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Headaches, Actinic Keratoses, Muscle Discomfort & Hives

Author: Julie C.
Date: 07-25-2007
Views: 6,901
Word Count: 576
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 2300-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Peppermint (for headaches, nausea, & mosquito bites)

GREAT for headaches; I'm in the process of dramatically changing my diet and have experienced "detox" symptoms as a result. So, whenever I've had a headache, I put some Peppermint on my temples, middle of my forehead, and the back of my neck. Within about 2 minutes, the headache is gone.

Peppermint is also great for upset stomach...I mixed some olive oil with a few drops of Peppermint and rubbed it over the stomach area and in about 5 minutes there was no more stomachache.

Peppermint is also great for mosquito bites...I rubbed some oil on the bites, and it stopped the itchy feeling.

Frankincense (for Actinic Keratoses)

Everything I've read about Frankincense says it helps to repair DNA and is an immune builder. Since my dermatologist told me I have "Actinic Keratoses" (pre-cancerous cells that occur when your immune system is down), I decided to try some Frankincense oil on them.

I mixed about 7 drops of oil with equal drops olive oil (for each arm) and rubbed over the affected areas. In 2 days I saw MAJOR improvement. In approximately 5 days, all the actinic keratoses (about 15 in all) were completely gone! Usually the only way to get rid of them is having them "frozen" off at the doctor's office... so I'm very happy I don't have to do that anymore. I'm very pleased with the results that Frankincense oil has given me. As my immune system strengthens, I will continue to use the oil for my AK's.

Peace & Calming (for stress and anxiety)

Peace & Calming helps take the edge off a bad mood, stress, anxiety, etc. I've also found that it helps promote relaxation and more restful sleep.


PanAway helps alleviate and lessen muscle pain. For example, for several months I was having terrible aches and pains in my lower right leg, so much so that I would wake up about every 15 minutes at night. Needless to say, I couldn't get good rest because I was waking up all the time.

The very first day we received our Young Living oils, I mixed about 10 drops of PanAway with some olive oil and rubbed over the sore muscles on my leg. I didn't feel any relief at first, but decided to go to sleep and hope for the best. ***I slept the ENTIRE night without waking up one time! It TOTALLY helped the achiness to go away... I continued to use it nightly for about 2 weeks, and now I don't have to use it anymore. No more leg pain! :)


When our daughter got hives (due to a virus), she had hives all over her body and severe itchiness. I mixed about 5 drops of Lavender (along with a few drops Peppermint) with equal parts olive oil and rubbed over the areas that had hives (except for the eye area - that area is too sensitive for the oils). A few minutes later, she wasn't feeling itchy anymore and was able to sleep the entire night. By the next morning, the hives were completely gone and there was no sign of irritation of her skin.

These oils don't "cure" any diseases, and I feel it's still important for people to see their doctors when they're sick. But I truly believe these essential oils help assist the body in helping itself to get better.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: emotions — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: stomachache — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
3.Associated topics: stomachache — "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
4.Associated topics: muscle-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
5.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia,headache — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
6.Associated topics: headache — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
7.Associated topics: stomachache — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
8.Associated topics: actinic-keratosis — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link

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