Frequently Asked Questions
Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts from steamed distillation called pressing or resin tapping.
Essential oils work on every system in your body. They are used not only for symptomatic treatment like (pain, migraine, sleep aid, mood balance, immunity, fungus, stress, high blood pressure, etc.) but also work deeper into the cellular structures. Many people believe they are great as add-on therapy, but when you look at them in their original design and function, they are the core therapy working on all three levels of the human being (spirit, soul, and body). They deprogram and reprogram miswritten cellular programs and memories. They are working far deeper than symptomatically. Thus, they work on the program written in the DNA, and we formulate our blends to work symptomatically and treat more profound into the specific disease program.
|You can apply them topically for both systemic and local absorption. You can use these oils through inhalation, either with cupping of the hands or in a diffuser. I suggest you use a diffuser for at least 8 hours through the night while you sleep. You can use them internally – not all essential oils are suitable to be used internally, so please make sure before drinking them in a capsule.
Myrrh – every household needs Myrrh. This oil will become very scarce in the future. Myrrh represents the blood of Jesus prophetically in Scripture. It can deprogram miswritten information in your DNA. It also acts as an anti-venom and will protect your body in the times we are in now. It acts as a preservative and lengthens the working of other oils in the body.
Frankincense – This is the King of all oils.
Cedarwood – this oil has the highest volume of sesquiterpenes. It consists of 98% sesquiterpenes and can cross the blood-brain barrier. I prefer this oil in a diffuser; it cannot be used internally and will help with ADHD, ADD, focus, memory, depression, and sleep disorders, and will help you focus on one thing at a time. It carries oxygen into the body and helps the cells to restore quicker and better.
Lavender – Lavender Angustifolia is made in France. If you do not know what to use for your specific problem, lavender will help in every situation. It has the broadest spectrum therapeutically of all the oils. It will work for (sunburn, hormone balance, acne, adrenal fatigue, high blood pressure, stress, anxiety, acid reflux, insomnia, bite or scar). It is safe for children, and you can use this oil undiluted.
Peppermint – This is probably the oil that I use the most. It gives you instant energy and awakens your brain to focus. It’s a great pain reliever. It is also vital for digestion and gut health.
|Underneath the feet, over the spine, and navel.
|Only undiluted, pure essential oils can be used in a diffuser. Our pure essential oil range and diffuser range are suitable for diffusing purposes. You can add 2-5 drops per oil to a diffuser. In a blend, the molecules are already bound with the carrier oil, and the volatile molecules cannot be broken open to diffuse into the air.
No, not all essential oils are suitable to use internally. However, you can ingest Hadassah Healing Oil medicinal 30ml range as prescribed. You can also make your own capsules to use internally by mixing pure oils (2 drops each) in a capsule. Fill half a capsule with the mix of essential oils and half a capsule with essential oils.
|You can fill the bigger part of the capsule to the top with the HHO blend. Approximately 15-17 drops of a specific blend. Close up and drink after eating something light.
You can treat all your symptoms and medical problems using different essential oil protocols. For example: if you are struggling with the following (high blood pressure, diabetes, hormone irregularities, memory loss, depression, insomnia, back pain, trauma, gut-related problems, and autoimmune disease), here is an example of how you would use your different blends:
Separate the ones you will use internally between the three meals of the day. Do not drink more than two blends during each meal ai two capsules full per meal. Use your gut blend one capsule full in the morning. Use your gut and diabetes blend, one capsule full in the morning. Drink your DNA protector of FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH blend in the afternoon and use hormone balance one cap full at night. Also, apply three drops of hormone balance over the thyroid and lower stomach.
You are going to apply topically for the back pain 15 drops of cell rejuvenation oil at night before going to bed, and use pain blend or nerve restore over the spine as needed. You can also apply the high blood pressure blend (5drops) over the heart and neck and use it internally as needed during the day.
Diffuse while sleeping five drops trauma blend 10ml and sleep blend 10ml five drops for eight continuous hours while sleeping and diffuse during the day brain blend or memory blend 10ml five drops wherever you are working or spending most of your time.
F &M blend is one of the best oils to have in your house. It can be used on children and adults. It can be used internally or topically. It can be used on open wounds, bites, and scars.
Start with diffusing essential oils in your house and get comfortable with them through inhalation.
Good oils to start with are lavender, cedarwood, lemon, peppermint, frankincense, geranium rose, thieves, neroli – and the whole pre-mixed diffuser range.
|Pure therapeutical-grade essential oils can last for years if stored in favourable conditions. Keep your bottles tightly closed and in a dark room, not exposed to direct sunlight.
Lesser quality essential oils tend to become rancid and oxidize quite quickly.
|You can use 1 tbsp of MzN by eating it like a teaspoon of yoghurt.
Please put it in your mouth and swallow it with water. Do not try to dissolve in water.
|No, because first of all, this will burn your mouth, and you will have absorption instantly out of your mouth and not out of your stomach. The capsule gives you the total medicinal dose that will provide you with a stable and constant blood level to treat the specific symptom.
You can use your medication together with our oils. Start with your symptoms. Make a list of all the things you struggle with. For example: exhaustion, depression, IBS, anxiety, forgetfulness, high blood pressure, eczema, monthly period pain.
Look at what blends will fit your symptoms, as I created specific blends that will help heal the symptom and work deeper in the DNA and cellular program. For example, you will use a chronic fatigue blend one capsule full once a day in the afternoon. You will use gut blend one capsule full after breakfast – treating the gut will not only work for your IBS, but it will be a significant aid to overcoming and treating depression as the gut produces most of your neurochemicals that your brain uses to regulate mood and cognition.
