A Plethora Of Uses For Essential Oils
Author: Karen N.
Word Count: 239
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 10919-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8
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Hello. I have been using essential oils since October of 2014. I make my own non-toxic body products like deodorant, body scrubs, body butters etc.
I use several drops of Peppermint, Wintergreen and Spearmint in fractioned coconut oil topically for back and neck pain. I am happy to report I have not used Ibuprofen in 3 months. I was taking 1600MG a day since 1980.
I have had reflux so bad that I now use a drop or two of Copaiba and Fennel oil in my water, and I seem to be doing better.
My grandson has a double ear infection so tonight I filled a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil, a few drops of Basil, Tea Tree, and Lavender. He was in so much pain before I rolled around the back and front of his ears. Within one hour the pain had subsided!
I make bug repellent with Lemongrass, Citronella, Cedarwood, and Lavender that works amazing. It’s great for fleas, ticks and mosquitos.
I also make sunscreen with 20 SPF using fractionated coconut oil, Myrrh, Carrot Seed, and Lavender.
I diffuse Thieves oil to keep from getting sick.
I even came up with my own cough medicine for my grandchildren that uses oval honey and a few drops of Lemon oil. I personally use Thieves myself as its a bit stronger and truly stops the coughing.
My next goal is to get off Protonix and blood pressure meds!
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|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||Associated topics: ear-infection — "Essential oils or their components placed in the ear canal can provide effective treatment of acute otitis media."||Link|
|2.||Associated topics: acid-reflux — Gastroprotective effects of Lemon essential oil: "In ethanol model, CL (citrus lemon) and LIM (limonene) [component of Lemon] demonstrated 100% of gastroprotection.... In the indomethacin model, CL and LIM offered effective gastroprotection...."||Link|
|3.||Associated topics: ear-infection — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."||Link|
|4.||Associated topics: acid-reflux — "D-limonene is one of the most common terpenes in nature. It is a major constituent in several citrus oils.... Being a solvent of cholesterol, d-limonene has been used clinically to dissolve cholesterol-containing gallstones. Because of its gastric acid neutralizing effect and its support of normal peristalsis, it has also been used for relief of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). D-limonene has well-established chemopreventive activity against many types of cancer. Evidence from a phase I clinical trial demonstrated a partial response in a patient with breast cancer and stable disease for more than six months in three patients with colorectal cancer."||Link|
|5.||Associated topics: acid-reflux — "In traditional folk medicine, tarragon [Artemisia dracunculus L. (Asteraceae)] has been used for treatment of pain and gastrointestinal disturbances.... This study reported the peripheral and central antinociceptive activity of the EOAD [essential oil of A. dracunculus] and rationalized the traditional use of the plant in the treatment of different painful conditions."||Link|
|6.||Associated topics: sunburn — "Burn Healing Potential of Nigella sativa seed oil in rats.... Nigella sativa L. (Black cumin) has shown a broad spectrum of pharmacological effects like antipyretic [fever reducing], analgesic [pain reducing], anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.... The present study suggests the burn wound healing action of seeds may be due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of major compounds in the oil."||Link|
|7.||Associated topics: sunburn — "Melaleuca Alternifolia [tea tree] Hydrogel... was compared with tap water as a coolant following application onto a fresh, deep, partial-thickness hot water burn.... Effective cooling of the burn wound and an increased rate of wound healing was achieved by both repeated tap water compresses and by immediate or delayed application of Melaleuca Hydrogel. Cooling is an effective means to reduce tissue damage and increase wound healing."||Link|
|8.||Associated topics: insect-deterrent — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."||Link|