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Essential Oils

King Tut receives oil application from his wife
King Tut receives oil application
from his wife Ankhesenamun

ESSENTIAL OIL OVERVIEW

Essential oils were man’s first medicine and are making an astounding comeback. Records dating back to 4500 B.C. describe the use of balsamic substances with aromatic properties for religious rituals and medical applications. Ancient medical scrolls describe a high success rate in treating 81 different diseases with aromatic and medicinal plants.

The Egyptians may have been the first to discover the potential of fragrance and were masters in using essential oils and other aromatics. Imhotep (2780-2720 BC) was one of the founders of “pharaonic” medicine and is often given credit for ushering in the use of oils, herbs, and aromatic plants for medicinal purposes.

Well before the time of Christ, the ancient Egyptians collected essential oils and placed them in alabaster vessels. These vessels were specially carved and shaped for holding scented oils. In 1922 when King Tut’s tomb was opened, about 50 alabaster jars--- enough to hold 350 liters of oils were discovered.

“Essential oils are the regenerating and oxygenating immune defense properties of plants. Their oxygenating molecules effectively transport nutrients and a myriad of other powerful chemical constituents to the cells, bringing life to the plants, destroying infections, staving off infestation, aiding in growth, and stimulating healing. They are to plants what blood is to the human body, and much, much more”. - Dr. Gary Young

The term “aromatherapy” was coined in 1928 by Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, a French chemist, and involves using a plant’s essential oil (the blood of the plant). They are the subtle, volatile liquids or resins from plants, shrubs, flowers, leaves, seeds, bark or roots.

In both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible there are over 200 references to aromatics, incense, and ointments. Aromatics such as frankincense, myrrh, galbanum, cinnamon, cassia, rosemary, hyssop and spikenard were used for anointing and healing the sick as well as protection against disease.

Therapeutic grade essential oils boost the body’s own defense system which helps fight infectious illnesses. It is through these properties that aromatic herbs have been esteemed so highly throughout the ages and so widely used during the onsets of malaria, typhoid, and the epidemic plagues during the 16th century. People who use pure essential oils have a higher level of resistance to illnesses, colds, flu, and diseases.

“Essential oils include muscle relaxants, digestive tonics, circulatory stimulants, and hormone precursors. Many repair injured cells, others carry away metabolic waste. In addition, a number of essential oils enhance immunity, working with the body to heal itself. They are capable of stimulating the production of phagocytes (white blood cells that attack invaders). And some are antitoxic. Many essential oils have been proven effective against fungi and yeast, parasites and viruses. Others fight infection with amazing effectiveness, killing bacteria by disrupting their life cycle. And unlike conventional antibiotic drugs, essential oils are ‘probiotic’--- they not only kill pathogenic bacteria, but tend to leave beneficial bacteria intact. Finally, bacteria typically do not acquire a resistance to essential oils, as they so often do to antibiotic drugs.” -Green and Keville, “Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art”

The reintroduction of essential oils into modern medicine first began during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Recently researchers at an American university sprayed therapeutic grade essential oils within enclosed areas in controlled tests to measure their effectiveness against airborne, life-threatening pathogens. They discovered that diffusing these oils in a micro-fine vapor in a room destroys these infectious pathogens. The studies proved conclusively that essential oils are even more effective and reliable than popular antibiotics. A virus or bacteria will mutate to defend itself against vaccines and antibiotics, but no pathogen has ever been known to mutate when confronted with essential oils.

One of the most interesting studies conducted was one that tested oregano oil on staphylococcus bacteria which is responsible for a variety of severe infections, and one which is becoming increasingly resistant to many antibiotics. The oregano oil was found to inhibit the growth of staphylococcus in the test tubes as much as antibiotics did. The ability of oils from various spices to kill infectious organisms has been recognized since the beginning of recorded history. Spice oils have also been known to create a hostile environment for parasites, bacteria, yeasts, and molds.

Many researchers and practitioners including some of the world’s most prominent doctors actually consider essential oils to be medicine. Dr. Jean Valnet, MD, the well-known French medical researcher and essential oil expert states that various essential oils can be used to treat many conditions ranging from high blood pressure to fatigue.

