How do Essential Oils work?
SKIN PENETRATION OF ESSENTIAL OILS
It has been medically proven that certain substances can penetrate the skin.
Trans-dermal or skin patches have been around for decades. The first one ever used, for menopausal symptoms, was so famous that it became known as ‘The Patch.’ By sticking the patch on your skin, over your ovary areas, you were allowing hormones to pass through your skin, into your bloodstream.
Since then, many patches have come onto the market, from migraine patches to tobacco patches.
Essential Oils contain hundreds of natural plant substances. For example, Garden of Essences’ Lavender Essential Oil contains over 200 natural phyto-chemicals, some of which are antibacterial.
“The essential oil of Syzygium cumini (Java Plum) was found to contain α-pinene, β-pinene, trans-caryophyllene, 1,3,6-octatriene, delta-3-carene, α-caryophyllene, and limonene as major chemical compounds and possessed effective antibacterial activity against pathogenic bacterial strains such as E. coli, S. aureus, P. aeruginosa, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, B. subtilis, and S. aureus”. (reference:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5206475/).
Using an Antibacterial Essential Oil
Many women experience bladder infection as a painful, burning condition, finding that drugstore remedies fail to work, in the long term, if at all.
Here’s a DIY remedy for cystitis that works, because the following Essential Oils are anti-bacterial, and have been found to be particularly effective against bladder infections.
The oils penetrate all the layers of the skin, and are absorbed right into the bladder itself, where they perform their antibiotic work, yet without the awful side effects associated with drugstore antibiotics.
DIY AROMATHERAPY CYSTITIS RECIPE
5 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
20 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
Blend the above drops into 4 oz Almond Body Butter or 4 oz Shea Body Butter.
Stir thoroughly, for several minutes, using a knife.
Three times a day, apply this mixture to the pubic area, lower abdomen, and kidney areas (arch of your back).
Then lie down, and apply a hot water bottle to the pubic and lower abdomen areas. (Use a protective cotton cloth on your skin.) Lie for at least 15 minutes.
The formula can also be inserted into the vaginal canal, twice a day.
DIY BLADDER INFECTION NATURAL REMEDY
Fill a large tub with warm water. The tub should be big enough for you to sit in it, and have the water cover your pubic area. Your legs will hang outside the tub.
Add 8 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil.
Soak in this ‘sitz bath’ for 15 minutes, twice a day.
USING ANTIBACTERIAL ESSENTIAL OILS ON ANY AREA
Using the basic info above, you can use antibacterial oils, with a hot water bottle, or via soaking in water, for thorough penetration of the oils.
So whatever bacterial infection you have, whether you have flu-like symptoms, vaginal infection, or a boil, make sure that the oils penetrate deeply, via these heat methods, which open thousands of skin pores, allowing the oils to be taken up by the bloodstream.