Pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils are “aromatic, volatile liquids distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes and seeds.” They are one of mankind’s first medicines.
Here are a few fun facts about essential oils:
- Essential oils are the regenerating, oxygenating and immune defense properties of plants.
- They are capable of penetrating human cell walls, including cells hardened because of an oxygen deficiency.
- They are a very powerful antioxidant and are anti-bacterial, anti-cancerous, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, antiseptic and more.
- Essential oils have been shown to destroy all tested bacteria and viruses while simultaneously restoring balance to the body.
How to use Essential oils:
- Direct inhalation
- Apply drops to bottoms of feet
- Apply drops to Vita Flex points on body
- Ingest approved, safe essential oils, such as Clove. For a tickling cough, apply one drop on back of tongue.
Warning: Make sure there is no allergy to any particular plant oil. Essential plant oils are complex and have high frequencies so those with high blood pressure should consult their doctors before using.
One of my favorite medicinal oils is the universal favorite, Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). Some of its many uses are for respiratory infections, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, skin conditions, burns, hair loss, insomnia and nervous tension. Apply 2-4 drops on location, Vita Flex points, bottoms of feet, directly inhale, and/or diffuse into air with a diffusor.
True Lavender is often extended with hybrid lavender or synthetic linalol and linalyl acetate. Make sure the Lavender you use is a pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil.
(Essential Oils Desk Reference. USA: Essential Science Publishing, January, 2009.; Balch, Phyllis A. and James F.; Prescription for Nutritional Healing. NYC: Penguin Putnam Inc., 2000.)