Diffuse during the night while you sleep for at least 8 hours (please make sure you have a medical-grade diffuser that can last diffusing 8 hours). 5 drops of depression/anxiety diffusion blend – you can add extra pure essential oils to this to your liking. During the day, diffuse the memory blend, cedarwood, and rosemary oil. You can apply over your skin eczema blend on the specific area or blend further for a more extensive surface with the frankincense and Myrrh body butter. In this case, treating the gut will also be beneficial for overcoming eczema, as most skin problems originate out of your gut biochemistry.
You can use pain blend as needed topically over the stomach or internally up to 3 times a day.
For your high blood pressure, use one capsule of high blood pressure blend or apply topically over the heart and back of the neck.
This will be used together with your chronic medications as the essential oils will not only treat a symptom but also heal the body. It depends from person to person how long your healing time will last before you can stop all your chronic medication. It is usually between 6 – 12 months. You can start to decrease your dosage after three months and keep checking your symptoms, such as your blood pressure, to see if your body is stable.
|Pure essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they are extracted. They are the lifeblood in the plant and carry all the molecules which that plant has created going through its different growing seasons. Some oils are considered gentle and safe to apply directly on the skin, like lavender, myrrh, frankincense, and other oils are considered hot and should be diluted before they can be applied to the skin, such as cinnamon and oregano.
|F&M blend is one of the best oils to have in your house. It can be used on children and adults. It can be used internally or topically. It can be used on open wounds, bites, and scars. Start with diffusing essential oils in your house and get comfortable with them through inhalation. Good oils to start with are lavender, cedarwood, lemon, peppermint, frankincense, geranium rose, thieves, neroli – and the whole pre-mixed diffuser range.
|Myrrh, lavender, frankincense, helichrysum, tea tree.
|Frankincense, lavender, neroli, rose geranium, orange, vetiver, patchouli. When pregnant, the safest way to use the oils will be through the diffuser, and no internal use of any essential oils is suggested.
|Basil, camphor, clary sage, hyssop, myrrh, peppermint, rosemary, sage, thyme, wintergreen, lemon, bergamot, ginger. Ylang-ylang.
|Basil, Bergamot. Clary sage, frankincense, helichrysum. Lavender, orange, myrrh, black pepper.
|Basil. Clary sage, fennel, lavender, myrrh, orange, peppermint, chamomile, ylang ylang.
|You can use milk mama roll-on around the breasts and over the lymph nodes under the arms three times a day, and you can use fennel, basil, and clary sage with coconut oil over your breasts.
|Apply 15 drops of frankincense and myrrh blend (30ml) twice a day over the breasts. Use cell rejuvenation 15 drops over the spine at night before you go to bed. Use DNA protector 1 capsule full once a day after a meal. And use cancer blend, 1 capsule full, once a day, after a meal. Drink 1 tbsp. Of MzN once a day.
|Cedarwood, vetiver, roman chamomile, and the sleep blend are the more potent sleep oils. You can use them in your diffuser and apply a drop in and around your navel.
|Use the eye blend in a capsule once a day and the DNA protector in a capsule once a day. You can use around the eyes the eyesight roll on during the day three times a day – please do not put it too close to the eyes but around the eyes. You can also add carrot seed in a blend or a face cream and apply it around the eyes. This protocol works on a high antioxidant level to rebuild and restore your eye cells. It also improves blood flow to your eyes and renews the nervous system. Carrot seed has high levels of carotenoids that help restore eyesight. This is also the compound that helps to reduce the risk of cataracts
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Bladder support is a blend that you apply topically over the lower stomach and navel (topically over the bladder). It helps with bladder function and incontinence, especially bladder control. It relaxes the bladder muscle and can increase the amount of urine your bladder can hold. It might also increase the amount you can urinate at one time, helping to empty your bladder more completely.
A kidney and bladder blend is one that you can drink 1 to 2 times a day for kidney and bladder infections. It is anti-bacterial and will support normal function. This blend will also aid in kidney function and kidney stones.
|Symptoms and diseases do not only arise out of the body. Usually, they have a deeper root either in the soul ( Cytoplasm/ waters in the body, trauma, voices, memory ) or out of Spirit( DNA, Epigenetics, coding) – I do not only want to treat a symptom, but we want to help heal and restore the fullness of who you are and how your body functions as a blueprint of body, soul, and spirit. I would usually say use for psoriasis: Psoriasis blend topically, gut blend and DNA protector blend internally to help heal the root. In this way, we treat all three levels at the same time.
|Addicts often suffer from high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. Essential oils can help to reduce these symptoms and make the recovery process more manageable. Essential oils also have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can help to improve the health of the addict’s body. In addition, essential oils can be used to reduce cravings for addictive substances. Some essential oils, such as peppermint oil, can even counteract the unpleasant effects of drug withdrawal. Black pepper oil helps with alcohol cravings. It boosts the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, improving one’s mood. Black pepper oil may help reduce cravings for cigarettes and symptoms of anxiety in smokers deprived of smoking. A clinical study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence found that black pepper oil can suppress specific smoking withdrawal symptoms, including cigarette cravings. Forty-eight cigarette smokers participated in a three-hour session conducted after overnight deprivation from smoking. The participants were divided into three groups: one group of smokers puffed on a device that delivered a vapour from black pepper essential oil; a second group puffed on a device with a mint/menthol cartridge; and a third group used a device containing an empty cartridge. After puffing and inhaling from the devices throughout the session, reported cravings for cigarettes were significantly reduced in the black pepper group relative to each of the two control groups.
