Young Living Essential Therapeutic Oils

Basic Facts about Essential Oils

Essential oils were mankind’s first medicine.  From Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, we know that priests and physicians have been using essential oils for thousands of years.  In Egypt, essential oils were used in the embalming process, and well-preserved oils were found in alabaster jars in King Tut’s tomb.  Egyptian temples were dedicated to the productions and blending of the oils and recipes were recorded on the walls in hieroglyphics.
There are 188 references to essential oils in the Bible.  Oils such as frankincense, myrrh, rosemary, hyssop and spikenard were used for anointing and healing the sick.  The 3 Wise men presented the Christ child with essential oils of frankincense and myrrh.  Some have even said that essential oils carry the consciousness of Christ. (*1)
What are Pure, Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils?
Essential oils are the volatile liquids that are distilled from plants.  One of the factors that determines the purity and therapeutic value of an oil is its chemical constituents.  As we begin to understand the power of essential oils in the realm of personal, holistic health care, we comprehend the absolute necessity for obtaining the purest therapeutic-grade essential possible. No matter how costly pure therapeutic-grade essential oils may be, there can be NO substitutes! Chemists can replicate some of the known individual constituents, but they have yet to successfully recreate complete essential oils in the laboratory. (*1)
What Benefits Do Pure, Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils Provide?
1.  Essential oils embody the regenerating, oxygenating, and immune-strengthening properties of plants.
2.  Essential oils are so small in molecular size that they can quickly penetrate the skin.
3.  Essential oils can affect every cell of the body within 20 minutes and be metabolized like other nutrients.
4.  By providing the needed oxygen, essential oils work to stimulate the immune system.
5.  Essential oils are antibacterial, anticancerous, antifungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antitumor, antiparasitic, antiviral and antiseptic.
Essential oils have been shown to destroy all tested bacteria and viruses, while simultaneously restoring balance to the body.
6.  Essential oils may detoxify the cells and blood in the body.
7.  Essential oils containing sesquiterpenes have the ability to pass the blood-brain barrier,enabling them to be effective in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis.
8.  Essential oils help promote emotional, physical and spiritual healing. (*1)
(*1)  Reference Guide for Essential Oils  pages 7-9 by Connie and Alan Higley

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