The World of Essential Oils / Aromatherapy

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Young Living Essential Oils

What you are about to read will astound the lay person, and wrinkle the eye-brow of physicians trained in orthodox medicine.

You are about to discover the world of
100% Pure Grade A Essential Oils, God's gift to mankind. In their pure unadulterated state, essential oils contain SUBSTANCES so powerful, they may be rated as the MOST POWERFUL
of any natural substance known to man.

In Fact,
DOCUMENTED scientific clinical studies show Essential Oils to be; Immune-stimulating, Anti-viral, Anti-infectious, Anti-bacterial, Anti-microbial, Anti-septic, Anti-tumoral, Anti-fungal and Anti-parasitic. And best of all, they are freely available, without prescription. Physicians and researchers should take note: This is not some folklore fairy tale, but hard copy research backed by over 6,000 years of use.

Essential oils are the subtle, volatile liquids that are distilled from plants, shrubs, flowers, trees, bushes and seeds. An ancient process, oil distillation is a delicate and precise art that has been almost forgotten. Science is just now re-discovering the incredible healing power of essential oils, which are the life blood of the plant kingdom, and beginning to acknowledge their value.

According to the translation of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians were using extracted oils from plants for healing thousands of years before Christ. This makes essential oils the earliest known medicine, pre-dating the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by some 6,000 years or more.

Highly revered, the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt routinely exchanged Blue Lotus Oil with the kings of India for slaves, gold and other precious goods. And so it is, essential oils were at one time in history considered more valuable than gold. When King Tut's tomb was opened in 1922, 350 liters of oil were discovered in alabaster jars. Plant waxes had solidified in a thickened residue around the inside of the container opening, leaving the liquefied oil in excellent condition.

In 1817 the 870 feet long Ebers Papyrus was discovered. This scroll is now referred to as a medicinal scroll. It dated back to 1500 B.C. and mentioned over 800 different formulations of herbal prescriptions and remedies. Other scrolls indicated that the Egyptians had a very high success rate in treating 81 different diseases. Many mixtures contained myrrh and honey. Myrrh is recognized today for its ability to help with infections of the skin and throat and to regenerate skin tissue. Myrrh was also used for embalming because of its effectiveness in preventing bacterial growth.

Anchored in Scripture
There are numerous references to these oils (or the plant they are derived from) in the Bible. Some precious oils, such as frankincense, myrrh, galbanum, rosemary, hyssop, cassia, cinnamon and spikenard were used for anointing and healing of the sick. There were three wise men (magi) who brought gold, frankincense and myrrh to the Christ child. Clinical research now shows that frankincense and myrrh are two of the most powerful immune-stimulating substances available, containing very high amounts of immune-stimulating properties. Perhaps the three wise men were wise in ways beyond our knowledge.

Recent excavation of the ancient city called Gilead, has unearthed the remains of a fortress like building used for the manufacture of balsam oil. This "balm of Gilead" noted in Jeremiah 8:22, had long been famous in antiquity for its nearly miraculous properties to HEAL WOUNDS. In fact, the balsam oil of Gilead was so famous that the conquering Roman emperor Titus (79-81 A.D.), after conquering Gilead, displayed branches from Gilead's balsam trees in his triumphal march through Rome.

So precious was this oil to the commerce of Gilead, the exact manufacturing process was kept a closely guarded secret. So much so, archaeologists uncovered an inscription carved into the floor of a local synagogue that reads, "Whoever reveals the secret of the village to the gentiles, the one whose eyes roam over the entire earth and seas, what is concealed will uproot this person and his seed from under the sun." (see Biblical Archaeology Review, Sep/Oct 1996 issue). It should be noted when Joseph's brothers tried to sell him to a caravan of Ishmaelites passing by, their camels were loaded with spices, balm and myrrh, purchased in Gilead, on their way to Egypt (Gen. 37:25). And so it is, the use of extracted plant oils was an established industry thousands of years before Christ walked on the Earth.

The Plagues of Europe
Essential oils were not produced in Europe until the 12th century. Although Medieval Europeans lost touch with personal cleanliness, which helped bring on the great plagues of the 13th and 14th centuries, essential oils are still known and talked about in relationship to the thieves who robbed the bodies of the dead and were not infected. These robbers, known as spice traders and perfumers, bathed in such oils as pine, frankincense, balsam, clove, cinnamon and rosemary. Imagine the knowledge and trust they must have had in the oils, that they were willing to expose themselves to an otherwise certain death.

Throughout early history, the ancients knew the value of essential oils. What happened to the information about these oils? Perhaps during the Dark Ages and the burning of the library in Alexandria (a center for man's knowledge) and other places, much of this knowledge was lost. It has only been through the cosmetic and perfume industry that this valuable science has started to re-surface.

