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Essential Oils to Support Lyme Disease

by Jodi Cohen

A dear friend has been struggling for years with Lyme disease, an inflammatory illness thought to be triggered by bites from infected ticks.  It has been hard to watch her suffer through such severe headaches,  fatigue, brain fog, insomnia, pain and depression. Continue reading to learn of Essential Oils to support Lyme disease symptom relief.


Essential Oils to Support Lyme Disease

Essential oils have played a key role helping to modulate her immune reactions, reduce systemic inflammation and support some of the underlying challenges that often correlate with Lyme disease including:

  1. Support Parasympathetic “Rest and Digest” State
  2. Strengthening the Immune System
  3. Managing Pain


How Essential Oils Support Lyme Disease


As you may know, essential oils are the natural, highly concentrated essences extracted from specific plants in their living state.  Essential oils play a key role in supporting the immune system of the plants, helping to protect plants from bacterial and viral infections, heal injuries, prevent water loss and environmental damage and deliver oxygen and nutrients into the cells. This is why they are “essential” for a plant — without them, plants could not survive.

In the human body, they can play a similar role, in essence because we share the same basic chemistry as plants making essential oils highly compatible with human biochemistry and helping us heal in much the same way as they help plants to heal. Research has shown that essential oils help us fight infection (with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties) and aid in regeneration.

These anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties, make topically applied essential oils ideal for helping to manage both Lyme disease and the  accompanying co-infections.


Best Essential Oils Support Lyme Disease

Support Parasympathetic “Rest and Digest” State – Your body needs to be in the parasympathetic nervous system “rest and digest” state to heal.   Battling Lyme Disease can be stressful for the body and keep us in the perpetual “fight or flight” sympathetic state.  Applying the Vibrant Blue Parasympathetic™ blend to the vagal nerve (behind the earlobe on the mastoid bone) helps the body drop into the parasympathetic “rest and digest” state.

“I found the Parasympathetic™ blend to be very helpful for me with Lyme. My body was stuck in the stress response and could no longer make the change over to relaxation where healing occurs. I was sensitive to it at first but incorporated it very slowly before meals so I had a better chance to assimilate nutrients.  These oils rock!” – Tracy Thompson Arnold, recovering Lyme client

The Parasympathetic™ blend contains clove oil which is one of the strongest and most potent antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral and anti-fungal oils and powerful in fighting off the borrelia,  the causative organism in Lyme, and bartonella, a common co-infection of Lyme disease.  According to Dr. Schaller, author of Bartonella: Diagnosis and Treatment,  the key oil for Bartonella is clove oil. Schaller claims that clove oil applied in high doses can be effective for killing bartonella.


Strengthen the Immune System –  Lyme disease and its co-infections (along with the antibiotics used to manage it) can exhaust and weaken your immune system.  Topically applied essential oils can greatly boost the immune system, giving the body the energy to help modulate immune and inflammatory responses.  Vibrant Blue Oils offers several blends to support the immune system.  The one that continually earns rave reviews in our Immune Support™ blend that includes several oils  with antimicrobial, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties such as Frankincense™, Clove, Cinnamon, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Oregano and Rosemary.

Frankincense™ is one of the most popular essential oils used for Lyme disease as it reduces inflammation and helps modulate the immune response. Thyme and Oregano are antibacterial and effective against Lyme disease.   Cinnamon is a powerful antimicrobial oil to support Lyme disease. Rosemary™, Eucalyptus™ and Lemon™ oils work help to inhibit communication between the Lyme bug and other bacteria.  For more information on additional oils to support immune function, click here.

“I love using the Thymus™ and Immune Support™ personally for help w/my Lyme.” -Christina Briggs Dick


Manage Pain – Lyme symptoms can include a lot of pain.  Headaches.  Joint Pain.  Muscle Pain.  Nerve Pain.  Essential oils can be powerful tools with pain management.

“I have Lyme and use Vibrant Blue Oils, but mostly to support my body and help treat symptoms. I love Anti-inflammatory™ for my back pain.”  Wendy Mikalonis Caraway

Vibrant Blue Oils Nerve Repair and Anti Inflammatory blend help to mitigate and manage pain and are easily applied directly into the skin, muscles, tendons and joints.  Vibrant Blue Oils Symptom Support Nerve Repair™ includes Basil, Peppermint™ – a great anti-spasmodic that calms inflammation and swelling — Helichrysum italicum and Marjoram, an antibacterial that is highly effective against Lyme disease.   For more information on additional oils to support pain, click here.

All three oils – Parasympathetic™, Immune Support™, and Nerve Repair™ – are included in the Pain and Immune Support Kit™.


Please feel free to share this article with anyone who might benefit from essential oil support for Lyme’s Disease or leave a comment below about essential oils that have helped support your Lyme journey.



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About The Author

Jodi Sternoff Cohen is the founder of Vibrant Blue Oils. An author, speaker, nutritional therapist, and a leading international authority on essential oils, Jodi has helped over 50,000 individuals support their health with essential oils.

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