Top 5 Essential Oils Used By Cancer Patients

Before you add essential oils as a natural cancer therapy you need to know the answer to 5 important questions:

  1. What essential oils are known to kill cancer cells on a broad spectrum?
  2. How do I use these essential oils?
  3. How long should I use these essential oils?
  4. How much to they cost?
  5. Where can I get them??

We’re going to quickly cover each of these questions in this blog.

The Top 5 Essential Oils For Cancer:

1. Clary Sage

A primary component of clary sage essential oil is sclareol. It has shown some promising anti-cancer effects in lab tests. Sclareol may have an impact on the way that cancer cells proliferate, and it could help induce apoptosis (cell death).

2. Frankincense

Arguably the most potent medicinal essential oil out there, recent research studies suggest that frankincense promotes health and vitality.  Frankincense is a resinous gum of Boswellia trees. The active principles of the gum resin are boswellic acids. It’s believed that frankincense fights inflammatory diseases and cancer.

3. Lavender

A recurring theme in any natural health discussion, antioxidants are, in effect, the super healers that our culture needs. The free radicals created by toxins, pollutants, chemicals, and even stress are the culprits for a cascade of cellular damage, immune inhibition, and limitless health risks – including chronic illness and cancer.

4. Lemongrass

In 2009, a study was published that evaluated the essential oil from a lemon grass variety of Cmybopogon flexuosus for its in vitro cytotoxicity against 12 human cancer cell lines, as well as in vivo anticancer effects on mice. The results were quite promising.

Researchers have identified polysaccharides with anticancer activities in lemongrass. These polysaccharides were found to kill cultured cervical and prostate cancer cells.

Furthermore, researchers exposed cultures of cervical and prostate cancer to fractions of lemongrass. Two of the fractions induced programmed cancer cell death. They stated that polysaccharides turned on a gene that suppresses tumor growth.

 5. Myrrh

The ability myrrh essential oil has in healing is becoming a popular topic. One of the most thorough studies on the topic was published in the journal Oncology Letters in 2013.  The scientific studies that have been carried out on myrrh have proven it has antioxidant, astringent, anti-tumoral, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, antiviral, and analgesic (pain relieving) benefits.

3 Ways to Use Essential Oils:

  1. Inhalation (a difuser is needed)
  2. External Application.
  3. Internal Application (not all essential oils are to be used internally)

Where Can You Externally Apply Essential Oils?

  • Soles and top of feet
  • Ankles
  • Over Vital Organs
  • Abdomen
  • Upper Back
  • Neck
  • Behind  Ears
  • Temples
  • Crown of Head
In short, you can apply essential oils to just about anywhere on the body.


IMPORTANT NOTE: When it comes to Essential Oils the saying “I’d rather be safe than sorry” should be taken seriously. Essential oils are very potent and may cause irritation to some skin types. To be SAFE rather than SORRY, always start by applying the essential oil to the least sensitive part of your body, the bottom of your feet.

Precautions for Essential Oils

Essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil like coconut oil or olive oil. Always make sure that you only use therapeutic grade essential oils, and consult a physician or an experienced aromatherapist before using the product internally.

How long should I use these essential oils?

The biggest reason people die after becoming a cancer survivor is they feel good, so they stop their treatments. Their cancer comes back and many of them die from it.

Why is that?

It’s because most of those people weren’t actually cancer free. Instead their cancer was simply below the detectable level. This means they still had cancer. They just didn’t know it. The cancer is just waiting for a chance to make a comeback.

So, how long should you be treating your cancer? The answer is simple: FOREVER. Never stop your treatments. Continue taking your natural treatments for the rest of your life. They’re a big part of the reason why you feel so good.

Experts agree, you can continue to take most natural treatments forever, but you can’t continue to take poisionus conventional treatments forever.

How much do these 5 essential oils cost? And where can I get theraputic grade essential oils?

Essential oil companies vary greatly. We never buy our essential oils from places like Walmart because their essential oils have additives in them such as alcohol.

This makes those essential oils basically useless. Don’t waist your money on them.

Rather we use Young Living essential oils. They produce a high quality essential oil and they’re priced competitively.



These essential oils should last the typical cancer patient several months.



Young Living Essential Oil Desktop Reference Guide:

The reference guide is a fantastic phone app that will quickly help you figure out which essential oils to use to treat a specific ailment. The cost of the app at the time of writing this article is $6.99 USD and it’s well worth it.

How to get the phone app:

Go to the App Store on your phone and type in Young Living Desk Top Reference Guide