We have reached a critical moment in human history. We spend more money on healthcare than ever before yet we are far from healthy. The path to health isn’t to be found in a pill. Our healthcare system invests billions in new drugs, treatments and modern medicine yet our rate of chronic disease is increasing exponentially. Did you know that in 2020 the annual global healthcare spending was estimated at 8.7 trillion dollars? The United States spends more than other countries on healthcare and they still rank low for mortality and life expectancy indicators when compared to other countries.
True Health begins with you
True health begins with you – not your doctor, not a drug. It begins with a decision to take control of your health journey to empower yourself to live an abundant life. That abundant life begins with a holistic lifestyle that includes essential oils and plant medicine. Essential oils are just a part of a holistic philosophy of being self-reliant – of connecting your mind with your body and your body with nature. While most people tend to be obsessed with everything “new” in technology and social media, I’ve always been intrigued by healthier, wiser people, who take responsibility for themselves and who dream of building a better world. Progression has brought us so many good things, but in many ways, things used to be much better. We are smarter, but we are not wiser and we are not healthier. Consumerism has reached epic proportions and people feel aggrieved if they don’t own the latest gadget.
The truth is, we have never been more disconnected from life, from the world, from the soil, from the plants, and our souls. I hope that more and more people will realize the power of nature connection – Essential oils and traditional wisdom.
When compared to the timeline of human history, modern medicine hasn’t been around that long. Natural medicine has a much longer history than the modern pharmaceutical industry. Humankind has used medicines for thousands of years, but the medicines used before our modern knowledge of science were natural – making use of the medicinal qualities of what nature provides for us. The plant medicines that have always existed still work today, just as they have throughout history. For 4.5 billion years, the Earth has formed colossal mountains, green valleys, leafy jungles, and vast forests, providing a home for countless plants and animals. Scientists estimate that there are 390,000 plants—with new species being discovered all the time. The hundreds of thousands of plants perform several important functions for the planet. With so many benefits, it is no surprise that plants have been used since the beginning of time to help humans perform everyday tasks. People of ancient civilizations used entire plants to make life easier, transforming the gifts of the Earth. Fast-forward to the modern-day, plants are still everywhere around us, however, we’ve grown accustomed to using synthetic products rather than the gifts of nature. Technology has made life easier, but we’ve seen a decline in many areas of quality of life. Though it has become the norm, we don’t need to turn to synthetic chemicals to improve our lives or solve our problems. We can use what nature has already given us to live healthy, happy lives. Taken straight from the earth, essential oils allow us to capture the full power of nature and bring it into our homes, combating toxins and giving our bodies what they truly crave—gentle, natural solutions to our problems.
You might not realize it, but essential oils can be used to improve nearly any activity of the day. Here’s how your day might go if you used essential oils.
- You wake up feeling a little groggy, so you inhale Grapefruit oil for an energizing aroma. — You turn on the shower and use a little Tea Tree or rosemary oil on your scalp to promote an abundant-looking head of hair.
- As you prepare for the day, you swallow a drop of Frankincense oil for cellular health.
- You wipe down the sticky kitchen counter with Lemon oil and a rag, breathing in the clean, refreshing aroma as it permeates throughout the entire room.
- When you’re dragging in the afternoon, you add a drop of Peppermint to your water to wake yourself up.
- You want to freshen your breath, so you dilute some cinnamon and clove oil in your toothpaste or some water before gargling.
- You inhale some tangerine before you exercise to energize you and boost your mood.
- As you get ready for bed at night, you place a few drops of Lavender, chamomile, or bergamot oil on your pillow to create a luxurious, relaxing experience that helps you drift off to sleep.
The sense of smell can produce significant responses
Essential oils have gained popularity in recent years because they provide a natural alternative for many everyday tasks. They are safe and effective. Plus, they have unique and beautiful aromas. People of ancient civilizations used essential oils for things like cooking, bathing, beauty, health, and more. Essential oils are still applicable for those things today, and thanks to years of research and proven usage, they can be used for much more.
In a post-apocalyptic world, Essential oils and plant medicine may be the only thing available to us. If modern manufacturing and distribution methods become unavailable, we will have to rely on what can be grown locally.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are natural, aromatic, volatile compounds extracted from plants for health benefits. Volatile compounds mean that they are very tiny and they can spread far and wide; they are also permeable. When we look at a cell; and our bodies are made up of trillions of cells, a cell is surrounded by a membrane of fat, and for something to permeate through it, fat with the essential oil can cleanse the cell from inside out, which is why essential oils are so powerful because they do pass through the cell membrane. They also pass through the membranes of viruses and bacteria. Because essential oils are lipid soluble and small they have no problem crossing the cell membrane. Essential oils can influence cells even when there is a physiological compromise, such as during times of poor nutrition or environmental threats. Essential oils can also influence the brain by passing from the blood into the brain. Novel research has demonstrated that certain constituents found in essential oils can directly cross the blood-brain barrier because of their small molecular size.
The effects of essential oils are far-reaching regardless of their method of application. Such powerful biological influence would not be possible if essential oils compounds were not soluble and did not have a small molecular size.
Essential oils work with the body to address issues and the root cause on a cellular level. They contain hundreds of different compounds providing complex and versatile abilities to combat threats.
Why does quality matter?
There are a lot of synthetic, adulterated oils in the industry that label their oils “organic”, however, they may only contain 5% of organic ingredients. Synthetic oils have negative health effects and it accumulates toxins in the liver, and cause toxicity to build up in the body.
