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Inflammation and Thieves essential oil is another subject that must be treated with great care. It’s true that many people use essential oils for just about anything and claim that it works for them. They talk about the benefits of these oils in helping to relax, in sleeping, and even in reducing inflammation in the body.

To find out if Thieves essential oil is good for inflammation you need to know a little bit about the condition.

An inflammation is nothing more than the immune system working. There are many causes that can lead to this such as infections or even allergic reactions. In order to help healing, the body activates the immune system and sends blood cells to the affected area, either to kill an invader or to heal what is wrong.

Another factor that can lead to inflammation is stress. In this case the body does not know if something is really wrong or just overwhelming. The immune system will continue to work to try to relieve something that is not good for the body. Over time, this weakens the immune system and can lead to problems in other parts of your anatomy.

With this in mind, using Thieves essential oil can help prevent inflammation and even cure it if it is caused by stress. Remember that oils are relaxing.

But to be on the safe side, join us in discovering what the research says about this subject.

The studies

Antioxidants are known to reduce the harmful effects of inflammation. This is why eating foods rich in antioxidants is highly recommended for healthy living. Because of this, research has been conducted on essential oils, as some of these are antioxidants.

Research is not very extensive in this field. However, there is evidence that essential oils help fight inflammation.

Thanks to a study conducted in 2010, two essential oils that make up Thieves’ oil were found to have anti-inflammatory properties. The oils are eucalyptus and clove oil.

The results showed that these oils reduce the inflammatory COX-2 enzyme by 25%. But the essential oil of thyme, achieved the best results, reducing by 75% the enzyme that causes inflammation.

On the other hand, the oils of ginger, roman chamomile, patchouli, and helichrysum are named by the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy to help reduce inflammation.

How to use Thieves oil for inflammation?

Inflammation can affect any part of the body, so you’ll have several ways to use Thieves oil.

Diffuse it: diffusing essential oils is very beneficial as you can inhale the particles that are dispersed into the air. In case your inflammation is caused by stress, the relaxation that Thieves oil produces will be very good for you.

Oral: If you have swollen gums, you can use Thieves Young Living’s mouthwash. It has been found to be helpful in reducing inflammation caused by gingivitis. You can consult with your doctor before doing so.

Topical use: Massage can relieve pain and decrease swelling. You should dilute Thieves oil with a carrier oil and massage the affected area. It is very important that you take precautions for this topical use.

We recommend that you use one ounce of coconut oil in the dilution and add 12 drops of Thieves essential oil to that amount. Even before applying it directly to the skin you can test it with a skin patch.

Things to consider

You should be aware that using essential oil for inflammation is not and will not be a first line treatment. Remember that inflammation is something that is wrong with your body and requires healing for your well-being.

It is best to go to the root of the problem, and to do so you should consult a doctor who can tell you what the reason for the swelling is. It is not good to go to essential oils to cover the fo that can result in a major thing.

Other aspects that you should take into account are your current health. If you are pregnant, suffer from asthma, are breastfeeding or if you are allergic to any of the essential oils that make up Thieves.

The Young Living Thieves range has been specially crafted using plant based ingredients and pure essential oils to help tackle your everyday household chores with ease.

To learn more about essential oils, visit our essential oil uses and benefits page with over 100 different ways you can use essential oils to maintain a healthy lifestyle.