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Basic Facts About Essential Oils

Essential Oils (EO) were mankind's first medicine.  From Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, we know that priests and physicians have been using EO for thousands of years.  In Egypt, EO were used in the embalming process and well-preserved oils were found in alabaster jars in King Tut's tomb.  Egyptian temples were dedicated to the production and blending of the oils and recipes; further EO recipes were recorded on the walls in hieroglyphics.  There is even a sacred room in the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae where a ritual called "Cleansing the Flesh and Blood of Evil Deities" was practiced.  This form of emotional clearing required 3 days of cleansing using particular EO and oil baths.
There are 188 direct references to EO in the Bible.  Oils, such as frankincense, myrrh, rosemary, hyssop, and spikenard, were used for anointing and healing the sick.

What Are Pure, Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils?

EO are the volatile liquids that are distilled from plants (including their respective parts such as seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers, fruit, etc).  One of the factors that determine the purity and therapeutic value of an oil is its chemical constituents.  These constituents can be affected by a vast number of variables including:  the parts of plant from which the oil was produced, soil condition, fertilizer (organic or chemical), geographical region, climate, altitude, harvest season and methods, and distillation process.  In distillation, low pressure and low temperatures are also keys to maintaining the purity, the ultimate fragrance, and the therapeutic value of the oil.

Why Is It So Difficult To Find Pure, Therapeutic-grade Essential Oils?

Producing the purest of oils can be very costly because it may require several hundred pounds or even several thousand pounds of plant material to extract one pound of pure EO.  For example, one pound of pure melissa oil sells for $9000 - $15,000.  Although this sounds quite expensive, one must realize that 3 tons of plant material are required to produce a single pound of oil.  Because the vast majority of all the oils produced in the world today are used by the perfume industry, the oils are being purchased for their aromatic qualities only.  High pressure, high temperatures, rapid processing, and the use of chemical solvents are often employed during the distillation process so that a greater quantity of oil can be produced at a faster rate.  These oils may smell just as good and cost much less, but they will lack most, if not all, of the chemical constituents necessary to produce the expected therapeutic results.

What Benefits Do Pure, Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils Provide?

EO serve the need of plants before they serve us.  What they do for us they have already practiced on plants; thus, EO come to us as experienced helpers.

  • EO are the regenerating, oxygenating, and immune defense properties of plants
  • EO are so small in molecular size that they can quickly penetrate the skin
  • EO are lipid soluble and are capable of penetrating cells walls, even if they have hardened because of an oxygen deficiency.  In fact, EO can affect every cell of the body within 20 minutes and are then metabolized like other nutrients
  • EO contain oxygen molecules which help transport nutrients to the starving human cells.  Because a nutritional deficiency is an oxygen deficiency, disease begins when the cells lack the O2 for proper nutrient assimilation.  By providing the needed O2, EO also works to stimulate the immune system
  • EO are very powerful antioxidants.  Antioxidants create an unfriendly environment for free radicals.  They prevent all mutations, work as free radical scavengers, prevent fungus, and prevent oxidation in the cells
  • EO may detoxify the cells and blood in the body
  • EO containing sesquiterpenes have the ability to pass the blood brain barrier and may help with neuro-muscular issues
  • EO are aromatic.  When diffused, they provide air purification by:
    • Removing metallic particles and toxins from the air
    • Increasing atmospheric oxygen
    • Increasing ozone and negative ions in the area which inhibits bacterial growth
    • Destroying odors from mold, cigarettes, and animals
    • By filling the air with a fresh, aromatic scent
  • EO may help promote emotional, physical, and spiritual healing
  • EO have a bio-electrical frequency that is several times greater than the frequency of herbs, food, and even the human body.  Clinical research has shown that EO can quickly raise the frequency of the human body, restoring it to its normal, healthy level. (1)

If you would like more information about Young Living Essential Oils and to learn how to get them, please visit me at my Essential Oils website.


Disclaimer: This information is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. It’s strictly for informational, educational, or entertainment purposes ONLY. The products I talk about are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. Any information I give you about them is for informational or entertainment purposes only. They have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. Please seek the qualified health professional of your choice when making health decisions for yourself, your family and your pets.

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