Onion oil, extracted by steam distilling the bulb of the onion, is a golden oil with a sharp pungent aroma and many incredible health benefits.
Onion oil is known for its anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, expectorant, anti-spasmodic and carminative properties, and is most commonly used to treat infections like sinusitis, colds, flu and other respiratory ailments. Onion oil can also help to soothe digestive symptoms when taken internally or massaged on the abdomen.
Its powerful anti-microbial properties make this oil a favorite for treating topical wounds, cuts and bacterial and fungal infections.
Directions for use
Onion essential oil can be taken internally to treat digestive issues by drinking 1 drop in a glass of water, but consult your doctor before ingesting this oil.
To treat respiratory symptoms, blend 2-3 drops of onion oil with a carrier oil and rub it on the chest, throat and upper back, leaving it on during the night. You can also inhale the oil by adding a few drops to an oil burner or diffuser.
To treat skin issues and speed up healing, mix 2-3 drops of onion oil with a carrier oil and apply it topically to the affected areas.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil when used externally. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before attempting to use a new essential oil.