How Do Essential Oils Work?

Natures Miracles: How Do Essential Oils Work?


How Are Essential Oils Such Powerful Healers?


Essential oils are volatile, aromatic, non water-based phytochemicals steam or hydro distilled from various parts of plants. There may be hundreds of unique compounds found in an essential oil from a single plant, with each providing a distinct medicinal benefit and, when used appropriately, rarely any harm. They are fat soluble but do not include fatty lipids or acids, such as are found in vegetable and animal oils. Therefore, quality essential oils are not "oily" feeling but instead are generally immediately absorbed by the skin.

Pharmaceuticals vs. Essential Oils

• Drugs are toxic. Essential oils detoxify.
• Drugs disrupt and confuse cellular receptor sites. Essential oils clean receptor sites.
• Drugs depress the immune system. Essential oils strengthen the immune system.
• Antibiotics attack bacteria indiscriminately, killing both the good and the bad.
• Essential oils disarm the harmful bacteria while allowing our body's friendly flora to flourish.1

They support the immune system's response to invaders and can be considered as pro- and eu- biotic as opposed to synthetic anti- biotics. (Greek eu = good/healthy, bios = life)2
By design, drugs are formulated to send misinformation to cells or to block particular receptor sites so that the body is tricked into giving up symptoms. True, they may give prompt relief for certain uncomfortable symptoms and prove invaluable in emergency situations, but because they are not naturally produced, they invariably disrupt other bodily functions. We call these disruptions, 'side effects.'

Essential oils serve as the defense mechanism of the plant, and they attract pollinators. The same aromatic molecules defend and attract for the well-being of the plant, which speaks of an "intelligence" created by our Lord. In this same sense, they are provided by the Lord to serve us by defending against the bad and protecting the good.

George Washington Carver wrote: "I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station through which God speaks to us every hour if we will only tune in."
 
Essential oil molecules communicate beneficial information to cells, which also assists your body's effort to gain back natural function. Essential oils are balancing to the body, while drugs bring imbalance. Essential oil molecules distinguish between good and bad bacteria, and in contrast to the undesirable effects of antibiotics, when used appropriately they do not harm important beneficial flora bacteria.3

Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD wrote: "Aromatherapy has to stop mimicking drug science and give renewed recognition to the fact that essential oils arise from nature. Their activity is shaped by the ambient ways of the plant world." Essential oils do not act as weapons but as agents of interaction. They are a key ingredient in life itself, strengthening its fabric and preconditions."4

Jean Valnet, MD, wrote: "Essential oils are especially valuable as antiseptics because their aggression towards microbial germs is matched by their total harmlessness to tissue — one of the chief defects of chemical antiseptics is that they are likely to be as harmful to the cells of the organism as to the cause of the disease. It is very important to remember that (chemical) antiseptics will destroy not only the microorganisms but also the surrounding cells."5
Lavender Essential Oil
Essential oils address the causes of disease at a cellular level in essence by deleting misinformation and reprogramming correct information so that cells function properly and in harmony with one another. With drugs, misinformation is fed to the cells so that some temporary relief may be obtained, but there is rarely true healing. There are times when this may be life-saving and clearly a desirable choice, but we must keep in mind that drugs typically trade one kind of disease for another.

The proper application of high-quality essential oils always works toward the restoration of proper bodily function. Because essential oils resonate with the truth, they have desirable and beneficial side-effects and rarely undesirable effects.6 Drugs feed the body with lies, deceiving cells and turning off receptor sites. While no amount of truth can contradict itself, it doesn't take many lies before contradictions occur and the body suffers ill effects. Death or serious injury from proper, reasonable use of essential oils is unheard of and basically nonexistent,7 whereas death and harm from use of prescription drugs is astounding. The differences are as extreme as night and day.

---This great article was written by Linda at Heritage Essential Oils.com
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References
1 David Stewart, Ph.D., Why Oils Heal and Drugs Don't, Newsletter Volume 1, Number 8, September 2003
2 Shirley and Len Price, Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, Third Edition 2008, page 81.
3 Ibid., p.2.
4 Schnaubelt, Kurt PhD, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils, page 29-30.
5 Shirley and Len Price, Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, Third Edition 2008, p.82 (Jean Valnet, MD, 1980, p.44).
6 David Stewart, Ph.D., Why Oils Heal and Drugs Don't, Newsletter Volume 1, Number 8, September 2003
7 Shirley and Len Price, Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, Third Edition 2008, p.81

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