In addition, adverse effects and symptoms of anxiety were alleviated in the black pepper group. Participants reported that the intensity of sensations in the chest was much more significant with the black pepper cartridge. This study suggests that respiratory tract sensations are crucial for mitigating smoking withdrawal symptoms. The researchers also conclude that “Cigarette substitutes delivering black pepper constituents may prove useful in smoking cessation treatment.”
|Carrier oils are combined with essential oils to dilute them and alter their absorption rate. Essential oils are incredibly potent, so you only need a minimal amount to benefit from their many benefits.
Carrier oils allow you to cover a larger surface area of your body with essential oils without using too much. So when you use a carrier oil, you reduce the chances of causing any adverse skin reactions. Using carrier oils is especially important when applying essential oils to sensitive skin areas, using them on children, or when you’re looking to cover a large area of your body.
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil serves as an effective carrier oil because it has a low molecular weight, allowing it to penetrate your skin on a deeper level. It also contains saturated fats that help the skin to stay moisturised while helping to provide a smooth and even skin tone. In addition to this, coconut oil has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, so it’s the perfect carrier oil for relieving skin conditions like acne, eczema and cold sores.
2. Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil is commonly used as a carrier oil because it contains antioxidants and helps to keep your skin nice and soft. Historically, it was used in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Almond oil is light and easily absorbed into your skin, so when combined with antimicrobial essential oils, like tea tree or lavender, it can help cleanse your skin by getting into your pores and follicles.
Almond oil also has emollient properties, so it may be able to improve your complexion and skin tone.
3. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is an excellent carrier oil because it’s odourless and serves as an emollient, helping to soothe your skin and unclog pores and hair follicles. But beyond acting as a carrier oil, jojoba oil has many benefits for your hair and skin.
Jojoba oil is a plant wax, not an oil, and it can be used to moisturise, protect and cleanse your skin, prevent razor burn, and promote the health of your hair. Besides, jojoba oil contains vitamin E and B vitamins, which help treat sunburns and wounds. It has antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties and three fatty acids.
4- Olive oil
Olive oil is high in healthy fatty acids, anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants. Not only does consuming real extra virgin olive oil benefit your heart, brain and mood, but it can also be used as a carrier oil to help hydrate your skin, speed up wound healing and even help to fight infections.
Research suggests that olive oil may serve as a promising treatment for skin-related conditions like seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne and atopic dermatitis. It helps to improve these skin issues by reducing inflammation and fighting the growth of bacteria.
5. Avocado Oil
Like so many carrier oils, avocado oil benefits your health when consumed and used on your skin. It’s very moisturising, working best for people with dry, rough skin. Avocado oil helps to improve skin texture, remove makeup and hydrate your hair. Plus, research conducted on rats suggests that avocado oil may help to reduce inflammation and increase collagen production, making it a helpful tool for treating skin wounds.
6- Evening Primrose Oil
What are some of the best essential oils for cats?
According to Palmquist, the following oils can typically be safely used with cats (and dogs) on a short-term basis:
Below is a shortlist of essential oils that experts say are safe to use on dogs:
1. Lavender Oil
Essential oils that are toxic/NOT recommended for use with cats:
Essential Oils You Should Never Use on Any Animal:
|1. Heals Wounds and Infections
If you’re looking to heal cuts fast, try cypress essential oil. The antiseptic qualities in cypress oil are due to the presence of camphene, a vital component. Cypress oil treats both external and internal wounds and prevents infections.
2. Treats Cramps and Muscle Pulls
Because of cypress oil’s antispasmodic qualities, it inhibits problems associated with spasms, such as muscle cramps and muscle pulls. Cypress oil effectively relieves restless leg syndrome — a neurological condition characterised by throbbing, pulling and uncontrollable spasms in the legs.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes, restless leg syndrome can lead to difficulty falling asleep and daytime fatigue; people who struggle with this condition often have difficulty concentrating and fail to accomplish daily tasks. When used topically, cypress oil reduces spasms, increases blood circulation and eases chronic pain.
It is also a natural treatment for carpal tunnel; cypress oil effectively reduces the pain associated with this condition. Carpal tunnel is inflammation of a tiny opening just below the base of the wrist. The tunnel that holds the nerves and connects the forearm to the palm and fingers is tiny, so it is prone to swelling and inflammation caused by overuse, hormonal changes or arthritis. Cypress essential oil decreases fluid retention, a common cause of carpal tunnel; it stimulates blood flow and reduces inflammation.
Cypress essential oil improves circulation, giving it the power to clear up cramps and aches and pains. Some cramps are due to a buildup of lactic acid, which is cleared away with cypress oil’s diuretic properties, thereby relieving discomfort.
3. Aids Toxin Removal
Cypress oil is a diuretic, so it helps the body flush out toxins that exist internally. It also increases sweat and perspiration, allowing the body to quickly remove toxins, excess salt, and water. This can be beneficial to all systems in the body, and it prevents acne and other skin conditions due to toxic buildup.
This also benefits and cleanses the liver, and it helps lower cholesterol levels naturally. A 2007 study conducted at the National Research Center in Cairo, Egypt, found that isolated compounds in cypress essential oil, including cosmosiin, caffeic acid and p-coumaric acid, showed hepatoprotective activity.
These isolated compounds significantly decreased glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase, glutamate pyruvate transaminase, cholesterol levels and triglycerides, while they caused a significant increase in the total protein level when given to rats. The chemical extracts were tested on rat liver tissues. The results indicate that cypress essential oil contains antioxidant compounds that can rid the body of excess toxins and inhibit free radical scavenging. (4)
4. Promotes Blood Clotting
Cypress oil has the power to stop excess blood flow, and it promotes the clotting of blood. This is due to its hemostatic and astringent properties. Cypress oil leads to the contraction of blood vessels, which stimulates the flow of blood and promotes the contraction of skin, muscles, hair follicles and gums. Its astringent properties allow cypress oil to tighten your tissues, strengthening hair follicles and making them less likely to fall out.