Not all oils are created equal, and low-quality oils can have synthetic additives or impurities. If you aren’t confident that an oil has been tested for purity and safety, avoid using it.
doTerra essential oils have been proven to be 100% organic and safe, and it is the most tested and trusted company. The plants they use are harvested in their natural habitat. They only source from small-scale local organic farmers around the world. It’s really powerful to know that when a plant is grown in its natural environment and getting the right elements, is where the true purity lies – there are never any sprays and chemicals used. There is also very stringent third-party testing to ensure the authenticity and potency of their products.
The benefits of essential oils
If you are wondering, “Do I require essential oils in my everyday life?”, think back to our earlier example of what your life might be like if you used essential oils in nearly every part of your day. From washing your hair and cleaning your kitchen counter, to ingesting oils for digestive health and beyond, essential oils can become a regular part of your day. Essential oils have changed daily routines for millions of people around the world, who, like you, want to reduce the number of toxins in their lives.
Because essential oils have the power to soothe skin irritations, promote healthy digestion when ingested, create feelings of clear airways, and more, they’ve become a popular solution for those wanting to experience and maintain good health. Everyone has his or her reasons for using essential oils. They’ve become a widespread alternative solution to other health practices because they can be tailored to fit specific preferences and needs. This means that rather than settling for a generic solution, you can be in control of your health.
What I see often in my business, are people with mental health issues; anxiety, depression, and depressed energy out of alignment. Digestion issues and inflammation, insomnia, and fatigue are also common due to the energy systems of the body that are not functioning optimally. Essential oils can help in so many ways. It can help with things like the common flu, viral infections, viruses, pain, balancing your hormones, stress, cultivating a healthy gut, spiritual-energetic imbalances, depression, and feeling disconnected. Unbeknown to many people Essential oils can help with manifestation, financial prosperity, and also life purpose. That’s right we can learn some fun things here!
We as humans can only be in one of two states; the fight or flight or sympathetic nervous system, or switched into rest and digest, which is the parasympathetic nervous system. When your body is in rest and digest that’s when the signals are all firing – the body is open and the energy is all flowing. This essentially means that our immune system and our hormones are flowing and being created, absorbed, and metabolized properly. Unfortunately in this modern-day and age most of us are stuck in fight or flight almost always, in some even when they are sleeping.
For our immune systems to be functioning optimally, we have to take care of our minds, our energy, our stress levels, our diet, our hormonal balance, and take into account the toxins in the environment. They all affect our bodies. You have to optimize all areas of your life, to optimize any area of your life – the way you do one thing is the way you do everything, and the way you do everything affects all things. So for our complex immune systems to function well we need some support, especially in this modern world. You’re an ecosystem, a holistic being, and all the organisms in an ecosystem are part of an evolutionary continuum.
The majority of the system is run by pharmaceutical companies who teach you one approach- the modern approach. The “natural approach” has been suppressed.
The modern approach is designed to manage symptoms; which is made from nature-like components or fake agents with many side effects. For example, the consumption of antibiotics destroys the gut microbiome which in turn affects your immune system. When your microbiome is depleted from recuring anti-biotic usage – destroying your flora, it depletes your immune system.
The “natural approach’ addresses the body’s needs and the root cause. It is extracted from plants which enhances your physical and emotional health. It also has safe benefits without side effects. So nature produces, addresses the root cause, and it meets the body’s need, so you don’t have to take it for the rest of your life. Essential oils, plant, and energy medicines are safer, very effective, and much less expensive.
How to use essential oils?
When it comes to using essential oils, there are three basic application methods -aromatic use, topical use, and internal use.
Using essential oils aromatically is as easy as breathing. Aromatic use typically includes breathing in or inhaling an essential oil, allowing the scent to interact with your senses. When you breathe in, it goes right through into your brain – affecting the hypothalamus, and the prefrontal cortex, which sends positive signals to your nervous system, your immune system, and your endocrine system – it’s so powerful.
Using essential oils like peppermint or eucalyptus: the cooling opening oils open up the airways and clear the sinuses. It freshens the air if you are diffusing it and also boosts your mood and creates happy hormones which strengthen your immune system.
The second way is topical. It can be applied to the bottom of your feet or affected areas. For example, applying oregano oil with organic coconut oil to your feet; which is absorbed through reflexology and is connected to every single organ system in the body, clears out bacteria, viruses, and pathogens.
What then is the advantage of using essential oils internally? Research has found a myriad of safe, beneficial internal uses for essential oils. Plus, internal usage of essential oils offers some exclusive benefits for the body that neither aromatic nor topical can deliver.
Research continues to confirm and validate its safety. If you’ve never taken essential oils internally before, it might seem strange to consume something so potent. However, essential oils come from plants, fruits, and compounds found in nature; therefore, they provide a safe way of receiving internal benefits. Because our bodies are designed to metabolize and process natural compounds like plants and fruit, we’re already equipped to metabolize essential oils. It is important to know that some essential oils are never appropriate for internal consumption, much like how certain plants should never be eaten.
Single essential oils and their frequencies.
Did you know that essential oils have a frequency? When we talk about energy in the body; acidity, illness, and disease have a low-frequency vibration. When we use tools like meditation, love, and high-frequency oils, such as rose oil which has a frequency of 320mhz, it raises our frequency and the alkalinity of our bodies. Therefore low vibrational energies; viruses and pathogens cannot exist in an alkaline space. So raising your frequency with essential oils can help to support every single system of your body. Your mood and mental health assistance on a physical and an energetic level.
We’ve walked through the journey that a plant must take to become an essential oil and I can fervently agree that plant-based medicine and essential oils have nurtured my path to health and wellness and have inspired me to maintain this environment for my family. With this knowledge, hopefully, it’s easy to see why people around the world have used and continue to use essential oils to improve their quality of life.