Essential Oils (EO) Heal

I thought I was well informed about the benefits of essential oils until attending a five day summit on them and learned how little I really knew.

There is little published research on essential oils up to now, yet people routinely use them for healing and improving health.  According to Eric Zielinski, MPH, use of oils can be traced back to biblical times; the Bible references them over 300 times which has piqued the interests of today’s scientists and medical experts.  Currently there are a number of clinical studies taking place around the globe to evaluate/substantiate their healing properties.

Essential oils are compatible with human cellular activity in that they strive to restore homeostasis.  According to Encyclopedia Britannica, homeostasis is defined as any self-regulating process by which biological systems tend to maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are optimal for survival. If homeostasis is successful, life continues; if unsuccessful, disaster or death ensues.

Human body temperature serves as an example of homeostasis.  There are a number of processes that control our internal temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.  We sweat when overheated to cool the body and it stops when we reach the optimum condition.  Naturally, external changes occur automatically to keep us at homeostasis.

EO’s provide a detoxifying effect on the body, then are metabolize by the liver and kidneys and finally excreted out to complete their job. They do no harm.  Their role is clearly the opposite of drugs.

Whereas drugs suppress or stimulate physiological functions creating a toxic environment, thereby diminishing the immune system, essential oils detoxify and improve immunity.  Clearly, there are two opposing approaches.

As Wier Mitchel, M.D., (Feb.15, 1829-Jan. 4, 1914) American physician and writer quotes, “Medicine is only palliative for back of disease lies the cause, and this cause no drug can reach.” Quite profound considering the time in which this physician expressed such concern.  Much remains the same today. 

I am not entirely against the use of drugs.  Used appropriately, drugs save lives. If I am in an automobile accident or break a leg, without the use of drugs to stabilize my condition, death may be imminent.  However, today at least 85% of chronic illness and disease is due to lifestyle choices for which drugs can do little.  Do you know of anyone who suffers from diabetes, asthma, allergies, heart disease, or rheumatoid arthritis who has been healed by drugs?  At best, drugs offer on-going maintenance of symptoms and relief from pain while they wreak havoc on the body. Not convinced? Listen to the side effects listed about a drug from a TV advertisement.  Side effects often sound worse than the condition treated by the said drug.

Some of the beneficial effects from the use of EO’s are listed below:

  • Destroying viruses, bacteria and fungus
  • Destroying mold
  • Antioxidant benefits
  • Anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Soothing colds
  • Softening wrinkles
  • Relieving headaches
  • Destroying cancer cells
  • Balancing hormones
  • Insect repellent use

The list goes on.  Some of the more popular oils are Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, Citrus/Lemon and Melaluca/Tea Tree oil.  Experts agree that the growing popularity of these oils is due to their natural healing properties and safety.

I use many EO’s for cleaning and refreshing my home.  Their natural fragrance is soft, inviting, soothing, and will not harm animals.  My golden retriever, Augie, remains flea free from the use of EO’s!

Click on the reference links below to learn how you can introduce EO’s into your home for health and healing. Let me know what you think.

Stay well.




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