I can relate to that. I douse myself in lavender oil when necessary and put it in the bath, on the pillows. If I could find a way to get it airborne, I would use it to “relax” our three energetic children.
Basil is a big one. “I have so many clients who come in with all kinds of bug bites and poison-ivy rashes,” said Stapley, “and the greatest antidote is basil oil, as it prevents itching. It won’t cure the problem, but it will help dramatically in easing the need to itch and spreading it further.”
Purification is another blend consisting of lemongrass, rosemary, Melaleuca, lavandin and myrtle that Stapley swears by. “That is a great blend for little cuts or infections,” she said. “My daughter suffers from MRSA [Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus]. According to the Mayo Clinic, that infection is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat staph infections.
Stapley suggested her daughter put a drop of the essential-oils blend on her washcloth after a shower and rub her entire body down with it. “She hasn’t had a case of MRSA in five years since she started doing that,” reported the massage therapist.
Robin also used Purification on a client who suffered from terrible boils in her armpits that no doctor could effectively treat. “She’d done everything modern medicine had to offer and was slated to get a skin graft when a friend of hers asked me if there was an alternative,” Stapley said. After the treatment, “The boils went away, she does not need a skin graft, and she’s not had a problem since then.”
You can probably intuit that the oils have convinced me and others of their powers. “Essential oils are the original antibiotics and incredibly effective,” repeated Stapley. “They kill bacteria, germs, soak right into the blood stream. And each one has its own beautiful scent and healing or preventive qualities.”