ESSENTIAL OILS EDUCATION
Our current medical system is medicating our country instead of getting to the root of why our bodies are imbalanced, inflamed and diseased.
Pure therapeutic grade essential oils are a natural, less expensive, safer alternative to traditional Western medication and the endless pills piling up in your home. I kid you not. Try this on for size: One – two drops of tea tree essential oil will get rid of an ear infection instantaneously (29 cents) whereas a week of antibiotics costs….???… and does destroys your gut. Essential oils are made from plants, not in a laboratory, so you can truly feel good sharing them with your sick or injured loved ones.
What is an essential oil?
Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. If you have ever enjoyed the gift of a rose, a walk by a field of lavender, or the smell of fresh cut mint, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils provide plants with protection against predators and disease and play a role in plant pollination.
Essential oils are non water-based phytochemicals made up of volatile organic compounds. Although they are fat soluble, they do not include fatty lipids or acids found in vegetable and animal oils. Essential oils are very clean, almost crisp, to the touch and are immediately absorbed by the skin. Pure, unadulterated essential oils are translucent and range in color from crystal clear to deep blue.
Try this at home: Squeeze the peel of a ripe orange. The fragrant residue on your hand is full of essential oils.
In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Modern scientific study and trends towards more holistic approaches to wellness are driving a revival and new discovery of essential oil health applications.
It’s So Easy To Use Essential Oils
There are so many ways that essential oils can be used or administered. You can apply a single oil or in a complex blend depending on your desired benefits. Essential oils are usually administered by one of three methods: diffused aromatically, applied topically, or taken internally as dietary supplements.
Diffuse Them In The Air:
Our sense of smell is the only one of our five senses that is directly related to our brain. All of our other senses are routed first through the thalamus and then directed to the cerebral cortex and other brain regions. With that said, our sense of smell has the biggest influence on many physiological pathways including the stimulation of hormones and other metabolic processes. Are you exhausted? Inhale Peppermint for 30 seconds. Depressed? Inhale Wild Orange. Trouble sleeping? Diffuse Lavender and Chamomile by your bed. Watch the beauty of what happens. Aromatherapy has thus been founded upon our bodies predicted response to this kind of stimuli. In addition to the emotional benefits, diffusing essential oils can purify the air of unwanted odors and many airborne pathogens. Essential oils can also be used as cleansing and purifying additives to laundry and surface cleaners throughout the home.
Put Them On Your Skin:
Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can safely be applied topically. Application of essential oils has immediate, localized benefits to whatever area you are applying and targeting. If you burn your skin, apply lavender right away and watch it disappear. They also have calming and restorative properties and can be used effectively to help you relax or as an enhancement to your massage and beauty therapy practices. Trouble sleeping? Frankincense on your belly. Lavender on your neck. The chemical structure of essential oils also allows them to be absorbed immediately into your bloodstream via your skin for internal benefit’s throughout your entire the body. They are also natural disinfectants.
Essential oils can also be used to cook with to make delicious, flavorful recipes and as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions. Some essential oils have powerful antioxidant properties while others help support healthy inflammatory response in cells. Many essential oils are generally regarded as being safe for dietary use, but some oils should not be taken internally.
Brenda Price, Princess Anne, Maryland
"In October 2013, Kelly introduced me to the oils, as I was having constant headaches. Since I started using it I have not taken aspirin, tylenol, advil, or anything for a headache. Using essential oils that are the highest quality has made a believer out of me."