Schizophrenia is a mental condition wherein the person
suffers from thought patterns that are distorted and not
associated with the real world around them. It typically
begins in teen years or as a young adult and the number and
intensity of symptoms tend to increase over time. There is
some genetic risk if other family members have suffered. It
affects both men and women equally but is generally milder
and later in life with women.
Symptoms at first may be irritability, stress, lack
of concentration and insomnia. Later it may include
difficulty with normal interactions with others, more
muddled or delusional thinking, hallucinations or confusion
knowing what is real and unreal or complete lack of emotion.
There are multiple types of schizophrenia with different
symptoms that include:
Paranoid schizophrenia with anxiety, anger and paranoia.
Disorganized schizophrenia with childlike behavior, unable
to think or explain clearly, little emotion.
Catatonic schizophrenia with contortions of the face, being
unresponsive and rigid posturing.
Undifferentiated schizophrenia may include any or all
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
Balance, Frankincense, Lavender, Vetiver
Essential oils based
Peaceful Child Blend (Vetiver, Lavender, Ylang
Ylang, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Marjoram with FCO),
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Some suggest using Balance, Vetiver or another of the
recommended oils in a roller bottle and applying it behind
the ears, on the wrists or on the bottoms of the feet 2 or 3
If the odor is inviting rubbing 2 - 3 drops on the palms
of the hands and cupping them over the nose and inhaling
deeply is another successful application technique.
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Rachel - I am in
conversation with and Integrative/Holistic psychiatrist who
is working with a patient with schizophrenia and a neck
tumor. They both are very interested in pursuing oils,
specifically frankincense to treat the tumor. She is a bit
hesitant due to his past mental illness behavior, and he
currently is well controlled on a conventional
anti-psychotic. She would feel most confortable talking to
someone with experience with oils and conventional mental
illness mediciations. If you are well versed in these two
areas, please respond so I can put you in touch with my
Rebecca - My future daughter-in-law also
deals with schizophrenia and is a new to oils but already in
love with them and the benefits they have already had with
her. I'm sure there are other people here who would love to
have any info on the use of oils in the treatment of this.
Please keep any results posted!
Nancy - Becky, what oils has she used?
What works for her? Thanks,
Rebecca - So far she's just used the LLV
and citrus oils for depression, but we're hoping to find
something that helps with her other issues as well. She
feels the LLV and oils have helped her depression greatly,
so that is huge.
Victoria- I was
wondering if there has been any info on the oils and mental
illness, particularly schizophrenia. My son Joseph was
diagnosed with schizoeffective disorder when he was 19 years
old...but his drug use in his later teen years most
definitely contributed to the onset and further damaged his
brain. Also I believe when he was born back in 1986 and
received the DPT shot and screamed for 8 hours straight that
did some damage too and didn’t manifest until puberty! His
greatest challenge is hearing voices. Anyway I am leaning
towards frankincense for him, but any advice would be
appreciated! He is of course on meds...and clozaril is one
that can effect his white blood cells. So far so good on
that, but in my heart and soul I have always believed we
could improve and decrease medications to a minimum, and we
Nannette - You do well with the
Frankincense but I suggest you supplement it with Vetiver,
another oil that passes the blood-brain barrier and enters
the brain tissues, by diffusion.
Rochelle - I am working with a teen girl
who has been diagnosed schizophrenic. Her reoccurring
episodes are due to sexual trauma. She is typically
hospitalized several times a year, especially around the
anniversary date of the trauma. Her biggest trigger is
a common smell. When she is exposed to her trigger,
she immediately uses Lavender, the hope is to retrain her
brain that the trigger smell brings the memory of the
comforting scent of Lavender over the memory of the
trauma. Due to reoccurring nightmares, she also uses
Lavender on her feet and shoulders to sleep at night as well
as diffusing it. She uses Frankincense daily, 2 drops
along her spine twice a day. She uses the Peaceful
Child blend for anxiety and she has it in a roll-on for easy
application to her wrists any time of the day. And,
she takes the LLV.
She started this protocol in November 2011 and I am happy
to say she has passed through the anniversary date of her
trauma (where she is typically hospitalized 2-3 times in a
window of about 3 weeks) with no hospitalization and has
gone from daily talks of suicide to living the life of a
normal teen girl.
Elizabeth - I am absolutely in love with
the oils and have had very good success with friends who
suffer from anxiety, suicidal thoughts and depression with
frankincense, vetiver and the Solace blend. I also want to
share Clearmind International with you as a personal growth
group psychotherapy program that has truly changed my life
and that of many people I know. Their program seems to me to
be in a synergistic relationship with the oils. Blessings