Essential Oils Help
the Gums and Teeth
I have used the following formula for my own gum infection. When my dog had such a severe gum infection that the side of her mouth swelled out like a balloon, I mixed up the following preparation of essential oils in a neutral carrier oil and applied it to her mouth. Here's the recipe:
2 to 4 ounces of "carrier" oil: almond (preferably), sesame, or other light vegetable oil (it should be organic, cold-
about 8 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
about 8 drops of thyme essential oil
about 8 drops of oregano essential oil
about 6 drops of tea tree essential oil
The schedule of application was as follows:
Applied to the gums, via a cotton swab, 3 to 4 times a day for 2 days.
After that, once in the morning and once at night for about a week.
After just one day, the swelling began to diminish and the redness decreased. After a week, the infection was gone. My dog, who does not like having her mouth opened by anyone, objected. However, after 3 days, she tolerated my swabbing her gums because she recognized that it was helping to clear the infection.
Why Use Those Particular Oils?
The "big 4" essential oils that are anti-
Be Careful When Using Essential Oils With Animals
Remember that dogs have a highly developed sense of smell. What is pleasant for you can be overpowering to them. So, I made sure to dilute anything I used for my dog. (Note that cats metabolize very differently from dogs and humans, and so many essential oils are toxic to cats. Kristin Leigh Bell has written a good book on aromatherapy for animals.)
The Rife Handbook of Frequency Therapy
and Holistic Health
contains more information on herbs and essential oils,
including recipes for nasal washes.
There is no medical advice here.
If you have a medical condition,
please consult the health care practitioner of your choice.