The rediscovery of the efficacy of essential oils is evident by the many people who are now buying oils instead of over-the-counter medicines. The public has also learned that prevention is key, and that they should not wait until they come down with symptoms to start using oils. Protection can be as simple as inhaling the vapor of tiny molecules from a small bottle that fits easily into a pocket or in an aroma diffuser pendant easily worn around the neck . A few drops rubbed on the hands or feet or if it is a pure oil, taken as a supplement, can also be very helpful. For many, the renewed confidence in the healing properties of essential oils has made oil application part of a daily routine.

It is believed that the Egyptians were the first to discover the benefits of aromatic oils and particular oil blends. According to ancient text, oils were used for every condition from gout to a “broken head” referring to mental illness. Fragrance “cones” made of wax or animal fat and fragrant essential oils were worn by aristocratic Egyptian women who were bathed in the pungent scents as the cones melted from the North African heat. They also carried around alabaster bowls full of oils. If the idea of a fat and oil cone melting on your head or carrying around a bowl of oil seems a little messy, don’t despair. You can experience the same benefits by wearing a Whiffer™ aroma pendant containing your favorite pure essential oil around your neck or pinned on your lapel. It’s is aromatherapy on the go, anytime....anywhere!

THE BENEFITS OF OIL INHALATION

Experts tell us that the body’s response time to the inhalation of essential oils can be as quick as one to three seconds. This is one of the reasons many people prefer this method of application. Oil inhalation tends to increase the production of endorphins (the body’s natural pain relievers and mood elevators), as well as neurotransmitters and antibodies. This dramatically boosts the immune system, creating an overall sense of well-being (either relaxation or stimulation, depending on the oil) and increasing the general state of health of the entire body.

Oils also inhibit the growth and reproduction of airborne pathogens which can dramatically reduce your exposure to colds or flu. Studies show that cinnamon, pine, thyme, and lemon oils have powerful effects on influenza viruses. Inhaling lavender oil can knock out a sinus headache within 60 to 90 seconds. Smelling the oil of eucalyptus for several minutes helps open clogged nasal passages and clear up sinus congestion. While smelling the oil of peppermint will usually eliminate acid indigestion or heartburn. Wear your Whiffer™ and receive the benefit of powerful anti-pathogenic, immune-boosting, cell-nourishing, body-oxygenating and health-enhancing properties of the oils. You will be surrounded by a cloud of aromatic goodness everywhere you go.

Research has shown that the effect of fragrance and aromatic compounds on the sense of smell can exert strong effects on the brain....especially the hypothalamus (the hormone command center of the body) and limbic system (the seat of emotions). Some essential oils high in sesquiterpenes, such as myrrh, sandalwood, cedarwood, vetiver, melissa, and frankincense can dramatically increase oxygenation and activity in the brain. This may directly improve the functions of many systems of the body.

In many situations inhalation of essential oils is the preferred application if the goal is to increase growth hormone secretion, induce weight loss, increase libido, or balance mood and emotions. Sandalwood, peppermint, vetiver, lavender, ylang ylang, and white fir are extremely effective when inhaled. You will find your own “quick fix” with a little experimentation.

 

Application Guide

BASIL - Helps relax muscles and soothe away tension. Supports healthy digestion.* Deeply cleansing. Helps with mental fatigue.

BERGAMOT - Has about 300 natural chemical constituents that contribute refreshing mood-lifting qualities. Bergamot is responsible for the distinctive flavor of Earl Grey Tea.

CANADIAN RED CEDAR - Was used traditionally by Canadian Native Americans to help them enter a higher spiritual realm. They also used it to stimulate the scalp.

CEDARWOOD - Helps cleanse oily skin when applied topically. Evokes sensations of strength and support; meditative aroma. Helps one focus and calms nervous tension.

CINNAMON BARK - Helps promote blood circulation;* powerful antioxidant. Restores wakefulness when experiencing fatigue. Vitalizing, refreshing, and warming.

CLARY SAGE - Helps with mild mood changes, cramps, and edema associated with menstrual cycle; supportive for menopausal women. Quickens the senses; supports a positive mood.* Contains natural phytoestrogens.

CLOVE - Supports healthy respiratory, circulatory, and brain function.* Contains eugenol which is used in dentistry for toothache and to numb gums. Highest scoring single ingredient ever tested for its antioxidant capacity on the ORAC scale.

CYPRESS - Used most often to support the circulatory system.*

EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS - Helps maintain healthy lung function.* Soothes muscle soreness following exercise. Cleansing to the skin; antiseptic. Promotes feelings of well-being.

