Essential Oils for Healthy Joints


Essential Oils for Healthy Joints and Inflammation

Many times our lifestyle over the years can be the reason we have inflammation in our bodies that ultimately causes disease. My husband has been battling major joint pain in his knees. In an effort to find some healing through essential oils, I came across this study documented in 2010 in the Journey of Lipid Research;

“Here, we show that COX-2 promoter activity was suppressed by essential oils derived from thyme, clove, rose, eucalyptus, fennel, and bergamot in cell-based transfection assays using bovine arterial endothelial cells. Moreover, from thyme oil, we identified carvacrol as a major component of the suppressor of COX-2 expression and an activator of PPARα and γ. PPARγ-dependent suppression of COX-2 promoter activity was observed in response to carvacrol treatment.”

Read the whole study here:

In addition to the use of essential oils for inflammation and pain, we attempt to aid the healing of our bodies in the following ways:

Get a Good Night’s Sleep – reduced sleep and insomnia does not allow the body time enough to repair and heal during the night. Essential oils, such as Lavender, Peace and Calming, Surrender and RutaVala can help us sleep better.
Reduce Stress and Anxiety – reducing your stress or anxiety also helps reduce the inflammatory response in your body. Essential oils help us manage anxiety.

Eat a Healthy Diet – eating a healthy diet with plenty of water, fruits, vegetables and complex carbohydrates reduces inflammation. Adding healthy fats such as omega 3s and olive oil to your diet will also help.

Detoxification – detoxing the lymphatic system of pollutants and chemicals.

Exercise Regularly – Exercise removes toxins from the lymph system and reduces inflammation.

Supplements/Vitamins – Choose a whole food vitamin and mineral supplement, not one that is synthetically made. Folic acid, B vitamins, and vitamins C, D and E have anti-inflammatory effects for the body.

Support Immune system – support your immune system with probiotic and enzyme supplements for a healthy intestinal tract.

Reducing Inflammation,


Consult your physician before use if you are pregnant or have high blood pressure.This information is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration or the Therapeutic Goods Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness or injury should consult with a physician. This information is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or mitigate any disease. Always consult your healthcare provider for your best care. Information provided here is for EDUCATION PURPOSES ONLY and is in NO WAY intended to replace proper medical advice. IT IS NOT for diagnostic or prescriptive use or to be construed as instruction on how to cure or treat any condition, illness or disease. Every individual is different, thus what may work for one may not work for another person. We recommend you consult with the professional health authorities of your choice. Remember, taking responsibility for your health is your own personal.


Relieve It Essential Oil

muscle-painRelieve It Essential Oil for Deep Tissue Pain

This is another oil I’m trying this week as it came up on a Zyto Scan I did for someone and I found out it is the “go-to” oil for deep tissue pain. Are you familiar with that gripping pain that shoots from your lower back down the back of your leg? I know I am!  It is an extraordinary blend of:

Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha piperita) is cooling to the skin. It blocks discomfort and enhances the other effects of the oils.

Spruce Essential Oil (Picea mariana) relaxes body and mind and soothes muscles. It is grounding and emotionally releasing.

Black Pepper Essential Oil (Piper nigrum) is  that is good for severe tissue discomfort.It is supportive of the digestive system and is useful topically for soothing muscle discomfort following exercise.

Hyssop Essential Oil (Hyssopus officinalis) has purifying properties.

Apply on location and anywhere there is deep tissue pain. Alternate with PanAway when there is bone discomfort

Relieve it!


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Marjoram Essential Oil | Relaxes Muscles


Marjoram Essential Oil is High in Antioxidants and Relaxes Muscles

This is the new oil I am trying this month because we have a lot of sprains and muscle strains at our house.

Known as the “herb of happiness to the Romans and “joy of the mountains” to the Greeks, Marjoram has been used as a muscle relaxant, arterial vasodilator and digestive stimulant.