In 1920, a French cosmetic chemist named Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, Ph.D., while working in his laboratory, had an accident that resulted in third degree thermal burn of his hand and forearm. He plunged his arm into a vat of lavender oil thinking that it was water. To his surprise, the burning quickly decreased and then stopped within a few moments. Over a period of time, with the continual application of lavender oil, the burn healed completely without a trace of a scar. As a chemist, Dr. Gattefosse analyzed the essential oil of lavender and discovered that it contained many substances referred to as chemical constituents. As a result of this, he determined that essential oils contained tremendous healing properties.

He shared his experience with his colleague and friend, Dr. Jean Valnet, a medical doctor in Paris, France. During World War II, while serving as a medical physician in the French Army at the China Wall treating war victims, Dr. Valnet ran out of antibiotics, so he decided to try using essential oils. To his amazement, they had a powerful effect in reducing and even stopping the infection, and he was able to save many of the soldiers who otherwise might have died even with antibiotics.

Dr. Valnet had two students who did their internship with him who were responsible for expanding his work. Dr. Paul Belaiche and Dr. Jean Claude Lapraz. They discovered that essential oils contain antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties as well as being powerful oxygenators with the ability to act as carrying agents in the delivery of nutrients INTO the cells of the body.

NOTE: One of the causes of disease in both plants and the human body is the inability of nutrients to penetrate the cell wall. Unless there is an adequate delivery agent to assist the cell to receive needed nutrients, the cell becomes deprived of nutrition, its wall thickens, thus preventing delivery of nutrients. This causes cell deterioration, leading to cell mutation, creating a host for bacteria and disease. If your food supplement program has seemingly hit a "wall of limitation," it may be for the above reason.

One of the many incredible aspects of the oils is their amazing ability to penetrate and carry nutrients through the cell wall to the cell nucleus. They literally "fly" through the thickest cell walls. This is so due to the oxygenating molecules found in the oils which transport the nutrients, then delivers them through the cell for feeding the nucleus. The oils are nature's most effective catalyst and delivery agent for feeding cells.

The effectiveness of essential oils cannot be fully under- stood without some understanding of frequency. Frequency is the measurable rate of electrical energy flow that is constant between any two points. Everything has frequency. Dr. Robert O. Becker in his book "The Body Electric" establishes that the human body has an electrical frequency and that much about a person's health can be determined by it.

In 1992, Bruce Taino of Taino Technology, an independent division of Eastern State University in Cheny, Washington, built the first frequency monitor in the world. Taino has determined that the average frequency of a healthy human body during the day time is 62 to 68 Hz. When the frequency drops, the immune system is compromised. If the frequency drops to 58 Hz, cold and flu symptoms appear; at 55 Hz, diseases like Candida take hold; at 52 Hz, Epstein Bar and at 42 Hz, Cancer. Taino's machine was certified as 100 percent accurate and is currently being used in the agricultural field today.

According to Dr. Royal R. Rife, every disease has a frequency. He has found that certain frequencies can prevent the development of disease and that others would destroy diseases. Substances of higher frequency will destroy diseases of lower frequency.

The study of frequencies raises an important question, concerning the frequencies of substances we eat, breathe and absorb. Many pollutants lower healthy frequency. Processed or canned food has a frequency of zero. Fresh produce has up to 15 Hz; dry herbs from 12 to 22 Hz; and fresh herbs from 20 to 27 Hz. Processed, canned foods have no measurable frequency. It would seem we need a source of higher frequencies to maintain our good health.

Essential oil frequencies start at 52 Hz and go as high as 320 Hz, which is the frequency of Rose Oil. Clinical research shows that essential oils have the highest frequency of any natural substance known to man, creating an environment in which disease, bacteria, virus, fungus, etc., CANNOT live.

Research in the field of essential oils, has shown that if the frequency of the right and left brain lobes varied more than 3 Hz, a headache would begin. If the frequency varied more than 10 Hz, a substantial or migraine-type headache would develop.

By combining certain oils and through simple inhalation, the frequency of the head may be balanced and return to normal within a few seconds.
In another experiment the frequency of a young man, 26 years old, while holding a cup of coffee, dropped in three seconds to 58 Hz. Without the use of oils, it took three days to go back up to normal. Another young man, 24 years old, drank the coffee, and in three seconds his frequency dropped to 52 Hz. When he inhaled a blend of oils, his frequency returned to normal in 21 seconds.
There is still much research to be conducted, but the premise is if we can keep the body frequency high enough and well oxygenated, we will be free of disease.

Further research has shown that with their immune-stimulating properties, essential oils may enhance and support the building of the immune system, whether they be inhaled or applied on the body topically. Even those who contract a cold or the flu may recover 70 percent faster using essential oils.