The hemostatic properties in cypress oil stop blood flow and promote clotting when needed. These two beneficial qualities work together to heal wounds, cuts, and open sores quickly. This is why cypress oil helps reduce heavy menstruation; it can also serve as a natural fibroid treatment and endometriosis remedy.
5. Eliminates Respiratory Conditions
Cypress oil clears up congestion and eliminates phlegm in the respiratory tract and lungs. The oil calms the respiratory system and works as an antispasmodic agent — treating even more severe respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis. Cypress essential oil is also an antibacterial agent, giving it the ability to treat respiratory infections that are caused by bacterial overgrowth.
A 2004 study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that a component present in cypress oil, called camphene, inhibited the growth of nine bacteria and all yeasts studied. This is a safer alternative than antibiotics but can lead to damaging side effects like leaky gut syndrome and loss of probiotics.
6. Natural Deodorant
Cypress essential oil has a clean, spicy and masculine fragrance that lifts the spirits and stimulates happiness and energy, making it an excellent natural deodorant. It can easily replace synthetic deodorants because of its antibacterial properties — preventing bacterial growth and body odour.
You can even add five to 10 drops of cypress oil to your house-cleaning soap or laundry detergent. It leaves clothes and surfaces bacteria-free and smelling like fresh foliage. This can be particularly comforting during the winter season because it stimulates feelings of joy and happiness.
7. Relieves anxiety
Cypress oil has sedative effects, and it induces a calm and relaxed feeling when used aromatically or topically. (6) It is also energising, and it stimulates feelings of happiness and ease. This can be particularly helpful for people undergoing emotional stress, having trouble sleeping, or having experienced recent trauma or shock.
To use cypress essential oil as a natural remedy for anxiety and anxiousness, add five drops of oil to a warm-water bath or diffuser. It can be especially helpful to diffuse cypress oil at night, beside your bed, to treat restlessness or insomnia symptoms.
8. Treats Varicose Veins and Cellulite
Because of cypress oil’s ability to stimulate blood flow, it serves as a varicose veins home remedy. Varicose veins, also known as spider veins, occur when pressure is placed on blood vessels or veins , resulting in blood pooling and bulging of veins.
According to the National Library of Medicine, this can be caused by weak vein walls or a lack of pressure exerted by tissues in the leg that allow the veins to transport blood. (
This increases the pressure inside the veins, causing them to stretch and widen. By applying cypress essential oil topically, blood in the legs flows to the heart properly.
Cypress oil can also help reduce the appearance of cellulite, which is the appearance of orange peel or cottage cheese skin on the legs, butt, stomach and back of the arms. This is often due to fluid retention, lack of circulation, weak collagen structure and increased body fat. Because cypress oil is a diuretic, it helps the body remove excess water and salt that can lead to fluid retention.
It also stimulates circulation by increasing blood flow. Use cypress oil topically to treat varicose veins, cellulite and any other condition caused by poor circulation, such as haemorrhoids.
|Marjoram is a perennial herb originating from the Mediterranean region and a highly concentrated source of health-promoting bioactive compounds.
The ancient Greeks called marjoram “joy of the mountain,” They commonly used it to create wreaths and garlands for weddings and funerals.
In ancient Egypt, it was used medicinally for healing and disinfecting. It was also used for food preservation.
European women used the herb in nosegays (small flower bouquets, typically given as gifts). Sweet marjoram was also a popular culinary herb in Europe during the Middle Ages when it was used in cakes, puddings and porridge.
In Spain and Italy, its culinary use dates back to the 1300s. During the Renaissance (1300–1600), it was typically used to flavour eggs, rice, meat and fish. In the 16th century, it was commonly used fresh in salads.
For centuries, both marjoram and oregano have been used to make teas. Oregano is a common marjoram substitute and vice versa because of their likeness, but marjoram has a more delicate texture and a milder flavour profile.
Oregano also goes by “wild marjoram,” and what we call marjoram is commonly called “sweet marjoram.”
As for marjoram essential oil, it’s exactly what it sounds like: the oil from the herb.
1. Digestive Aid
Including marjoram spice in your diet may help to improve your digestion. The scent of it alone can stimulate the salivary glands, which help the primary digestion of food in your mouth.
Research shows that its compounds have gastroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects.
The herb’s extracts help you digest your meals by stimulating the peristaltic movement of the intestines and encouraging elimination.
If you suffer from digestive problems like nausea, flatulence, stomach cramps, diarrhoea or constipation, a cup or two of marjoram tea can help alleviate your symptoms. You can also add the fresh or dried herb to your next meal for digestive comfort or use marjoram essential oil in a diffuser.
2. Women’s Issues/Hormonal Balance
Marjoram is known in traditional medicine for its ability to restore hormonal balance and regulate the menstrual cycle. For women dealing with hormone imbalance, this herb may finally help them maintain normal and healthy hormone levels.
Whether you’re dealing with the unwanted monthly symptoms of PMS or menopause, this herb can relieve women of all ages.
It’s been shown to act as an emmenagogue, which means it can be used to help start menstruation. It’s also been used traditionally by nursing moms to promote breast milk production.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and infertility (often resulting from PCOS) are other significant hormonal imbalance issues that this herb has been shown to improve.
A 2016 study published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics evaluated the effects of marjoram tea on the hormonal profile of women with PCOS in a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The study’s results revealed the positive impact of tea on the hormonal profile of PCOS women.