Historical uses: fluid retention, muscle spasm, sprains,  muscle fatigue, balancing blood pressure, upset stomach, calming the respiratory system. Because of its high antioxidant properties, many have believed it would increase longevity.

Since it is a great muscle relaxant, combining this oil with the connective tissue properties of Lemongrass may promote support of muscle, tendon and ligaments.

Apply 1-2 drops on the Vitaflex points of the feet or area of concern. Diffuse for a peaceful sleep.



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Balancing Hormones with Essential Oils

balance weightBalancing Hormones with Essential Oils

It doesn’t matter what age you are or whether you are a woman or a man, balancing hormones is essential to our overall health and well-being.  Out of balance hormones can be the precursor to disease and the inability to stay at a healthy weight.  I have been on bio-identical hormones for 20 year.  They were plant based and safer than synthetic alternatives, but still had the tendency to clog up my liver, causing them to be ineffective in keeping my body balanced and, therefore, causing weight gain at times.

Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils have been known to clean out the receptor sites of the cells and enable the cells to function as they are supposed to function in order to fight sickness and balance the body’s hormones.  I have never been able to balance fluctuating hormones like I have the past year with Young Living Essential Oils.  I have been estrogen dominate all my life, but now have found such relief by diffusing and applying these oils topically, as I listen to the needs of my body.

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The first step in balancing hormones is to support the liver. The liver breaks down old hormones that float around in the bloodstream. Excessive hormone levels in the blood clog receptor sites and tell the pituitary gland to slow down the production of new hormones. This causes most of the symptoms of hormone imbalances people experience regularly.  I use JuvaFlex over my liver every day and put grapefruit oil (1 drop) in my water through the day to cleanse my liver.

Here are other oils that can help cleanse the liver and breakdown old hormones:

Mister™ – It helps promote greater inner-body balance and many have found it soothing when stressed.

Fennel – helps break down old hormones and aid in digestion, slightly estrogenic

Lemon, orange, tangerine & grapefruit – helps liver to detox and process fats

Juva Cleanse™ & GLF™ – to help restore healthy liver function


The fennel and citrus oils are easily taking the capsule or water. The Mister™, Juva Cleanse™ and GLF™ are best applied over the liver area on the right side of the rib cage.


May optimize estrogen levels for women:

Lavender & lemon – mildly improves estrogen levels

Clary sage – moderately improves estrogen levels

SclarEssence™ – strongest to improve estrogen levels

Valor® – balances all hormones and encourages balanced estrogen to progesterone levels


May optimize progesterone levels for women: MY GO TO OILS!

Ylang ylang & frankincense – balances hormones for progesterone imbalances

Peace & Calming® – encourages the body to make its own progesterone

Progessence Plus™ – safe and natural form of progesterone that is significantly different than progesterone creams

(This oil has improved my overall balance without the side effects I was experiencing with the creams)


May optimize testosterone levels for men and women:

Ylang ylang & Frankincense – balances hormones for testosterone imbalances

Peace & Calming® – encourages the body to make its own testosterone

Clary sage & SclarEssence™ – balances testosterone and estrogen levels

Idaho blue spruce – strongest for improving testosterone levels

Oregano Essential Oil | The Natural Support for Immune System

oregano essential oilOregano Essential Oil – The Natural Antibiotic

We have been cooking with Oregano for years, but Oregano Essential Oil has been a great alternative to prescription antibiotics in my home.  I would not go through a winter without it.  Last winter our family went through a bout of bronchitis and Oregano Essential Oil was my go to oil for getting us through.  Studies noted below show it has antiviral properties, making it a great immune stimulant.  This oil may help digestive problems, metabolism balance, as well as supporting the immune system during times of distress.

Read this study on the efficacy of the antiviral properties of oregano oil:

And here is a study from the University of Arizona on the effect of Oregano oil on the norovirus.

Oregano is considered a “hot” oil and should be applied to the vita flex points of the feet diluted with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil.  You can diffuse it as well.  It is generally regarded as safe for consumption (GRAS) by the FDA and one drop can be diluted and taken in 1 tsp honey or 4 oz. soy/rice milk.

