Can Essential Oils Benefit Chronic Illness?

Can Essential Oils Benefit Chronic Illness

By definition, a chronic illness is one that lasts for more than three months. Chronic illness and diseases become more common with age, and therefore many older adults struggle with one or more of them.

The Most Common Chronic Illnesses

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer (breast, colon)
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Epilepsy

These chronic illnesses are not only debilitating, they can be costly to manage. Medications to treat symptoms can range in price, but some people have to choose between their medication and other important necessities each month just to feel better.

99 thoughts on “Can Essential Oils Benefit Chronic Illness?

  1. Amanda Rale says:

    Hello. Don’t deny science. Don’t use essential oils to heal yourself. Yes, they can be useful but cancer? seriously? Get vaccinated. Go to the doctors.

    Thank you for coming to my TedTalk.

  2. Amanda Rale says:

    Hello. Don’t deny science. Don’t use essential oils to heal yourself. Yes, they can be useful but cancer? seriously? Get vaccinated. Go to the doctors.

    Thank you for coming to my TedTalk.

  3. Emily S Garcia says:

    Hi everyone!
    I had been using EO for years on a diffuser, before was the regular electric fan diffuser and after a few years I’ve found the ones that you put water in it. I have Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and some other illness that comes with this disease. I been reading here of all the people using EO for different illness. Now my question is, any of you have Pets? Dogs, cats? I read that they are very allergic to some oils. I have a small dog and two cats, and I use my diffusers every day. And my pets seems ok with it. Need to know what you all think about this.

  4. Emily S Garcia says:

    Hi everyone!
    I had been using EO for years on a diffuser, before was the regular electric fan diffuser and after a few years I’ve found the ones that you put water in it. I have Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and some other illness that comes with this disease. I been reading here of all the people using EO for different illness. Now my question is, any of you have Pets? Dogs, cats? I read that they are very allergic to some oils. I have a small dog and two cats, and I use my diffusers every day. And my pets seems ok with it. Need to know what you all think about this.

  5. MS DEENA KELLY says:

    I AM TERMINALLY ILL, AND SINCE I DISCOVERED THE ORGANIC AROMAS NEBULIZER DIFFUSER I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT MY SYMPTOMS HAVE LESSENED AND I FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE.
    I USE EUCALYPTUS / PINE / CAJUPUT / CLOVE / MINT / JUNIPER BERRY MAINLY. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE WONDERFUL DEVICES !!

  6. MS DEENA KELLY says:

    I AM TERMINALLY ILL, AND SINCE I DISCOVERED THE ORGANIC AROMAS NEBULIZER DIFFUSER I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT MY SYMPTOMS HAVE LESSENED AND I FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE.
    I USE EUCALYPTUS / PINE / CAJUPUT / CLOVE / MINT / JUNIPER BERRY MAINLY. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE WONDERFUL DEVICES !!

  7. Sue E says:

    To think we had natural helpful minerals and more right in our spice racks! Plus they cost less than the prescription we are on!

  8. Sue E says:

    To think we had natural helpful minerals and more right in our spice racks! Plus they cost less than the prescription we are on!

  9. Tasha McGlashan says:

    I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 2 and I can attest that essential oils and using the diffuser have been very helpful. I use doterra Lavender or Soothing Blend that has lavender; it’s not too strong or weak, it’s very calming and helps me to relax and lighten my mood. Although I have to take my medication, being productive with my businesses, getting out of the house on occasion helps ease my depression symptoms. I recommend using essential oils. Also, if it’s in your budget, I highly recommend the book, The Essential Life. It lists all the essential oils for what ailment you have.

  10. Tasha McGlashan says:

    I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 2 and I can attest that essential oils and using the diffuser have been very helpful. I use doterra Lavender or Soothing Blend that has lavender; it’s not too strong or weak, it’s very calming and helps me to relax and lighten my mood. Although I have to take my medication, being productive with my businesses, getting out of the house on occasion helps ease my depression symptoms. I recommend using essential oils. Also, if it’s in your budget, I highly recommend the book, The Essential Life. It lists all the essential oils for what ailment you have.

  11. Pelikus Psikus says:

    Mam jeden z Państwa dyfuzorów. Jest rewelacyjny. Dzięki konstrukcji i specyficznemu mechanizmowi mam pewność, że nie wpływa on na właściwości naturalnych olejków eterycznych, których używam. Od czasu zakupu nebulizatora dorobiłam:) się już trzech szklanych zbiorniczków i podstawka do nich.

