Essential Oil Remedies

Cold Sores
Posted by Kelly (Vancouver, Canada) on 01/11/2011
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Cold sore treatment: Essential oils! I used eucalyptus oil, another time tea tree oil, and now am using lavender essential oil. No pain, and it seemed to kill it instantly. It was going away before it ever really started! Just a dab, straight on it, not diluted.

Posted by Jasmine (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 01/04/2011
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I have noticed that my hair recently starting thinning on the top for about 6 months, nothing was helping it, until I tried Lavender oil. I put a few drops in my shampoo everyday and about three times a week massage my scalp at night with it. I find it also helps to mix in a few drops of rosemary oil. My hair is thicker on the top and is also growing a lot faster and healthier.

Posted by Dleigh57 (Buckhannon, Wv, Usa) on 10/14/2010
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Lavender works wonderful on minor burns. It relieves the pain instantly.

Posted by Kathee (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 09/22/2010
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My chiropractor recommends lavendar oil for many ailments and said you can dilute it with a little olive oil. I even used it on my dog for his hot spots. Works great! I was badly bruised from my seatbelt in a car accident and the oil cleared up my skin in a few days. Amazing!

Posted by Sp (Nashville, Tn) on 06/04/2010
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Lavender essential oil works great to relieve the itchiness of mosquito bites. Dab a drop directly on the area and a few minutes later the itchiness is gone. It gets rid of the swelling also.

Essential Oil Resources
Posted by Regulator555 (Grand Rapids, Mi, Usa) on 06/02/2010

For those interested in the medicinal capabilities of essential oils, check out a book by Valerie Ann Worwood called "The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy." They go beyond smelling nice. Also, never use EO's straight on the skin. Two exceptions are tea tree and lavender. Not all EO's are created equal, so do your homework before buying.

Essential Oil Resources
Posted by Kristie (Ky) on 03/30/2018

i have been searching online for days on which essential oils to purchase on a budget. I'm going in circles and still don't know which oils are pure and doesn't cost a fortune. Please help.

Essential Oil Resources
Posted by Holly (Colorado) on 06/20/2018

Edden gardens is good for the price.

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

Rosemary Oil
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.

Rose Oil
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.

Peppermint Oil
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.

Thieves Oil
Posted by Whispergently (Timmins, Ontario Canada) on 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.

Thieves Oil
Posted by Cindy (Cochrane, Wi, USA) on 12/21/2009

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

Thieves Oil
Posted by Rob (Manhattan, New York) on 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.

Thieves Oil
Posted by Whispergently (Timmins, Ontario, Canada) on 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.

Thieves Oil
Posted by Kate (London, UK) on 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!

Thieves Oil
Posted by Rob (Manhattan, New York) on 12/22/2009

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

Thieves Oil
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 12/22/2009 509 posts

Hello Whispergently,

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

Thieves Oil
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 12/24/2009 509 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.

Essential Oil Patch
Posted by Rob (Manhattan, New York) on 10/02/2009
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I was surprised by the effectiveness of an essential oil patch I placed
on my upper chest, near my armpit. (I awoke calm & relaxed, unusual, forgetting that I had it on)I purchased it at a local health store.

Question: Since the product is too expensive, I was wondering if anyone has any home recipes or methods for applying essential oils to skin. The oils in this patch were Bergamot, Ginger, Lavender and a carrier. A patch seems more effective then just rubbing it on.

EC, perhaps an essential oil section? thanks!

Essential Oil Patch
Posted by Kathy (Dubois, Pa) on 10/03/2009

I have alot of experience with essential oils, and this patch sounds like something you could easliy make at home for a fraction of the price it costs at the store. E.Os are easily absorbed through the skin, and I bet that a mix of the same ingredients (EOs plus the carrier), put on a piece of gauze and taped to the skin with surgical tape, would accomplish the same thing. And, once you get to know the properties and actions of the various EOs, you will be able to make customized blends to suit yourself. Get yourself a good primer on EOs, and whenever you try a new one, watch yourself for allergic reactions like dermatitis, etc. One really good book on essential oils is called "Medical Aromatherapy". I cannot remember the author's name off hand, but I'll post it later when I have more time.

Essential Oil Patch
Posted by Rob (Manhattan, New York) on 10/04/2009

thanks Kathy... I am going to try your suggestion.. heading out today to buy the ingredients and will report back...
this is the listed ingredients of the patch I purchased:

Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, bergamot, ginger, rosemary and lavender essential oils. Adhesive ingredients: Medical Grade Mineral Oil, Resins/Fatty Acids, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Thermoplastic Rubber
& this is the listed benefits...

