for about 40% off. It could last me several months at the rate I'm using it, personally.
I just wondered if anyone has tried rosemary oil for any types of cures? I've tried it for headaches and some sinus problems in the past and have had some good success. It is also good for the scalp and is found in some shampoos. I did a search on this site and didn't find anything. I was wondering about other essential oils as well. All I've ever seen mentioned is tea tree oil and wild oregano oil. Thought it might be a good topic. Just wondering.
(New Hampshire, Usa)
Have been using WhisperGently's 2009 recipe for homemade Thieves Oil concoction for three days only, and I've already felt a huge reduction in stiffness and discomfort in my arthritic knees. I've been rubbing the oil directly into both knees, morning and night.
The thieves oil has also allowed me to sleep far more comfortably and for longer periods over the last few nights - couldn't be happier with these results. Thanks for sharing.
I have had skin issues this winter as I have many winters past; itchy, rashy, welts...on shins, forearms, my back. For some reason I read about Thieves Oil and mixed up a batch. What relief!! I mixed a couple drops with a dab of coconut oil and applied it before I got dressed for work this morning - the relief lasted most of the day and the redness of the breakouts is a little less. I have steroid cream for when I need a "quick fix" but I might just be able to give it up as the Thieves Oil takes care of the itch much better, for me. I mixed the oils according to a recipe I found somewhere....I can't - for the life of me - recall the website:
40 drops CLOVE e.o. - 35 drops LEMON e.o. - 20 drops CINNAMON BUD e.o. - 15 drops EUCALYPTUS e.o. - 10 drops ROSEMARY e.o.
I decided to fraction what I mixed and it turned out pretty well; I didn't use a carrier oil - just added a drop or two to a little coconut oil.
Also, I felt like I was coming down with a cold yesterday so decided to simmer a pan of water on the stove, to which I added several drops of "my Thieves Oil" - if it's mind over matter, I don't care! Maybe I was just overtired after having my grandson for an overnight....I feel better today and that can't be a bad thing. : -) I also have been taking 1/2 teaspoon of 500 ppm Colloidal Silver for a couple months (daily during the week, then my schedule gets thrown to the wind on the weekends) and have been able to avoid the viruses that are rampant this winter. I had nothin' to lose by trying this and I've gained so much!
My Christmas Gift 2009
Almond, wheat Germ, Grape Seed extract and Jojoba oil can be used as carrier oils. The best which has a longer shelf life would be the Jojoba oil, all others would last approximately 6mths.
My first batch was made with Almond oil which is the one that I prefer it has a watery substance as opposed to the wheat germ. The longest shelf life would be the jojoba which is approximately 2yrs, I was planning on giving mine all away so didn't think I needed something that lasted too long. We have to bear in mind that there are people who are allergic to peanuts so caution must be taken and given.
Now I must stress that you not change the recipe by a tsp or tbsp or add any other oil you might think would work.
You will need 1 cup of carrier oil such as Almond, wheat germ, seed extract or jojoba.
1 tablespoon of Clove Bud oil
Make sure its bud oil and not simply the clove.
1 tablespoon of Lemon Oil
2 teaspoon of Rosemary Oil
2 teaspoon of Eucalyptus Oil
I read somewhere on a blog where a doctor was recommending this to his patients but his patients thought he was a fool to ask them to go out and purchase all these ingredients more the fool to them they don't know what they are missing, this is the BEST CURE of all that I've ever encountered, I've made 2 batches of this oil and given it out without charge, given it out as a gift of health to all the good feelings, rewards, the thanks, the hugs I've received for giving this oil was worth a million dollars. It's time we give instead of being greedy all the time.
These essential oils may create an unfriendly environment for bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. This proprietary blend was university tested and found to kill over 99% of bacteria it comes into contact with and to be highly effective in supporting the Immune System and Good Health.
The Chinese say that our feet is like our second heart, in our feet we have receptors or veins that lead to almost every organ in our body. Knowing this I always apply the oil to the sole of my feet where the arch is, I only add two little drops of this oil to both my feet and within minutes I feel the effects of it.
Approximate cost will be in the 50-75 dollars but it will be the best use of your money, you'll be buying yourself the best remedy of all times and you'll have enough to share with your friends and family, a tbsp (15ml) is going for $42.00 USD this information I got from the last site I visited. This is outrageous for people to be making money off of our health. For myself It has helped with arthritis, heel spurs although I work in an environment where I could easily catch the virus or flu (Pharmacy) I can honestly say that I've been blessed with good health, this oil and also knowing the importance of taking Vitamin D3, I've not been ill once this year Thank God.
Merry Christmas and Good Health for the coming year.
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(Timmins, Ontario, Canada)
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a recent Greek study showing that Essential oils, especially Thyme & Cinnamon are effective against MRSA
I had a dental abscess above one of my teeth last night and it was getting bigger. I tried clove oil at first, and that did help a little. However, it still didn't seem to go away, and it hurt, it was also turning purple so I was worried. I then tried a mixture of essentials oils: clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary oils together. I just wet the tip of my finger with the oil and rubbed it right on the abscess. Be careful with this stuff, it's very strong and it burns if you get it on your lips or face. It stung a little, but nothing too bad at all. I rubbed it on a few times within an hour and then looked at the abscess again. I was really amazed at how fast it worked. Within a half hour, the purple was gone, it was back to pink, and the abscess started to ooze yellow stuff. It shrunk very quickly and it is healing fast, almost back to normal. I highly recommend trying this.