Essential Oils: Scleroderma

Essential Oils: Scleroderma

Anti-inflammatory and More: Essential Oils

Essentials oils, more widely known as aromatherapy, have been around for centuries.  There’s plenty of research behind the benefits of essentials oils and aromatics. We’ve discovered some ways essential oils may help with scleroderma symptoms.




Like herbs and minerals, the FDA does not regulate essentials oils. Most medical doctors don’t consider them a valid treatment for what ails you, but those who use them are believers. If you have allergies or anaphylaxis you’ll probably want to avoid most essential oils, so check with your doctor first. By and large, they’re worth a try. Many essential oils offer anti-inflammatory benefits.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, for MS patients: “Essential oils (aromatherapy) may give symptomatic relief with sleep, relaxation, joint mobility, and an improved sense of well-being.”

Below is a list of essential oils that might help to ease symptoms of various conditions.

Massage Today suggests these uses of essential oils:

For Pain:  Spike lavender, sweet marjoram, lavender, petitgrain, Roman and German chamomile, clary sage, lemongrass, helichrysum, peppermint, ginger, black pepper.

For Stress:  Rose otto, frankincense, clary sage, sweet orange, bergamot, grapefruit, ylang ylang, sandalwood, neroli, sweet marjoram, petitgrain, mandarin, lavender, rose geranium, tangerine, jasmine.

For Sleep:  Lavender, neroli, jasmine, marjoram, Roman chamomile.

For Sense of Well-Being:  Frankincense, lavender, rose, mandarin, neroli, helichrysum.

For Headaches:  Lavender, peppermint, marjoram, Roman chamomile.

For Circulation:  Rosemary, ginger, black pepper, peppermint, lemongrass, rose geranium.

Early research shows more possible benefits for essential oils in these areas: 

For Antioxidant Properties:  Lavender.

For Anticancer Properties: Lemongrass, thyme.

For Anti-inflammatory Properties: Myrrh, frankincense.

For Nausea: Peppermint, spearmint.

For  Hormone Regulation: Thyme, coconut.

For Brain Function and Nerve: Coconut.

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  1. Jerri says:

    This is awesome, I have been using essential oils for over a year now. I just recently starting selling essential oils from doTerra. I love the products I have used so far. I use them then write if they worked or not for what ever was going on. I only sell products if I use them. I have Scleroderma and PAH

    If you want to know more about doTerra oils here is my website

    • Amanda Hamill says:

      Hi, I have scleroderma and am now looking at supporting my health plan with essential oils. I am taking digest zen caps, LLV morning & night. Clary sage in the hand and body cream…. I have terrible trouble with digestion, rosacea, and ulcerations on my fingers. Can I ask what you have found to be beneficial and how are you using the oils?
      Thank you

      • GB says:

        My mother has scleroderma and severe digestive issues. She began taking doterra’s Deep Blue Polyphenol for back pain and ironically it has helped with her digestion. Her doctor remarked that this was the first time she’s had vowel sounds in years!

  2. Shana O'keeke says:

    My mother has Sclerladerma. I make essential oils I have a bueatiful grarder where I grow as many herbs as I can. I by 100% pure other oils that I blend with my owen.yes your page is awesome I would really appreciate anymore information question: She stuck on aspacream ?

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