The time has come for each of us to return home. To return to a place where we are one with mother nature and our creator. Not in a hippy, “kumbayah-way”, but one where we leave out the noise and distractions all around us. We have been disconnected for far too long. We need to know we can live here on earth with infinite levels of joy, peace, and well-being without having to recreate the wheel. We have been led down the path that the pharmaceutical industry has created. One in which women and caregivers (who have always been the nurturers of our families) have given up their power to help heal. We have been led to believe we are incapable and have lost our feminine intuition. We have been led astray that disease is an absolute. That even what we eat 2-4 times a day has no influence on our well-being.
Humanity has been utilizing plants for their therapeutic benefits for thousands of years and, among the natural solutions used, essential oils have always been highly revered. Even the Egyptians used essential oils for beauty, rituals & healing. King Tut’s tomb was discovered with over 200 kilos of essential oils. If you read the Bible you will note there are over 250 mentions of essential oils used… It’s time for us to return and reclaim this beautiful and ancient healing art of essential oils so our children know of these natural solutions & their generation doesn’t have to rely on turning to a pharmaceutical for every symptom and ill.
What are essential oils?
Essential Oils are the immune system of the plant; hundreds of complex compounds that a plant is utilizing to ward off environmental threats and insects. When you crush a basil leaf or peel an orange and feel that residue in your hand, that is the essential oil. Also when you walk by a Rose or Lavender bush and smell that heavenly aroma and feel that inner elation, that is the power of the aromatic compounds in an essential oil. Because we have evolved together for centuries throughout time, the body readily receives their organic compounds on a cellular level, giving the body what it needs, so the body can heal itself. The other great reason to turn to these plant based medicines, when we’re tackling our daily needs, is that they don’t result in side-effects. They support our bodies and dispel symptoms while addressing the root cause of our issues on a base cellular level. At the chemistry level, these oils are made up of hydrocarbons and oxygenated compounds that fit into these three primary groups: Sesquiterpenes, Monoterpenes and Phenolics. These groups each have specific jobs that help modify our genetic expression (epigenetics). Yes, thats right & here is how…
Monoterpenes are present in almost all essential oils. Their action is to inhibit the accumulation of toxins. They also restore correct information in the DNA of the cell.
Sesquiterpenes are known to delete ‘bad information” on a cellular level, as in cellular memory (DNA).
Phenolics are stimulating to the nervous and immune system. They are the receptor site clean up crew after the sesquiterpenes delete the faulty info from the cell. They also have very high antioxidant properties & high level of oxygenating molecules.
For example, one of the benefits of grapefruit is that it contains 86-92% limonene. This is a highly regarded antioxidant. Because it is also mostly all monoterpene, it also makes for a great detoxifier and cleanser. It is no wonder how blending oils & having two or three of these components can amplify its effect!
How Do I Use Essential Oils?
First of all its very important to investigate the brand and grade of essential oils that you use. Unfortunately not all oils are created equally. Today, there are no regulations in the essential oil industry so a company can state that they are 100% pure and still contain synthetics and contaminants or only a small percentage of actual oil. The highest grade of essential oils that we personally use and recommend for yourself, your family & pets you can find in this link. Its necessary that any brand you choose to use implements third party testing of EVERY batch. If you use the highest grade of pure and therapeutic oils then there are three ways that you can enjoy these gifts of earth.
1. aromatically: 4-6 drops in a diffuser or direct inhalation through the hands. Powerfully affects our mood, cleans the air and helps respiratory system, and boosts immunity.
2. topically: apply 1-3 drops on the bottoms of the feet or targeted areas of the body: supports skin health, immunity, hormonal balancing, muscle and tissue health, beauty, and more.
3. internally(only with Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade): Drinking 1 drop in water or veggie capsules:Gut health, detoxification, immunity, hormonal balancing and more. It is important to read on the side of bottle IF it indicates safe enough to ingest.
There really is an oil for everything! Truly whatever physical, emotional, or mental issue you come across within your family you can discover a plant, flower, seed, or root that contains within its sophisticated complex chemistry the support for that specific need. We highly recommend investing in a reference guide for your essential oil journey, so that you have the answers you need at your fingertips. Our favorite book is The Essential Life and the App: Modern Essentials.
Top Essential Oil Recommendations for Common Household Needs
SLEEP: Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Vetiver, Serenity (Blend)- Apply 1-3 drops on the bottom of the feet, along the chest or pillow, as well adding to diffuser by your bed stand. For babies dilute one drop of essential oil for every drop for every drop of fractionated coconut oil and apply to bottoms of feet and along spine.
Digestion: Peppermint, Ginger, Fennel, DigestZen (Blend)- Drink one drop in 8 ounces water or apply 1-3 drops along the belly- dilute for children.
Stress & Anxiousness: Lavender, Frankincense, Wild Orange, Bergamot, Elevation(Blend)- Add 4-6 drops in diffuser, as well as apply to palm of hands and inhale deeply periodically throughout the day.
Immunity: Wild Orange, Eucalyptus, Oregano, Melaleuca, OnGuard(Blend)-Drink 1-2 drops in water and diffuse throughout the day or night. For children apply to bottoms of feet with dilution.
Detoxification: Grapefruit, Lemon, Zendocrine (Detox Blend): Take 1 drop internally in water or veggie capsule, apply along spine with dilution.
Cleaning: Lemon, Melaleuca, Lavender, Grapefruit-Take empty glass all purpose spray bottle, fill with 1 ounce of white vinegar, 15-20 drops of essential oil of your choice, and the rest fill with water.
We hope this article empowers you to live into a new level of wellbeing. We encourage you to explore the essential oil kingdom with your own unique body, and see what aromas call to you. Its time for a healer in every home, and we thank you for being part of the natural solutions revolution!