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cat77
cat77

My 7 yr old indoor cat has asthma and I read that frankincense oil in a diffuser can help.  I bought these items recently and I don't know if it helps or hurts him.  Do you have any information about this?  He is on prednisolone  liquid and I do not give it to him every day because of the bad side effects. [plus I have to give it to him..cherry flavour...with a dropper in his mouth...]  He is very overweight and the vet has concluded, after labs, being on diet dry food...he won't eat canned....that he is not metabolizing fat.  Do you think this oil can be helpful?  Thank you....

dort
dort

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Pattyde

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MaF1
MaF1

Hello where to get the ultimate defense to take. Please contact me as soon as possible. Thank you.

MaF1
MaF1

One more question. Do you sell the oils? thank you.

MaF1
MaF1

Hi, I have colon cancer metz to lungs. surgery no chemo. I take paudarco , clats claw and also graviola that lowers the ATP in cells. I take lost of supplements like selenium, zinc, IP6, and enzymes.Waht oils may i take internal for healing/how much and may i combine with all this? thank you!!

MaF1
MaF1

Hi. I have colon cancer metz to lungs. I would like to know what essential oils to ingest and how much. I take paudearco, cats claw, selenium, zinc, and a few suppelents. also graviola that lowers the ATP in cell. Can I sue them anyway? Thank you.

KellieSmithKauten
KellieSmithKauten

I'm on a mobile device ( iphone) and there is no search on your site so I can't look anything up. It just has a drop down menu for choosing a category

manditaylor
manditaylor

Hello. I'd love to learn what oils might be a good alternative to meds for controlling Lupus or other autoimmune diseases.

MountainSunrise
MountainSunrise

Greetings.  I am new to EO, and after doing much research cannot find the answer to my questions.  If I have diluted an EO and applied it topically, how often should I reapply for adults and children (if different) ?    Also, are oils safe to use topically with products like Motrin and Tylenol?  Thank you.

StephanieNolandMillican
StephanieNolandMillican

@MountainSunrise oils have not proven to have any safety issues when using them combined with motrin/tylenol because they are all plant. however it really does depend on the brand you use. i personally use nothing but young living oils. and topically applying really depends on what you are applying the oils and what oils you are using.. don't get frustrated with the oils.. its a learning process and you can't know everything right away.. happy oiling .... 

AshleyChristensen
AshleyChristensen

I would love to see a page on wintergreen. I love all of the individual oil pages and all of the wonderful recipes you post.

eqcmvicente
eqcmvicente

hi can I mix cypress ,carrotseed, patchouli, coconut oil , with carrier , rosehipseed oil and camellia for the face?

Drallos
Drallos

I read your article regarding using the essential oils for horses.  Do I need a carrier oil when administering?  you do not mention that and on the rocky mountain site they say for humans at least that you need to mix.  Please let me low asap!


Abum
Abum

I have a friend that developed Malasma on her face soon after a hysterectomy. Do you have any suggestions go combating this? She also has sensitive skin

mrsakers
mrsakers

I just discovered your site.  I'm beginning to learn about essential oils.  Do you sell them, or is there a source that you would recommend?

MargoAngermiller
MargoAngermiller

I just wanted to say THANK YOU! This is a great site and helps me to figure out what to use my oils for and how to dilute plus great recipes! All the different companies have so many different suggestions that it can be all quite confusing. Thanks for doing the research for us.

frozenpeaches
frozenpeaches

Hi! i was thinking about purchasing some essential oils to add to my hair and skin care routine. I am very new to essential oils and do not know much about what would be best for my skin type. I have very sensitive skin, and am allergic to tea tree oil. I have used both lemongrass and lavender oil on my skin and was not sensitive to those. My skin is oily along with my hair and prone to breakouts if something irritates it. I was wanting to purchase a couple of of citrus oils to add to my shampoo, my shampoo is fragrance free and is a formula specifically made for sensitive skin….so it does not clean hair out as well or smell like anything because there are not harsh chemicals in it. I was thinking about purchasing lemon and red mandarin oil to add to the shampoo. Would those oils be suitable for me? how much of each oil should i add to a 12 oz bottle of shampoo? Would i get any benefits form adding these oils to my shampoo, would it help with oily hair or would it help fragrance the shampoo and clarify my hair? Could i also add a couple drops of lemon or red mandarin to my laundry? I’m sorry for the questions but i am still so new to essential oils. I would appreciate any information and thoughts. Thanks!


MargoAngermiller
MargoAngermiller

I've never used lemon in my shampoo but I do use it for allergies. I have very sensitive skin and it doesn't bother me but it is photosensitive (meaning don't go out in the sun after applying it to skin!). I would suggest taking a small amount of shampoo in a glass bowl, add 2-3 drops of the essential oil you want to try, and washing hair. That way you don't add to the whole bottle. Then if you love it, you can add some to the bottle. Just remember less is more and you can always add more later, but you can't take it away. Hope that helps!

Mark Long
Mark Long

Let me know if you are interested in guest post in carpet cleaning, home cleaning,etc..,

GaritBoothe
GaritBoothe

@Mark Long Hi Mark, I'm in charge of Public Relations at Rocky Mountain Oils. We are currently looking for guest posting opportunities on our blog and would love to talk about it.

lstader
lstader

Hello

I am searching for essential oils that would help Crohn's Disease.  Where do I look?  I didn't see anything on this website.  Where should I look or what keywords should I enter?


