Despite what is quoted over and over in Dr. David Stewart’s book, “Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple”, about essential oils not containing proteins, therefore we can not have an allergic reaction to them, people are still having reactions that look like rashes after using certain essential oils.
Essential Oil discussion boards are quick to offer definite reasons why someone got a rash after using an essential oil. Two of the most over used reasons are:
1. Must be detoxing. That’s assuming someone is using an authentic essential oil vs. an adulterated essential oil. People are often told that the rash is normal because the essential oil is doing its job by either negating the lotions and soaps that are found on the skin or they are detoxing the chemicals from the body.
2. Must be allergic to the vegetable carrier oil used to dilute the essential oil. Vegetable oils do contain proteins and one might be having a reaction to the vegetable carrier oil.
While sometimes these reasons may be the case that someone gets a rash after using essential oils, there is still another and more likely possibility. Dr. Gary Young, in the video below, teaches how a sulfur deficiency can look like an allergic reaction to the phenols in essential oils. After optimizing sulfur levels with Sulfurzyme, many people are able to return to using essential oils without having reactions. Even those who are allergic to Sulfur report they are able to take Sulfurzyme with no problems.
If you know you can benefit from essential oils but are getting a rash from them, try Sulfurzyme for a few months like instructed to in the video, and then give essential oils a try again. You just might be able to get the results with essential oils you were looking for after all. Woo Hoo!
I’m always looking for essential oil success stories so I was so grateful to stumble on this one. I put “frankincense” into the YouTube search engine, and this video happened to be attached at the end of another video.
Some wonderful woman, whose name I found out later on is Misty, took compassion on this man suffering from Basal Cell Carcinoma and shared her essential oils with him. This is beautiful to me for two reasons:
1. She KNOWS Young Living essential oils are tested for purity and that they really do heal so she had complete faith that if this man used her oils according to her instructions, he would be healed.
2. She gave away her family’s stash of oils to help someone else. If her family had had an emergency, she would not have had enough oils left to help her family. (After my daughter had a severe concussion and 10 days later my son broke his nose, I keep enough stash for future emergencies.)
The end of the video includes an email address where you can ask the author more about the essential oils used to heal this man’s hand. I emailed Misty and asked her what oils she used and what company of oils she used. This screen shot shows a portion of our email thread. If you click on the screen shot, it will open open into another window as a bigger image so you can read it.
The Protocol Part I
As the video below and the email above indicate, Misty instructed her friend to use 2 to 3 drops of Thyme Essential Oil from Young Living 2 to 3 times a day. Thyme contains the compound thymol which can make the skin feel like its burning so she covered the wound with olive oil. The olive oil helped keep the essential oil from flashing off so quickly, kept the wound moist, and relieved the sensation that the Thyme oil was burning the skin. (Tiffany’s note: while essential oils rich in thymol give the sensation they are burning, it is only a sensation and is not damaging to skin tissue. Some people experience a temporary rash and irritation, but Young Living’s Thyme essential oil is not toxic and does not damage tissue.) The man was then instructed to cover the entire area with a bandage. The video shows how quickly the cancer progressed in healing.
Gabrielle (Gabby) is our fourth child of seven kids. She is our drama child. She is the one that thinks everything is a ten alarm fire. So when the dentist told her to pull her tooth, Tom and I knew there would be a ton of drama.
My side of the family tends to get adult teeth that grow behind the baby tooth wedging it forward till it falls out. When Gabby was ten years old, she did not pull out her baby tooth when it was loose. Therefore, it became fixed in the gums again. The adult tooth was continuing to wedge it forward.
At her six-month checkup, the dentist told her that the baby tooth needed to be pulled. If Gabby didn’t pull it out soon, then the dentist would have to. Gabby trusts her dad so she wanted him to pull it instead of sitting in the dentist’s chair. I’m glad she made this choice because she would feel calmer about her dad helping her; it would be less trauma on her body than the force the dentist would use with her tools and anesthetics; and it would save us the extra expense of having a tooth pulled.
We decided to use clove oil which contains eugenol to numb her gums. Eugenol has been used in dentistry for hundreds of years. She finally decided one night that she was ready, so her dad (Tom) comforted her and began.