Are essential oils a scam a skeptic looks at thieves oil gsa 2016 new orleans


I had fluid in my ear and then my nose – and then both. Three weeks or more passed. I started asking friends for advice and feared that the dreaded antibiotic would be in my future. One natural-minded friend suggested I try one of these multi-level-marketing company anti-bacterial blends.

(Please note that I no longer recommend taking essential oils internally unless one is under the care of a physician or other medical professional or certified aromatherapist — someone who knows your condition and your overall health. Furthermore, taking oils internally can lead to damage of the mucous membranes, and essential oils must be emulsified before using with a water base.)

I used to be really prone to these–getting an infection just after something jabbed me under my fingernail (for one of them about 5 years ago, I ended up needing antibiotics since it got really nasty). I hadn’t gotten them for awhile, but I did get one again about 5 months ago.

I used to have a rough time with acne in my 20s but hadn’t really struggled with any skin issues but rosacea since then. Suddenly, this past month, I started getting some small breakouts. None of them really bothered me, however, until I got a large cystic breakout next to my cheek.

Another local reader’s son had a bad fever for several days that was had become worrisome. She’d gotten an Rx for an antibiotic but really didn’t want to fill it (see my story about avoiding antibiotics). She ended up trying an anti-bacterial essential oils blend along with an herbal supplement and said that the next day her son woke up and he was his old self again. The “Thieves Oil Story”

Now I don’t know if this is a valid story at all, but it’s interesting, and the essential oils involved have been shown to have many antibacterial and antiviral properties. There are many studies about these qualities including this one and this one.

You can buy these blends pre-blended for convenience from the essential oils company that I recommend. You can go here to see how I ended up choosing this company. It’s a series, so you can read what you like – some of the comments got pretty dicey though.

And when someone gets sick, we don’t go through a whole bottle. It’s a whole lot cheaper than the gas (whoa – $4 per gallon?!) and copay and maybe an antibiotic on top of it. And we all know there is more than up-front finances involved with antibiotics and other meds, right?

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I drank a tube of Young Living’s Nitro and I’m highly allergic to ginseng, so it gave me heart palpitations and heart flutter. Not very pleasant. And the massively concentrated caffeine, concentrated to about 60mg/fluid ounce, tore up my stomach ulcers and they started bleeding. Since I am on a blood thinner this was quite a concern. One tube is the equivalent of about 6 cups of coffee, all in one swallow. It is no wonder you get buzzed with all the caffeine and the ginseng. No different from a dangerous energy drink. And it is no wonder that caffeine at that concentration can tear up your stomach lining. I can’t see how these distributers for YL can get away with what is essentially prescribing concentrated drugs such as caffeine to individuals without their knowing anything at all about their health history. You can die from some of this stuff if you can’t tolerate it. Of course, they have their disclaimer which advises you to talk to a doctor before beginning to take the concentrates. But some aspects of negligence law you can’t tacitly contract away with a disclaimer.