Why essential oils are healing oils! In order for anything to be healing to our bodies, it must be able to get into our cells. This is the reason why essential oils (therapeutic grade) provide awesome healing. Their molecules are tiny enough to penetrate our cell walls. They enter our bloodstream and are capable of passing through the blood-brain barrier. Essential Oils act like chemical messengers, and communicate with our cells even at the DNA level. These oils evaporate easily, because of their small molecular size, making themselves available to be inhaled and share their aromas.
When you breathe oil molecules into the back passages of your nose, they go straight to the central part of your brain called the limbic system or emotional center, which manages all of your emotional experiences. This part of the brain only responds to smell. This is why certain feelings and memories are aroused when you smell a particular aroma. For example, the smell of an apple pie may take you back to your grandma’s as a little child or the scent of someone’s perfume may remind you of someone. Another aroma may unlock a memory you had buried deep, as a traumatic event, which you couldn’t deal with at that time.
Essential oils act differently than many medicines today. They usually don’t cause side effects. You know how you might take something for arthritis, and it helps with the pain, abut it may cause stomach problems, so you have to take another medicine now for your stomach problem. It’s a vicious circle! With the oils it’s usually the opposite. For example you may be using peppermint oil for your sinuses, and it may also give you extra energy, and help you to be more alert. These oils can provide healing on all levels: physical, emotional and spiritual. They are natural and were man’s first medicine.
Did you know that tow of the gifts the three wise men took to Jesus at his birth were the essential oils of frankincense and myrrh? Frankincense was more precious than gold in those times, and it was used only for royalty. Myrrh is an antibacterial and excellent for healing wounds. It is believed that myrrh was used on umbilical cords, and may have helped Mary, Jesus’ mother heal from childbirth.
Want to learn more about these amazing oils, and their healing properties or attend a free workshop call Tammy Norris-Taylor of “A Caring Light”, an alternative health clinic @ 215-0117.