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Using Essential Oils As Complementary Therapy for Lyme Disease

Using Essential Oils As Complementary Therapy for Lyme Disease

Lyme disease2, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is an illness caused by Borrelia bacteria that are primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. Ticks that can carry Borrelia bacteria are commonly found in wooded, grassy areas, and Lyme disease is most prevalent in regions such as the upper Midwest and northeastern and mid-Atlantic states of the United States1.

The most common early sign of Lyme disease is a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans, which typically appears at the site of the tick bite. This rash is often accompanied by flu-like symptoms such as fever, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint aches, and swollen lymph nodes1.

If left untreated, Lyme disease can progress to more severe symptoms affecting the joints, heart, and nervous system. These symptoms may include joint pain and swelling, neurological problems such as facial paralysis, memory difficulties and heart palpitations1.Diagnosing Lyme disease involves a combination of presenting symptoms, medical history, and laboratory tests. The standard treatment for Lyme disease is a course of antibiotics, usually taken orally, with the duration and specific antibiotic depending on the stage and severity of the infection1.

It’s important to note that prevention is crucial in avoiding Lyme disease. Measures to reduce the risk of tick bites include wearing protective clothing, applying insect repellents, performing tick checks, and creating tick-safe outdoor environments.

For more detailed information on Lyme disease and its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and prevention, you can refer to reputable sources such as the Mayo Clinic1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

*All statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA or the CDC and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. 

Individual Essential Oils for Lyme Disease Symptoms

As mentioned above antibiotics are usually the first line of defense against Lyme, but alternative regimens such as essential oils have also been shown to help manage symptoms and fight off infection. In this article, we will discuss the relationship between essential oils for Lyme disease and how they can help you manage symptoms.

It is a very important to know that essential oils are not a substitute for medical care, but they may be used as complementary therapy. We will stress this several times throughout this article. Here are some essential oils and additional Biosource Naturals products that you may want to consider as part of your Lyme disease management, along with how to use them:

Oregano Essential Oil Uses and BenefitsOregano Essential Oil

Oregano essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils in the world. It’s used for numerous health conditions, including Lyme disease. Oregano essential oil contains the compound carvacrol, which has been shown to have antibacterial properties. Oregano essential oil has been shown to help with symptoms of Lyme disease such as joint pain and fatigue. It should only be used in  conjunction with traditional medical care such as antibiotics or anti-parasitic drugs.

You can use oregano essential oil by massaging it into your skin, inhaling it through a diffuser or vaporizer. You can add two drops of oregano essential oil to a carrier oil and apply the mixture topically to the affected area.

Clove Bud Essential Oil Uses and BenefitsClove Bud Essential Oil

Clove Bud essential oil has antimicrobial properties that may help to reduce bacterial infections. Apply a couple of drops of clove bud essential oil in a carrier oil, and massage it into the skin.

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

Cinnamon bark essential oil has been shown to have antibacterial properties. The main active compounds in cinnamon bark oil, cinnamaldehyde, and eugenol, also contribute to its antimicrobial properties. Mix a drop or two of cinnamon bark essential oil with a carrier oil, then massage the mixture onto skin.

Lemongrass Essential OilLemongrass Essential Oil - Nepal Uses and Benefits

Lemongrass essential oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relieving properties which can help alleviate pain symptoms of Lyme disease. You can use lemongrass oil topically by mixing it with a carrier oil.*

Peppermint, Organic Essential Oil Uses and BenefitsPeppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil is an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. It’s great for muscle aches and pains, including those caused by Lyme disease. Peppermint essential oil is soothing and cooling and can help with swollen tissues and assists in relieving pain.*  You can add peppermint essential oil to other essential oils like lavender or tea tree essential oil to a carrier oil to make your own blend, or use it in a diffuser.*

Juniper Berry Essential Oil

Juniper berry essential oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory and helps the immune system. It’s great for helping with breathing problems due to Lyme disease, as well as pain.

Add 2 drops of juniper berry essential oil to your diffuser and run it several times a day for 30 minutes. This will help clear up any congestion in your lungs that may be causing difficulty breathing, allowing oxygen to flow more freely into them.

Add 1 drop of juniper berry essential oil per cup of hot water when making a bath with Epsom salts or baking soda (or both), then soak in it for 20 minutes while reading or listening to music before bedtime every night. The warmth of the water combined with its relaxing effects will make this simple ritual even more enjoyable than usual.