  12. Pelikus Psikus says:

    Mam jeden z Państwa dyfuzorów. Jest rewelacyjny. Dzięki konstrukcji i specyficznemu mechanizmowi mam pewność, że nie wpływa on na właściwości naturalnych olejków eterycznych, których używam. Od czasu zakupu nebulizatora dorobiłam:) się już trzech szklanych zbiorniczków i podstawka do nich.

  13. Heidi c. says:

    Thank you for this interesting post. I have fibromyalgia and chronic pain in my hips as well as migraines and have used essential oils successfully to help with these health issues.

  14. Heidi c. says:

    Thank you for this interesting post. I have fibromyalgia and chronic pain in my hips as well as migraines and have used essential oils successfully to help with these health issues.

  15. Betty Curran says:

    I’ve been using a few essential oils but really want to expand. I’m especially interested in using Pine for my arthritis.

  16. Betty Curran says:

    I’ve been using a few essential oils but really want to expand. I’m especially interested in using Pine for my arthritis.

  17. Linda Vonhold says:

    I need to get more of these, as I am learning more every day about how fantastic they are for one’s health and well being!

  18. Linda Vonhold says:

    I need to get more of these, as I am learning more every day about how fantastic they are for one’s health and well being!

  19. Nichole McKee says:

    Wow, so much valuable information here. Some of which i had never heard about. Thank you for giving me my lesson for today.

  20. Nichole McKee says:

    Wow, so much valuable information here. Some of which i had never heard about. Thank you for giving me my lesson for today.

  21. Collette SR says:

    Interesting article always been unsure about using oregano (I make soaps and other natural products) but after reading your article I think i shall give it a whirl! thank you for the article!

  22. Collette SR says:

    Interesting article always been unsure about using oregano (I make soaps and other natural products) but after reading your article I think i shall give it a whirl! thank you for the article!

  23. hazell perez says:

    Thank you for the wonderful information great to know that it helps with Chronic Illness and so many great benefits!

  24. hazell perez says:

    Thank you for the wonderful information great to know that it helps with Chronic Illness and so many great benefits!

  25. LYNNETTE LAPORTE says:

    Great information. My family suffers from some of those diseases. Thank you for the information.It feels awesome that now I can do something natural to help.

  26. LYNNETTE LAPORTE says:

    Great information. My family suffers from some of those diseases. Thank you for the information.It feels awesome that now I can do something natural to help.

  27. McEddie says:

    I have used peppermint and wintergreen to help with the nausea from migraine attacks and found it helpful. Must try pine to see if it helps with my arthritis and the related fatigue, depression and anxiety.

  28. McEddie says:

    I have used peppermint and wintergreen to help with the nausea from migraine attacks and found it helpful. Must try pine to see if it helps with my arthritis and the related fatigue, depression and anxiety.

  29. Talyaa Liera says:

    EOs are useful for many things, like pain relief and relaxation, but how do they heal cancer other than indirectly supporting the immune system by aiding in relaxation and helping to ease pain?

  30. Talyaa Liera says:

    EOs are useful for many things, like pain relief and relaxation, but how do they heal cancer other than indirectly supporting the immune system by aiding in relaxation and helping to ease pain?

  31. Elisse says:

    I didn’t know about Wintergreen for pain! My husband has severe chronic back pain and I am going to look into that! Thank you!

  32. Elisse says:

    I didn’t know about Wintergreen for pain! My husband has severe chronic back pain and I am going to look into that! Thank you!

  33. Tierney McClary says:

    I love essential oils. I have chronic sinusitis and use the oils to keep my sinus cavities open. For me oils keep me breathing through my nose.

  34. Tierney McClary says:

    I love essential oils. I have chronic sinusitis and use the oils to keep my sinus cavities open. For me oils keep me breathing through my nose.

  35. Susan Gillam says:

    I have Fibromyalgia, Type 1 Diabetes and Chronic Everyday Headaches, I need to look what can help me.

  36. Susan Gillam says:

    I have Fibromyalgia, Type 1 Diabetes and Chronic Everyday Headaches, I need to look what can help me.

  37. Kelly Hanley says:

    I believe all of this!! This would defiantly help some of the problems I have with digestion! I hate having to take prescription pills.

  38. Kelly Hanley says:

    I believe all of this!! This would defiantly help some of the problems I have with digestion! I hate having to take prescription pills.

  39. Sandra McFadden says:

    I would love to see if they would help me as I have Chronic Rheumatoid arthritis and a list of other ailments that I would hope I could benefit from these.

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