Essential Oils- Ancient Remedies..Modern Uses

Herbal Essence DropperEssential oils are such a key source for botanical wellness and provide so many life giving benefits not only to improve health but also to enhance quality of life.

Referred to as the “essence” of a plant, essential oils possess complex constituents that are highly beneficial to our wellness.Clinical studies show a broad range of activities that not only lift and renew our souls but also rejuvenate our bodies.

Essential oils also provide protection as powerful antioxidants, believed to be essential  in slowing the ageing process. They were first used by the Egyptians for enbombing and skin preservation. Essential Oils were the first medicine known to man.

I have been using them personally for over twenty years for various things. From diffusing them in our our home to kill mold and allergens- to applying them on our kids when they have fever or aches to heal from the flu- to pain relief- for improving mental clarity- household cleaning- laundry , as a sleep aid, and for energy.  I have seen great relief with clients from back pain, to improving circulation, for sleep, and for enhancing  energy.Since all essential oils contain   anti-viral- anti-bacterial- antiseptic- antioxidant-properties you can’t go wrong in choosing one. Let your nose be your guide and trust your intuition.

In winter season they are particularly beneficial to wear for protection against colds and flus, to diffuse in the home for better air quality and to for use in making a body oil as well as  for overall protection and skin enhancement. Some good examples are: German Chamomile, peppermint, lavender , eucalyptus and cypress.

There are over 200 references to aromatics, incense and ointments thruout the Old and New Testaments. The Bible referenced Aaron offering an incense which stopped a plague. Before he had come ,over 14,700 Isrealites died of the plague. According to the TALMUDIC  recipes Cinnamon was used for this purpose.

Here are some essentials:

Affect the Psyche- lavendar, orange, rose,  jasmine

Support Immune Function- German chamomile, clove, lemon

Antibacterial- Antifungal-Tea Tree, geranium,eucalyptus-rosemary

Pain Relief- peppermint-ginger-lavendar- balsam fir, wintergreen

Reduce Inflammation- German Chamomile- fennel, peppermint-wintergreen, thyme, juniper

Decrease insomnia- lavendar, valerian, Roman Chamomile, frankincense, marjoram, clary sage,

Protect Against Colds and  Flus- lemon, eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, frankincense

Soothe Digestive Disorders-peppermint, ginger, fennel, basil, patchouli

Improve Circulation-cypress, German Chamomile, grapefruit, basil, ylang ylang

Nourish and Strengthen Hair- sandalwood, rosemary,ylang ylang, lemon, lavender, cedarwood

Improve Mental Clarity-  frankincense, sandalwood, cedarwood, lavendar, orange, peppermint, rosemary

Household Cleaners- clove, lemom, cinnamon bark, rosemary, tea tree

Support energy and adrenal function- nutmeg

Children- vetiver for ADD, peppermint for fever, lavender for calming.

Essential oils can be applied to the vitaflex points on the body.  These are often places where you would apply fragrance- on the wrists, behind the ears, the throat the back of the neck or any place you feel drawn to apply the oil.The fastest way to enter the bloodstream is thru the feet where all the nerve ending are from various organs.

I’ve also mixed essential oils with bath salts  for a soothing bath. You can also use them in cooking or baking such as peppermint brownies!Apple slices soaked in water with lemon oil is a great refreshing snack.

Please share your best testimonials and  experiences with oils or go to where you can put in any ailment or concern and it will show you what others have chosen.