Lavender Essential Oil

While there is limited research specifically on lavender essential oil and Lyme disease, its anti-inflammatory effects may be useful in managing symptoms associated with the condition, such as joint pain and inflammation. It is known for its ability to calm the mind and body which is helpful for for insomnia and stress.

Add 2 drops each eucalyptus essential oil & lavender essential oil to fractionated coconout oil and massage into sore areas like shoulders/back/neck area.

Tea Tree Oil Essential Oil

Tea tree essential oil, derived from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree, is known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. While there is limited scientific research specific to tea tree essential oil and its effects on Lyme disease symptoms, it is often mentioned as one of several essential oils that may provide potential benefits.

Tea tree essential oil is a natural antiseptic, which means it can prevent infections and fight off bacteria. It’s also good for treating cuts and wounds because of its antimicrobial properties.  Add a several drops of tea tree essential oil to a carrier or lotion and massage into sore areas.

*All statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA or the CDC and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. 

Blends, Massage Oils & Lotions to Help Manage Lyme Disease Symptoms

Biosource Naturals offers many products that can help with the support and management of Lyme disease symptoms. Again we must stress that essential oils should only be used as supporting solution to Lyme disease symptoms.  Medical attention is necessary if you believe you have been bit by a tick.

*All statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA or the CDC and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. 

Biosource Naturals Edible Peppermint Massage Oil

Peppermint (Lickable, Kissable) Edible Massage Oil contains mild, spicy, traditional peppermint sprigs that are cooling and sweet at the same time, along with pure therapeutic quality peppermint essential oil. Peppermint (Lickable, Kissable) Edible Massage Oil has wonderful properties which help relax tense and sore muscles, one of the many symptoms of Lyme disease. Peppermint essential oil has been known to help with issues such as inflammationnauseaindigestionfevers, headaches, and migraines.*

Peppermint (Lickable, Kissable) Edible Massage Oil is made with the finest ingredients and comes in a convenient pump bottle that’s easy to use.

Note: This is a cooling massage oil. Avoid using in bath or shower. Not for children under six years of age.

Biosource Lavender (Lickable, Kissable) Edible Massage Oil

Lavender (Lickable, Kissable) Edible Massage Oil is relaxing, calming and balancing.* This oil promotes relaxation, calms emotional anxiety and depression.* Lavender (Lickable, Kissable) Edible Massage Oil can also be used for insomnia, and  nausea.*

Lavender (Lickable, Kissable) Edible Massage Oil soothes inflammation, balances energy.* Furthermore, it helps calm and relax you.* This wonderful massage oil stimulates the skin, heals impurities, and eases the mind.*

Biosource Naturals Energize Me! Fatigue Essential Oil Blend

Fatigue is a common symptom of Lyme disease. It is often described as a profound and persistent sense of tiredness, which can significantly impact daily functioning and quality of life. The pure essential oils in Enegize Me! can be used to help with fatigue, relieve mental exhaustion and stress. You can diffuse Energize Me! or if used topically use 5-10 drops of concentrate and dilute in a carrier oil  before applying on skin.

If you are experiencing fatigue or other symptoms related to Lyme disease, it is important to seek medical attention for proper evaluation and management.

Biosource Naturals Headache Essential Oil Blend

Headaches are a common symptom of Lyme disease. The exact cause of these headaches is not fully understood, but there are a few theories.

  • Inflammation: Lyme disease can cause inflammation throughout the body, including the central nervous system1.
  • Neurological Involvement: Lyme disease can affect the central nervous system, leading to a condition known as Neurologic Lyme disease.
  • Meningitis: In some cases, Lyme disease can cause Lyme meningitis, which is inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord3. Lyme meningitis symptoms consist of headache, neck stiffness, nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity and/or fever.

Headache Essential Oil Blend combines peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, rosewood, and rosemary. Essential oils applied topically have traditionally helped headaches or migraines because some essential oils have properties which relax, lift mood, stimulate, balance energy and revitalize.*

Headache Essential Oil Blend concentrate must be diluted if applied to skin. Add 3 to 4 drops to 10 ml (2 teaspoons) of carrier oil, body oil, cream, or body lotion. Try our Headache Essential Oil Blend roll on. It is ready to use and apply to skin and ready for you to take on the go. Read more on essential oils for headaches here.

