Essential oils have medicinal qualities such as antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. They are also known as volatile oils and have a rich medicinal history in many cultures and are being verified by our modern medical community as well. In addition to their physical effects on the healing of the body they also may calm and soothe the mind and spirit. The highly concentrated botanical components of EOs should be used with caution. These oils may cause allergic reactions or may burn the skin if applied without dilution in a carrier oil. Some people with allergies may experience an extreme reaction to using EOs such as liver toxicity. The quality of essential oils varies and the quality of essential oils discussed here is Therapeutic Grade Essential oils.
Benefits of Essential Oils
- Different E.O.s are anti-bacterial, anti-cancerous, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, anti-viral and antiseptic. Combined they often have a synergistic effect.
- E.O.s are powerful antioxidants. Capable of preventing mutations and as working as free radical scavengers while assisting in preventing oxidation.
- E.O.s are lipid soluble and penetrate cell walls and are metabolized like other nutrients. Because of their small molecular size they easily penetrate the skin.
- E.O.s stimulate the immune system by providing oxygen molecules on a cellular level.
- E.O.s may have the potential to detoxify the blood and cells in the body.
- E.O.’s containing sesquiterpenes pass through the blood brain barrier making them effective treatments for certain headaches (possibly the detox and mitigation of pains experienced by pathogenic activity).
Air Purification Benefits of Essential Oils
Diffusing E.O.s into the air through spraying a light mist or use of an oil diffuser has many benefits. E.O.s may also promote physical, mental and spiritual healing. They charge the air with beneficial negative ions while increasing the ozone content. This inhibits bacterial growth. They also purify the air through removal of toxins and metallic particles and the elimination of odors from various sources including molds.
EOs should not be used directly on skin without diluting them with a carrier oil.
In most instances essential oils should be blended with a carrier oil before being applied to skin. Common carrier oils include olive, almond, hazelnut, coconut, jojoba and grapeseed. Jojoba and coconut are excellent carrier oils. Coconut has an antiseptic quality and is light and easily absorbed. Olive oil contains oleic acid and coconut oil contains caprylic acid which combined are an extremely effective fungicide.
Thieves’ Oil Blend
The name Thieves’ Oil is derived from a story about tomb robbers or thieves that used a special blend of EOs for protection from the plague. These four thieves are said to have during the 15th-century used cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics to protect themselves while robbing plague victims.
This blend can be found online at many sources. However, Thieves’ Oil has many uses in the fight against Morgellons and is quite expensive to buy online in ready to use portions. The following recipe is easy to follow and the Thieves’ Oil blend can be diluted down with some of the carrier oils discussed above.
Thieves Oil Recipe
- 200 drops of Clove Oil
- 175 drops of Lemon Oil
- 100 drops of Cinnamon Bark
- 75 drops of Eucalyptus Oil
- 50 drops of Rosemary Oil
Note: One 15 ml bottle of essential oil contains approximately 250 drops and one 5 ml bottle contains approximately 85 drops.
Simply mix equal portions of:
- Eucalyptus E.O.
- Rosemary E.O.
- Cinnamon E.O.
- Clove E.O.
- Lemon E.O.
Store in a dark glass container away from heat and sunlight. Preferably in a cool location. Mix with Carrier oils 1:9 depending on use.
Variations on Basic Recipe
To the basic recipe above one may add small portions of these oils.
- Lavender Oil
- Peppermint Oil
- Spearmint Oil
- Lemongrass Oil
- Neem Oil
- Oregano Oil
- Cedar Oil
- Pine Oil
- Tea Tree Oil
- Nutmeg Oil
- Citronella Oil
- Thyme Oil… etc
Essentially any oil one may desire. There are many books and online resources to help guide one’s use of Essential Oils. An excellent choice of carrier oils would be organic cold pressed virgin olive oil and organic unfiltered coconut oil. These two oils are the ingredients of Caprol, a powerful antifungal and antibiotic. Thieve’s Oil should be made in not too large amounts if blended with carrier oils to prevent the blend becoming rancid ( 1 – 2 month shelf life). To retard spoiling one may add a small amount of Vitamin E oil. A good ratio of T.O. blend to carrier oil is 1 part T.O. to 9 parts carrier oil. Set aside a small portion of the undiluted T.O. for certain uses not requiring a carrier oil such as the Thieves’ Oil Apple Cider Drink.
Use of Essential Oils in Combating Morgellons
- Evironmental Spray 80 – 100 drops in a spray bottle with 4 oz of distilled water/vinegar.
- Body Spray 30 – 40 drops in a spray bottle with 4 oz of distilled water. ( for facial spray use 8 – 10 drops with 4 oz distilled water).
- For Baths 20 – 80 drops of undiluted T.O. blend or up to 1/2 ounce or more of T.O. blend with carrier oils esp. Olive Oil and Coconut oil. Especially good with epsom salts.
- Essential Oil “mothballs” 2 – 4 drops of citronella and pine oil added to cotton balls and placed in clothing containers.
- Clearing Sinuses A home-made Inhaler that is very easy to stick in a pocket or purse is made by simply saving an empty chap stick tube. Wash out with hot soap and water to remove all traces of chap stick and let air dry. Next put a piece of cotton in the inhaler and measure the drops of essential oils for your blend directly on the cotton.
- Boosting Immune System Thieves’ Oil Apple Cider Drink.
- Mental and Spiritual Relaxation Experiment with other oils. Use in a diffuser or aroma lamp.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Thieves Oil
- 1 – 2 teaspoons of raw Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 or more oz filtered water
- 2 drops Thieves essential oil blend (optional) The Thieves essential oil blend (containing clove, cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary) gives the vinegar an extra immune-boosting kick. It also improves the flavor.
Taken first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, by combining in a small glass.
Some Excellent Essential Oil Links
Excellent supplier of E.O. and other products at http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/index2.html
Warning: Essential oils should not be used with animals as they possess extreme hepatotoxicity (liver toxicity) and dermal toxicity for animals, especially for cats. Avoid getting E.O.s into eyes and sinuses.