Oregano Essential Oil is definitely one for the medicine cabinet!

Stay well this winter!


Head Start For Winter


Golden Touch Kit

It’s time to get a head start on the things we are bombarded with in the winter.  Remember that plants are seasonal, so you want to get the oils you need for winter while they are in stock.  My favorites are all in this great kit.  This oils can address everything from stomach issues (DiGize) to liver cleansing (Juvaflex) thyroid function (EndoFlex), skin conditions (Melrose), to the amazing immune boosting properties of Raven, RC and Thieves.


Golden Touch 1™ provides immune protection all throughout the year. The oil blend formulas in this collection have been specifically created to take advantage of essential oil constituents that support many functions of the body. A growing number of today’s professionals consider essential oils to be an important component in health care. Refer to individual oil blends for specific benefits.

Contains: Seven Blends (5ml bottles): Di-Gize™, EndoFlex™, JuvaFlex™, Melrose™, Raven™, R.C.™, and Thieves®.

You can get them individually or take advantage of this reduced price kit for all!

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Stay well this winter,


Help To Stop Addiction

Help to Stop Addiction


“Health and beauty go hand in hand; you cannot be beautiful if you are not healthy.”

essential_oils_addiction_1aUsing therapeutic grade essential oils has been of use to people who have found themselves in a state of dependency/addiction to various substances. I have heard of many people who ended their addictions to tobacco, alcohol, sugar, and other substances with the help of essential oils and supplements containing essential oils. A person has a reality moment in the body, in the emotion, and in the spirit creating the soul path. Sound medicine with reframing will help the sound therapist as they use essential oils for reprograming. The person on the journey will realize, see and understand; this is the way of the Cornplanter.

Many therapeutic grade essential oils contain sesquiterpenes, which help increase the amount of oxygen in the limbic system of the brain. More oxygen in this part of the brain, especially near the pineal and pituitary glands, leads to an increase in secretions of endorphins, neurotransmitters, and antibodies. Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lavender, and Cedarwood are some of the oils that contain sesquiterpenes. The brain needs oxygen to be happy.

the pituitary gland and essential oils The oxygen in the brain will wake up the pineal and pituitary glands which create secretion of endorphins, neurotransmitters, and antibodies.

Young Living Oils can work like this: Sandalwood can be used for spiritual protection, Lavender to fight infection or depression, Frankincense, which I believe to be the oil that Jesus used while healing the masses of people. Cedarwood, which is also used for protection in the home, is spoken about in Scripture and believed to be an oil that Jesus used also.


cedarwoodpromo-essentialjoy Another way that these oils work in the body is through the amygdala. Researchers discovered in 1989 that this gland plays a role in the storing and releasing of emotional trauma. The only way to stimulate the amygdala is through the sense of smell. Therefore, therapeutic grade essential oils can become a tool to help in the releasing of emotional trauma, one of the many reasons people use addictive, mind-numbing substances. The program of using essential oils reprograms the brain to understand who, what, where, when, why and how to get better; of what is going on in and around the person. A few doctors have found IV therapy to help the person using the form of chelation with EDTA or Hydrogen peroxide to clean the brain and arteries and veins. I have seen this to work but you still need to reprogram the DNA at the cell line; this will help release the drama of everyday life that has built up in their life.