Diffusing the Oils Into the Atmosphere
Perhaps one of the greatest attributes of essential oils is, they have been known through research to purify the air we breathe. When diffused in the home they release oxygenating molecules into the atmosphere where they stay suspended for several hours to destroy and prevent bacteria, fungus, mold, and freshen the air with natural fragrances. In addition to removing dust from the air, the diffused oils allow us to breathe in their wonderful antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

This is the most perfect way to improve our home environment, they may help us relax, relieve tension and headaches, dispel odors, or just create an atmosphere of peace and harmony. Diffusing essential oils into your home will make an essential difference for you and your family's health.

Topical Application of the Oils
There is a misconception that pure essential oils should first be diluted before applying them topically on the skin. Pure oils, with the exception of those containing the natural chemical constituent known as "phenol," (such as with cinnamon, clove or oregano) may be applied "neat" (undiluted) directly on the skin. Oils containing phenol can cause an irritation or burning sensation.

CAUTION: Because many commercially available essential oils have been adulterated with solvents and/or man-made chemicals, you should not apply essential oils directly to the skin...unless you know them to be safe. If in doubt, always try a small amount first to test for a possible reaction.

When applied to the body by rubbing on the feet, essential oils penetrate the skin and travel (via the bloodstream) throughout the body and affect every cell, including the hair, within 20 minutes. They may have a lasting effect for as long as five months from only one application. The oils do not build up and store in the body because they are very subtle and volatile, having a high evaporation rate. Because of their chemical structure, they are metabolized like other nutrients in the cells.

In addition to the feet, the oils may be applied directly to affected areas of the body, such as to joints, muscle and tendons needing relief from aches and pain. The oil from Helichrysum, Birch, Clove and Peppermint when combined have been known to take pain away in a manner of moments.

Aromatherapy means to treat with aroma through inhalation. Essential oils, because of their fragrance and volatility, have been reported to help create greater spiritual, physical and emotional harmony when inhaled.

The olfactory, that part of our nose responsible for odor detection, sends impulses created by various odors to the amygdala, which is the memory center of our brain for fear and trauma. It was only discovered in 1989 that the amygdala plays a major role in the storing and releasing of emotional trauma, and only odor or fragrance stimulation has a profound affect in triggering a response with this gland. Fragrance is one of man's greatest enjoyments, bringing back memories of past experiences and creating a feeling of security, grounding, and well-being. Dr. Joseph Ledoux, of New York Medical University, feels that this could be a major break-through in releasing emotional trauma.

Oil distillation is a precise art that has almost been forgotten. Young
Living Essential Oils, founded by Dr. Gary Young, is helping to bring this history back to life with research and oil formulations. Gary has spent twelve years studying essential oils in Switzerland, France, Israel, Egypt and Turkey to learn as much as he could about the oils, and how to produce them. In the process, he has established himself as one of the world's leading authorities on the subject.

Returning to the United States he built a research farm in Idaho where he built the largest and only stainless steel vertical steam distiller in North America. Today he is distilling some of the finest oils in the world, and lecturing all over America and abroad about the therapeutic value of essential oils.

Producing the finest oils requires several hundred pounds of plants, or more, to extract one pound of oil. For instance, it requires from 175 to 250 pounds of lavender to produce one pound of lavender oil, and 5,000 pounds of rose petals to produce one pound of rose oil. Low pressure and low temperature are the keys to maintaining the ultimate fragrance and therapeutic value. Incorrect processing or contact with any chemical or impurity will destroy the effectiveness of the oils. Young Living is committed to producing and offering the finest quality and purest oils in the world. Further, the ground on which the plants are grown is free of herbicide or pesticide. Weeding is done by hand. In fact, should you visit the Young Living farm, you will be expected to take your turn at "pulling weeds."

When Dr. Young had his oil production tested in France, he went to the government laboratory of Phytosun'Arom. There Young Living Oils tested to show some of the highest levels of chemical constituents that had ever been recorded.

The Young Living Essential Oils Research Farm, located in Utah, is the finest of it's kind in North America. Young Living grows the plants, distills them for oils, manufactures the products, packages and distributes them and educates the consumer in the usage and benefits of essential oils.

To insure Young Living Essential Oils are free of solvents, Young Living has each batch of oils tested by an independent third party laboratory. The reports from these tests are freely available upon request from Young Living.

Young Living Essential Oils offers a full line of Essential Oils and other nutritional products. To simplify the question of which oils to try, Young Living offers
a sampler kit of the seven oils most frequently requested. (Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint and four blends: Joy, PanAway, Peace & Calming, and Purification.)

The Essential Seven Kit was created so that anyone could immediately use and appreciate the benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils. If you have never used Essential Oils, the Essential Seven Kit makes an excellent beginning.

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