The first thing to consider regarding an essential oil, is where it comes from. Essential oils are the natural, volatile liquids that are extracted from plants – a wide variety, including trees, grasses, shrubs, flowers, herbs, fruits, berries, and seeds. The oils have the characteristic fragrance of the plants from which they are extracted, but their therapeutic benefits go beyond our olfactory system or sense of smell! So you want to know where your oils come from – what seed variety was grown, how the plants are cultivated, distilled, tested, and how the oils are bottled and sealed. Is attention being given to quality and sustainability? You do not want oils that have been adulterated or diluted. You want the purest essential oil from seed – to seal.
Different extraction methods are used for different types of plant material. Essential oils from herbaceous plants are generally distilled, fruits are cold pressed, resin from trees and shrubs is collected and distilled, and ‘absolute’ oils from delicate flower petals are extracted using pure alcohol which is removed through evaporation.
In come cases it takes an enormous amount of plant material to produce an essential oil. On the extreme end, it takes 4000 pounds of Bulgarian roses to produce one pound of rose absolute essential oil. And 100 pounds of Lavender plant to produce one pound of Lavender essential oil.
Biochemical Diversity of Plants and the Human Body:
Each essential oil is typically a complex mixture of often hundreds of individual compounds, just as each species of plant the oils are extracted from are chemically very heterogeneous or diverse in their effect, unlike synthetic manmade chemicals that have basically one action.
It is this biochemical diversity of the plants themselves that explains the wide array of beneficial effects an essential oil may have on the human body. A single drop of pure lavender essential oil, for example, may be antiseptic, calming, help with allergies, and alleviate headaches, PMS, and motion sickness.
Essential Oils Increase Oxygen Intake:
Plants in nature are chemical factories! They take in the elements of the earth and sun, converting them into molecules including carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. These are the basic fuels which we break down to produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which is the ‘high octane’ fuel in the human body. Essential oils contain oxygen and glycosides which convert into glucose in the human body, which is the raw material for ATP.
We know that the immune system can be greatly improved by the general increase in movement of blood which carries oxygen to our cells, and by the decrease of the viscosity of the blood in our body. Enhanced circulation and is vital to good health as it effects the function of every cell, and thus every organ including the brain.
Oxygen is essential to provide efficient energy and nutrient transfer to every cell of our body. Constituents in essential oils have been proven not only to increase oxygen intake of the cells but also to enhance cellular respiration. Increasing circulation in general will increase blood oxygen and cellular respiration. But when combined with essential oils containing oxygenating molecules, cellular and organ function are significantly improved.
Oxygen is also the enemy of many things that are harmful to the body. Bacteria, for example, does not require oxygen for growth and will react negatively or even die if oxygen is present.
The Itty Bitty Nitty Gritty:
When two or more atoms join together they become a molecule. Essential oils are made up of molecule groups. There are many different chemical constituents that make up a single essential oil. Individual essential oils may have anywhere from 200 to 800 different constituents! Specific molecular constituents in essential oils known as aldehydes, ketones, and esters, protect their oxygenating molecules.
The value of using ONLY genuine
Therapeutic Grade essential oils:
More and more people are returning to essential oils for health and wellbeing and will continue to do so as scientific research, anecdotal and clinical research continues to demonstrate their effectiveness.
However, in order for an oil to possess all of its beneficial chemical constituents, and have the energy capacity one would expect from that specific oil – it must be grown from organic non-GMO seed, in just the right soil, cultivated just the right way, properly distilled, and tested and bottled with a SEED to SEAL promise of all of the aforementioned. The ONLY company with the experience and testing that can guarantee this with every oil put into the hands of wholesale and retail customers is Young Living Essential Oils.
ESSENTIAL OIL CONSTITUENTS THAT WORK AT THE DNA LEVEL OF YOUR BODY: The human body has an amazing affinity with the chemical constituents found in nature! The two basics groups of chemical constituents found in plants are ‘hydrocarbons’, and ‘oxygenating compounds’, including Phenols, Terpenes (Sesquiterpenes and Monoterpenes) Esters, Aldehydes, Ketones, and Flavonoids. Some of these constituents actually work at the DNA level in the human body.
Phenols have a purifying effect cleaning the Receptor Sites at the cellular level.
Sesquiterpenes may delete bad information from cellular memory, or unscramble it so cells can function normally.
Monoterpenes are thought to “mend”, “restore”, or “awaken” the correct information in the cell memory.
Certainly the body has an affinity with nature’s essential oils, which absorb and pass through the body with great ease. Many scientific experiments have shown that essential oils can travel with relative speed when applied to the skin or inhaled.
Essential oil molecules are infinitesimally small. They have the ability to penetrate the fatty layers of the skin. The lipid solubility of essential oils allows them to travel transcellularly or directly through the cells.
Essential oils will go into the body in just 2-3 seconds. It takes only twenty-two seconds for essential oil molecules to reach the brain, and two minutes until they can be found in the bloodstream. Essential oils will saturate the entire cellular matrix within twenty minutes, and are completely metabolized in 2 1/2 hours.
Their penetrating ability through fatty tissue layers into the interstitial fluids may explain why essential oils enhance circulation and why massaging the skin with essential oils can be so beneficial.
Our Electrical Capacity, Dis-eases, Dis-orders, and Essential Oils:
Lastly, it is important to learn that the body frequency in a healthy person is higher than in someone who is not. Healthy cells in the human body have a certain energetic frequency. And the things we consume affect our body frequency.
What gives us this ‘electrical capacity’? There’s a slight imbalance between potassium and sodium ions inside and outside our cells, and this imbalance sets the stage for our electrical capacity. You’re probably familiar with the water soluble ‘electrolyte’ minerals, calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which also have the ability to carry an electrical charge in cellular fluids, enabling the synapses to work between nerves and the smooth running of our muscles.
Because of these ‘electrical or energetic’ ways in which our bodies work, our health can be greatly affected by high or low frequencies within the body. It makes sense, therefore, that we can affect change by introducing different or higher frequencies, and in doing so, create an environment in our body inhospitable to dis-ease and dis-order. Scientists have discovered that each illness has a different frequency which is always within a definite range, and that administering higher frequency treatments, unhealthy or diseased cells regain complete vital force while healthy cells in that same area are not affected.
How can essential oils affect energetic frequency with our body? Protons which are electrically positive, and electrons which carry the electrically negative charge, create electrical frequencies that are measurable in essential oils. In fact, clinical research shows that essential oils have some of the highest frequencies of any substance known to man, creating an environment in which disease cannot live:
Updated 14.01.2017. / Original article published 03.04.2006. Diana E. Natalie Johnson.
IMPORTANT: The information within this document was obtained from lectures, and biochemistry education which the author has received over the past two decades. It is not intended to prescribe or recommend a particular treatment or protocol, but rather, to empower the reader with knowledge that might help them to help themselves to better health naturally.
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