EUCALYPTUS RADIATA - Supports healthy respiratory function.* Supports and cleanses skin; antiseptic. Evokes feelings of well-being.

FENNEL - Encourages feelings of balance. Provides pleasant feeling when rubbed on abdomen. Evokes restorative, warming, and motivating feelings; enlivens the senses. Is stimulating to the circulatory, glandular, pancreas, digestive and respiratory systems.*

FIR, DOUGLAS - Helps relieve sore muscles after exercise. It is spiritually realigning.

FIR, WHITE - Is high in d-limonene. Powerful antioxidant.

FRANKINCENSE - Holy anointing oil. Maintains healthy lung function and supports the immune system.* Balancing; helps elevate the mind to overcome occasional stress. Uplifting, stabilizing; enhances meditation.

GERANIUM - Helps promote blood circulation; promotes normal liver function. Supportive for menopausal women. Supports normal skin; helps to replenish it.* Cleanses oily skin. Alleviates occasional nervous tension, maintains emotional balance. Fosters feelings of hope. Helps release negative memories.

GINGER - Helps alleviate nausea, vomiting, or dizziness associated with motion sickness; also aids digestion and helps maintain healthy lung function.* Stimulates physical energy and courage.

GOLDENROD - Supports normal liver, vascular, and heart function.*

GRAPEFRUIT - High in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene. Supports a normal, healthy attitude during PMS. Comforting during the winter season.* Deeply cleansing; antiseptic. Refreshing and uplifting.

HELICHRYSUM - Helps promote blood circulation; supports healthy liver function. Helps maintain healthy lung function and healthy skin.* Soothes muscle pains following exercise. Soothes the body and uplifts the spirit.

JUNIPER - Promotes normal digestion; supports normal urinary tract and nerve function.* Helps cleanse oily skin; antiseptic. Promotes feelings of protection, love, and peace.

LAVENDER - Most versatile of all oils. Supports normal skin; helps to replenish and protect it. Maintains healthy lung function; supports the immune system.* Antiseptic. Calming, relaxing and balancing.

LEDUM - Promotes normal liver and thyroid function. Supports normal skin*.

LEMON - Powerful antioxidant. Supports the immune system*. Contains 68% d-limonene. Very energizing.

LEMONGRASS - Aids normal digestion; calming and relaxing. Supports proper joint and ligament function.* Promotes feelings of psychic awareness and purification.

MARJORAM - Assists in calming the nerves; promotes a calming and relaxing feeling. Helps with occasional muscle soreness following exercise.*

MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA - Helps support the immune system; supports normal lung function.* Used to cleanse the skin; helps to protect it; antiseptic. Cleansing, strengthening, and purifying. High levels of terpinenol.

MYRRH - Has one of the highest levels of sesquiterpenes, a class of compounds that has direct effects on the hypothalamus, pituitary and amygdala, the seat of our emotions. Used in skin care and oral hygiene.

MYRTLE - May be rubbed on throat area near thyroid to encourage feelings of balance. Elevating, clarifying, and cleansing.

NUTMEG - Help alleviate minor muscle soreness associated with exercise. Supportive to the nervous system, the endocrine system, and prostaglandin balance.* Has been used to support normal circulation.* Rejuvenating, uplifting, and energizing.

ORANGE - Antioxidant rich in the antioxidant d-limonene. Comforting during the winter months. Alleviates occasional simple nervous tension.* Helps cleanse oily skin. Calming and relaxing. Uplifting; promotes feelings of joy and generosity.

OREGANO - Maintains healthy lung function. Powerful antioxidant; supports the immune system.* Deeply cleansing. Promotes a feeling of security. In laboratory research was shown to have a 99% rate of reducing airborne bacteria.

PATCHOULY - Helps promote digestion. Supports normal skin.* Improves appearance of older skin. Increases sexual desire and has an aroma of attraction. Calming and relaxing, supports positive mood.

PEPPERMINT - Has been used to soothe digestion and relieve headaches. Improves concentration and mental activity. Helps to trigger a sensation of fullness after meals.*

PINE - very cleansing, revitalizes and freshens. Used in massage for stressed muscles and joints.

