"The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day"  Hippocrates  (from Nature's Cures by Michael Castleman)

I.    Why Use Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils - Properties
        Terpenes and terpenoids are the primary constituents of the essential oils

       I feel privileged to be able to use Frankincense, which used to be worth more than gold.
       (read the research on Pubmed. )

       Watch this Youtube video about Frankincense being used for cancer:

        Please note that Quality of essential oil is paramount.  The properties described on this web site are only of therapeutic grade essential oils.

      Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils:
  • 50 to 70 times more therapeutically potent than the herbs or plants they are derived from
            "Monoterpines are the most chemicals abundant in essential oils, and number in the thousands...  Vs. maybe, up to 50 in plants"       (Aromatherapy with Chinese Medicine, Dennis Willmount) 
              Note: ORAC of blueberries is 2,400, wolfberries 25,300, clove 1,078,700.     Read more:

  • Are volatile and concentrated, slowly distilled at low temperature/pressure to extract most plant constituents; grown from healthy seeds in optimal conditions     
  • Have a small molecular size and lipid-soluble structure similar to the makeup of our cell membranes
    • Molecular size is less than 500 amu
    • One drop contains approximately 40 million-trillion molecules.  We have 100 trillion cells in our bodies, and that's a lot. But one drop of essential oil contains enough molecules to cover every cell in our bodies with 40,000 molecules. 

  • Penetrate cell membranes and diffuse throughout the blood and tissue 
         Therapeutic grade essential oils get absorbed thru the skin in just 30 seconds!

        When topically applied to the feet or elsewhere, they travel throughout the body in a matter of 

         "Receptors are protein molecules inside the target cell or on its surface that receive a chemical signal. Chemical signals are released by signaling cells in the form of small, usually volatile or soluble molecules called ligands. A ligand is a molecule that binds another specific molecule, in some cases, delivering a signal in the process. Ligands can thus be thought of as signaling molecules. Ligands and receptors exist in several varieties; however, a specific ligand will have a specific receptor that typically binds only that ligand."    (from https://openoregon.pressbooks.pub/mhccmajorsbio/chapter/types-of-receptors/ )   

  • Carry oxygen into cells and carry waste products out  
        Some oils, like cedarwood and frankincense, can increase levels of oxygen in the brain by up to

        Research indicates that when essential oils are diffused, they can increase atmospheric oxygen and 
        provide negative ions, breaking down potentially harmful chemicals and rendering them nontoxic, 
        inhibiting bacterial growth.         
  • Cleansing
      Cleanse our cellular receptor sites of pharmaceutical drugs, petrochemicals, and other
      disruptors of intercellular communication  

       Balance PH
      "... they increase the alkalinity of the body, not because oils are alkaline, but because of how they respond to acids....
The aggressive parts of an acid are the three hydrogen ions H+ that cause bodily damage wherever they circulate..   When a therapeutic grade oil enters the body, its molecules willingly sacrifice themselves to the acid, engulfing and neutralizing the H_ ions, so that you don't have to suffer their mischief anymore.  With a reduction of H+ ions in the body, pH is raised toward a healthier alkaline line near acid in and of themselves..."
  • Balancing
      "An essential oil works toward balance, and homeostasis means that the same oil can work in different directions depending on the needs of the plant or person.  

      For example, Oregano oil will kill hostile microbes while nurturing those that are friendly, and
      Melaleuca Alternifolia will take care of the fungus.  Angelica oil can stimulate a uterus to contract or 
      to relax depending on the need,  Myrtle oil is an adaptigen that can stimulate an increase or decrease 
      in thyroid activity depending on a person's condition, Ocotea balances blood sugar and pressure.     