If you are experiencing headaches or other symptoms related to Lyme disease, it is important to seek medical attention for proper evaluation and management.

Biosource Naturals Stress Relief Body Mind Lotion

It is important to approach Lyme disease and its management from a holistic perspective, addressing both the physical and emotional aspects of the illness. Seeking support from healthcare professionals, counselors, or support groups can be beneficial in managing the stress associated with Lyme disease1. Stress Relief Body Mind Lotion helps support a sense of calm with the combination of essential oils, Bach Flower essences, and gem elixirs. Stress Relief Lotion is color and Reiki charged.  

Stress Relief Body Mind Lotion has a mellow, faint citrus essential oil scent and made with Bach Flower Essences of water violet, crab apple, oak, vervain, and willow; pure essential oils of ylang ylang and orange; gem elixirs of quartz crystal and aquamarine.

Apply on front, back and sides of neck, plus tops of shoulders in the morning and before bed.  Improvement of emotional patterns within one to two weeks is typical. 


  1. Verywell Health – Lyme Disease and Mental Health Study

Biosource Naturals SAS! Stress-Anxiety Essential Oil Blend

While the symptom of stress is not commonly listed as a direct symptom of Lyme disease, it is worth noting that the experience of dealing with Lyme disease can be emotionally challenging and can potentially contribute to stress. Being diagnosed with a chronic illness like Lyme disease can cause various psychological and emotional effects. Some individuals may experience feelings of anxiety, frustration, fear, or a sense of overwhelm due to the impact of the illness on their daily life and well-being. Additionally, the uncertainty and complexity of Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment can further contribute to stress.

SAS! Stress-Anxiety Support Essential Oil Blend contains French LavenderHimalayan CedarwoodVanilla OleoresinLime pure essential oils. The combination of these essential oils can ease the stress associated with Lyme disease.

SAS! Stress-Anxiety Essential Oil Blend is available in a concentrate 15 ml (0.5 oz) & 30 ml (1 oz). Use 5-10 drops of concentrate. Dilute in a carrier oil if applying on skin.

Biosource Naturals Sore Muscle Essential Oil Blend

Muscle pain and joint aches are often cited as symptoms of Lyme disease. Lyme disease can cause inflammation in the joints and muscles, leading to discomfort and soreness1. These symptoms can come and go and may affect different areas of the body.

Sore Muscle Rub Essential Oil Blend combines German blue chamomile, eucalyptus globulus, lavender and peppermint which are calming and cooling, increases flexibility and energizes and uplifts the spirit.*  Naturally ease sore muscle pain of Lyme disease with this essential oil blend.

Sore Muscle Rub Essential Oil Blend is available as a concentrate in 15 , 30, 60 and ml bottles, massage oil and as a ready to use roll on.

Biosource Naturals Pain Away Spray

Symptoms of pain are commonly associated with Lyme disease, and there are several reasons why this may occur1. One possible reason for pain in Lyme disease is inflammation. The immune system releases inflammatory molecules that can lead to pain and swelling in the joints, muscles, and connective tissues1. Additionally, Lyme disease can affect the nervous system, leading to neurological symptoms such as shooting pains, tingling sensations, and muscle spasms1. Lastly, Lyme disease can sometimes lead to the development of a condition called Lyme arthritis, characterized by joint pain and swelling.

Naturally numb and relieve the pain caused by Lyme disease with essential oils known to have analgesic properties (pain numbing).*  This minty blend contains distilled water with witch hazel, Polysorbate 20 (derived from coconut as an emulsifier) and Vegetable Glycerin and pure essential oils of helichrysumpeppermint and wintergreen.

Biosource Naturals FLOW Lymph Support Pump

Lymph support for Lyme disease involves strategies to help cleanse and support the lymphatic system, which plays a crucial role in the body’s immune response and fluid balance. The lymphatic system consists of lymph nodes, vessels, and organs that help filter toxins and waste from the body1.

