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Essential Oils & Gums

Holistic Health



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-pressed and preservative-free)

  • 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

  • 8-10 drops of peppermint 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-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal are eucalyptus, thyme, oregano, and tea tree. Peppermint is not quite as strong, but will add a pleasing flavor to the mix.

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.


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There is no medical advice here.
If you have a medical condition,
please consult the health care practitioner of your choice.


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