Essential Oil Remedies

Pain

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Posted by Denise (US) on 01/03/2019 56 posts
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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


Peppermint Oil

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Posted by Kim (Greensboro, Nc) on 01/03/2010
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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.


Pet Remedies

Posted by Diamond (Ma., US) on 11/15/2014

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.


Rose Oil

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Posted by Lorica (New Albany, Indiana) on 01/09/2010
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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.


Rosemary Oil

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Posted by Pat (Athens, Al, Usa) on 05/17/2010
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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.

Replied by Ruth
(New Hampshire, Usa)
03/24/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Hi- I have been using Rosemary Essential Oil in my mascara and it has helped lengthen my eyelashes as well as keeping the mascara free of germs! I also have added it to shampoo and found that I am losing less hair than I had been-

Also, slightly unrelated-I fill a spray-bottle with mostly water and a few drops of Rosemary EO and use that to spray down my luggage when in hotels- just in case- because I read that it repels bed bugs!


Thieves Oil

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Posted by Gillo (Perth, Australia) on 04/19/2016
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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.


Thieves Oil
Posted by Linda (Southern Maine) on 01/27/2014
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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!


Thieves Oil
Posted by Whispergently (Timmins, Ontario Canada) on 12/19/2009

My Christmas Gift 2009

Thieves Oil

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.
Whispergently

Replied by Whispergently
(Timmins, Ontario Canada)
12/21/2009

I'm a little disappointed that you chose to remove part of my post, it was vital information required to make people understand that this oil wasn't my conception but I chose to make some and give it a try and the results were fabulous, NOT one single person who has tried it has had a negative response and I've given it to 30 people some who suffered from asthma, sore throats, pain etc.... The best thing about this oil is that it's not taken orally allowing your body to absorb the ingredients as opposed to ingesting which always effects your stomach. Trust me I know, I almost died because of a ruptured ulcer that had aspirin as the culprit for causing the lining of my stomach to become weak. I have a friend who's had 3 major surgeries to her back and had to wear a cast for months at a time, she's been on Mercendol for years, since taking the oil she's been able to LIVE pain free without the pills, she can now sleep like a baby because she doesn't have the constant pain. Your choice of posting is rather like trying to hide it. The oil is good for preventin the H1N1 virus because it list properties of anti-bacterial, anti-virus, not one of my children was sick with this oil while all around us were those infected with the virus, we had one person die in our city because of it, yet we remained free from illness. I can go on and list so many benefits. I guess Deception is the name of the game. Rita

EC: Dear Whispergently,

The text that was deleted from your post was found on another website that sells Thieves Oil for $42. It is our policy to remove information that has been copyrighted elsewhere unless it has been properly sourced. Feel free to resubmit.

Replied by Cindy
(Cochrane, Wi, USA)
12/21/2009

want to know if this is only for external use and how often?

Replied by Whispergently
(Timmins, Ontario, Canada)
12/21/2009

Yes, selling for $42.00 for 15ml that's 1 tablespoon, as opposed to the complete recipe which is approximately 280ml which is about 8 ounces. The savings of making it yourself is surely incentive enough to follow the recipe given which would cost you 50-75 dollars to make it yourself and be able to give some to family and friends.

Replied by Rob
(Manhattan, New York)
12/22/2009

thanks for the recipe! I have recently discovered the benefits of essential oils & am impressed by their immediate & positive effects. My most notable effect has been calming of the nerves and a lessening of inflammation. will be sure to try this & report back.

Replied by Whispergently
(Timmins, Ontario, Canada)
12/21/2009

My friend Annie had knee surgery this summer and she just recently returned to work with great pain. One night she was in so much pain that she was almost in tears, I had just made my batch of Thieves Oil and decided to get her some, within 5 minutes of her applying the oil to the soles of her feet she came to me, exclaiming, you healed me, I have no pain this is unbelievable. I didn't heal her but gave her an oil that has properties to deal with anti-inflammatory ills (and so much more) since it's not ingested it doesn't harm the lining of your stomach.

Replied by Nicole
(Gatineau, Québec)
12/22/2009

I want to answer to WisperGently. I come from Timmins and now live in Gatineau, Quebec. I am very familiar with your oil called Thieves Oil. It originated in France in the middle ages. During a pest outbreak, a lot of people died. 4 thieves were going around stealing from the dead bodies. They were caught. The judge was interested in finding out how they were immunized from catching the plague as they were going from corpse to corpse to steal. He promised not to burn them (as that was how they disposed of criminals at that time)if they told them their secret. They used to macerated herbs in vinegar for a while and rubbed it on their face and hands before doing their infamous acts. They were not burned but were hanged instead, a more imminent death than burning. A few years later when another pest broke out, the recipe came up and saved many people. In those days hygiene was very poor and it was easy to catch any virus going around. People died from anything. The vinegar became famous as it saved a lot of people then and is still is available country-wide in France to this day. It was mentioned in the French essential oil expert, Jean Valnet, in one of his books which was translated and introduced in North America in the 1980s. He used oil instead of vinegar and essential oils instead of herbs. These are the herbs used (and now essential oil): rosemary, sage, lavender, mint, wormwood, rue, calamus, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, garlic and camphor.

