Interested in using essential oils? This unbiased, brand-neutral website offers real-life testimonials from real people.
Using Essential Oils: An Interesting Resource
I came across an interesting resource the other day and thought I would share: If you have an interest in using essential oils, you may enjoy the site Oil-Testimonials.com.
It’s strictly an information resource—no sales pitches or multi-level marketing (although, of course, some people do mention particular products or brands in their stories). And it provides some pretty interesting anecdotal information about how people are using essential oils and which oils they’ve found successful in various treatments.
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In fact, Oil-Testimonials has been compiling stories related to essential oils since 2004, and the site claims to have the most comprehensive list of these anecdotes on the Internet. After taking a look at the numbers, I’m betting that’s accurate. If I’m doing my math right, there are nearly 10,000 testimonials on the site (!).
Real-Life Testimonials About Using Essential Oils
Here’s a brief sampling of some of the site’s most popular posts:
- Calming a Hyperactive Child: “A friend and coworker of my husband’s sent me some samples of Lavender, Cedarwood, Peppermint, and Peace & Calming essential oils. I was skeptical about how they would work, but after battling it out with a child with ADHD (and no medication because I had run out), I decided it couldn’t hurt anything. I put a couple drops of each essential oil in my son’s hands and had him rub them on his head and neck. Within the next few minutes it was as if I had given my son his usual remedy. This oil application completely changed the way my child acted within a matter of minutes. These essential oils worked better than anything else we have tried. My son now would rather have his oils than the side-effect-laden alternatives.” —Cassandra, Oklahoma
- Lowering High Blood Pressure: “A friend in his 70s had a physical several weeks ago and discovered that he had high blood pressure (HBP). His blood pressure (BP) had been hovering in the 160/98 range. The doctor suggested monitoring it daily for a month and recording the reading. If it did not come down in a month with better food choices and exercise, medication might be recommended. Meanwhile, I suggested that my friend start using OmegaGize, Essentialzyme, and the NingXia Red juice. After a couple of days on this protocol, I was to meet my friend, but he was late in arriving. It turns out that he had been going from grocery-store pharmacy to grocery-store pharmacy getting his BP checked because he just could not believe the readings. He thought that the blood pressure machines must be broken. After two days on the three products that I had suggested, my friend’s BP was down to 138/78. Needless to say, he is very happy and confident that, by the time he returns to his doctor, his BP will be well within the normal range.” —Rebecca, Colorado
- Alleviating PMS Symptoms: “My entire life I have had horrible cramps, breast tenderness, and bloating 2 to 3 days before my cycle would start, followed by very heavy, very long bleeding. I could not stand up straight! My mother had read that all of the commercial bath products we use have hormone disrupting chemicals in them. So she sent me Young Living’s shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and face wash. When I received them, I literally grabbed everything else in my shower in one fell swoop and dropped it in the trash. After replacing all of the chemical-laden products with Young Living products, I have not had a trace of any of those symptoms related to my cycle. My periods are shorter and not as heavy, too! In fact, most of the time I forget that I am even on my period.” —Katy, Texas
- Restoring Feeling in Feet: “My mother-in-law has suffered with the loss of sensation in her feet for MANY years. She is very seldom without her walker. I asked if she would be open to trying something different, and she agreed. I mixed up a blend of Frankincense and Lemongrass essential oils in a base bottle of Ortho Ease Massage Oil and sent it down to her. (NOTE: I added about 35 drops of each to the bottle of Ortho Ease. When mixing up an additional batch, I also added 30 drops of Cypress essential oil.) After applying it twice a day regularly to her feet and calves—about 2 weeks in—she was in the grocery store with her walker. About halfway through, she said she had awful pain in her feet … AND SHE WAS SOOOO EXCITED! She has not had feeling in her feet in so long. The next day she brought her walker into the kitchen with her in the morning and left it there the rest of the day. Her feet felt so wonderful she didn’t feel she needed it!” —Kris, Wisconsin
Again, the Oil-Testimonials site is completely brand neutral, and if you’re interested in using essential oils, I do second its recommendation to “do your own research or ask a trusted friend to find a brand that is reputable.”
What Do You Think?
Do you use essential oils? If so, what’s your favorite source of information on using them effectively? Let me know in the comments below!
This article was originally published on February 3, 2018.
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I’m unable to register on the Oil Testimonials site.
You might want to try again. I just registered about 10 minutes ago. No problem.
I keep trying to subscribe and I too cannot. It just keeps scrolling the word ‘processing’ but after 10-15mins, it never does anything.
Hi Heidi and Sue,
We’ve contacted Dr. Z and asked him to fix this…
I don’t doubt the potential efficacy of some of these ideas and products, but who the heck can afford them? It’s the typical story of “it’s all the rage” superfoods, essential oils, etc. that all seem to command a mega buck investment. Maybe the elite that will benefit from the new “tax Plan” can afford this stuff, but for the rest of us, the low to no cost Rx drugs is all we can afford.
