Essential Oils for Cancer

Essential Oils for Cancer Side Effects

Cancer SUCKS. There I said it.

Essential Oils for Cancer

Almost 6 years ago I lost my daddy to cancer. Although he wasn’t my biological dad he was and always will be my daddy. I wouldn’t say I was always “Daddy’s Little Girl”, actually there was times that I absolutely couldn’t stand him. But really what girl doesn’t get mad and fight with their dad?

As the years went on and I grew up I learned that no matter what happens, this man who I call my Daddy, will do absolutely anything for me. This amazing man wasn’t only my daddy, he was my teacher, my friend, my confidant, and most importantly he was my hero.

When my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer, it was a surprise to all of us. This man whom I looked up to, whom taught me so much in my life, who was one of the strongest people I know and who was a fighter, was losing his battle, quickly. The cancer was beating him and he was suffering.

R.I.P. Daddy

Robert E. Moore 10/10/45 – 10/11/11

If I could go back in time, with the knowledge I know now about Essential Oils and the amazing benefits they can deliver; I would have used these oils to help ease his discomfort, pain and other side effects.

Easing Cancer side effects with Essential Oils.

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Besides cancer being well, CANCER, cancer comes with many side effects, including but definitely not limited to:

Nausea, vomiting and upset stomach

If you know someone or seen someone or you are battling cancer, you probably know that it can take a toll on one’s stomach.

Try the following Essential Oils to help ease the nausea, vomiting and upset stomach that come along with cancer.

Diffuse one or a mixture of the these oils aromatically.

You can also apply topically on the stomach or feet mixed with a carrier oil

***Remember when applying any essential oil topically, you should dilute the oil properly using a carrier oil. Click here to read more: Using carrier oils

  • Peppermint
  • Lavender
  • Ginger

Loss of appetite

Cancer and cancer medicines are known to decrease appetites, especially with all the nausea and vomiting.

Diffuse one or a mixture of the these oils aromatically before and or during meals.

You can also apply topically on the stomach or feet mixed with a carrier oil.

  • Coriander
  • Grapefruit
  • Spearmint


Between all the doctor appointments, tests, and just the battle itself cancer can cause you to deal with insomnia.

Mix this blend and add to a diffuser for aromatherapy before/during bedtime.

Add these essential oils to a glass spritz bottle and spray your linens.

Mix this blend with a carrier oil and apply topically to your feet before bedtime.

  • 4 drops of Grapefruit
  • 6 drops of Peppermint
  • 5 drops of Rosemary


With cancer being such an unknown prognosis depression is bound to set it.

Try diffusing one or a mix of these essential oils to help lift your spirits.

  • Ylang Ylang
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Roman Chamomile


As far as I know, almost all cancer patients experience pain, in one form or another.

Mix this blend with a carrier oil and massage in area of pain or apply topically to feet.

  • 4 drops of Marjoram
  • 6 drops of Rosemary
  • 8 drops of Lavender
  • 6 drops of Roman Chamomile
  • 7 drops of Peppermint


Many pain medications and other cancer medications can cause constipation.

Try one or a mixture of these oils by diffusing them aromatically, applying them topically mixed with a carrier oil to the stomach in a clockwise direction and or the feet.

  • Black pepper
  • Cinnamon Leaf
  • Grapefruit
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary

Thinning Hair/ Hair Loss

Another side effect to many cancer medications is thinning hair or hair loss. Try mixing one or a mixture of these oils to your shampoo and or conditioner.

You can also add a drop or two of these oils to a spritz bottle with some distilled water and spray on hair after shower.

  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense

Using Essential Oils is NOT a treatment for cancer. And should not be used instead of but, be used in conjunction with your oncologist’s regime.

Essential oils for cancer

Thank you for reading along. I hope this post can help ease some of yours or a loved one’s discomforts.

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