Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I thought I would do a little diddy on Essential Oils. I am finding that not many people are familiar with how incredible oils are and really what they even are.. So here is a little background - I could talk forever about this so this is just a smattering :)
Essential oils were the first medicine. From hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts this is documented. There are various references to Essential oils in the bible such as frankincense, myrrh, rosemary and spikenard. Essential oils are volatile liquids distilled from plants, roots, stems, leaves fruit etc. You must always use 100% pure therapeutic grade oils. They may be more costly but there is no substitute and you will not get the desired affect with others. Essential oils are regenerating, oxygenating and the immune defense of the plant. They are so small molecularly that they can quickly penetrate the skin. When applied to the body by rubbing on the feet, essential oils will travel throughout the body and affect every cell, including the hair, within 20 minutes. The oils do not build up and store in the body because they are very subtle and volatile and have a high evaporation rate. Because of their chemical structure, they are metabolized like other nutrients in the cells.
Essential oils are recognized as being the greatest substances for increasing cellular oxygen through their normal function because they contain oxygen molecules. Disease begins when the cells lack oxygen for proper nutrition metabolism. they are also powerful antioxidants preventing mutations and free radicals. They are also anti bacterial, anticancerous, antifungal, anti infectious, antimicrobial, anti tumoral, anti parasitic, anti viral and atiseptic. They have been shown to destroy all tested bacteria and viruses while restoring balance to the body.

Essential oils aid greatly in promoting emotional, physical and spiritual healing. They have a bio-electrical frequency that is several times greater than the frequency of herbs, food or our body's. research has shown that oils can quickly raise the frequency of the human body restoring it to a normal healthy level.
Essential oils contain between 200-800 chemical constituents. Of the possible 800 only 200 have been identified and most of those chemicals are isolated for medicinal drugs. However because they are isolated they cause symptoms. Most of the time essential oils will not cause symptoms because they are whole and balanced and do not stay in the body tissues for long periods of time, they are metabolized like nutrients. If you get too much of an oil it can cause an increased detoxifying and cause symptoms that go along with that, at times people may have a small allergic reaction- itching etc. With essential oils- less is more- one drop is very powerful. You can get toxic levels of oils if you are putting on excess amount of drops.
The essential oil has the ability in its chemical structure to penetrate the cell wall and transport oxygen and nutrients inside the cell, thus increasing cellular oxygen and giving more support to the immune system. Research has shown that with their immune-stimulating properties, essential oils enhance and support the building of the immune system, whether they are inhaled or rubbed on the body topically. Even those who contract a cold or the flu recover 70 percent faster using essential oils.
In my opinion I consider most all oils to be safe ( there are some that are known to be to powerful and should not be used ever) . In general an oil that is unsafe is one that has been contaminated, impure or used improperly. Be responsible, have knowledge in what you are doing and make sure your oil is pure.
There has been much research and personal experiences using oils that show the fantastic effects you get from them. Here is a pretty cool story...
As the bubonic plague decimated Europe in the year 1413, four thieves were captured and charged with robbing the dead and dying victims. When the thieves were tried, the magistrate offered leniency if they would reveal how they resisted contracting the infection as they performed their gruesome acts. They explained that they were perfumers and spice traders and told of a special concoction of aromatic herbs that they rubbed on their hands, ears, and temples.
There is some debate on the actual thieves recipe. This is one I got from one of my teachers who studied oils with Shirly Price in London. Based on what grew in that area at that time -the thieves mixture is thought to have been- Lavender, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme- all of which have very powerful properties. I mix my own thieves putting equal drops of each into the bottel. I use it for lots of things- from slivers to illnesses and it is great!!
Oils are so great. I feel much more proactive in the health care of my family- I don't have to sit back and "hope" we don't get something- I can actually do something about it- and if we do get something ( usually minor thanks to use of oils in the first place) well I can do something about that too! Definately something you would want in your first aid kits, food storage and preparedness kits!!! I will probably do an oil class in the next few months- I will let you know!!
Thanks to all who came to the grains class it was so fun!! Sorry we went a little over time there is just so much fun info and yummy things to taste! I still owe you all some MOOKIES and I promise you will get them! :) I am doing a Healthy You ( the in depth one) class in Jan sometime- I will post it soon but if you are on the email list you will find out first! :)

You know the average person eats 3000 calories at Thanksgiving!!! Yikes!! Eat a small bowl of veggies or grains or mix them together in a wholewheat wrap or spinach romaine kale salad before you go and you will cut that in half at least and still be able to eat what you want!!!

Be Grateful for your health and Grateful to know it can always get Better~

Happy Thanksgiving!

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