Get Fit and Healthy with Essential Oils
The term aromatherapy was first conceived by a French chemist & perfumer, Rene Maurice Gattefosse. Initially, he was not a believer in the natural health movement, but was keenly interested in the properties of essential oils, as they pertained to his perfuming business. Then fate stepped in. In 1910 while Rene was working in his laboratory, he suffered a severe burn on his hand & arm. The only compound he could reach quickly was pure, undiluted lavender oil. He treated his hand & arm with the oil and his pain diminished immediately. He was awestruck to learn later that his severe burn would heal without infection or scarring due to lavender oil. Rene Gattefosse went on to discover for himself that, which the ancients knew all along, minute amounts of essential oils are absorbed by the body & do indeed scientifically interact with the body’s chemistry. During World War II, as a result of Gattefosse’s experiments, Dr. Jean Valet used essential oils to successfully treat the infections & wounds of injured soldiers.
In the 1950′s Marguerite Maury began diluting essential oils in a vegetable carrier oil & massaging it directly into the skin using Tibetan Massage, a technique where pressure is applied along the nerve endings of the spinal column. She was also the first person to invent “individual prescriptions”, combinations of essential oils offered in conjunction in order to suit the individual’s specific needs as they were being massaged. Today, due to impressive clinical studies and astounding results, essential oils and aromatherapy are now mainstream. This alternative & holistic health care venue is in ever-growing demand because today’s consumers are far more discerning about the importance of using toxic free & organic methods of healing.
Why do essential oils work??
MAY I BORROW YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM?
Each essential oil is vital to its native plant. It acts as the plants immune system. A plant has to fight off bacteria, viruses, molds and many other issues that could bring harm. Our bodies work in a similar way.
Essential oils’ immune system qualities, coupled with their tiny molecular make up are two reasons therapeutic grade, organic essential oils are highly effective in protecting us against health concerns and are a superior support to our body’s systems including the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, reproductive, endocrine & nervous systems.
I just recently started using essential oils, I am looking forward to their many health benefits.
Essential oils are transdermal, meaning they instantly penetrate skin & reach every organ within minutes. Tiny molecules enable essential oils to quickly cross through tissues, cell walls, & the blood-brain barrier. Each oil has the powerful ability to reach all areas of the body quickly, including the brain, heart, lungs, muscles, kidneys, reproductive organs, etc. Your wrists are one on the most permeable areas of the body. Therefore, reaching for a fragrant healthy essential oil approved for skin application is wiser than going for a toxic perfume.
WE DEFINITELY INHALE
Essential oils’ tiny molecules vaporize quickly, and when inhaled, essential oils quickly affect the body. Inhaling essential oils is known as aromatherapy. Sniffing the oils causes them to be absorbed into your body in minutes.
GOOD, GOOD, GOOD…. GOOD VIBRATIONS
Essential oils also work through their scientifically measurable high frequencies. When high frequency essential oils are applied, inhaled or ingested into one’s body, the body yields a high frequency. Scientists discovered the parallels between the frequency and the health of the body. Higher frequencies indicate better health.
GET HIGH, IT’S HEALTHY When a body is in poor health scientists can measure a correlating low frequency. Specific low frequencies are associated with specific diseases and health conditions including a cold, allergies, insomnia, etc. Conversely, when a body is in excellent health, studies show the body registers a high frequency. So get high, because it’s healthy. Clinical studies show a human body’s frequency can be affected by food, prayer, sleep, mood, affirmations, medication, exercise and, yes, essential oils. Therefore, adding high frequency essential oils into your lifestyle c
HOW DOES INHALATION WORK?
Inhalation of an essential oil is done through the nose or mouth. For example inhaling eucalyptus oil can reduce a cough & inhaling peppermint oil can reduce a headache. Often, essential oils are put into a diffuser for superior inhalation. The olfactory system includes the organs & cells contributing to the sense of smell. When we inhale, airborne molecules interact with the olfactory organs & almost immediately penetrate the brain. As we inhale the molecules they are also carried to the lungs & respiratory system. Thus, when an essential oil is inhaled it can affect several systems in the body. During inhalation, the fragrant molecules travel through the nose and affect the brain through receptor sites, including the limbic system or the “emotional brain.” The limbic system is directly connected to the areas of the brain responsible for controlling heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, & hormone balance. This is why certain scents often trigger memories or emotions. Knowing this, we can see why the inhalation of essential oils can have profound physiological & psychological results.
“Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived.” Helen Keller