Thank you so much for taking the time to post this information - you covered a lot of ground!
I have had an interest in EO's for years, making ointments, massage oils, etc. Then developed a chronic health condition and after many failed protocols, my DC recommended therapeutic grade oils, using them on me during treatments.
I am now in the middle of clearing out a nearly 7 year infection and not feeling so well; however, want to be done with it and get back to me. So am steadily using oils, much the same as you recommend. Getting ready to get in a bath of Epsom Salts now and do some clean up work.