Thanks for your help.

Mary Sanders
Mary Sanders

Refresh my memory, please~Is Rocky Mountain Oils and Native American Nutritionals the same company?

mslissa66
mslissa66

I have a Native American Nutritionals catalog; I just didn't know if every product that says "organically grown" is USDA certified?"

JCShannon
JCShannon moderator

@mslissa66  You'll need to ask them. I don't speak for any company. Sorry! 

Meg2113
Meg2113

I am currently nursing and new to essential oils. I am wondering what essential oils I should avoid. I did find this article online http://salvenaturals.com/blog/?p=100 and this one on specific herbs to avoid.

http://www.earthmamaangelbaby.com/mama-resources/reading-room/herbs-to-avoid-during-breastfeeding

According to these articles there are so many to avoid. Do you have any insight on this topic. I think it would make a great article. I plan on using essential oils for everything. My first project is making body oils and body butters for myself. I want to add essential oils to them, but I don't want to add something toxic or something that will decrease my supply. 

JCShannon
JCShannon moderator

@Meg2113  That's a huge list! These lists vary from place to place, I've noticed. There are certain ones that contain progesterone/estrogen balancing properties that aren't good to use, like Vitex Berry. 


So far, these are the essential oils I've seen on every list. To avoid during pregnancy: 

Angelica Root

Artemesia

Basil

Bay Leaf

Blue Tansy

Clary Sage & Sage

Fennel Seed

Fir Needle

Holy Basil

Hyssop

Jasmine

Juniper Berry

Myrrh

Tagetes

Tarragon

Vitex Berry

Yarrow


Jasmine eases labor pains & encourages contractions so it's great when it's birthing time. 


After birth, these are good to use:


Fennel Seed (increases lactation)

Litsea cubeba (increases milk secretion)

I don't know as much about herbs to use or avoid, other than Raspberry Leaf for helping induce labor. And you are right, this is definitely a good article to get up and running very soon! There aren't a ton of books on the subject so I'm trying to find some good research. Thanks for these websites! That's a help. I'll keep researching.  

tanchik
tanchik

Hello, I have a question about essential oils. What brands would you recommend as the best? I am new to essential oils, and am a bit tight on budget, so I can't quite splurge on the expensive brands. Are there any of the cheaper brands that are good quality? I want to use essential oils for myself and my family, but don't want to be using bad ones. I was looking at Fabulous Frannie and I've been using Aura Cacia because that is the only one that my local store sells.

JCShannon
JCShannon moderator

@tanchik  I like using Rocky Mountain Oils. I have really enjoyed the quality and the prices, as well as the selection. 

Mrsmusthunt
Mrsmusthunt

Ok, so what I'd like to know is if there are any books with recommended treatment methods, as in first balance the gut/flora, next work on alkalining the body, then balance the blood sugars, or your blood pressure etc. I am new to essential oils and would very much like this sort of guide/advice. After all, this is about total health right? We all have a variety of symptoms, but how do we start getting at the root of the problem. A methodology would be helpful rather than spending hundreds of dollars randomly to see what works.

JCShannon
JCShannon moderator

@Mrsmusthunt  That is a good idea. I'll keep looking. Most of the books I've seen just go through what to do with the oils for various complaints but that would be a good thing to have. 

Lachaplin
Lachaplin

I am mortified bc I saw on your site where it says not to give oils in full strength to children or babies and no oregano oil! I am new to EO and I had a young living rep giving me info. I have chose not to use their oils after much research and have ended up with Native American nutriotionals. However, I have a 6month old, 2 yr old and 4 yr old that I have used oregano and thieves on their feet... 1 drop daily when they were sick, my 6 month old was about 1 month old when I had used these oils on her? these oils weren't diluted. I am mortified to think that I could have caused harm to my children. But when they are sick and you have someone telling you what you're doing is safe, I thought how could I go wrong! I just wanted my beautiful children better. I have been a unable to find any info online as far as any damage that could have been done to them, do you have any input or knowledge as to what harm could have been caused health wise and side effects?

Thank you for your time.

JCShannon
JCShannon moderator

@Lachaplin  That is one of the reasons why I wanted to get that article up because I know there are many who are promoting unsafe use of Oregano oil lately and that really scares me! Don't panic over your children. If there were long term side effects from the oils, you would have seen it by now. You would see breathing issues and skin burns. The Oregano oil can really burn the skin, if it's pure, undiluted Oregano essential oil, and you would have seen it happen when you applied it. (Oregano oil is most often used to remove warts.) 

You are a good mom. You care about your children so I think it'll be all right. JC

AdrianTempleton
AdrianTempleton

Hi, I actually use Young Living Essential Oils and have for about 3 years now. I deal with cellulitis infections periodically and use Oregano and Thieves (use this one almost daily) to treat my infections and health needs and we also cook with them. I don't give my kids (14, 5, & 1) the flu shot and use Thieves on the bottoms of their feet. I normally make a rub mixed with coconut oil but I have also used it neat on their feet. I definitely recommend using a carrier oil in most cases using Oregano and Thieves or any "hot oil" meaning hot to the touch. However using them on the bottoms of the feet is generally OK so I would imagine your kiddos were OK and more than likely got over whatever was bothering them. Young Living is the only company that know of that has their own farms and allows anyone to come take part and observe the entire seed to seal process of planting, harvesting, and distilling their oils. They're definitely the only ones I trust for me and my family.