Essential Oils

essential oils

I’m always looking. Is this supplement helpful? What about that one? Is sunlight good for you? Is it bad for you? What about butter, chocolate, coffee?


And what about essential oils? I had in fact overlooked essential oils until a friend mentioned that the treatment she had chosen for cancer combined the traditional with an alternative – essential oils. In her case, she had surgery, followed by essential oils, rather than chemo.


Another friend has combined the traditional, surgery, with a daily exercise routine. In his case, chemo was supposed to give him a 10% better prognosis. Exercise generally gives – as I’ve read in more than one place – a 50% better prognosis. My friend’s own oncologist told him that he (the oncologist) would not opt for chemo.


The friend who turned to essential oils was not drawn to doing a daily workout – though combining exercise with essential oils might be even more effective than doing only one. Her route: a lot of research into alternative routes, soon focussing on essential oils.



So, essential oils – what are they? According to Wikipedia:


an essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetherolea, or simply as the oil of the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. An oil is “essential” in the sense that it contains the “essence of” the plant’s fragrance — the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it is derived.


Why turn to essential oils – this “concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds”? Here’s just some of the information one comes to over and over. Essential oils detoxify, clean receptor sites, strengthen the immune system, attack only the harmful bacteria, allowing our body’s friendly flora to flourish. Essentials oils balance the body, help bring the body back to natural healthy function. Plus they’re multi-dimensional – meaning, they do not have only one impact, like conventional drugs, but can change in their function as the body changes.



I’m going to give my friend’s story as it’s way more dramatic than anything to do with me.


My big concern: wellness – staying well, feeling well, having lots of energy and clarity of thought and so on. I’m one of the many who turns to alternative routes to stay vibrant and youthful. Those routes include a daily energy routine, supplements, yoga stretches, tapping and other forms of “energy”, plus essential oils. My big thing: natural life enhancers. It’s so easy to get depleted, if we take on a lot on the personal and social level, especially at a time when so much is happening that threatens general safety, and when there are so many toxins in the environment. Many things help us, from social connections, family and friend closeness, connections with pets and nature – and also things like essential oils.



Now, my friend’s story. In my friend’s case, she did masses of research to make sure she was getting top quality products for maximum effectiveness, as well as research into what were the the most beneficial essentials oils in cancer treatment. Where did the plants come from? How were they grown? How were they processed? How were they stored?


Note: nothing said here is meant to replace consulting a doctor, medical advice, medical treatment. I have no medical training. Neither does either of the friends I’ve mentioned.



I will let you know the top quality essential oils my friend has chosen to use:


– frankincense essential oil. Her research told her that this was the main oil to use for cancer, and that it works also in conjunction with chemo, as frankincense enhances absorption.


– lemon essential oil for detox. According to her research, lemon clears the liver and kidneys, because once saturated with the lemon, then natural detox kicks in.


– an essential oil blend for the digestive system. She took this because, if we can’t take in nutrients because of problems with the digestive system, we may be fooling ourselves. Even if we eat only organic foods, if our system can’t take in what we’re offering, we’re not doing our body good, if we’re not absorbing through a healthy system.


She also takes two further essential oils, one that is anti-bacterial and anti-microbial to prevent colds and flus. And in fact, this winter she has not had a single cold, which she finds is rather too bad, as she usually had one flu per year and enjoyed having a few days in bed!!! The final oil is anti-fungal, good if there is an overabundance of fungus, like candida, from sugar in the system.



She has a bunch of other stories as well. Here are a couple.


Her mother-in-law suffered severely, for 2 years, from sciatica even after 2 cortisone shots. She was sitting on heating pads, and even with those, there was a lot of pain. In her case, one essential oil was put externally right near where the sciatic nerve is (on the top of the hip bone). She also took the same product internally. The pain is gone.


A friend has used another essential oil to stop smoking. She had not been able to stop with the patch. Now she stopped easily, as the essential oils she applied to the sole of the feet stopped the craving.


A sister-in-law suffered from depression, and then was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, just when my friend was getting into essential oils. Before picking up the medication prescribed by the doctor, the sister-in-law decided to try essential oils – in her case, lavender on the bottom of the feet. The tremors stopped and the depression lifted. She went back to the doctor, to tell him of her experience. Her doctor’s verdict: in that case it was never Parkinson’s – though she had been diagnosed.



If essential oils interest you, please contact me. You’ll end up in touch with me, and also my friend, who is the expert in this area.