Bergamot: Balancing, uplifting and gently warming, Bergamot oil regulates mood swings and lifts the spirits. Topically this oil can be used to balance skin that is oily, scaly or slow to heal. Ginger: generates warmth, vitality, centering and grounding, thereby helping relieve physical and emotional coldness and tiredness. It will address spacey-ness, low motivation and sensual or emotional inhibition. Ginger oil also warms and comforts the muscles and tendons.

Rosemary: has a stimulating, awakening energy in conditions of lethargy and withdrawal. This oil increases mental focus and memory, while enhancing motivation, self-confidence and self-assertion. Rosemary will also warm and relaxes the muscles. Muscle fatigue, colds, poor circulation, aches and pains and mental fatigue. Debility, headaches, hypotension, neuralgia, mental fatigue, nervous exhaustion, stress related disorders.

Lavender: soothes, calms and harmonizes; relieving nervous tension and irritability. It can help resolve emotional crises and facilitates letting go of past negative experiences. It is used for nervous system disorders such as depression, headache, hypertension, insomnia, migraine, nervous tension, stress related conditions, PMT, sciatica, shock and vertigo.

Facts: Bergamot Botanical Name: Citrus Organia. Recommended to combat stress and tension symptoms. Bergamot's virtues are considerable: uplifting, refreshing, inspiring, balancing, confidence building, concentration, motivation, good cheer and harmony. Named after the Italian city of Bergamo in Lombardy, where the oil was first sold.

Essential Oil Patch
Posted by Rob (Manhattan, New York) on 10/13/2009

no success with the homemade patch.. the gauze and tape approach is too messy..I also tried an "elbow" bandage and applied the oil to the pad...but the adhesive irritated my skin..

However I found rubbing on the soles of my feet and rubbing on chest just above armpits was effective. As effective as the patch? Hard to say.. the patches run about $15 for a tin of 10...I will use both methods in the future.

Essential Oil Patch
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA) on 10/14/2009

Hi Rob, I wanted to comment on the oil effectiveness. Massaging it in is very valid and highly effective. In Aryuvedic medicine it is a highly regarded therapy. I have been oil pulling for about 3 months now on a very regular basis because its effectiveness was so powerful on my hip pain that I suffered from. Nothing else seemed to crack it. I read about it first long ago in Deepak Chopra's book "Perfect Health" but at that time in my life it was insignificant (oh as we age, how that changes...) Then, I found this therapy here on earth clinic and decided to give it a try. Voila! It was amazing. Anyway, I was puzzled as to why it worked so significantly and did research. I always have known of Aryuvedic medicine but not very thoroughly. Well, according to this very ancient form, oil helps to calm the body, reduce the friction and distribute the heat more evenly through the body. Also, knowing your body type in Aryuvedic medicine helps. I am very Vata so sesame oil is extremely effective for me. They also recommend massaging oil in specific areas for various reasons which may interest you a lot. In the navel before going to bed cures dryness of the whole body. Massaged at the juncture of the skull and spine will calm the entire nervous system, improve memory and eyesight. Do some research on the web. I am certain you will find it most interesting. I do a lot of research in Chinese medicine and Aryuvedic because they are so ancient and our country does not utilize or know much about them and yet they are filled with wisdom and answers. Good luck!

Essential Oil Patch
Posted by Rob (Manhattan, New York) on 10/15/2009

thanks for the info Lisa! I have a tendency to think of the skin as an impenetrable membrane..though a simple brush of poison oak or ivy one is reminded how interactive and breathing our skin is. I was told by a massage practitioner a while back that I too was Vata and before leaving she blobbed a handful of oil on the top of my head. I was quite annoyed by it, walking down the street with oil dripping down my forehead...however since then I come to realize her reason/wisdom. She saw that I suffered from an over active mind (a legal battle over the losing of my home and death of loved ones) & the massaging of oil on the head helps to calm my racing thoughts significantly. I am slowly discovering the value of oils & essential oils.. I would say that it trumps most things that I've taken internally for my conditions of stress and inflammation.

Essential Oil Patch
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, usa) on 10/15/2009

Hi again Rob, So, after telling you about the oil yesterday it reminded me of its powerful abilities- so simple yet so effective. My husband said let's try the oil on the neck tonight and we did. Well, I slept like a baby and usually am up early but didn't wake up until after 8 am feeling very refreshed. I didn't put it together but my husband said, " You really slept soundly- do you think it was the oil? I feel really calm this morning." And he is vata also and has an extremely overactive mind so you might want to try it. I am aware of the oil technique on the head- I believe it's referred to as panchakarma. Nonetheless, I laughed at image of you walking through NYC with oil dripping from your head. And being a vata you must have been really annoyed! As for your inflammation that you have alluded to a couple of times- what kind of inflammation? Have you tried the sesame oil pulling? It has helped my inflammation and calmed my hip pain down incredibly.

