We get questions around how to use Marseilles Remedy all the time. Recently, a client wrote in about the cuts and bruises her daughter had sustained while playing rugby. As with many clients her main questions were:
- Should we just put it on the potentially infected area, and
- Will Marseilles Remedy treat infection?
- Can Marseilles Remedy help with bruising and contusions?
- Should she take it orally as well?
As always I have to preface any response with this:
For liabilities sake, I need to make a few statements before giving any advice:I am not a doctor so I cannot give medical advice. I have a background in chemistry and biotechnology. I can tell you my personal experience, but what works for me may not work for you. Any treatment you decide should be under the guidance of a medical professional. And always perform a skin test to ensure that our products to not cause irritation. Use in moderation and discontinue use immediately if our product causes irritation.
Here is my response. As always, if you have any further questions we are always happy to respond to any emails you have.
Can you use Marseilles Remedy (or “Thieves Style” essential oils) topically over the infected/ bruised area and would there be any benefits taking it orally too?
What are the antibacterial elements in Marseilles Remedy? What makes it effective for infections?
Here is a list of neat articles on essential oils and infection you may find helpful:
Just what is a cineole?
Cineole is a terpene (oily sap-like aromatic compound) produced naturally in abundance by the Eucalyptus tree. It has powerful antimicrobial properties and has been used for hundreds of years in plant medicine. It’s found in almost every cough medication (either listed as Eucalyptol, cineol, 1,8- or 1, 4- cineole etc.)
Cineole is just one of the terpenes present in Marseille’s Remedy. There are many, and each have beneficial properties when treating different microbial infections. There is a wealth of research available on all of the naturally occurring terpenes in Marseille’s Remedy. If you are interested, you can find terpene profiles of each of the essential oils in Marseille’s Remedy on our quality assurance page: https://canadianorganic.