Our body sends signals to us in the form of symptoms when something is not quite right. Unfortunately, western medicine is not about finding the problem and eliminating it. Instead it’s about hiding the symptom so you don’t think about what’s causing it.
Why is this wrong? It’s wrong because the cause of the symptom is never addressed and therefore continues to worsen.
Scientists study the molecular structure of plants to find new ways to treat symptoms. This is where the pharmaceutical industry gets the ideas for their drugs. Since the essential oil is the life blood of the plant, it contains the most healing properties. These healing properties are super concentrated which is why they are much more effective than dried herbs. On a molecular level, your body is a perfect match with essential oils, which is why it will readily accept the healing support from essential oils without causing harmful side effects.
We’ve all seen the commercials on TV… The images portray happy, healthy people skipping through life while the voice-over is rapidly rattling off all of the potential side effects this drug may have. Some of them even state that they may cause certain types of cancer!
And then there’s the problem of drug interactions and overdose.
Because there are so many drugs being prescribed for so many different things, the incidents of harmful and in some cases fatal drug interactions or overdose are extremely high!
Why haven’t you heard more about this?
Because if this information was widely known, it would be devastating to the health industry and Big Pharma in particular!
Imagine if people were no longer suffering from debilitating aches and pains. There would be no need for narcotics such as Oxycontin, the most addictive pain killer on the market!
Imagine if people no longer suffered from heartburn and other digestive disorders. There would be no need for antacids such as Prilosec, which comes with a long list of side effects; some of which can be long term and in some cases even fatal!
Imagine if people no longer lost time from work due to colds and flu because their immune systems were strong enough to kill the bacteria and virus before it could spread!
Imagine if depression was treated without antidepressant drugs in which the most common side effect is violent tendencies and suicide!
Imagine if cancer cells could be destroyed without chemotherapy and radiation and without destroying the healthy cells too!
Did you know that many essential oils contain pain-killing properties? You may have heard of dentists using clove oil to relieve pain. This is because clove oil is extremely high in eugenol, a chemical compound known for its numbing effect. Of course if you “google” eugenol, you’ll see many warnings pop up about potential hazards of using it. This can be true of many other chemical compounds as well. Does this mean essential oils are dangerous? Not necessarily!
You see, a chemical compound that has been isolated can indeed be extremely dangerous. Essential oils contain many different molecules that all work in perfect synergy with each other. This creates balance between all of the molecules.
Our body works much the same way. When you remove a part of our body, for instance the gall bladder, it causes an imbalance. The same thing happens with the chemical compounds found in nature. When you isolate one molecule, you cause an imbalance and this in turn causes unwanted and in some case quite harmful side effects.
This is why pharmaceutical drugs come with a wide array of harmful side effects. They do not work in perfect synergy with our bodies.
There are many other healing properties in essential oils as well! Many essential oils have properties that reduce inflammation, a leading cause of pain and other health issues. When combined with essential oils such as clove which have powerful analgesic properties, the oils work together to create a blend that will quickly relieve pain! And when I say quickly, I mean within 30-60 seconds!
Still other essential oils have a long history of being highly regarded for their ability to support the digestive tract. Peppermint is a perfect example. Have you ever wondered why many restaurants offer peppermints after your meal? Many people think it’s for their breath, which of course it does improve! However the real reason is that peppermint assists in the digestive process. Imagine feeling instant relief from heartburn from a single drop of peppermint!
Essential oils may also contain antiseptic properties. Did you know you can purify your water with Lemon oil? The antiseptic power of Lemon is so strong that some hospitals even use it for cleaning! Citrus essential oils all have a very calming effect as well. This makes using them hospitals even more beneficial since hospital visits, whether as a patient or just visiting, can cause anxiety.
As the life-blood of the plant, essential oils are powerfully anti-viral and anti-bacterial. However, perhaps one of the things that make them so effective in killing virus and bacteria is the fact that the bad bugs cannot mutate against essential oils!
We’ve all heard of the deadly MRSA bacteria that can be rampant in hospitals. Because of the over-use of antibiotics, there are some strains of MRSA that are considered “super-bugs” because they have mutated to become resistant to most antibiotics.
