Right off the bat, you need to know that essential oils do NOT cure cancer.   However, I do use essentials oils to supplement my breast cancer treatments.

3 Essential Oils for Breast Cancer Treatment

Kelly Taylor, certified Herbalist and Aromatherapist, has been a wealth of information and I highly recommend the certified pure essential oils she offers in her online store, Cassia Aromatics.  Kelly taught me to never put essential oils directly on my skin without a carrier oil.  I use a variety of essential oils on a daily basis and these are my top three:

  • Peppermint helps nausea.  During chemo, I would rub it on my belly, wrists and behind my neck.
  • Lavender helps you relax.  Spray lavender essential oil on your sheets and pillow to help you sleep.
  • Frankincense helps fade scars.  I use a small roller bottle with Vitamin E as the carrier oil and apply frankincense to my surgery scars.

I am not an aromatherapist.  I am simply sharing my personal experience.  Consult with a professional aromatherapist regarding your specific needs.

My top 3 essential oils for breast cancer treatment are peppermint, lavender and frankincense.

My top 3 essential oils for breast cancer treatment are peppermint, lavender and frankincense.

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This article is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The reader should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.




  1. Yuoli Reply

    Hi there, I need your help, I’ve been battling with breast cancer for almost three years noe. Have done chemo, radiotherapy and surgery, and noe NY doctor says I have a recurrence and have to start all over. I don’t even want to remember what chemotherapy did to me before thinking of going back there. I have read so many articles which shows cancer can be treated naturally without the conventional. Please any help??

  2. Holly Jahangiri Reply

    Whew. I worried you were going to tell everyone they were a cure… I cannot tell you how many conspiracy theorists came out of the woodwork to tell me, when I had breast cancer, that the government and medical establishment didn’t want me to know that curing cancer was as simple as taking this or that natural extract.

    I kept wanting to ask them why they wanted me dead so bad.

    This is great aromatherapy advice – and while I’d argue it’s actually your Vitamin E “carrier” oil doing most of the scar reduction, it sounds like a nice bit of self-care to go along with all the crap we have to put up with in cancer treatment. 🙂
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