The tea improved insulin sensitivity and reduced the levels of adrenal androgens in these women. This is very significant since an excess of androgens is at the root of hormone imbalance for many women of reproductive age.
3. Type 2 Diabetes Management
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in 10 Americans has diabetes, and the number only continues to rise. The good news is that a healthy diet and an overall healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to prevent and manage diabetes, primarily type 2.
Studies have shown that marjoram is a plant that belongs in your anti-diabetes arsenal and something you should include in your diabetic diet plan.
Specifically, researchers found that commercial dried varieties of this plant, along with Mexican oregano and rosemary, act as a superior inhibitor of the enzyme known as protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B). In addition, greenhouse-grown marjoram, Mexican oregano, and rosemary extracts were the best dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) inhibitors.
This is a remarkable finding since reducing or eliminating PTP1B, and DPP-IV helps improve insulin signalling and tolerance. Both fresh and dried marjoram can help enhance the body’s ability to manage blood sugar properly.
4. Cardiovascular Health
Marjoram can be a helpful natural remedy for people at high risk or suffering from high blood pressure symptoms and heart problems. It’s naturally high in antioxidants, making it excellent for the cardiovascular system and the whole body.
It’s also an effective vasodilator, which can help widen and relax the blood vessels. This eases the flow of blood and reduces blood pressure.
The inhalation of marjoram essential oil has been shown to lower sympathetic nervous system activity and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, resulting in vasodilatation to reduce cardiac strain and decrease blood pressure.
An animal study published in Cardiovascular Toxicology found that sweet marjoram extract worked as an antioxidant and inhibited the production of nitric oxide and lipid peroxidation in myocardial infarcted (heart attack) rats.
By simply smelling the plant, you can decrease your fight-or-flight response (sympathetic nervous system) and increase your “rest and digest system” (parasympathetic nervous system), which lessens the strain on your entire cardiovascular system, not to mention your whole body.
5. Pain Relief
This herb can help reduce the pain that often comes with muscle tightness or muscle spasms and tension headaches. Massage therapists often include the extract in their massage oil or lotion for this very reason.
A study published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine indicates that when nurses used sweet marjoram aromatherapy as part of patient care, it reduced pain and anxiety.
Marjoram essential oil is very effective at relieving tension, and its anti-inflammatory and calming properties of it can be felt in both body and mind. For relaxation purposes, you can try diffusing it in your home and using it in your homemade massage oil or lotion recipe.
Incredible but true: The inhalation of marjoram can calm the nervous system and lower blood pressure.
6. Gastric Ulcer Prevention
A 2009 animal study published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine evaluated marjoram’s ability to prevent and treat gastric ulcers. The study found that doses of 250 and 500 milligrams per kilogram of body weight significantly decreased the incidence of ulcers, basal gastric secretion and acid output.
Additionally, the extract replenished the depleted gastric wall mucus, which is key to healing ulcer symptoms.
Marjoram not only prevented and treated ulcers but was also proved to have a large margin of safety. The marjoram’s aerial (above ground) parts were also shown to contain volatile oils, flavonoids, tannins, sterols, and/or triterpenes.
Frankincense is the king of the oils. It was used as a primary component of the holy incense, a medicine and a currency — and of course, it was a gift from the wise men to baby Jesus. In fact, at the time of Jesus’ birth, both frankincense and Myrrh may have been worth more than their weight in the third gift: gold.
Quoted in Scripture 156 times, uses of myrrh oil in the Bible included use as an ointment, an incense, an embalming ingredient and as a skin beauty treatment by Queen Esther in Esther 2:12. By far, Myrrh’s most common usage in the Bible is as a part of holy anointing oil.
Like Myrrh, cinnamon oil was a chief ingredient in holy anointing oil and used to cleanse the air, kill mould and act as natural medicine. In Proverbs 7:17, Solomon uses this aromatic oil in the bedroom as a natural perfume or cologne.
King Solomon used cedarwood in building God’s temple, and Jesus was crucified on a cross made of cedarwood or cypress. It was thought to bring wisdom, was used for ritual cleansing and served as medicine in treating skin conditions and leprosy.
In Biblical times, “nard” was not only a costly perfume but also a precious ointment that was used as medicine. Interestingly, the “spikenard” used in the Bible may have been lavender oil. In John 12:3, the Bible tells how spikenard was used to anoint Jesus days before His death and resurrection.
In the Old Testament, God commanded His people to use hyssop in the ceremonial cleansing of people and houses. Hyssop appeared at Jesus’ crucifixion when the Roman soldiers offered Jesus a drink of wine vinegar on a sponge at the end of a stalk of hyssop.
A herb very similar to cinnamon, cassia oil is the fourth ingredient listed in the holy anointing oil detailed in Exodus 30:24. It may have been brought out of Egypt when the Israelites fled Pharaoh and were commonly used with Myrrh and aloes to scent garments.
8. Sandalwood (Aloes)
In Scripture, sandalwood is referred to as “aloes” and is called one of the oils of joy and gladness and frankincense, Myrrh and cedarwood. Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea brought sandalwood (aloes) and Myrrh to bury Jesus, and in today’s market, the number of oils used would be worth an estimated $200,000.
Cypress is celebrated in Scripture as a symbol of strength, security and prosperity. The Bible mentions cypress as the choice of wood for building, trading and even weaponry. In Genesis 6:14, God commanded Noah to “make yourself an ark of gopher wood,” which in modern English is, in fact, “cypress.”
Galbanum is the main ingredient of the holy incense used in the heart of the temple in Exodus 30:34. Interestingly, although galbanum has a foul odour when burned with other sweet-smelling oils in holy incense, it has the most beautiful scent and was thought to balance the emotions.
