article by christina murphy on using essential oils for lyme disease

Enhancing Healing for Lyme Disease with Oils


Oils and Enhancing Healing for Lyme

by Christina Murphy

There was a time when breathing in the fragrance of Camphor and Eucalyptus was an
essential thing in Grandma’s house in order to relieve the symptoms of a cold. Who can say whether it was the comfort of the steam or the essential oils from the plants themselves that felt so healing.

In the same token, there are essential oils that have been said to be very beneficial in the healing journey of Lyme disease. The familiar scent of Lavender is very soothing and calming. Can this be helpful? I do believe so. Lavender itself has been used for centuries by ancient cultures as a muscle relaxant, sleep aide and for its other healing properties.

With Lyme disease having so many different presentations in myriads of patients, Oils can be
beneficial to soothe patients where mostly needed. One person may have heart fluxes and need something calming in the environment they are in like Lavender and Roman Chamomile.  Another person may have focus issues and want the smell of Wild Orange  or Peppermint  in the air.

There have been some studies that have shown that healing can occur when oils have been
introduced as a support modality. In other research specific oils have been found to bind to biofilms and dissolve them. Can this be beneficial in some circumstances? Surely it can be.

I find it fascinating that Essential Oils  have been used in different cultures since the BCE eras. With that kind of staying power and dependability it makes me wonder what other wonderful things essential oils can do. In my own home I have used certain oils in a  diffuser to give me comfort during a stressing time or freshen my living environment. It is proven that certain pests are repelled by mint which means they will not be bringing unwanted vectors into the house. (Like ticks or mosquitos).

As a Head Gardener for a museum, I also understood from my research and education that

Comfrey was used to reduce inflammation and was kept in most Colonial gardens as part of the family pharmacy. I do believe that there are other plants whose essences have been scientifically proven to be beneficial.

If ever there were a time to make use of all of God’s pharmacy, now is the time. When going for a protocol for healing Lyme consider having oils support you.

If you want to know more, please contact me at or contact me here  or visit her doTerra Oils Website. You can also contact your local doTerra representative. doTerra’s grade quality is of the purest grade I know of and the reps are very knowledgeable. Visit her recipes and Sundries page for tea recipes to learn more about tick testing. You can also visit her News Blog and follow her journey and find healthy recipes and other fun things!

(doTerra is only one company that sells oils of this nature. If there is a company you prefer, fantastic! Definitely check them out and make sure whatever company you go with has a pure grade oils measured from an outside source.)

Please check out this research article: Selected Antimicrobial Essential Oils Eradicate Pseudomonas spp. and Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms.

Disclaimer: Christina Murphy and Can Do With Lyme LLC is not a medical organization, and they do not purport to provide medical advice. The information herein is provided in good faith for general information purposes only. We do not make any guarantee of the reliability or accuracy of this information as there is new information being discovered on a daily basis. Any action that you take upon the information here is strictly at your own discretion and we will not be liable for any losses or damages in connection with the use of our information.

Christina Murphy is a Lyme patient herself and author of the book, “Embracing Healing: A Slow Down Thirty Day Practice,” and we appreciate her taking the time to put this article together for us to help aide other Lyme patients through their own healing journeys. You can learn more about Christina and what projects she’s working on here. 

Please also Read:

Application of Ethereal Oils on Chronic Pain Patients Suffering from Late-Stage Lyme Disease
– Three Case Studies by Anja Maure

Lyme Treatments, Protocols and Healing Tools


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