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Diet & Addiction

Diet can also play a role in addictions. Many people have found that adding minerals and trace minerals can help them as they end their addictions, especially potassium, calcium, zinc, and magnesium. Adding amino acids to the diet may help as well. Friends that know this secret should tell and speak out because most people struggle with memory and need help in understanding what you say. Young Living has oxygen; frequency is mega hertz’s to assist the body confusion.
As the liver plays a major role in processing toxins, the liver holds many addictive substances that are considered toxins. It may also be a good idea to detoxify the liver when working to end an addiction. Many essential oils provide support to the liver. There are a number of essential oils that have been used to help with addictions. It is important to choose therapeutic grade essential oils. Young Living Essential Oils is one of the few companies in the United States using the AFNOR (Association French Normalization Organization Regulation) and ISO (International Standards Organization) standards for determining that the oils produced are truly therapeutic grade. Today, because of the work of Dr. Gary Young, we know our grower; we do all our own distilling of raw plants, which are fresh from the farm. The grade of oils is food; grade we can drink our oils and they are kosher.

copahiba The following shows some of the oils and blends available through Young Living to help combat addiction.

Apply Clove (removes desire) or Thieves (removes desire) to the tongue before lighting up – it may help reduce the desire to smoke. Massage Bergamot on stomach, abdomen, liver area, and bottom of feet use purification on the heart and behind the ears. Present thyme on the throat for insecurity. Taking the supplement JuvaTone (see Liver) has been known to help people quit smoking. Exodus II contains high levels of sesquiterpenes and helps to support the respiratory and immune systems. Harmony and/or Peace & Calming can be massaged on the bottom of the feet to help reduce the nervous tension that can accompany the craving for cigarettes when one quits smoking.

Bergamot, Grapefruit (withdrawal), Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood, Wintergreen, Basil: Massage 1-4 drops to bottoms of feet; open bottle and inhale whenever necessary. Put 1-2 drops of Grapefruit in a glass of pure water and drink.

Purification, Peace & Calming: Massage 1-4 drops to bottoms of feet; open bottle and inhale whenever necessary.

Stevia, an ancient South American herb, and FOS, a sweet-tasting natural sugar derived from chicory roots and Jerusalem artichokes, may reduce sugar cravings and have other health benefits. Stevia has also been reported to help decrease craving for tobacco and alcohol. Place 1 drop of Dill oil on wrists and on pancreas and pancreas points of the foot. This may help remove the craving for sweets. Ocotea can reduce craving too. Massage 1-2 drops of Purification or Peace & Calming to bottom of feet. I have read that inhaling a fragrance one likes whenever experiencing the urge to eat something sweet will end the craving. Just open the bottle of your favorite oil and inhale. Always inhale from the palms of your hands after applying oil.

To Reduce Cravings
Ultra Young has been used to reduce cravings. Adding oils to a glass spray bottle is a neutriceutical spray to use anywhere on the body. Spray in the mouth, in the cheeks and roof of mouth, when experiencing a craving. I would suggest Slique blend, Orange, Lemon, Lime, and Grapefruit; 10 drops in a neutriceutical spray. For me I found that it balanced my sugar, raked my blood stream and pulled the toxic craving out of my body. I made sure that I was drinking my weight in ounces of water daily. One could inhale a fragrance one likes that is known for reducing cravings.

Rehemogen™ is a tincture containing herbs and essential oils that was formulated to clean and detoxify the blood and support the immune system. It works synergistically with JuvaTone, to rebuild the liver and erase the addiction blueprint in the liver. As when making any lifestyle change, emotional support from friends and family is a wonderful benefit! The feeling oils are great in shifting the mindset.

Dill, Grapefruit, Lavender, Orange, and Sandalwood: Apply to temples; diffuse; apply Dill to wrists (may reduce the sweating that can accompany withdrawal) One can drink Grapefruit — 1-2 drops in a glass of pure water.