      Drugs are incapable of such intelligent discrimination and act only in preprogrammed direction, like 
      robots, whether beneficial or not"  (think of antibiotics)
  • Energy
      The energy of the therapeutic grade essential oils helps us stay balanced physically, emotionally and 

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  • Provide Emotional support
        Therapeutic grade essential oils assist in releasing negative emotions stored in your body, help balance mind 
        and emotions

        For more information, 

  • Each essential oil has many constituents supporting natural body processes 
        Each therapeutic grade essential oil is "whole and balancing" - has more than one health-supporting property as it has
        many constituents.  In the human body, essential oils stimulate the secretion of antibodies, neurotransmitters, endorphins, hormones, and enzymes. .
        When these constituents are isolated (as in medications and preservatives), they are toxic to your body and 
      Anti-inflammative, sedative (aldehydes)
  1. promote tissue formation, mucolytic, lipolytic (ketones)
  2. strongly bactericidal, immune-stimulant, tonifying, strengthening, warming (phenols)
  3. antiseptic, stimulant, anti-infectious (phenylpropane derivatives)
  4. antiseptic, heart tonifying, diuretic, immune stimulant, microbicidal (alcohols)
  5. spasmolytic, fungicidal, soothing to the skin, direct action on CNS, anti-inflammative (esters)
  6. balancing, spasmolytic, carminative (ethers)
  7. anti-inflammative, cooling, anti-allergic (sesquiterpene hydrocarbons)    
      " P- First, the phenolics clean the receptor sites,
         S-Second, sesquiterpenes delete bad info from cellular memory,
        M-Lastly, monoterpenes restore or awaken the correct information in the cell's memory (DNA). "  

  • Perform all the functions in our body they perform in plants

       For more information,:

II. Research    

       There are about 10,000 records on Pubmed, and research worldwide is abound.  Read about Limonene Cell Protective Properties and other research

II. How To Use Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

        The reason I am so hooked on therapeutic grade essential oils, besides being so effective, is the ease and diversity of use: smell, diffuse, rub 1-3 drops onto skin, take internally by itself or in a capsule, add to food or drink.
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III.   Incorporating Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils Into Other Therapies, Exercise, Yoga and Meditation

        Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils can complement and enhance other approaches to getting well.

        For yoga:

      For acupuncture - just dab the needle in appropriate oil before applying to the acupuncture point.
IV.    Testimonials.  Use Of Essential Oils Worldwide 

        The testimonials are spread all over many pages of my old web site, including the seminars/meetings I went to. 

        Healing stories

 Note: The only therapeutic grade essential oils I trust are Young Living.  
             Read more about the quality of essential oils Understanding The Grades Of Essential Oils  and  Interview with Gary Young
              The standards for quality, safety, reliability, and performance by which the oils can be validated, set by American and international agencies, AFNOR and ISO are minimal and not certified.  “These standards do not address the hundreds of minor and trace components of natural oil that are necessary to its therapeutic properties.”   They  have  standards for only a fraction of the vast number of essential oils.   In the absence of these standards, Young Living has created its own standards based on the true medicinal effects of the essential oil in actual therapeutic applications.

Today much of the lavender oil sold in America is hybrid called lavandin, grown and distilled in China, Russia, France, and Tasmania.  It is brought into France and cut with synthetic linalyl acetate to improve the fragrance.  Then propylene glycol, DEP, or DOP (solvents that have no smell and increase the volume) are added, and it is sold in the United States as lavender oil.

Cheap Frankincense is cheaply distilled with gum resins, alcohol, or other solvents, leaving the essential oil laden with harmful chemicals.   Sadly, when these cut, synthetic, and adulterated oils cause rashes, burns, or other irritaions, people wonder why they do not get the benefit and conclude that essential oils do not have much value.

There are huge chemical companies on the east coast of the US that specialize in creating synthetic chemicals that mimic every common essential oil.  For every kilogram of pure essential oil that is produced, it is estimated that there are between 10 and 100 kilograms of synthetic oil created.
Synthetic oils can produce unwanted side effects or toxicities.  Isolated compounds may be harmful.

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