I've decided the best way to disseminate information on the safety of essential oils is to (a) have a form where adverse reactions can be documented and then (b) follow that up with a newsletter that takes one report at a time, goes through the reported facts of the case and then discusses the essential oils involved and what might be done differently next time to elicit a better response from the client. So I'll be posting the forms on my website very soon at www.scentsibility.net and once I compile a few good reports, I'll pick one each month and compose a newsletter that will get facts and comments from leading figures in the field. I think this will be a great, non-confrontational way to teach people about the effective use of essential oils.
I was recently approached by a co-worker with whom I work closely who asked me if I would make something to help with her sister's diagnosed staph infection. She showed me photos she had taken of her sister's arm. It appeared to cover the top of her arm, extending completely from side to side. I made a gel for her with Aloe Vera and added essential oils of Peppermint, Niaouli, Cinnamon Bark and Thyme ct. thymol at a 2% dilution. I told her that with something this serious she definitely needed to let her doctor know what she was adding to what he'd already given her. Apparently she was using some antibiotics and a topical crème but said neither seemed to be helping. She told my co-worker that the irritation stopped the moment she put t on and a week later, it's almost cleared up. I also made an herbal tea for her that would support her immune system. It contained Thyme leaf, Buchu, Goldenseal leaf, Plantain, Comfrey leaf, Peppermint, Chamomile and Angelica
One advantage of working in hospice is that I get to play with all the therapy dogs. This is Asher, a Corgi.