The Liver
Young Living Essential Oils has formulated called The Re-JUVA-nate Kit which includes: Detoxzyme – A powerful vegetable enzyme complex that promotes cleansing, completes digestion and detoxifies; ComforTone – Contains herbs, minerals, bentonite, and essential oils that help with proper elimination and relax spasms that may occur; JuvaPower 14 oz. – An advanced phytonutrient fiber supplement that cleanses the liver and intestines simultaneously. Contains the highest acid-binding foods for superior results; Re-JUVA-nate Your Health booklet; A new audio tape recorded this month called “The Re- JUVA-nate Program- Cleansing with Comfortone, Juva Power and Detoxzyme” by D. Gary Young, N.D. JuvaFlex and Juva Cleanse oil blends, and a supplement, JuvaTone, to help cleanse and support the liver. Many people have reported that addictions to coffee, tea, tobacco, sugar, or alcohol have diminished while using JuvaTone and JuvaFlex. It is important to cleanse the colon prior to cleansing the liver, so the toxins from the liver do not get held up in the colon. It is not pretty to detox but when you do it natural it make your body stronger and discovers a healthy way of living. When someone has been addicted is important to detox the parities’. When doing health coaching with me, Trisha I will give you the protocol.

Rehemogen is a tincture containing herbs and essential oils that was formulated to clean and detoxify the blood and support the immune system. It works synergistically with JuvaTone, to rebuild the liver and erase the addiction blueprint in the liver. As when making any lifestyle change, emotional support from friends and family is a wonderful benefit! The feeling oils are great in shifting the mindset.

The best part is to know that therapeutic organic kosher grade “A” essential oil is in our products, that Dr. Gary Young has stepped out in front with the art of distillation. Any company can slap a label on a bottle but it takes a real company to set standards.

The personal power oils are to move us forward. Thyromin is for the thyroid function. The Exodus II Oil will maintain healthy immune function and help the adrenal gland. Natural essential oils that are kosher can heal the body. Dr. Dan Purser’s “firm belief is everyone needs preventive medicine, they just don’t know it yet. Most won’t ever know they need it because they’ll die prematurely.” Don’t be like most. Dr. Purser believes in the biological age reduction benefits of certain therapies such as modern Hormone Replacement Therapy, emphasizing natural replacements as first and foremost. Through these therapies, Dr. Purser believes that “you can unwind once thought of intractable diseases.”
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Ultra Young is for the pituitary function. When you muscle test the strength of the different oils it will help the person to know what they need and what the emotional oil as well as the spiritual oils is that will be used to balance the DNA at the cell level! Release is first! Why? Because one wants to release the anger then Forgiveness, Believe, Transformation, Motivation, Magnify thy Purpose should go in this order to raise the frequency up. Addiction has a very low auto immune as well as negative thinking that one should think about doing journey work with.

When you can release chemicals out of body the addiction is not as difficult; when you can release the emotion through retraining, this allows the personal power to return. People create the drama! The person can than assist in the changes of their behavior in life very fast. Change the attitude and behavior, and feeling and thought will walk through the door. A rule of thumb is using 10 drops for maintenance, 20 drops for recovery, and crisis 30 drops to sober someone one up.

ningxaredOne last thing: Ningxia Red can be used for sugar cravings; it would be allowable to use one bottle a week in reducing cravings for any addictions. It is natural sugar and helps to release the craving; be it drugs or smoking or alcohol. The sugar that bonds with the addiction is the white sugar in chemicals. The pancreas is a hormone that raises the blood sugar; creating the want in the body. The emotion and pain say “I need”. When teaching the person to breathe the oils; place oils on the lung area and place the oils anywhere you feel led to apply; it works quickly so that the craving is gone.

When taking the Young Living supplements it will stop craving in their tracks; use the Pure Protein and Body Complete and Digest and Cleanse; when cleaning anybody Para Free is a must. Look for tools that help you use your oils for your health.

The above work is from my notes of classes I have taken and research I have done in 2001. I, Trisha, put a Tri-fold up of my work which is ©2001. I would hope that people share my work with references to my research. I am not a doctor; I do not diagnose or cure people. I create an educational way for people to learn to care naturally for their body. This research has led me back into school to study Drug and Alcohol Counseling and other types of counseling. Disclaimer: All material provided on the Clearwater Healing website and in the Clearwater Healing newsletter is for educational purposes only. Access to the website or newsletter does not create a nurse-patient relationship, nor should the information contained on the website or in the newsletter be considered specific medical advice for any person, patient, and/or medical condition. Consult a physician regarding the application of any opinions or recommendations from the website or newsletter, for any symptom or medical condition. Patricia O’Connell specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, that is or may be incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, resulting from use or application pertaining to any of the information provided on the website.


