Edgar Cayce recommended Turpentine in over 700 readings for a variety of conditions. As an ingredient in an aromatherapy formula, Oil of Turpentine was usually combined with Eucalyptus and Benzoin as an antiseptic for the respiratory system (#321, Herbal Breathing. See below). Oil of Turpentine was combined with Camphor and Mutton Tallow (#501, CamphorCare, See below.) as a warm compress placed over the kidney area. Its intended action was to ease kidney pain and to increase eliminations from the kidneys. The stupes or compresses, though most often applied to the kidney area, were also applied over the pubic area if there was bladder pain.
(919-1) - … massage across the kidneys, across the lower portion of the groin (from the frontal side), with equal portions of Mutton Tallow (melted), Oil of Turpentine and Spirits of Camphor (full strength), and Compound Tincture of Benzoin...(#501, CamphorCare). Massage this gently, not rubbing, so that there is used only what the body will absorb.
(1112-7) - We would apply Turpentine Stupes over the kidney area. Use a teaspoonful of Turpentine to a quart of boiling water. Wring out heavy toweling in this and apply; afterward massaging the area thoroughly. Also place hot, heavy flannel, saturated withCamphorCare (#501), over the area lower down in the frontal portion - or that as will aid in draining from the bladder. " Edgar Cayce Health Care Philosophy
Dilute with 3 parts Olive Oil and mix well. Apply to affected area not more than 3-4 times a day.
For external use only. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Do not apply to wounds or damaged skin. Harmful or fatal if swallowed, do not drink. Avoid getting in the eyes or on mucous membranes. If swallowed, stomach pumping and lavage may be required. Give edible oil or white mineral oil to drink. Do not induce vomiting.