Candida Treatment: Supervised Consumption of Essential Oils
Consuming essential oils should only take place under the direct supervision of a healthcare professional.
Both lemongrass and clove essential oils are Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) and are certified as Food Additives by the FDA. They may be safely taken internally as a dietary supplement.
Before taking an essential oil, always dilute it in a healthy fat, such as 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or ghee. Usually, no more than 2 drops should be consumed at any one time in a 4-8 hour period. Children under 6 years old should never consume essential oils.
You can also use oils on the skin (topically) if there are skin disorders or diffuse them in the case of a lung infection. When it comes to lemongrass and clove, these oils can be diluted in a carrier oil—15 to 30 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil—and applied to the skin. We suggest coconut oil because it is a highly stable saturated fat, soothing, and extremely therapeutic for infection.
Candida overgrowth can show up as a vaginal yeast infection. In this case, we recommend 25 drops of oil blended with 2 tablespoons of carrier oil. This can be applied to a tampon and retained for up to 8 hours or placed on a sanitary pad for external signs of overgrowth.
If you decide that you would like to use essential oils, it is important to choose a high-quality therapeutic grade oil. John Steele at LifeTree Aromatix is a connoisseur of scents and has been in the business of essential oils for decades. Many of his oils are organic or wild-crafted and sustainably harvested.
If you would like to learn more about the essential oils offered at LifeTree Aromatix, you can contact John at 818-986-0594 or via email at [email protected].
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