Young Living Essential Oil | Comfortone

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If you are like me, I started using essential oils in order to address some of the health issues I have been dealing with for years. It has been so long since my body has functioned normally, that I forgot what “normal” was supposed to be. I began using several suggested oils for digestion, constipation, bloating, and gastric pain. I was careful not to overdo it in the beginning because I knew that my gut was not healthy and detox was most definitely going to happen. I pushed through, finding several oils that helped the symptoms, but really wanted to find a solution for what I felt was the root cause of my problems. I found Comfortone. A supplement made by Young Living, infused with essential oils and designed to help cleanse the colon walls, detoxify and aid in restoring the wave-like function of the colon that has been lost. It works for me! Comfortone is part of the Cleansing Trio from Young Living, a detox protocol for your liver and digestive tract. You might consider the entire trio of products, depending on your need. It is not intended for long term use or for weight loss. So once you move past the healing crisis, you can taper down on the dosage.


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Surrender to the Deepest Sleep You’ve Ever Known

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Surrender to the Deepest Sleep You’ve Ever Known!

My husband was shocked at the results when I first tried my new Young Living Essential Oil Surrender!  He was having trouble shutting his mind off and, therefore, he was waking up at 2 a.m and not able to go back to sleep.  I always like to try one new oil in my order each month and I was feeling I needed to experiment with some new oils for a restful sleep.  I had researched Surrender and decided to try it.  The first night in the diffuser, we slept so soundly and much later than normal. Same thing the second night.  I felt it was truly clearing out some negative emotions for me during the night and I was able to work through some things stuck in my mind, if that makes sense.  How this works, I don’t know, but it does.  I’ve never had experience with the oils emotionally before, so this was a first.  Then I read this:

“Surrender Essential Oil is a blend designed to balance and calm the emotions; and release controlling or unfocused behaviors. Many times when we tend to be overbearing and committed to our ways so we become one sided and can’t see what is in front of us; even if it is an opportunity or a solution to our problem. Surrender oil will help us relax and clear the mind so we can be more open minded and see our way through.”  Source:

Wow! I had no idea an oil would really do all this, but if you study the oils in this blend, you can see the design in mind.

Spruce Essential Oil – for muscle tension and emotional release.

Lavender Essential Oil –  Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy.

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil has a warm, sweet, herbaceous scent that is relaxing and calming for both mind and body. Its gentleness makes it especially valuable for restless children. Soothing to all types of skin, it is used extensively in Europe in skin preparations. Roman chamomile is also beneficial when added to massage oil for relief of muscle discomfort after exercise.

Mountain Savory Essential Oil  provides support for the immune, nervous, and circulatory systems.

Lemon Essential Oil -has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon consists of 68 percent dlimonene, a powerful antioxidant. It is delightfully refreshing in water and may be beneficial for the skin. Lemon may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods. Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons. It is purifying and uplifting.

German Chamomile Essential Oil – has been used to support the body’s natural response to irritation and injury. This oil contains chamazulene, a compound studied for its ability to help the body’s natural inflammatory response. Soothes and clears the mind.

Angelica Essential Oil – In Germany, angelica was historically referred to as the “oil of angels,” in part because of its ability to calm anxiety, restore happy memories, and bring peaceful sleep. Traditional medicine practitioners used angelica as a stimulant, digestive tonic, and expectorant. Helps to release and let go of negative emotions.

You can use this oil without dilution and apply it topically to your ears, wrists or the vitaflex points of the feet.  Directly inhale it or diffuse it, as I did, for a restful sleep!



Healing Crisis Detoxing with Essential Oils

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Healing Crisis……Detoxing is Worth it!

