Essential oils

"Many people have asked me why I would choose Essential Oils over drugs. I’ve heard from friends and acquaintances that they perceive essential oils to be useless, just things that smell nice, and too expensive.

Some of the benefits of therapeutic essential oils are:

Essential oils contain oxygen molecules that help transport nutrients to starving human cells. A nutritional deficiency is an oxygen deficiency so disease begins when the cells lack the oxygen for proper assimilation of nutrients.

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Essential oils are powerful antioxidants and antioxidants create an unfriendly environment for free radicals, preventing fungus and oxidation in the cells.

Essential oils are antibacterial, anticancerous, antifungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antitumor, antiparasitic, antiviral and antiseptic. Essential oils have been shown to destroy all tested bacteria and viruses and at the same time restoring balance to the body. Just Wow!

Essential oils may detoxify the cells and blood in the body.

Essential oils contain sesquiterpenes which have the ability to pass the blood-brain barrier, enabling them to be effective for treating brain injuries and diseases like Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. High levels of sesquiterpenes which are found in essential oils such as frankincense and sandalwood help increase the amount of oxygen in the limbic system of the brain, particularly around the pineal and pituitary glands. This leads to an increase in secretions of antibodies, endorphins AND neurotransmitters.

Essential oils are aromatic, when diffused they provide air purification and remove toxins in the air. They increase ozone and negative ions in the area which inhibits bacterial growth.

Essential oils help promote emotional, physical, and spiritual healing. I run two diffusers in my home and always notice a lift in spirit when they are running. For sleeplessness or fatigue or illness, I have used them also at night while sleeping.

Essential oils have a bioelectrical frequency that is several times greater than the frequency of herbs, food, and even the human body. Clinical research has shown that essential oils can quickly raise the frequency of the human body, restoring it to a normal healthy level."

This was quoted from my Living Traditionally newsletter. When it refers to "me" it is talking about the editor of the article not me personally :).

Essential oils have helped me in the past and Frankincense essential oil has dedinitely helped me out with fatigue :).

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  • Here is an over the counter product that has used essential oils for many years. Ever heard of Vicks: See the last two lines of this post.

    VICKS VAPORUB™ TOPICAL OINTMENT

    INGREDIENTS

    Active Ingredients (Purpose)

    Regular:Camphor (synthetic) 4.8% (Cough suppressant and topical analgesic)

    Eucalyptus oil 1.2% (Cough suppressant)

    Menthol 2.6% (Cough suppressant and topical analgesic)

    Lemon:Camphor (synthetic) 4.7% (Cough suppressant and topical analgesic)

    Eucalyptus oil 1.2% (Cough suppressant)

    Menthol 2.6% (Cough suppressant and topical analgesic)

    Inactive Ingredients

    Regular: cedarleaf oil, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, thymol, turpentine oil

    Lemon: cedarleaf oil, lemon fragrance, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, thymol, turpentine oil

  • For sure. We have used lavender and tea tree oil as antiseptics for years at home. Another one: coconut oil has all sorts of properties. You can cook with it or rub it onto inflamed joints to reduce inflammation.

  • I use lavender all the time, it helps me sleep and helps with inflammation.

    Like I was saying in the post, Frankincense has helped with my fatigue and it is very good for the brain in general.

    If I ever get a cough/sinus infection, I inhale peppermint oil and I also have menthol crystals where you put one or two shards in a cup (depends on the size of the shard really), add boiling water and inhale away. It can be quite strong but it does the trick.

  • Which essential oils do you use? Are you still using them now? X

  • I still am using essential oils and I don't think I will ever stop.

    I have more faith in nature now and I first started using EOs when I first read about Frankincense essential oil is great for the brain and I can agree. Just inhaling it straight from the bottle helped with my fatigue.

    I've got a diffuser which I use normally at night time when I go to bed. I usually use a mix of Lavender and Frankincense in the diffuser.

    Lavender is good for a few things. It makes you feel calm and helps with sleep. My mum has used it in the past and it has knocked her out :).

    It doesn't always knock me out but it definitely helps with my sleep. I used to wake up at silly o' clock and not be able to get back to sleep until it was nearly time to get up.

    I use peppermint oil as well at times and peppermint oil is good for any respiratory problems. If I have a cough/cold, I'm always inhaling it.

    I think I mentioned it in my initial post but I also use menthol crystals when I have a cough/cold as well. It is a packet of shards/crystals of condensed essential oil. Put one or 2 in a cup, depending on the size of the shard, and cover with boiling water and inhale away. But be warned, they can be very strong.

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