Essential Oil Patch
Posted by Rob (Manhattan, New York) on 10/17/2009

yes, you imagine walking down a busy street with oil dripping down my face...I have a peculiar chronic neck & jaw stiffness with a fullness in my ears..I have yet to have it properly diagnosed.. It could be an inner chronic infection..fungus? Not painful just constant.. things like coffee or alcohol, wheat/pasta, make it worse. I also have asthma...The oils although no cure seem to lessen it or at least calm me.. similar to a good massage.

Essential Oil Patch
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA) on 10/18/2009

Hi again Rob, Your description is very interesting in that my husband suffered from the same thing for years. Seemingly "Strange things" would make it worse- chocolate, a certain piece of cake, pasta, etc. I would always say to him it had to do with his diet- that he had a yeast condition. Of course, he would shrug it off. That happened for years and he would suffer through it. Then about a year and a half ago, I was working with an energy healer who worked psychically as well. I know for some of you out there that might sound strange but we are energy and vibration I believe so, it can be extremely effective. Well, I was seeing results so I suggested he go. When he got home, he was very agitated and upset because she picked up that he had an extreme candida condition and parasites. Of course, now he says, "HELP ME!" and I said that he needed to start cleaning that up with diet. We also have an ion cleanse machine which we had just purchased and I had been using. He started using it on a very regular basis and had a huge change with it. I also had him do the hydrogen peroxide treatments that I had found here on earth clinic when I started coming on here last Dec. and that also made a significant change. Since all of this he no longer has reactions when he does have any of the above mentioned. I do have to say though, that since he has found such relief, he no longer really wants those things nearly as much. Before it was like an addiction which is how candida works. The "beast" I call it cries for sugar and the person keeps feeding it. My husband also says the oil "calms him" as you said but as I mentioned earlier, he too has a very racing, busy mind. Anyway, look into candida because it creates all sorts of seemingly unrelated problems. I really hope this helps you. Lisa

Essential Oil Patch
Posted by Lita209 (Sanford, Fl, USA) on 12/22/2009

Where do you buy your essential oils? I want to buy them but not sure if I can only get at the health food store? Would a place like bath & body shop have good quality essential oils? Or do I have to buy them on line? Thanks!!!

Essential Oil Patch
Posted by Lori (Houston, Tx) on 04/13/2011

This is a question for Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA. Could you suggest anything essential oils that I could use for my pains. I would appreciate it. Thank you. I like to thank the people who are supporting this site. I have been using ACV, MSM, and Virgin Coconut Oil for the last 6 months. I have been very happy, with lots of energy and pain free but last week I did some exercises that hurt my hip. It started with heel spur pain on my left foot then it progress to knee pain and then to hip pain. At night I was unable to sleep because of the pain, a 8 on a scale of 10. One night the pain got me up at 1am and the only thing I could think of was of taking a hot water bath with epson salts. I also tried using Castor Oil on cosmetic pads soaked in caster oil on my heels, knee, and hip and then applying heat. This helped and I am feeling better but still feel very limited. Going up the stairs is very painful and I am not able to walk for exercise and have not been able to go to my joga class. Also, you mention using and essential oil to help with overall dryness could you be more specific, what kind of oil and the area were it should be applied. Again thank you to all of you, this is my favorite site.

Essential Oil Patch
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 04/13/2011

Hi Lori, Well, to be honest, I seem to have success for temporary amounts of time for my hip pain. It is a chronic condition I have to say. From years of being a ballet dancer and after 6 years of trying to find an answer, I have learned to live w/it. I continue to search for answers though.

Most recently I had a Limbic System Analysis done on myself in which a computer reads through your systems and then gives you the feedback. Well, it came up that my body really wants MSM and cod liver oil and also is lacking in magnesium. Interestingly enough those would be all the things that could help joints! That was a week and a half ago so I have been taking quite a bit of MSM, fermented cod liver oil daily and putting lots of magnesium oil on throughout the day. I have to say that the pain in my hips has become much more bearable and my husband has commented that I seem to be moving easier. Still, it is not gone! I use a wonderful product by Omica that is MSM w/ turmeric and I think that may be the difference from other msm products. I may even add more turmeric in addition. The more I learn about turmeric the more I feel I should keep it in my system!

As for the use of essential oils, I switch it up- sea buckthorn oil, a mix of essential oils w/ homeopathics added, but also coconut oil, grapeseed oil, sesame oil, olive oil. Also, remember that our skin takes things in transdermally so you want to use really good, pure products. Anyway, I hope this info helps you.

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