My body was so toxic from years of digestive issues when I started using essential oils.  I began feeling worse than ever as the oils attacked the toxins and my body tried to get rid of them.  I did not know what was happening to me and I was tempted to call it quits, but I knew first-hand how these oils have healed other issues for me and my husband, so I was determined to push through and get to my goal of healing the root cause of these problems.

Our bodies do have “reactions” to essential oils. That is why we find them so desirable and beneficial, but in some cases, a person can have a reaction that is too intense. The oil may need more dilution, or they may be having a detox reaction, which is also known as a “healing crisis.” These “reactions” are actually a good sign that the body is attempting to get rid of toxins. Attempts to “stop” the symptoms, will stop the body’s detoxification process.

It’s essential that you drink at least ½ your body’s weight in ounces of pure water daily, and it may prove beneficial to add a few drops of citrus oils to every quart of water to help facilitate moving the toxins out of the lymph system.

 Detox Symptoms

This Healing Crisis can sometimes present symptoms that make you feel worse as the body deals with cleaning out impurities and restoring balance. Such reactions are temporary and can occur immediately or within several days or even weeks of a detox. They usually pass within 1-3 days, but can last for weeks. Some cleansing protocols cause a large scale die-off of bacteria, and a significant amount of toxins within the bacteria itself are released into the body.

 Here are some possible symptoms of a healing crisis:

extreme fatigue
headache (possibly caused by buildup of toxins in the blood or acidity)
aches and pain similar to the flu
insomnia (possibly due to acidity)
sinus congestion
fever (usually low grade)
drop in blood pressure
skin eruption including boils, hives, rashes
cold or flu-like symptoms
strong emotions and/or mood swings

What Should I do?

Dr. David Stewart, author of Chemistry of Essential Oils, suggests that when a detox reaction happens, you may want to stop using the oil for a time or reduce the frequency and/or quantity of use in order to slow down the release of toxins. I chose to push through by reducing the frequency because I could see that my body was getting better and I wanted to get these toxins out!

Acidic or Alkalinic?

People with acidic body conditions (low pH) are more prone to unpleasant detox reactions, such as skin rashes, than those with a more alkaline (healthy) body chemistry. Acids attack oils and destroy them, which means an acidic system does not respond to essential oils as well as a healthy, alkaline system. Acidic people may respond negatively to the scent of essential oils saying, “That stinks,” or “I can’t take that smell,” or “That essential oil gives me a headache.” This reaction is not because the oils themselves are unpleasant. What is unpleasant is that the oils have stirred up toxins which need to be eliminated. It is the toxins that cause the unpleasantness. When a person’s acidity and toxicity levels are reduced, they will find that they actually like and enjoy the very fragrance they formerly could not tolerate. It is when our bodies are acidic that disease can grow and flourish.


Those that soak up essential oils like sponges are alkaline people whose bodies readily accept and utilize them. Incorporating essential oils into one’s daily life will increase the alkalinity of the body.


Detoxing Naturally:

  1. Drink lots of Water:  This helps us move everything through the body.
  2. Use Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils: Citrus oils like lemon, lime, grapefruit or orange are great for helping the liver naturally detox. I add them to my water. Lemongrass is a powerful emotional cleanser. 1-2 drops on the bottoms of the feet in the morning or diffuse. Peppermint helps with headaches. DiGize or Frankincense will help calm any nausea or major cramping.
  3. Epsom Salt Baths: Soak for at least 30 minutes and use about 2-4 cups per bath. This will help draw those toxins out and support the body while helping to soothe and relax. Add Lavender essential oil for further relaxation and calmness.

I can personally say that if you can push through the detox period, you will find renewed energy and feel great as your body reestablishes healthy function. My body is functioning better than it has done in years!


Stay the course,



DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional. The information shared in this blog is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any illness, nor is it meant to replace professional medical attention or advice. Advice and testimonies are all based on use of Young Living brand of oils specifically. Use and application of this information is done solely at your own risk.