11. Rose of Sharon
As mentioned in the Song of Solomon, the rose of Sharon is not a “rose” but instead similar to the hibiscus or tulip (which is also a source of saffron). Some Bible expositors see the rose of Sharon as Christ and the lily as the church, His bride.
Also known as “sweet cane,” calamus is an ancient herb that is perhaps what we now know as lemongrass. In Biblical times, calamus was used in perfumes, incense and as an ingredient in the special holy anointing oil used by the priests in the temple.
|These essential oils for cough are effective in two ways. For example, they help address the cause of your cough by killing toxins, viruses or bacteria that are causing the problem. They work to relieve your cough by loosening your mucus, relaxing the muscles of your respiratory system and allowing more oxygen to get into your lungs. You can use one of these essential oils for cough or a combination of these oils.
Eucalyptus is an excellent essential oil for cough because it works as an expectorant, helping cleanse your body of the microorganisms and toxins that make you sick. It also dilates your blood vessels and allows more oxygen to get into your lungs, which can be helpful when you are constantly coughing and having trouble catching your breath. In addition to this, the significant component in eucalyptus oil, cineole, has antimicrobial effects against many bacteria, viruses and fungi. Remember that eucalyptus should not be used topically on children under the age of 2, and when it’s being used on children, do a patch test first to make sure they don’t experience adverse skin reactions.
Peppermint oil is a top essential oil for sinus congestion and coughs because it contains menthol and has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Menthol has a cooling effect on the body, plus it’s able to improve nasal airflow when you’re congested by unclogging your sinuses. Peppermint can also relieve a scratchy throat that makes you dry cough. It’s also known to have antitussive (anti-cough) and antispasmodic effects.
Research conducted on healthy adults shows that peppermint oil relaxes the bronchial smooth muscles and increases ventilation, so athletes often use it to enhance their exercise performance. These properties allow peppermint to reduce coughing severity and improve your respiratory rate and breathing ability.
The best way to take advantage of the many peppermint oil benefits for coughs and respiratory conditions is to diffuse five drops at home or work, inhale it directly from the bottle or apply 2–3 drops topically to your chest, back of neck and temples. When using peppermint topically, you can apply it alone or combine it with coconut oil and eucalyptus oil to create a vapour rub. Remember that a little bit goes a long way, so start with just a few drops when using peppermint on your skin. Plus, don’t get it too close to your eyes, or it can irritate you. Do not use peppermint oil on children under the age of 2.
Rosemary oil has a relaxing effect on your tracheal smooth muscle, which helps to relieve your cough. Like eucalyptus oil, rosemary contains cineole, which reduces the frequency of coughing fits in patients with asthma and rhinosinusitis. Rosemary also exhibits antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, so it works as a natural immune booster.
A 2011 study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that a spray containing eucalyptus, peppermint, oregano and rosemary essential oils improved symptoms of upper respiratory ailments among the 26 participants in the treatment group. By inhaling these oils five times a day for three days, researchers indicate that the participants reported more significant improvement in symptoms, including cough, sore throat and hoarseness. It only took 20 minutes after inhaling the essential oil spray that the participants noticed an improvement.
To use this essential oil for your cough, diffuse about five drops or combine two drops with half a teaspoon of coconut oil and rub it into your chest. Rosemary shouldn’t be used on children under the age of 4, and it’s not safe for pregnant women.
Lemon essential oil is known for its ability to boost your immune system and support lymphatic drainage, which can help you to overcome coughs and colds quickly. It has antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent tool for supporting your immunity as you battle with a respiratory condition. The lemon essential oil also benefits your lymphatic system, protecting your body from outside threats by improving blood flow and reducing swelling in your lymph nodes.
There are a few ways to use lemon essential oil to relieve your cough. You can diffuse five drops at home or work and add them to your diffuser’s eucalyptus oil. You can also combine about two drops of lemon oil with a half teaspoon of coconut oil and rub the mixture into your neck to help drain your lymphatic system.
To use lemon essential oil internally, add 1–2 drops of high quality, pure grade oil to warm water with honey or a glass of water. In an attempt to relieve your cough, you have to think about what’s causing it in the first place. Using lemon essential oil to kill toxins or bacteria in your home can be very helpful, so make your natural cleaning product by adding about 20 drops of lemon essential oil to a spray bottle filled with water and a little bit of white vinegar. Use this combination to clean the surfaces in your home, especially your kitchen and bathroom.
Two active ingredients in oregano oil are thymol and carvacrol, which have potent antibacterial and antifungal properties. Research suggests that because of its antibacterial activities, oregano oil can be used as a natural alternative to antibiotics often used to treat respiratory conditions. Oregano oil also exhibits antiviral activity. Because a virus and not bacteria cause many respiratory infections, this can be especially beneficial for relieving conditions that lead to a cough.
To use oregano oil for your cough, diffuse 3–5 drops at home or work. You can also combine 2–4 drops of oregano with equal parts carrier oil (like coconut oil) and apply them to your chest, back or neck, or the bottom of your feet. To treat bacterial conditions leading to a cough, add 1–2 drops to a glass of water twice daily. Because taking oregano oil internally may interact with certain medications, I advise that you speak to your health care provider before using it. I also recommend using oregano oil internally only for two weeks.
There’s not enough research to suggest that using oregano oil is safe during pregnancy, so I advise using caution and speaking to your healthcare provider first. I don’t recommend giving oregano oil internally to children under the age of 5. To use oregano oil on children, simply dilute one drop with a teaspoon of coconut or olive oil and rub it into the soles of their feet.
