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Essential Oils and their many uses, including use for Lyme disease 
By Danielle Rothman

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The heart and soul of a plant is the essence of a plant, known as an essential oil. To make essential oils, boiling water or steam is pushed through 20 pounds of the plants’ glands, leafs, roots, barks, seeds, or flower. The oil is released and an essential oil is made. Aromatherapy, the direct inhalation of the oil, was used by Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. Inhalation has a direct physiological effect via the limbic system in the brain and blood circulation. 

The book of Exodus mentions how the Lord gave the following recipe to Moses for a holy oil: Myrrh, cinnamon, calamu, cassia and olive oil. There are over 33 mentions of different species of fragrant plants with over 1,035 references to essential oils both in the Old and New Testament. Psalm 51:7 says “Purge me with hyssop and I will be clean.” 

Dr. Gattefosses’ 1937 book about Aromatherapy reads “one rinse with lavender essence stopped the gasification of the tissue,” (referring to a burn)

 He shared his knowledge with his colleagues and his friend, Jean Valnet, an MD in Paris. After completely exhausting his supply of antibiotics in China during WW2, Dr. Valneet began using oils on his battlefield injured patients, with a high success at saving their lives.

Most essential oils are anti microbial and cannot go rancid. Any given oil contains 80-300 or more different constituents. The molecules in one drop of essential oils are so small they can enter the body anywhere on the skin. One drop on the skin starts circulating thru the body in 30 seconds. 
Marjoram works in painful muscles, it has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties and can be used to calm the nervous system. Juniper, one of my all time personal favorites (probably because I grew up around Juniper trees and love the smell), though you might not like it) is antiseptic, detoxifying, increases circulation through the kidneys and promotes nerve regeneration. It evokes feelings of love, joy, and peace. I rub some over my kidney and adrenal area, and sometimes I put a drop behind my ears for my sound sensitivity. Peppermint can decongest the sinuses, soothe headaches, ease depression, and can be used on sore muscles. I also love to put one drop of peppermint oil in 1/8-¼ cup of coconut oil and mix it with several tablespoons of celtic sea salt to make a body scrub. A drop of peppermint with 1 drop of lemon oil and 1 TBS of lemon juice in pure water before bed helps to detoxify the liver. Chamomile can be used to ease depression, calm and relax the nerves, and contains both anti-inflammatory and antiallergenic properties. Fennel oil is used to provide relief from menstrual cramps. Melissa is a powerful to help with nerve disorders and in dealing with the heart or the emotions. It is anti-inflammatory, eases depression, anxiety and insomnia. Dr. Dietrich Wabner, a professor at Technical University of Munich revealed Melissa can help with herpes simplex lesions. Always remember to smell the oil in the bottle before applying. 
A Naturopath I am working with recently discovered that Bergamont and Thyme oils work to help with lyme disease. Put a few drops on the bottom of your feet before bedtime or on the top of your head. Beware of possible herx reactions.

References: The Aromatherapy Book by Jeanne Rose
Essential Oils Desk Reference: Fourth Edition by Essential Science Publishing
DoTerra CD” and information from DoTerra

Another great place you can buy essential oils is here: 
She also makes an underarm deodorant made of essential oils in a small glass vial so you can roll it on- one stroke lasts until your next shower or bath. Sometimes 'natural' deodorants have questionable ingredients, this one is all essential oils, and I enjoy the smell, too.

Or you can buy from doTerra. There is a place for you to sign up if you decide to purchase at wholesale price or retail price. Retail price is more expensive, but best if you want to try it for the first time. Wholesale price is great for those who want to be repeat customers and save money in the long run. For wholesale, go to and then go to the bottom of the page. In the left corner, click on sign up . Or if you decide to make a one time purchase to try it for the first time to purchase at retail, just go to











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