May The Force Be With You—Essential Oils 102

In my previous article about essential oils I addressed some of the scientific reasons why essential oils work on our body. Today I’m going to continue that bit of information and also address how best to use essential oils.

First of all, I think I should make it clear that essential oils are not oils at all.  They are simply the extraction of a cold expeller process (which IS commonly used for extracting oils.) But essential oils—if they are pure and haven’t been contaminated by cutting in other ingredients such as genuine oils—should not leave a stain on your clothes, clog up your humidifier, waterfall, etc.  I’m not sure who the person was who started using the “oil” terminology, but the term oil is misleading in this case. Mind you, the contents in a pure essential oil are not the same consistency as water. Most weigh more than water, actually.

As I shared a bit in the last article, all of our bodies consist of frequencies. As such they house an electrical charge. As you no doubt are aware, not all electrical charges are equal. Even though plants have an electrical charge, we are not “shocked” when we touch them. However, were we to touch a live power line or to be struck by lightening, we would definitely feel the power of such a charge.

As I shared earlier, the more healthy your body is, the stronger the frequency is. Since there is opposition in all things, we can appreciate that if there are positive charges in the world, there are also negative charges. The frequencies in plants consist of a positive charge. Whereas disease, anger, depression, viruses, etc. consist of a negative, frequency-sucking, charge. I realize that there are some out there who may read this and think I’m getting into the crazy, hippy world of things. I promise you that I’m not.  I stay far away from such premises or artificial truths. Having dealt with such cancerous philosophies in the past, I consider myself to be highly sensitive to such misleading, although perhaps well-intentioned premises. Anyway, rest assured that what I’m sharing with you thus far can be scientifically verified. Every living thing has an electrical current running through it. This is part of the reason why defibrillators are used so successfully in emergency medical treatments for the heart. The electrical current gets things running again when the frequencies have stopped functioning. So keep that in mind and then stay with me here a moment.  Ok. so where do essential oils come in to all of this?

As I shared previously, all plants have a positive charge/frequency in them. Now, understand that one single drop of an essential oil is extracted from an entire pound of positively charged botanical resources.  That’s right. If you are using rosemary oil, every single drop you use is the harvest of an entire pound of rosemary—that’s one of the reasons why pure essential oils don’t come cheaply.  When you are able to condense all of the frequency and positive charge of an entire pound of live plants into one drop of oil, it’s bound to make an impact on your own body’s frequency—for the etter. The key is to use it in or on your body in its most effective manner. So next, I will discuss how best to use essential oils.

There are actually several schools of thought that have been handed down through the ages. Some say that the French initiated the learning of essential oils, when in fact, it originated with native American Indians. As you may recall from your history books, the French were once close allies of the Indians. As such, the French were first exposed to the use of botanical oils to cure all types of ailments—even those that many of us would go to the emergency room for today—through their dealings with the native Indians. However, the French elected to take their newfound knowledge and break it down into a science in hopes that they could better understand it. Parts of Asia also used this method of medicine as well. Eventually, England and Europe embraces the use of essential oils and even included it into their mainstream medicine. The various ways that you hear about using essential oils today are all rooted in the thought process of these few nations. Unfortunately though, when their initial research was done, it didn’t have the benefit of the scientific advances that we have today. It’s been quite a while since a major study has been led on essential oils on the same level that they were researched in the early 1900’s.

Inhalation: The school of though for Germany was that the inhalation of the essential oils was the best way to get them into your body. This premise holds a lot of weight when we recognize that some of our favorite smells usually bring about a strong physical or emotional reaction in us.  I find merit in using essential oils by diffusing them into the air, but not usually for an immediate medical need. Again, as a reminder, ALL essential oils have an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-virus component to them. Thus releasing them in the air is sure to make your breathing better and improve the amount of bacteria and mold that you may have in your home. Weber State University did an extensive study on this fact when they were commissioned to study the Thieves oil blend from Young Living Oils. While the science does prove that the essential oils can gain a less obstructed access to the blood stream in this manner, when the essential oils are diffused in the air they run into a whole lot of obstacles that hinder their maximum efficacy in entering your lungs and nasal passages. Think about it. Even if you were to diffuse the essential oils as close as two feet away, the essence would still need to get by millions of negatively charged particles before accessing your system. While that’s great for diffusing the negatively charged dust and mold particles, it only produces a small amount of benefit that accesses your system. I have discovered in reading the writings of many experts, that the inhalation method is a great supplement to other, more effective methods of using essential oils, but for the reasons I’ve outlines is not the preferred option.  Also keep in mind that when heat is used to infuse an oil, it can compromise the positive effect of that oil by rendering it rancid. So infusing it with air, water, or a spray into the air are much more effective methods of infusion.

Consumption: The French advocate using essential oils in every possible way, but they lean heavily on taking the essential oils orally. While there is still benefit done to the body through this manner, it’s still not the most effective manner, thanks to the liver which works so hard for our bodies. Anything that is eaten is metabolized by the liver, thus the liver cleans out  as much as 90% of  medicines, vitamins etc. While essential oils are more friendly to the body than chemical compounds, a portion of their efficacy is lost during the metabolization process. This problem is much more prevalent if you are using oils that have other ingredients cut into them such as almond oil, olive oil, and other herbs or foods.  While essential oils have a much better “security clearance” in your body than do these other ingredients, the other ingredients compromise the ability of the essential oils being able to pass through the cellular walls easily without obstacles. So, if you can tolerate using a pure, unadulterated essential oil bilingually, meaning holding it under your tongue for 30 seconds or more, it will better enter your bloodstream and get to the cellular level faster and with a higher frequency still in tact.