RAVENSARA - Has antiseptic properties and is supporting to the nerves and respiratory system*

ROMAN CHAMOMILE - helps overcome simple restlessness and gently soothes away tension. Supportive to the digestive system and normal liver function*. Supportive and regenerative to normal skin. Calming and relaxing.

ROSE - Has a beautiful fragrance that is intoxicating and aphrodisiac-like. Helps bring balance and harmony. It is stimulating and elevating to the mind, creating a sense of well-being.

ROSEMARY - Helps promote blood circulation. Maintains healthy lung function.* Helps restore mental alertness when experiencing fatigue; improves mental clarity and focus.

ROSEWOOD - Gently strengthening and calming. Deeply cleansing. Soothing to the skin. Helps to uplift feelings of despair.

SANDALWOOD - Supports normal nerve function. Used to maintain normal skin.* Promotes feelings of emotional well-being and stability; helps promote positive feelings. Good to use for meditation.

SPEARMINT - Supports healthy respiratory function; aids digestion; balancing to metabolism.* Promotes feelings of lasting well-being. It may help open and release emotional blocks and bring about a feeling of balance.

SPRUCE - Supports proper joint and ligament function; supports healthy respiratory and endocrine function.* Antiseptic. Helps free emotional blocks.

TANGERINE - Helps calm occasional simple nervous tension. Promotes normal circulation; aids digestion.* Calming, soothing, and relaxing. Rich in the antioxidant d-limonene.

THYME - Powerful antioxidant. Maintains healthy lung function; supports normal liver, heart, eye and brain function.* Supports positive mood; boosts stamina.

VALERIAN - Has been used for thousands of years for its calming, grounding, and emotionally balancing influences. Relaxing and calming to the central nervous system. Has been used for sleep disturbances.*

VETIVER - Psychologically grounding, calming and stabilizing. Has been studied for improving children’s behavior. May help cope with stress and recover from emotional trauma and shock.

WINTERGREEN - Contains methyl salicylate. Warming and comforting when applied to muscles. Dilute when applying to sensitive skin. Increases sensory awareness.

YLANG YLANG - Symbolic of love in some cultures. Calming and relaxing. Supports normal heart function.* Nourishing to the hair and skin. Increases sensory awareness; may increase sexual desire. Promotes feelings of balance in relationships.

Create Your Environment

Essential oils offer us the unique opportunity of choosing and creating the environment in which we live. Purify the air, rid an area of unpleasant odors or change the atmosphere according to your mood.

  • The scent of pine, fir, and spruce are nice in the bathroom.
  • Relax in the bedroom with lavender, chamomile, ylang ylang, geranium or frankincense.
  • Cleanse the air with orange, peppermint, lemon, or lavender.
  • Energize the working areas with lemon, spearmint, basil, and peppermint.
  • For a romantic evening try jasmine, rose, sandalwood or ylang ylang.


Chemical Free Pest Control

Pesticides are extremely toxic to pets and humans as well as insects. Shake up a few drops of oil in water in a pistol-grip squirt bottle for a healthy way to control pests.

ANTS
peppermint
spearmint
APHIDS
cedarwood
hyssop
peppermint
spearmint
BEETLES
peppermint
thyme
CATERPILLARS
spearmint
peppermint
CHIGGERS
lavender
lemongrass
sage
thyme
COCKROACH
Mix 10 drops peppermint and 5 drops cypress in ½ cup salt water. Shake well and spray.
CUTWORM
thyme
sage
FLEAS
peppermint
lemongrass
spearmint
lavender
FLIES
lavender
peppermint
rosemary
sage
GNATS
patchouli
spearmint
LICE
cedarwood
peppermint
spearmint
MOSQUITOES
eucalyptus radiata
peppermint
lavender
lemon
lemongrass
MOTHS
cedarwood
hyssop
lavender
peppermint
spearmint
patchouli
PLANT LICE
peppermint
spearmint
SLUGS
cedarwood
hyssop
pine
SNAILS
cedarwood
pine
patchouli
SPIDERS
peppermint
spearmint
TICKS
lavender
lemongrass
sage
thyme
WEEVILS
cedarwood
patchouli
sandalwood
 


