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3 Natural Essential Oils to Help Heal Burns, Food Poisoning, and Depression

Throughout history, indigenous peoples around the world have relied on plant medicines for health and wellness. While most of us living in modern industrialized civilization rely on allopathic medical care, many are beginning to take healing back into their own hands. Reliable evidence points to the value of essential oil extracts in treating many conditions. Here are three important essential oils that can make a difference.


  1. Tea tree oil:The tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) is a small tree or shrub of the myrtle family native to Southeast Queensland and the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. Tea tree oil is antiseptic and fungicidal and may be effective in treating dandruff, acne, lice, herpes, and other skin infections. Australian Aborigines used tea tree leaves to heal skin infections, wounds, and burns by crushing the plant and making it into a poultice. They also inhaled the oil from crushed leaves to treat respiratory infections. It should not be taken internally.
  2. Oil of oreganoThis classic spice (Origanum vulgare) found in many kitchens contains antibacterial and antifungal compounds including carvacrol and thymol. Carvacrol may kill Candida albicans, Aspergillus mold, Staphylococcus, Klebsiella, E. coli, Giardia, Pseudomonas, Salmonella, and Listeria. The oregano essential oil can be distilled and extracted and used topically or even internally in low doses. It also acts as an antioxidant and may help with wound healing. If you have the beginning stages of food poisoning, try one or two capsules of wild oregano oil immediately. It’s a good idea to travel with some in your bag.
  3. Frankincense: Along with healing the body, we must protect and heal the mind. Frankincense comes from trees of the genus Boswellia. This is actually a resin refined from the sap of trees. The resin can then be steam-distilled into an essential oil. Studies have shown Frankincense to relieve depression and reduce stress. It also helps with bodily ailments, including arthritis, and possibly ulcerative colitis and asthma. Keep your outlook positive with Frankincense.

You won’t need a doctor’s prescription for these essential oils, and while they may seem expensive, just consider the price of most pharmaceutical chemical medicines these days. Always consult a professional in the treatment of medical conditions and be sure to buy only food-grade or medical-grade essential oils and preferably without chemical extraction. Some essential oils are only for external use, so read the labels first.

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  • The most ethical (including sourcing) and highest quality companies is in Toronto, … Tracy’s oil catalog can be found in the Online Store under the Essential Oils section, but there is so much more than oils and hydrosols like eco friendly locally sourced household products, and terracotta water filters. Many of the proceeds go to an Anishnawbe community North of here that needs clean drinking water. The workshops are great!! Anarres Natural Health Apothecary is the only place I have purchased essential oils for at least a decade now, check out the brick and mortar store if you’re near Toronto! :D

    Ugh MLMs
  • I only use mountain rose herbs

  • Tea tree oil is what helped me get over a sinus infection. My doctors could not help me with anything.
    Frankincense is also amazing for many reasons.
    I have only used oregano in my oil blends but never alone yet.

    There is a big “war” on whether to get DoTerra or Young Living oils. Both companies are great but expensive.They are multi level marketing companies (with a lot of brainwashing) so you are not only paying for the oils, you are paying the down/upline as well. So the prices are higher to cover those costs. They are not the only "pure"reputable companies out there.Do not let those reps fool you. Do your research and choose a company that is right for you.

    I purchase my oils from Plant Therapy, StillPoint and Nature’s Gift. and on occasion from my local co-op.
    Pay attention to the botanical names to make sure you are getting the right oil. Not all companies sell all varieties.
    And the most important thing, Do not ingest oils unless under the care of a certified professional.

    Crista S
  • Not true jan Stroven.

    Do terra oils are the best/purest and 3rd party tested. And I am not saying that because I want to sell them to anyone. It’s 1 of 2 being attacked by the FDA for a reason. The rest are junk full if fillers.

  • Beth – Please check out – Young Living Essential Oils……I have been using them for years.


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