I just wanted to let you know the origin of the name.

Essential oils are remarquable and can cure so many ailments. Every household should learn about them and at least carry some basic ones from pure source.

I am glad this oil is still excellent today as it was over 500 years ago. We think our 'scientists' today know better but back then, people knew a lot more. It is time we all revert to learn to take care of our own ailments so I welcome the sharing of information such as this.

Au revoir.

Replied by Kate
(London, UK)
12/22/2009

I was (and still am) a bit sceptical when researching thieves oil after reading about it on this thread. Most website descriptions of the oil appear to be copied and pasted from one dramatic description of thieves oil. I also cannot discount the possibility that companies are out to scam sick people by marketing a combination of inexpensive essential oils and selling the bottle at an exorbitant price. $42 a bottle is ridiculous.

I did however find a good article on the history of thieves oil that I wanted to pass along. The writer uncovered 17 versions of the Thieves story, dating from 1400 - 1700, with different oil combinations used in each story. So whose to say which combination of oils is the best one. An aromatherapist could probably tell us!

http://inspiredpurpose.wordpress.com/2007/05/02/the-story-behind-thieves-oil/

Replied by Rob
(Manhattan, New York)
12/22/2009

I noticed other Thieves recipes contain Cinnamon oil. Have you not found it useful in your formula?

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
12/22/2009
510 posts

Hello Whispergently,

Would you share your Thieves Oil with the rest of us. Sounds interesting and also sounds like your recipe works.

Replied by Whispergently
(Timmins, Ontario Canada)
12/23/2009

In response to Cindy from Cochrane:

I use it externally only, my stomach cannot handle pills anymore therefore had to find something that would help me with pain, this does help tremendously. I put two drops on each foot in the morning and evening, I might add also that I add on top of that some Castor Oil. I can only speak from experience and what others have told me, I no longer suffer from heels spurs, acid reflux has diminished immensely, and arthritis is practically all gone, still a bit sore in the knuckles but "wow" what a relief to my knee's. Edgar Cayce promoted oil packs which were put on the stomach, if the stomach can absorb so can my feet, I add socks right away to warm up my feet and put slippers on to keep them warm therefore no need for a heating pad which is recommended by Cayce.

In response to Kate from London:

The only thing I can tell you in regards to information that you've provided is "yes" there has been many changes made and many stories told, I for one heard of this oil back in May of 2008, which wasn't promoted on the web as much as it is now, some saw a chance to make money off of it and went for it. When I first heard of it the ingredients are exactly what I've given and I did notice changes in the recipe, some adding cinnamon and other oils, to my research the cinnamon oil has some of the same properties of the eucalyptus oil therefore doubling in one ingredient which I thought would be too much, not a doctor, but common sense told me too much would make for ill effects and it does I read it somewhere while searching the web, can't find it now.

In response to Nicole from Gatineau:

I'm happy that you told the story about where it originated, thank you, Merci! And as stated above I was given this recipe with the 4 combined ingredients, just for argument sake, why would they call it Thieves 4 Oils? There were 4 thieves who were behind the thieving, I believe perhaps I'm right in going with the 4 ingredients and it does work with those 4.

In response to Rob from Manhattan:

Lemon oil is recognized in treating stress if you would like to email me I'd be more than happy to send you the list of benefits and what these oils are used for, my list was removed because of infringement rights and I'm lazy now, I've done enough research in regards to this that I'm searched out and don't want to make my own list, (email is in link above). And as stated above I explain why I didn't include cinnamon oil.

In response to Joyce from Joelton:

Perhaps you're not looking in the right location but I do have the ingredients listed it's under REMEDIES.... ESSENTIAL OILS, you'll find it listed there.

God Bless, Merry Christmas!

EC: To Joyce, the recipe is listed as the very first post in this thread.

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
12/24/2009
510 posts

Thanks to Whispergently and to EC,

I did find the formula for the thieves oil the next night after I asked for it. Looking forward to trying it as soon as I collect the oils.


Thyme and Cinnamon

Posted by Rob (Manhattan, New York) on 05/20/2010

a recent Greek study showing that Essential oils, especially Thyme & Cinnamon are effective against MRSA
bacteria...

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/184025.php


Tooth Abcess

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Posted by Kelly (Portland, Or) on 01/19/2011
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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.