Oregano oil is one of the oils that you will want to have in your first aid kit, it is a good antibiotic; it relieves MRSA, and fights all kinds of infections. I know sometimes I sound like a broken record, but here it goes…when you work with therapeutic grade essentials oils there isn’t any side effects like when you use medical forms of treatments, have you ever listened to the possible side effects on the ads that are on the TV, the side effects are worse sometimes then the condition they are suppose cure. Essential oils work WITH your body to heal the conditions. Here is a short list of conditions you can use oregano oil for:
Warts and skin tags: Dab twice daily, morning and night to the affected area. Keep at it and within a few weeks, the warts will shrink appreciably and the skin tags will fall off. Make a mixture of half oregano oil and half fractionated coconut oil to a roller bottle and dab twice daily until they are gone.
DIY Hand Sanitizer: Combine 10 drops of oregano oil with two tablespoons of coconut oil. Rub it into your hands as a natural hand sanitizer. You would think the hand sanitizer would be healthy, but it isn’t they are full of toxins. You can make your own and it will be healthy for you, you can put in a roller bottle or small spray bottle, be sure and dilute with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil.
Natural Insect Repellent: Mix a few drops in a carrier oil and rub over your skin to repel insects. You can also mix oregano oil with water in a spray bottle to create your own insect spray. Be sure to shake it up before using since the oil will separate a bit in the water.
Control Itching: Apply diluted oregano oil to insect bites and skin rashes to relieve itching.
Sickness and Flu: Diffuse Oregano essential oil in your favorite diffuser to help quickly get rid of the flu or any other sickness.
Sinus infections and colds: Place a few drops of oregano oil in a pot of steaming water or diffuser. Carefully inhale the steam, being careful not to get burned. You can also dilute in carrier oil then place under the nostrils to provide additional relieve for sinus infections.
Arthritis: Dilute in a carrier oil and rub onto painful joints to decrease swelling.
Dandruff: Add a few drops to your regular shampoo being mindful to keep the shampoo and oregano oil out of your eyes.
Eczema: Control eczema by blending oregano oil with carrier oil and applying topically.
Athlete’s foot: Dilute in a carrier oil and apply directly 2-3 times a day. You can also add a few drops to baking soda to sprinkle inside your shoes for added protection.
Nail Fungus: Soak hands or feet in a basin of water with a few teaspoons of oregano oil added. You can also rub diluted oil (1 drop of oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil) directly onto your nails. Once again this is the healthy way to treat nail fungus, it is applied directly to the area, the prescriptions the medical community gives you is taken orally and it goes thru out your body and ruins good antibodies not just where you want it.
Relieve Sore Muscles: Dilute in carrier oil or lotion then gently massage on the affected area. Repeat up to three times a day.
Congestion: Dilute in your favorite carrier oil or lotion and apply to the chest area. For nasal congestion, try adding one or two drops of oregano essential oil on a clean handkerchief and inhale the vapor. You can also just take the bottle and inhale it.
Treat Parasites: Combine 1 drop of Oregano oil with 1 drop of a carrier oil. Place under the tongue and hold it for a few minutes before rinsing the mouth with water. Repeat up to four times a day.
Acne: Dip a Q-tip into the oil and apply directly to zits aka acne. The oil will kill the bacteria and reduce the inflammation. For the very best results, do this twice a day morning and night immediately after washing your face.
Ringworm: To kill ringworm, apply 3 to 6 drops of oregano oil to the effected area.
Skin Infections: Dilute in coconut oil and apply topically to boost the healing of skin infections.
Cleaning Supplies: Add a few drops to your DIY cleaning supplies to give them an antiseptic and disinfectant boost. This is especially effective in the kitchen and in the bathroom. You can add lemon to this to add a clean scent to your cleaning.
Laundry: Add a few drops to your load of laundry to kill bacteria or parasites and also to leave your clothes smelling nice and fresh.
Fungus and Mold: Mix with water and spray the shower to prevent fungus and mold from growing. This also works in other warm, humid areas of your home.
Oregano oil is considered a hot oil. What this means is that it can burn or cause some irritation when used undiluted. Other hot oils include cinnamon or clove oil. When using Oregano oil undiluted apply carefully with a Q-tip and do not spread it beyond the affected area. For most applications, my recommendation is that it should be diluted for all but spot treatments such as warts and skin tags, also acne.
One more thing, the therapeutic use of oregano oil should be avoided in infants and children, and pregnant or nursing women. That is not to say that something bad will happen but to be safe, the use of oregano oil should be avoided without first consulting with a qualified medical professional or holistic practitioner, someone that is educated in essential oils.
Now you can see why I suggest that you get this oil for your first aid kit, it is a great antibiotic for many uses and it is healthy for the whole family, just be sure and dilute it good for the younger children in the family, a little goes a long way.