Essential Oil Experiences

The following essential oil experiences or testimonials are ones that I have personally experienced or a friend or someone in my family has experienced. These are more involved stories. There are many more simple stories that could be told. These include the times when Lavender has eased tension headaches, Purification has helped with insect bites and stings, Frankincense has lifted spirits, Lavender has made a big difference with burns, and on and on. If you use oils, you will have experiences.

Cat Bite Experience

Several months ago while at work a cat decided it would be fun to sink her teeth into the flesh of my left arm about halfway between my elbow and wrist. Along with that she left a 3-inch scratch up my right wrist and little tiny scratches on the tip of my nose, above my left eye and below my left eye. I would blame the cat completely except that I wasn't being very smart. The cat wasn't completely with it from coming out of anesthesia and being wild in the first place - she was probably very confused and scared. I was just trying to keep her from landing on the floor. (I succeeded!)

Anyway, the others felt that I should go to a doctor and get on antibiotics right away as cat bites and scratches are notorious for becoming highly infected. I would have, but felt very strongly that my essential oils would do the job and if there wasn't improvement by Friday (the bite occurred around 4:00 p.m. on a Wednesday)then I would go see a doctor.


Melrose

Melrose contains the oils of Melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia), naouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), and clove (Syzygium aromaticum). Melaleuca alternifolia is also commonly known as "Tea tree oil".


I immediately applied Melrose (a blend with tea tree oil and other Melaleuca oils) to each spot. The tiny scratch on my nose was bleeding quite a bit so I applied Helichrysum which stopped the bleeding within about a minute. I periodically applied more oil to each spot every 20 minutes or so until I was done with work. My co-workers really loved the scent of Melrose. They kept commenting on how good it smelled.


Thieves

Thieves contains the oils of Clove (Syzygium aromaticum), lemon (Citrus limon), cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum), Eucalyptus radiata and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT 1,8 cineol).

"Thieves" was originally formulated as a result of research done concerning 4 thieves who robbed the dying and dead at the time of the bubonic plague in Europe. When heavily questioned, they revealed that they were perfumers and spice traders. They rubbed these particular herbs and spices on themselves for protection before going out.

The rest of the evening and all through the next day I alternated in using several different oil blends and singles.  I applied Melrose and Thieves the most as I know that they are great bacteria fighting oil blends. I also applied other oils like Clove and Idaho Balsam Fir. I don't remember specifically which ones. The other thing I did as well that I feel was very important was to take these oils internally by way of capsule. Every 3 to 4 hours I would take another capsule. I figured I would hit the wounds from the outside in and the inside out. 


Melrose

Melrose contains the oils of Melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia), naouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), and clove (Syzygium aromaticum). Melaleuca alternifolia is also commonly known as "Tea tree oil".

I immediately applied Melrose (a blend with tea tree oil and other Melaleuca oils) to each spot. The tiny scratch on my nose was bleeding quite a bit so I applied Helichrysum which stopped the bleeding within about a minute. I periodically applied more oil to each spot every 20 minutes or so until I was done with work. My co-workers really loved the scent of Melrose. They kept commenting on how good it smelled.

The rest of the evening and all through the next day I alternated in using several different oil blends and singles.  I applied Melrose and Thieves the most as I know that they are great bacteria fighting oil blends. I also applied other oils like Clove and Idaho Balsam Fir. I don't remember specifically which ones. The other thing I did as well that I feel was very important was to take these oils internally by way of capsule. Every 3 to 4 hours I would take another capsule. I figured I would hit the wounds from the outside in and the inside out. 

Thieves

Thieves contains the oils of Clove (Syzygium aromaticum), lemon (Citrus limon), cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum), Eucalyptus radiata and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT 1,8 cineol).

"Thieves" was originally formulated as a result of research done concerning 4 thieves who robbed the dying and dead at the time of the bubonic plague in Europe. When heavily questioned, they revealed that they were perfumers and spice traders. They rubbed these particular herbs and spices on themselves for protection before going out.

Thursday during the day the wounds were red and swollen out about a 3/4-inch radius around each entry point. I kept applying and ingesting the oils. Friday morning when I got up and looked at my arm I was elated!! My arm was tons better and I knew that if I just kept at it there would be no problems. I was thrilled to say the least! 

The only amount of infection that ever came from any of the spots was just one tiny pinprick amount that I squeezed from one of the tooth entry points. That was it. Everything healed great and I was a happy camper!

Vicki Winterton

Just as an added note: A few months after this occurred, one of the other technicians was bitten by a cat on one of her fingers. She was taking antibiotics for it, but her finger still swelled up and had a lot of infection in it before finally healing.




Torn Ear Experience

Around April of 2008 I was headed to a church women's gathering to set up ahead of time in preparation for a humanitarian night. I was in a hurry and .... don't ask me how I did this,... but I shut the car door and as it shut the top of the door caught my ear. I reached up with my hand and pulled it away to see blood all over my hand. I raced into the house, grabbed a wet washcloth, applied Helichrysum to the ear to help stop the bleeding and with my left hand to my head I drove down to the church to drop off the stuff that I had in my car. My two youngest girls were with me.

I did not want to take the time or spend the money to go to an emergency room , so I called a friend who I knew would have the materials and knowledge to sew my ear back together. I could see about a 1/4-inch cut into the edge of my ear and thought that it would only take a couple of stitches to pull it together. My friend agreed to do so.

Knowing that it would likely be quite painful without help, I applied Clove to my ear before I left and right before my friend started stitching my ear. As it turned out, he needed to put in 6 stitches because the tear continued further in on the back side of my ear. Part way through I applied more clove. Although I felt the stitching a tiny bit (a slight sting as the needle went in)- it was no big deal.

I believe my friend was quite surprised that I was not in a lot of pain. He told me later that he knew it must have helped because he had put stitches in his daughter's ear many months earlier and she did not sit there like I did. He said that she had tears rolling down her cheeks. As you can imagine, I was quite grateful for the numbing effect of clove oil.

I applied Melrose and Thieves oil blends over the next several days to fight off any possible infection. My ear did great and I had no problems.

Vicki Winterton

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Disclaimer:  The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment or prescription for any disease.  The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Please consult with a licensed health care practitioner if you are dealing with a serious disease or illness.



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