A Brief Sampling of Emotional Applications

ANGER
cedarwood
Roman chamomile
frankincense
lavender
myrrh
orange
rose
sandalwood
ylang ylang
ANXIETY
orange
Roman chamomile
ylang ylang
lavender
CONCENTRATION
cedarwood
cypress
juniper
lavender
lemon
helichrysum
myrrh
peppermint
sandalwood
DEPRESSION
frankincense
lemon
sandalwood
geranium
lavender
orange
grapefruit
GRIEF/SORROW
bergamot
Roman chamomile
clary sage
eucalyptus globulus
juniper
lavender
MOOD SWINGS
bergamot
clary sage
sage
geranium
juniper
fennel
lavender
peppermint
rose
jasmine
rosemary CT cineol
lemon
sandalwood
spruce
ylang ylang
PAIN
peppermint
helichrysum
spruce
wintergreen or birch
ginger
clove
elemi
oregano
Douglas fir
Balsam fir
rosemary cineol
STRESS
lavender
Roman chamomile
blue tansy
German chamomile
marjoram
rose
sandalwood
frankincense
cedarwood


Sensual Aromatherapy - Oils as an Aphrodisiac

Since the olfactory nerves (the nerves in the nose) are directly connected to the limbic system of the brain, their stimulation by the aroma of essential oils causes immediate, although perhaps subconscious, physical and emotional responses.

The limbic system of the brain not only controls our drives of hunger, thirst, and sex, but more subtle responses of emotion, memory, creativity, and intuition as well as reproductive cycles. Olfactory membranes contain millions of nerve endings causing the sense of smell to be the most acute of all senses.

Inhaling oils triggers a chain of internal reactions with a wide range of results from the release of endorphins (powerful mood elevating substances) to boosting the immune system. Within the limbic system resides the regulatory mechanism of our highly sensitive inner life, the core of our being. Here is the origin of our sexuality, the impulse of attraction and aversion, motivation and our moods, our memory, and creativity.

Smells work in the limbic system to release neurotransmitters. Encephaline reduces pain, produces pleasant, euphoric sensations, and creates a feeling of well-being. Endorphins also reduce pain, stimulate sexual feelings, and produce a sense of well-being. Serotonin helps relax and calm.

The pituitary, also known as the master gland of the endocrine system, is responsible for controlling hormone production of other glands. There is an association between an underactive pituitary gland and a decreased interest in sex. Essential oils have the ability to stimulate the pituitary gland. Oils that stimulate the pituitary and, therefore, are considered an aphrodisiac are clary sage, jasmine, patchouli, and ylang ylang.

Aphrodisiacs are substances that are capable of enhancing sexual pleasure or sexual desire. Certain essential oils can be considered aphrodisiacs since they have the potential to affect the circulatory, hormonal, and the nervous systems. The best aphrodisiac will make use of the brain, since this is where the sexual center is located.

A blend of the erogenous, stimulating or calming, and euphoric essential oils would make a well-rounded aphrodisiac synergy. Jasmine is the most sought after fragrance in the perfume industry because it has a very erogenous effect on humans. Other oils that have been considered as having aphrodisiac properties are clary sage, black pepper, ginger, fennel, frankincense, geranium, hyssop, juniper, myrrh, patchouli, pine rose, rosemary, sandalwood, and ylang ylang.

Our erotic life is much influenced by odor. Pheromones, hormone-like substances in one’s personal odor, influence partner choice in humans as well as in animals. Since many essential oils contain pheromones, they affect our sensuality.

Personal attraction and aversion are always influenced by odor. Without the ability to smell there would be little attraction. As many as 25% of the people who experience smell disorders also lose interest in sex. Therefore, keeping your sinuses healthy could be the hidden key in creating a healthy sex life.

Fragrances can bewitch the most sober people. With a few essential oils you can create your own very personal, natural perfume that may not only improve your health, but attract that special person. To create a special perfume use jojoba which is a nondrying skin-care oil that allows a fragrance to linger longer. Fill a bottle nearly to the top with jojoba oil, and add the essential oil of your choice (15 to 20 drops). Enjoy!

 

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this site is for INFORMATION/EDUCATION/ENTERTAINMENT purposes only and is in NO WAY intended to replace proper medical advice. IT IS NOT for diagnostic or prescriptive use or to be construed as instruction on how to cure or treat any condition, illness, or disease. Every individual is different, thus what may work for one may not work for another person. Consult with the competent and fully trained professional health care expert of your choice. Taking responsibility for your health is your own personal decision: do your research and choose wisely.  
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