6. Tea Tree
The earliest reported use of the tea tree, or melaleuca plant, was when the Bundjalung people of northern Australia crushed the leaves and inhaled them to treat coughs, colds and wounds. One of the most well-researched tea tree oil benefits is its potent antimicrobial properties, allowing it to kill off bad bacteria that lead to respiratory conditions. Tea tree has also displayed antiviral activity, making it a valuable tool for addressing the cause of your cough and working as a natural disinfectant. On top of that, tea tree oil is antiseptic and has a refreshing scent that helps clear congestion and eases your cough and other respiratory symptoms.
Frankincense (from trees of the Boswellia species) has traditionally been touted for its positive effect on the respiratory system; it has traditionally been used in steam inhalations, baths, and massages to help relieve a cough, in addition to catarrh, bronchitis and asthma. Frankincense is considered gentle and is generally well-tolerated on the skin on its own, but when in doubt, always dilute with a carrier oil.
|1. Helps Fight Colon Cancer
A 2013 study conducted by the Division of Food Science and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Agriculture at Kyoto University in Japan showed the aromatic turmerone (ar-turmerone) in turmeric essential oil and curcumin. The main active ingredients in turmeric, curcumin and turmerone are given by mouth at low and high doses to abolish tumour formation.
Study results published in BioFactors led researchers to conclude that turmerone is “a novel candidate for colon cancer prevention.” Additionally, they think that using turmerone with curcumin may become a potent means of natural prevention of inflammation-associated colon cancer.
2. Helps Prevent Neurologic Diseases
Studies have shown turmerone, a primary bioactive compound of turmeric oil, inhibits microglia activation. Microglia are a type of cell located throughout the brain and spinal cord. Activating microglia is a tell-tale sign of brain disease, so turmeric essential oil contains a compound that stops this harmful cell activation and is hugely helpful for preventing and treating brain disease.
Another study using animal subjects showed both in vitro and in vivo aromatic turmerone causes neural stem cells to increase in number rapidly. Turmeric essential oil’s aromatic turmerone is believed to be a promising natural way to support the regeneration necessary to improve neurologic diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord injury and stroke.
3. Potentially Treats Epilepsy
The anticonvulsant properties of turmeric oil and its sesquiterpenoids (ar-turmerone, α-, β-turmerone and α-atlantone) have previously been shown in both zebrafish and mouse models of chemically-induced seizures. More recent research in 2013 has demonstrated that aromatic turmerone has anticonvulsant properties in acute seizure models in mice. The turmerone was also able to modulate the expression patterns of two seizure-related genes in zebrafish.
4. Aids in Reducing Arthritis and Joint Issues
Traditionally, turmeric has been used in Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine to treat arthritis since turmeric’s active components are known to block inflammatory cytokines and enzymes. That’s why it’s known as one of the best essential oils for arthritis around.
Studies have shown turmeric’s ability to help reduce pain, inflammation and stiffness related to rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. One study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry evaluated the anti-arthritic effects of turmeric essential oil and found that crude turmeric essential oil given orally at a dose that would correspond to 5,000 milligrams per day in humans had a modest anti-inflammatory effect on the joints of animal subjects.
5. Improves Liver Health
Turmeric is well-known in the holistic health world for its ability to help improve liver health. The liver is our most vital detoxifying organ, and its condition affects the entire body. Studies have shown that turmeric is hepatoprotective (liver-protective), which is partly due to turmeric’s anti-inflammatory activity. Some research published in BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine specifically looked at methotrexate (MTX), an antimetabolite broadly used in treating cancer and autoimmune diseases, and the liver toxicity caused by MTX. The study showed turmeric helped protect the liver from MTX-induced liver toxicity, working as a preventative liver cleanse. The fact that turmeric could protect the liver from such a strong chemical shows how incredible it can be as a natural liver aid.
Additionally, animal studies have shown that antioxidant enzymes in the blood and serum of subjects were increased after the administration of turmeric oil. Turmeric oil also showed a significant effect on the antioxidant enzymes in liver tissue of mice after treatment for 30 days. All of this combined contributes to why turmeric is believed to help treat and prevent liver disease.
6. Helps Combat Breast Cancer
Research published in the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry showed that the aromatic turmerone in turmeric essential oil inhibited undesirable enzymatic activity and expression of MMP-9 and COX-2 in human breast cancer cells. Turmerone also significantly inhibited TPA-induced invasion, migration and colony formation in human breast cancer cells. It’s a significant finding that turmeric essential oil components can inhibit TPA’s abilities since TPA is a potent tumour promoter.
7. May Reduce Some Leukemia Cells
One study published in the International Journal of Molecular Medicine looked at the effects of aromatic turmerone isolated from turmeric on the DNA of human leukaemia cell lines. The research showed that turmerone caused selective induction of programmed cell death in human leukaemia Molt 4B and HL-60 cells. However, turmerone, unfortunately, did not have the same positive effect on human stomach cancer cells. This is promising research for ways to fight leukaemia naturally.
8. Relieves Depression and Anxiety
Turmeric essential oil is considered a strong relaxant and balancer, and studies have shown it can help fight against two prevalent mood disorders, depression and anxiety. It may be an effective essential oil for anxiety and depression. It may improve mood and positive feelings.
A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 56 individuals with major depressive disorder was published in 2014 in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The study showed supplementation with BCM-95 curcumin successfully reduced the overall symptoms of depression, but it also worked as an anti-anxiety agent when taken over eight weeks. BCM-95 curcumin is manufactured by synergistically combining curcumin and turmeric essential oil without synthetic additives.
