Essential Oil Information
Why use essential oils?
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years by every civilization long before the advent of modern drugs and medications. They are the natural chemical compounds derived from various parts of plants like leaves, stems, roots, bark and even the flowers of some plants. Some essential oils can be used aromatically (inhaled) or topically (applied on the skin). Because every essential oil is different – and reacts differently on every person – you should take the time to study an essential oil before you add it to you or your family’s health regimen.
Drugs versus Oils
Drugs and essential oils work in opposite ways. Drugs toxify. Oils detoxify. Drugs clog and confuse receptor sites. Oils clean receptor sites.
Drugs depress the immune system. Oils strengthen the immune system. Antibiotics attack bacteria indiscriminately, killing both the good and the bad. Oils attack only the harmful bacteria, allowing our body’s friendly flora to flourish. Drugs are one-dimensional, programmed like robots to carry out certain actions in the body, whether the body can benefit from them or not. When body conditions change, drugs keep on doing what they were doing, even when their actions are no longer beneficial.
Essential oils are multi-dimensional, filled with homeostatic intelligence to restore the body to a state of healthy balance. When body conditions change, oils adapt, raising or lowering blood pressure as needed, stimulating or repressing enzyme activity as needed, energizing or relaxing as needed. Oils are smart. Drugs are dumb.
Drugs are designed to send misinformation to cells or block certain receptor sites in order to trick the body into giving up symptoms. But drugs never deal with the actual causes of disease. They aren’t designed for that purpose. While they may give prompt relief for certain uncomfortable symptoms, because of their strange, unnatural design, they will always disrupt certain other bodily functions. Thus, you always have some side effects.
Oil molecules send information to cells and cleanse receptor sites so that they bring your body back to natural function. Oils are balancing to the body. Drugs are unbalancing to the body. Oils address the causes of disease at a cellular level by deleting misinformation and reprogramming correct information so that cells function properly and in harmony with one another. With drugs, misinformation is fed into the cells so that some temporary relief may be obtained, but there is never any true healing. Drugs only trade one kind of disease for another.
Because essential oils properly applied always work toward the restoration of proper bodily function, they do not cause undesirable side effects. They are feeding the body with truth. Drugs feed the body with lies. While no amount of truth can contradict itself, it doesn’t take many lies before contradictions occur and the body suffers ill effects.
Before you begin using essential oils
Use a variety of essential oils and make sure you take breaks from the essential oils you use often. This is to avoid sensitization and irritation. The norm would be to use a blend for 4 days, take a minimum of 4 days off and use a different blend which provides the same relief.
Many essential oils have not been FDA tested on humans, thus always take precautions with using essential oils or aromatherapy.
Essential oils do not necessarily have the same healing properties of the plant it comes from. Herbal products sometimes contain different chemical components than the essential oil derived from the same plant. Therapeutic results may be experienced when using an herbal product from that of a blended essential oil.
The following safety precautions are guidelines only. You should consult with an aromatherapist about essential oil usage and always inform your primary care physician what you are using as they may not be conducive with his/her prescribed therapy and medications.
- Keep Essential Oils in a secure place away from children and pets.
- The term ‘natural’ does not guarantee safety, read and follow instructions carefully.
- Unless otherwise stated, never use essential oils on your skin without diluting the essential oil with a carrier oil. A skin test is recommended prior to use. Place a small amount of the blended oil on the inside of your elbow, cover with a bandage and check in 24 hours. If you experience any soreness, redness or irritation do not use the blend. Consulting an Aromatherapist to obtain assistance to determine what essential oil you should use is recommended.
- If an essential oil or essential oil blend gets into your eye, flush the eye immediately with clean water or cold milk. Seek medical attention if the stinging and/or irritation continues.
- If allergic to certain foods, do not use essential oils or carrier oils that come from those foods.
The following essentials oils should never be used on the skin:
- Alan Root (Inula helenium)
- Almond bitter
- Bergamot expressed
- Birch sweet, Birch tar
- Boldo leaf
- Camphor (brown, yellow, unrectified)
- Cinnamon bark
- Costos Root
- Fig Leaf abs
- Mustard (volatile)
- Peru balsam
- Rue abs
- Turpentine unrectified
- Verbena (from citriodora)
- Wintergreen (Methyl salicylate)
Do not use more than 2 drops of the following essential oils when used in a bath:
- Black pepper
- Camphor (rectified)
- Eucalyptus globus
The following essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy:
- Clary Sage
The following essential oils should be avoided if you have epilepsy:
Natures Bath & Body personnel are not medical practitioners and do not diagnose, treat or prescribe in any shape, manner or form. Always discuss with your medical practitioner before using any essential oils.
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