Every batch of essential oil will vary slightly in its molecular structure because of the variables in soil, weather conditions, distillation, etc. Because no two batches are exactly identical, virus and bacteria cannot mutate and become resistant to it. If you are using a high quality, therapeutic-grade essential oil, it will still contain the powerful healing properties specific to that particular oil however the exact amount of each property will vary slightly. This is why essential oils were historically considered more valuable than gold.
-Dr. (rer. nat.) Kurt Schnaubelt,
Director of the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy
Whether you’re Christian or not, I believe most people are familiar with the story of the birth of the Christ child, Jesus. Shortly after His birth, three wise men (Magi) travelled far to bring the gifts of frankincense, myrrh, and gold for the new born child. Have you ever wondered why these would be such special gifts? I think the gold is obvious… however, what is so special about frankincense and myrrh?
Thanks again to modern science we now know the answer to this question. Studies have found myrrh to be a powerful anti-oxidant in addition to being anti-tumoral, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-parasitic, and analgesic/anesthetic.
And yet frankincense may have been the most prized of all! During ancient times, frankincense was considered much more valuable than gold because of the amazing healing power this oil possessed. Known to “treat every conceivable illness known to man”, frankincense was only available to those with great wealth. It is list in the “Ebers Papyrus”, an ancient Egyptian listing of prescriptions and recipes dating back to 16th century BC.
For many years my beautiful daughter had struggled with depression. After taking Lexapro, Adderol, etc. for years, she had had enough with the pharmaceutical roller coaster. I suggested she attempt putting Frankincense on the bottoms of her feet daily. She began doing that immediately and has been able to get off of all medications. She has now relied upon Frankincense alone for many months (6-7) and is feeling happier and healthier than ever before. – C. Arkison
Prescription drugs are not always cheap. In fact, some are very expensive! And your insurance may not fully cover the expense.
Likewise, the highest quality therapeutic grade essential oils are not cheap, and your insurance most certainly will not cover the cost of them. So you’re probably wondering; how can you possibly save money by using essential oils instead of prescription drugs? After all, high quality therapeutic-grade essential oils are not cheap!
Oh sure, you can find inexpensive essential oils, but they won’t be therapeutic grade essential oils and will not be safe to use therapeutically. In fact, they could be downright dangerous to use for anything other than to scent your candles or soap!
Most of our health challenges are caused by nutritional and environmental issues. Our diets consist primarily of processed foods and the whole foods we do eat are compromised by poor growing conditions, genetic modification, or an over abundance of growth hormones and antibiotics. Our environment has been completely contaminated with chemicals and petroleum.
All of these things build up in our system and block the synergistic communication within the cells in our body. Our hormones become unbalanced; our digestive tract doesn’t produce the enzymes and ceases to function properly.
Essential oils can clear the cellular receptors within our body and clean out the toxins. They can boost our immune system and act as a carrier for nutritional supplements. As you clean out the toxins and strengthen your immune system, your health naturally improves. And because the essential oils are highly concentrated, it doesn’t take but a drop or two to benefit from essential oils, so they last a long time. You’ve heard the old saying, “a little dab’ll do ya!” well, that’s certainly true with essential oils!
You can also use essential oils to clean your home and office.
"Yesterday, my 3-year-old decided to take a permanent black marker to the new flat screen computer monitor we have. Trying to stay calm as I searched my brain for the right cleaner was a little difficult. I put 4 - 5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil on a tissue, and the marker wiped off better and easier than a dry erase board! I was so suprised that I tried wiping it off without the Lemon Oil. That did absolutely nothing. I am so grateful for Essential Oils! There is no evidence left on the monitor except a nice smell!" - A Geurts
You will save money almost instantly when you replace all of the toxins in your home and office with essential oils. And you will save even more when you clean out your medicine cabinet and use essential oils in place of all of those over-the-counter remedies that don’t even work as efficiently as a drop or two of an essential oil!
When you’re new to essential oils, it can be overwhelming! Where do you start? What essential oil do you use for which problem? I understand completely!
Young Living Essential Oils are the pioneers in the field of therapeutic essential oils in the United States and have grown into the world leaders in essential oils. They too understand how challenging it can be to decide where to start. And that’s why they’ve put together a basic starter collection called the Everyday Oils collection.