This post is in response to some requests for more information on the essential oils. Please don’t panic and feel overwhelmed when you see the lists, just pick two or three oils and start trying them out.
Most of us have spent so much money trying to get well I can hear the groans when something like this gets posted. I would be the same way and don’t blame anyone for feeling that way. But from the bottom of my heart I so want anyone who has been leveled by this wicked stuff to not only get some relief but start living life again.
ESSENTIAL OILS* for… Nerve and Muscle Pain Relievers
Cistus – When followed by peppermint or wintergreen it seems to boost effectiveness for nerve pain, and all by itself is one of the best oils for that type of pain. It takes very little.
Helichrysum – A favorite of mine, it’s an amazing pain reliever, for both muscle and nerve pain.
Lavender – An all time favorite for relaxation and pain relief. These are all great oils…
Clary Sage, Thyme, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, Spruce, Pine, Clove, Lemon, Vetiver, Balsam Fir, Palo Santo, Marjoram, sweet (marjoram also works as a sedative). It’s what I use every night with lavender and vetiver no matter what else I might need.
**Eucalyptus – Use in small quantities; a couple drops mixed with carrier oil directly on pain area along with a drop or two “neat” on bottom of feet. Not recommended for daily use, a couple times a week for chronic pain is all I would personally use.
**Wintergreen – This is the one that first wowed me when I started using oils. I received immediate pain relief. It is an analgesic and an anodyne which means it can eliminate pain and reduce tension. However, it is an oil that needs to be used with caution. It really shouldn’t be used in a diffuser because of the Menthyl Salicylate and never used by anyone who is hyper-reactive to salicylates. For application use it like eucalyptus, but during a bad peripheral nerve flare up I will use it a few days in a row with no problem. I just don’t pour it on like I did in the beginning.
**Peppermint – one of the most popular oils out there that can be used for pain relief as well as a host of other things, but another one to use with caution. If you have an uncomfortable reaction, which I can honestly say that I have not had to any of the oils except for the rash, itching and swelling symptoms from overuse, it may be that it is another oil with menthol and might potentially cause someone who has been poisoned by a neurotoxic substance to have a reaction. Peppermint is effective against an astounding number of pathogenic organisms, including MRSA.
Nerve pain formula (# = drops)
Mix with about 100 drops career oil and apply 4-5 drops of blended formula on inflamed area. For all over relief put drops on bottom of feet, on rub on from base of neck along spine down to small of back. There are charts that show nerve connections on our hands and feet to places all over our bodies.
Germ Fighting Formula
Oils for Anxiety (use any one or any combination of these)
My all time favorites are lavender, vetiver, bergamot, Ylang Ylang, patchouli and clary sage. I also love all things citrus. Orange is a wonderful oil for equalizing moods.
For stress relief mix equal amounts of the oils listed below with a 2 x’s the carrier oil, rub together in hands clockwise, lay on your abdomen and at base of throat and slowly breathe in and out three times. With the index finger and middle finger tap over thymus area twice. I don’t know how – something to do with the electric current in our bodies – but it has an immediate calming affect on me.
*Essential Oils have provided multiple health benefits for countless people around the globe, but they should be respected like any other potent compound, which is exactly what they are. I know some who do, but I would not personally ingest any of them, even the citrus oils. Our livers have already taken a beating and it’s not worth that kind of risk.
**Use extra caution with these oils as well as Blue Tansey. It’s another really good oil, but needs to be used carefully.
Reference Guides (can be purchased on Amazon)
Medical Aromatherapy Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt. Excellent guide. Check Kurt’s book out here.
The first one I purchased was Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie & Alan Higley and I use it constantly It is a great reference book, but slanted toward a company I won’t endorse. Their recommendations for treatments with oils are very good though.
Click here for full edition or….. here for condensed quick guide.
Also, another very informative book is one by Dr. Cass Ingram, The Cure is in The Cupboard. It is all about oregano oil, an unbelievably powerful oil with which I am just now becoming familiar. Click here for the scoop on oregano.
The oil company I recommend above any others I’ve tried is here. Appalachian Valley Natural Products. If you’re not seeing the bulk pricing after clicking the drop down menu under the oil name, you can either register and see if that works, or just send them an email and ask because the bulk prices are available to everyone whether registered or not.
Again, not one little thing in it for me by recommending them. The best part of finding something amazing or discovering something that is of tremendous personal benefit is telling others about it. I will only recommend what I’ve used, what works for me at this level, only after significant research, which I did with about a dozen companies. I honestly do not believe anyone can beat their oil quality, prices or customer service. One thing I’ve found without exception is that unless a company is running a promotion or having a legitimate sale, if an oil is very inexpensive compared to the majority of reputable companies out there, it’s because it’s an inferior oil. Having said that, I was skeptical when I saw some of AV prices because they were so much less than a company I had been using and considered staying with. Not only did their prices blow the other company out of the competition, the oil quality did too.
Generally speaking, our bodies probably respond better to the oils when we switch them up. I do use the three I mentioned everyday, and have for about a year. They still work and have caused no problems, but they are among the more mild oils. Like anything else, we are all different so different oils will work differently on different people. That’s why I listed quite a few oils. There are dozens more.
I am not familiar with WordPress, and Word is not that compatible with it. I need to get some formatting things figure out. After typing it out in Word I spent quite a while trying to get this to look halfway decent, and not sure I succeeded!