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A couple of years ago I was invited to a talk about essential oils. At the time I was curious about them and figured I would check it out. I thought the idea of aromatherapy was just quackery, but I liked my house to smell good and I am leary of leaving candles burning. I really had no idea about the oils.
The information was great about the oils, but the best part came after the party. I was chatting with our presenter. She was telling me and a couple of other ladies how she removed a mole on her neck from essential oil toothpaste. She had the pictures to prove it. Unfortunately, she had to take the pictures down because of FDA regulations, but I saw the pictures and where she had the mole. There wasn't even a blemish on her neck where the mole had been.
Seeing someone who removed a mole with essential oil toothpaste might not mean much to some people, but it meant a whole lot to me. My my step-brother had a mole on his neck his whole life. When he was in his early teens, it started to change. When he was sixteen, my step-mom took him in to have the mole looked out. It turned out that my brother had malignant melanoma.
My brother when through surgery to have the mole removed. As further treatment, he went through immunotherapy. Neither the surgery or the immunotherapy prevented the cancer from spreading to his lungs and his brain. My step-brother died of a brain tumor the day after my birthday when he was 21 years old. I would have loved the chance to for him to try my friends magic toothpaste and frankincense oil first before he was subjected to the knife and harsh therapy.
The talk was a real eye opener for me. Since then, I have learned essential oils were the medicines used before modern day pharmaceutical companies figured out they could patent and sell synthetic drugs. I also learned that there are some pretty impressive studies on essential oils when it comes to treating cancer, and plenty of of other narly medical problems. Check out PubMed, there are 22 pages alone about frankincense. Now, my medicine cabinet is full of essential oils. I use them for everything from aches and pains, itches or allergies. I feel much better treating my family with natural oils instead of synthetic chemicals. My vote for essential oils, yes, they really do work.
Stephanie is an endurance coach with a passion for motivating people to live healthier.