FLOW Lymph Support Essential Oil Massage Blend contains pure essential oils which help support the flow of lymph by stimulating circulation.* This can assist in promoting the flow of lymph fluid and reducing lymphatic congestion1.  FLOW contains:

  • Ginger Root – helps reduce inflammation and supports the flow of lymph to circulate more easily.*
  • Rosemary CT Cineole –  stimulates circulation.*
  • Peppermint – stimulates circulation*
  • Apricot Kernel Oil – A moisturizing carrier oil, helps to firm and tone skin.* Apricot Kernel oil has revitalizing, nourishing and moisturizing properties. It may also help to regulate moisturization and restructure the skin.

Biosource Naturals FLOW Lymph Support Pump is available in a 8 fl oz (240 ml) pump.

Please note that while these strategies may help support lymphatic function, there is limited scientific research specifically focused on lymph support for Lyme disease. It is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional familiar with Lyme disease for personalized guidance on lymphatic support during treatment.

Biosource Naturals Sweet Dreams Essential Oil Blend

Insomnia can be a symptom of Lyme disease due to several factors.

  • Neurological Inflammation: Lyme disease can trigger inflammation in the brain and nervous system, leading to disruptions in sleep patterns.
  • Pain and Discomfort: Lyme disease can cause joint and muscle pain, headaches, and other symptoms that can make it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep throughout the night.
  • Anxiety and Stress: Dealing with chronic illness and the uncertainty of Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment can also contribute to increased anxiety and stress, which may interfere with sleep.

Sweet Dreams Essential Oil Blend is made with pure essential oils of Roman chamomile, rose, jasmine, lavender, vanilla and nutmeg. This blend is calming, allowing you to relax, feel serene, and fall asleep.*

sleep sprayIf you purchase the Sweet Dreams Essential Oil Blend concentrate (aromatherapy for insomnia) you must dilute it before you apply it to skin near your nose, or on your temples. Add 3 to 4 drops of the concentrate to 10 ml (2 teaspoons) of carrier oil, body oil, cream, or body lotion.  You can also diffuse Sweet Dreams Essential Oil Blend in your bedroom prior to sleep to support deep sleep. Don’t want to bother diluting the concentrate? Try our Sweet Dreams Essential Oil Blend roll on.  It is ready to use and apply to skin and good if you need to take it on the go.

Sweet Dreams Essential Oil Blend spray is made with pure essential oils of Roman chamomile, rose, jasmine, lavender, vanilla and nutmeg, pure distilled water, witch hazel and Calling All Angels Combination Elixir. To enhance the feeling of deep sleep and divine protection, we have added a bit of Calling All Angels® by Alaskan Essences. Calling All Angels® is a combination formula that helps you contact the love, guidance, and protection of the angelic realm. This spray blend brings a very soft, loving, and serene energy into your heart, physical body and environment.

Biosource Naturals EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Scripts

Essential oils and EFT Tapping can be combined to release and repattern negative emotions and instill positive affirmations.  In our founder’s private holistic, EFT Tapping practice, she developed the use of  essential oils with EFT tapping as well as Bach flower essences and gem elixirs.

This work was the basis for our unique body mind lotions.  Transformation is possible using EFT and essential oils together, also known as EOTT™ – Essential Oil Tapping Technique.  EOTT™ – Essential Oil Tapping Technique was created by Lezlie Cebulski, ND, EFT, RM to speed personal transformation of mind, body and spirit.

These scripts are FREE to download and can be used with the products described in this blog.  This package includes EFT scripts for sleep, pain, anxiety and more.

*All statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA or the CDC and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. 


Using essential oils as complementary therapy for Lyme disease is an area of interest and ongoing research. Some studies have shown promising results in the effectiveness of certain essential oils against Lyme disease bacteria. However, it’s important to note that these studies are preliminary and more research is needed to determine optimal dosages, modes of administration, and safety profiles for using essential oils in Lyme disease treatment.

Essential oils can be used to help with symptoms and side effects of conventional Lyme disease care, including pain relief and sleep support. You can also use essential oils to boost your immune system and fight off infection from Lyme disease. Always dilute essential oils in a carrier oil before applying them topically, and perform a patch test prior to use.

It is important once again to note that essential oils are not intended as a sole course of care for Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a serious condition that requires proper medical attention.  If you are experiencing symptoms related to Lyme disease, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or mental health provider for personalized support and guidance.

In summary, while essential oils may have potential in managing Lyme disease symptoms, they should be approached as complementary therapy under medical guidance and not as a substitute for conventional treatment.

*All statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA or the CDC and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.