Another more recent study published in 2018 looked at the effects of BCM-95 curcumin and saffron on 123 individuals with major depressive disorder. Overall, the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that individuals treated twice daily with a low dose (250 milligrams) of BCM-95 curcumin, high dose (500 milligrams) of BCM-95 or a combined low dose (15 milligrams) of the curcumin and saffron for 12 weeks were all effective in decreasing depression and anxiety symptoms in people with major depressive disorder.
9. Improves the Common Cold
Turmeric essential oil’s anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial ability can come in handy for the nasal congestion that typically accompanies the common cold. Add a few drops of turmeric oil to a diffuser or bowl of hot water and inhale the vapours to alleviate that stuffy nose quickly. Inhaling turmeric essential oil also helps fight the germs that caused your cold in the first place.
10. Boosts Skin Health
Is turmeric oil suitable for the face? It definitely can be! So what are the benefits of turmeric on the skin? Many people use turmeric oil for skin lightening, which is an excellent idea because using turmeric topically has been shown to decrease the appearance of facial hyperpigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties can also be helpful as a natural acne treatment. Just remember you want to use a minimal amount of diluted turmeric oil to avoid temporarily staining your skin yellow.
|Not every cut, scratch, wound, surgery opening, or pimple turns into a scar. Some people are more prone to scars based on their skin type and genetics. Essential oils can help prevent scars by encouraging optimal skin healing or possibly help to fade scars by encouraging skin regeneration at a cellular level. What essential oil gets rid of scars?
1. Frankincense Oil
When you get a wound, it may or may not result in a scar depending on how it heals. A larger or deeper wound can be more likely to produce a scar. The process of wound healing is quite involved and includes several phases: blood clotting (hemostasis), inflammation, growth of new tissue (proliferation), and remodelling of tissue (maturation).
Is frankincense oil good for scars? With its amazing abilities to lower inflammation and improve the skin’s healing process, frankincense can be used to prevent and help fade scars. Plus, using frankincense oil for scars is a wise choice backed up by scientific research.
When used during wound healing, frankincense oil is likely to improve the skin’s repair process and decrease the chance of a scar forming. A study published in 2017 highlights frankincense essential oil’s ability to significantly decrease the levels of IP-10 and ICAM-1, two crucial pro-inflammatory biomarkers, which demonstrates its known anti-inflammatory ability. Alpha-pinene is also recognised as a major anti-inflammatory component of the oil.
It’s not that surprising that frankincense also has a reputation as a top anti-ageing oil.
2. Lavender Oil
What is the best oil for scars after surgery? These oils mentioned here can be helpful, but lavender can be an especially nice option because you can benefit from its calming, stress-reducing properties post-surgery. Even if you haven’t had surgery, lavender is a generally excellent stress buster, so its relaxing properties are a huge bonus when using it for scars.
The lavender essential oil has been shown in numerous studies to promote the healing of wounds and burns. One animal study published in 2016 compared the topical application of a control solution versus lavender oil on wounds on alternating days for 14 days. The researchers found that wound closure progressed more rapidly with topical application of lavender oil than in control. Another impressive result of the study was that lavender oil promoted collagen synthesis.
Another 2016 study published in the Journal of Tissue Viability reveals how treating the wounds of animal subjects with lavender ointment resulted in significantly enhanced wound contraction rate (98 per cent) and protein synthesis. Overall, the study concludes that “the results provided strong support for lavender ointment’s effective wound healing activity, making it a promising candidate for future application as a therapeutic agent in tissue repairing processes associated with skin injuries.”
3. Carrot Seed Oil
Carrot seed oil is extracted from the carrot plant and contains powerful antioxidants that are excellent for skin health and fighting diseases. Getting antioxidants in your diet and topically applying antioxidant-rich natural remedies help address scarring from both an internal and external angle.
Researchers found that a product containing several herbal ingredients, including carrot seed oil, has an SPF of 40. If you’re looking for essential oils for scars and dark spots prevention, carrot seed oil may be a good choice since research has pointed toward its possible ability to help block out UV rays that can lead to dark spots or sunspots.
Carrot seed essential oil also exhibits potent antibacterial and antifungal properties, which can help a wound not to become infected and heal poorly, resulting in a scar.
4. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil hasn’t been well researched for its use in scars, but it’s a popular choice that many people find effective, especially if they’re also struggling with acne. Why can tea tree oil be so highly effective at boosting skin health? It has a lot of characteristics that make it skin-boosting, including antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal and antiviral properties. Many people love using tea tree oil for acne scars because it can help fight scars, but it’s also an effective natural acne treatment.
5. Helichrysum Oil
A scientific paper published in 2017 discusses how two common types of scars — keloid and hypertrophic — result from chronic inflammation in the reticular dermis (the lower layer of the dermis or skin). This recent paper defines a keloid as an intensely inflamed pathological scar, while a hypertrophic scar is a weakly inflamed pathological scar. With such a prominent inflammatory component to scars, the anti-inflammatory ability of essential oils is vital in the natural treatment of scars.
Have you ever tried helichrysum essential oil for scars? Helichrysum essential oil is known for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-allergic properties. Scientific research has highlighted one of the helichrysum’s most impressive anti-inflammatory components: a polyphenol compound called arzanol.
6. Patchouli Oil
Patchouli essential oil is loved by many for its mood-boosting earthy scent, but it can also improve skin health. It’s commonly used for scars and skin problems such as acne, eczema, inflamed, cracked, chapped and irritated skin. It’s known to help in the stimulation of new skin cell growth. For wound healing, it can promote faster healing and help to prevent unsightly scarring once the wound has healed.
The frankincense and Myrrh blend work impressively on all scars and open wounds. You can also use the open wound 100 ml blend over scars topically. The acne and scar blend works well on acne scarring and has a lot of Myrrh in it. Frankincense and Myrrh oil can be used undiluted in the area.