Epilepsy and Essential oils….does it really work?

I have dealt with my husband’s seizures and Epilepsy for over 30 years now.  His seizures have changed over the years from the type of seizure that he has, to the length of it and also what triggers it.  It has been a learning process for the both of us.

If you have seizures or live with someone with them….you know the drill.  You probably have struggled at some point yourself with the changes and where it takes you in life!  Let me say before I share any more….YES YES YES we live daily with everyone’s advice as to what meds, what foods, what life style, what we should and should not do etc.….. We are thankful for good friends and people who care, but when they have not lived with this….their advice can be like nails on a chalkboard!  Advice is great when you ask for it but not every time you see someone. Also, choosing a natural remedy… seems to ignite conversation in people who normally wouldn’t even talk to you. “Natural” seems to unnerve people and make them feel uneasy. In our family we tend to choose natural over Medical whenever possible. So this might be an option for you and then again possibly not if you’re not into any type of natural alternatives.

Ok enough with that…the purpose of this blog post is to share something with you about Essential oils that works for us.  This is not a medical diagnosis or a proven clinical fact…this is only what has worked for our family.

At this point in our lives….we have tried all the conventional ways and yes my husband is still on his meds.  But overall….he needs something else.  If you know Epilepsy….seizures cannot always be completely controlled and that is the case with him.

We have tried Essential Oils and we have found success!!!  Frankincense was recommended to us along with a few other oils.  What has worked and is working for us is “Oil of Oregano”.  Yes you might smell a little like a salad but who cares.  It works so well for us that we never leave home without it anymore.

When it is an “off day” for him, a long day, a rainy day, right before and even during a seizure….he/we apply it. You can use it straight on the skin (be careful since this is a hot oil), or as we have been using it ….we make up roller bottles with the oregano and a carrier oil.

Here are a few pics of what we use….I hope this helps you with either a new concept or at least to gives you an alternative to either try or just investigate for your own health.

You will see in these pictures… that you will only need four items. You would need the oil of your choice, a roller bottle, a funnel to help pour the oil into the bottle, and you would need a carrier oil. Once made… we use the roller bottle with the essential oil’s in it on his wrist, on the back of his neck and also down his spine every 2 to 4 hours or as needed.

Feel free to ask questions….if we can help we would love to share with you! We would love to get your feedback as well if you have tried essential oil’s have they been a success or a failure? Which oils have used and how do use them? Do you have a certain brand that you prefer over another and why?

Lynn A. Wilson (and hubby Graeme) – Resume of a Mother

4 thoughts on “Epilepsy and Essential oils….does it really work?

  1. Thank you so much for this post!!!!! I have had epilepsy for 37 years (since I was 9). A few years ago my husband and I were introduced to essential oils and we tried Frankincense oil with little to no difference in my seizures. We tried several others with the same result. After awhile we pretty much gave up on the oils, but we have not tried Oregano. Is there a specific brand that you use ? We have been using Young Living oils, but are open to whatever may work best! Thanks again, I will definitely give this a try! 🙂


    1. I have found the “now “brand has really worked for my husband. We also use Young living and do terra. I’m not exactly sure why there’s such a difference in oil‘s but some of the brands do work better for us. The “now “brand is very inexpensive on Amazon compared to some of the other oils and it does work well. If he’s really having a rough day we put it straight with no carrier oil…on the bottom of his feet and then put socks over it. As we speak today is a very rainy, dreary and cold day. It will affect him on and off throughout the day. So today we will be rolling oil of oregano on his wrist back of his neck and down his spine every 2 to 4 hours just to help control the seizures seizures. Graeme has gotten to the point when he gets symptoms or feels like something is about to happen, he will immediately turn to the oil and he finds it breaks the cycle. My son has autism… We have also found out of all the other oils a regular works well for him too. Thanks for sharing your story and touching base with us!

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  2. I just thought I’d let you know about what has worked for me. I did not try the oregano only because my husband came home one day with something different and we have seen AMAZING results! It’s the Charlotte’s Web brand of CBD Oil , which is designed especially for epilepsy. I wrote a post about it and also included a video. It really works!

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    1. I will have to check that out on your blog and read up on this a little bit. You are the third person in the last month that is recommended this. Thanks for letting me know and if we end up using it either way with success or not I’ll have to write a blog post about it. I’m so glad you found something that works for you!

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