I know what you mean about the costs of healthy alternatives. It can be overwhelming to look at start-up costs. Some oil can take your breath away just with the price tag. It took me a while to get over the same concerns as we have a very limited income and several health concerns all demanding attention.
I finally got past that by starting small with one bottle of oregano oil, lavender oil, tea tree oil and peppermint oil. These four oils addressed several immediate problems as we’re homesteaders maintaining heat through a wood stove in AK.
I used the oregano oil to treat my breathing problems, skin infections and a few other small things. The lavender and tea tree oil took care of our scrapes and burns (of which there are many when we were out cutting firewood or putting wood in the fire.) The peppermint oil sat on the shelf for a long while until our dog was given a vaccine that caused her face and airway to swell up. I treated her with one drop of each of the above oils rubbed all over her gums. The result was immediate.
Bottom line: I’ve taken several years to build up my essential oil supply and kept my costs minimal by buying only what I really need and use. Not every expensive oil is really necessary as there are other oils that can handle similar problems. It just takes time and patience to free yourself of big pharma,
Grandma taught me: “Where there is a will there is a way” Rich has nothing to do with that.
You are obviously rich because if you had ever been poor you would never have said such a thing. Groceries and paying bills or essential oils?? you pick…
Marjorie, Thanks for the thumbs up with the oil-testimonials site! I work for Robert Draughon who is the guy that started it all. At this present time I am editing and reviewing the testimonials in the database. I have learned a great deal more about the oils, and I also love the job! I also would like to encourage your readers to subscribe to a membership…there are different levels and its very reasonable and inexpensive
Glad to see you on the TGN blog! Welcome. Robert’s site is quite interesting.
I have used essential oils for several years and cannot say enough good things about them. I recently completed a course in EO’s which was very beneficial in explaining the chemical compounds (plant based) of each oil, what its characteristics were, and safety in use. I highly recommend that people check out the oils carefully before they use them so they are not buying adulterated oils.
as above, tried several times to register at oil testimonials and got a fatal error. Someone might contact them and find out why.
I got the same thing!!!!!
I am a member of the Dr Z essential oil program so seeing the link to the testimonials website is very encouraging. There are things listed that have worked for years and for scores of people and their animals.
Re: who can afford essential oils? The price of oils varies due to the method of processing them and the availability of the plant. (It takes approximately 50 rose flowers to produce 1 oz of oil.) However, compared to the price of a prescription (which is chemical with all kinds of side-effects) Oils are a bargain, as you only have to use a few drops to get results.
I filled everything out twice, but it will not let me register!
My husband has found help with his cancer from essential oils when the oncologist had (has) no protocol. Swollen, cancerous lymph nodes reduced in size with topical application of frankincence oil mixed 7 drops per tablespoon of castor oil. Hope you don’t mind a testimonial here.
Hi Sarah! Good to see you on the blog.
That is an amazing story. I also like to use castor oil – for liver packs. I’ve found it so soothing…
I have been treating myself for advanced cancer for 6 years now. ESO’s by themselves will NOT heal you if you don’t change your diet which feeds it !!…do your homework and ‘google’ everything you can on the foods that feed cancer , then google which oils are antifungal (a lot of cancers are fungal in nature ),anticancerous ,and antibacterial (some cancers are bacterial in nature as well). I use NOW brand oils from health food stores which are affordable. I started out with just Frankincense, lemon and oregano to begin with and saw an immediate change !..then every month I added 2-3 more oils as I could afford more. But you have to learn how to use oils ( I dilute 90% of them whether applying to skin or taking internally ). Unless I eat foods 2-3 days in a row which I shouldn’t I’m not even aware anything is wrong with me and it has not spread in 6 years !!!!
Faith, I love that you point out how important diet is. Especailly cutting out suagr and otehr foods that cancer really feeds on.
Id like to add scientifically, Frankincense EO does NOT have the active compound boswellic acid, that is the compound in the plant which helps fight the cancer cells. (an acid is not an aromatic and does not survive the EO distillation process.) I agree diet and lifestyle are key to healing from cancer..I always say my cancer diagnosis saved my life and without any western medical involvement I no longer am symptomatic 🙂
I couldnt register either
I am proud to say I have been involved with Young Living Essential Oils since 2008. We do not have a family Dr. I use oils for my hubby and I and also Dr. my horses with them as well.
Judy Street Feb. 3, 2018
In times of pain I use frankincense oil to massage the area and with-in minutes all is well. In times of colds and flu’s which I don’t get, I would recommend the FIRE CIDER and how to make it. Olive leaf extract I found to be very helpful dealing with colds and flu’s as well.
Where can I leave a comment regarding pharmaceuticals in our drinking water? Thanks
I also find just a few drops of eucalyptus oil in a humidifier or on your clothes around the neck of the clothing before bed really helps a lot.
Olive Leaf Extract is currently available as 500 mg. tablets. The recommended dosage is four tablets throughout the day or one every six hours. It is best taken between meals. For bad flu, individuals can take two tablets every six hours. For acute infections, some individuals have reported rapid relief taking three or more tablets every six hours.