In late February, a client from 2009 called for a clinical (medical) aromatherapy consultation. She wondered if essential oils dissolve fatty tumors? She had 2 lipomas growing on her arms. (Lipomas are non-malignant fatty tumors…often genetic, her mother has them, too.) One was getting sore to touch…worrying her.
Standard Medical ‘Treatment’ for Lipomas
Is one of two choices:
~ To live with them, if they aren’t uncomfortable (as weirdly unsightly as they are).
~ OR to do surgery leaving ugly scars….and more often than not, the lipomas grow back in the same or near by location.
After watching some YouTube videos on lipoma surgeries, my client decided that option was definitely NOT for her, prompting her call for this consultation and request a custom formulated essential oils remedy to dissolve fatty tumors.
Fat-Dissolving Essential Oils
I researched fat-dissolving essential oils, compiling a list of seven, including Grapefruit (of course!) and Patchouli, among others. With my client’s permission, I dowsed for which essential oils would benefit her body’s ability to heal the lipomas, selecting 6 of the 7 essential oils for a custom blend. I then created Lypos™ a 10% dilution strength using organic virgin coconut oil as the carrier. Both my client and husband, liked its Earthy – Spicy – Fresh Citrus fragrance.
She called two weeks later, thrilled! The lipomas had become smaller. The painful one wasn’t sore anymore. My client had been faithfully applying our custom blend morning and evening. LOVES the relaxing aroma and is very optimistic about the outcome.
She thinks I’m a miracle-worker / healer. I think she’s a sweetheart… receptive and willing to use nature’s incredible holistic remedies. I feel honored to do this work.
Common Questions Asked About Lipomas
Lipomas develop when an accumulation of fatty deposits form a lump in the subcutaneous tissue. These tumors can grow to be large, weighing many pounds depending on where they’re located and how long they’ve been growing.
It’s possible for lipomas to disappear on their own, but this is not common.
The size of lipomas may change over time. They can grow to surround blood vessels, nerves, and muscles obstructing proper function and causing discomfort. Most people wait until their tumor is large before seeking professional help.
Generally not. Lipomas are soft, pliable masses, unless they have grown into or around a muscle, tendon, or ligament.
No. Lipomas cannot be drained. They can be removed via surgery or possibly extracted with liposuction, if they are near the skin’s surface.
Squeezing a fatty tumor is not advisable, as doing so could cause harm. Squeezing lipomas could damage the skin, injuring surrounding tissues, resulting in inflammation and possible infection.
You may remove a lipoma with multiple daily applications of steam-distilled essential oils (or blends made with them) used over several months time. With a proper diagnosis from your medical practitioner, you can take charge of your own health and well-being. For these reasons home remedies are worth trying before opting for surgery.
There are some alternative treatments that may work without surgery for people who have small, less significant, tumors. Treatments include having anti-inflammatory steroids injected into the tumor, reducing fatty deposits through diet changes and exercise (lipomas typically shrink when you lose weight), using essential oils externally on the skin for several months before they dissolve completely, depending on the size / age of the fatty tumor.
Fat dissolving essential oils and blends can be used to treat fatty tumors without performing removal surgery. You may use essential oils topically by applying them directly to the skin over and around your lipoma.
Many essential oils can support the body in dissolving fat such as basil, cedarwood, clove, all citrus oils, cumin. cypress, fennel, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemongrass, oregano, rosemary, sage, and thyme. Different essential oils can be mixed together or with carrier oils such as jojoba or coconut oil to make a pleasant smelling blend. Dissolving lipomas is a process that requires patience and diligence. You can dissolve the tumor by applying essential oils topically by applying the oils to your skin for several months before lipomas may disappear completely for some users.
With patient consistency, applying essential oils topically for several to many months is a gentle non-invasive, method to dissolve lipoma tumors without surgery. You will need to apply the oil twice daily (morning and night) for at least a month or two before you will see changes in the lipoma. Small, newer tumors will be easier and quicker to treat than larger, older, more significant ones. There are no scientific studies on how long treatment may take or rate of success as clinical trials have not been conducted because lipomas aren’t seen as life-threatening issues. This doesn’t mean lipomas have to be tolerated, since there are natural treatments that have helped some individuals!
The best treatment depends on the individual and what other complications they might have like high blood pressure or diabetes – talk to your medical practitioner for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss which treatment options are right for you.
They may be removed surgically or with liposuction, but neither procedure guarantees the lipoma won’t reoccur. Any surgery involves risks for patients and the likelihood of permanent scarring. Essential oils offer an alternative to surgery by supporting the body to dissolve fatty tumors naturally without side effects.