Topically: This is by far the best way to get the essential oil directly into the blood stream. There are many areas of the body in which the blood vessels are closer to the surface or which lead directly to other vital areas of the body faster, but applying the essential oils topically certainly eliminates some of the other obstacles which I’ve shared. When you apply an essential oil topically, you are increasing the medicinal effect by 10 times as opposed to taking it orally. In other words, any medicine you can use topically will have ten times the impact on your body that taking it orally. This is primarily because you are bypassing the “health sentries” known as the stomach acids and the liver. Instead of waiting for the sentries to give the essential oil “permission” to go into the blood stream—after losing a lot of its efficacy while traveling throughout the body—you get to apply it directly into the blood stream where your most vital living cells are.  This means that you can get more benefit for your buck when you are able to apply them topically. For example, I have one oil blend that I drink during the day—about 5 drops per 20 ounces of water. I started applying it to the bottoms of my feet at night and I discovered that I could feel the benefits in the morning the same as if I had been drinking water all night.

There are many stories in which persons believe they’ve had a negative reaction to topically applied essential oils.  In such a case, I remind persons that moderation and common sense are critical—especially when applying essential oils. Essential oils are POWERFUL folks. You can’t put apply an entire pounds worth of a tingly oil such as cinnamon on your hand without experiencing a healing crisis. For example, the essential oil, Clove, is quite powerful. When applied to the body directly and without any other oils it can cause an uncomfortable burning sensation. While it won’t irritate the skin, per se, it can certainly deter a person from using it properly. When you have oils that are strong, like the clove oil, you may want to consider weakening the initial impact that the oil may have on one particular area of your body. This can easily be done by mixing the oil with a bit of water and then rubbed onto your skin. The water evaporates while the oil makes its way into the blood stream. This subdues the initial reaction of your skin coming in contact with a powerful herb like clove or cinnamon. This can also be done with healthy carrier oils such as coconut or almond oil.

Ok. So we’ve talked about the positive charge of essential oils. As you well know, there is opposition in all things. We have positive charged frequencies and we have negatively charged frequencies all around us. Disease, depression, anger, viruses, bacteria, etc. are all negatively charged.  As such, in the body’s effort to neutralize these invaders, it uses positive frequencies in an attempt to neutralize the negative charge.  What the net balance is at the end of the duel is what indicates your overall health. Think of this like your checking account. When you have money in your account you’re in the positive until withdrawals take from that positive balance. At some point, if you make too many withdrawals you can end up in the negative.  When your body is in the negative, then you have a health problem that manifests itself physically and emotionally. There are obviously numerous ‘anti-frequency agents in our life that we are exposed to on a daily basis. At the very least, these negatively charged exposure translate into stress in our body. Stress is a physical compromise in our body. Some other well-known offenders are caffeine, pain killers, processed sugars, molds, mildew, pollution, loud/threatening noises, as well as processed starches. All of these things actually have a negative frequency, meaning that when we put them in or on our body, they diminish the positive frequency of our bodies.  When this happens, the frequency levels of our body are compromised—kind of like when the Imperial Falcon had its force shield down and was taking all of those damaging hits. This leaves us wide open for a myriad of diseases, unexplained  mood swings, bacteria, and viruses that surround us.  It also compromises our emotional and mental strength as well.  So, in order to keep yourself fully charged and not live your life in an unrealistic bubble, I suggest that you regularly use pure essential oils on a dailybasis, even possiblymany times a day, to put the odds in your favor.

When using essential oils, just picture them being part of the daily “force shield” you and your body needs to get through the day.  Since we have so much negative garbage that flies at us everyday, I cannot say with enough emphasis just how important it is for you to do something proactive every day in order to maintain your positive frequency charge. Yes, I am saying to PLEASE apply at least one essential oil daily. I can think of nothing easier or more effective than applying a drop or two of essential oils to the bottom of your feet. Why the bottom of your feet? Because the nerves which end at your feet is where the buck stops with all of the nerves of every other vital organ in your body. You want to access the bladder, apply oil to the feet. You want to access the heart, apply the oil to your feet. On, and it doesn’t hurt the smell of your feet any either, hee hee.

I suggest that once you start experiencing the wonderful physical and emotional benefits to using essential oils properly, you’ll want to incorporate them abundantly in your life.

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AMEN! Well said! I diffuse "Serenity" & Lavender (doterra) a lot in my house. Keeps us all calmer and there is a lot less fighting! I use 'Whisper' as a perfume. Very calming and I am really starting to see improvement in the way I relate to my kids because I am more balanced so they are too. Essential oils are a life saver!

I'd like to use essential oils a lot more, especially in our homemade soaps, lotions, laundry detergents, etc.; but I haven't found a place to buy them that's within my budget for the amount I'd need. I end up using fragrance oils for most things.

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Beth, Five Star Preparedness will begin carrying a line this month that is very affordable and which meet my own personal standards of purity.
Take care

If you are of certain age you probably remember the "Cinnamon toothpick" craze. Some folks took it to far and actually "burned" their tongues and mouths on overdoing the toothpicks or the oils.
A factor in humans if a little good, more must be better, no matter what we have learned via history.
I was wondering about the process they used for oil extraction. I think I will look into this oil thing. I do know that certain items smells have a great effect both positive and negative. Plus if it works, I don't care why it works.
Thanks for the update

Is there a particular book that you would recommend so I can get more information about essential oils?

Thank you for all that you do...you are a blessing to many.

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I just keeping purchasing one after another on Amazon. I woudl also recommend you contact Butterfly Express and purchase their educational book as well. It's quite helpful.

I call the Butterfly Express book my essential oils bible. There is so much information there. thanks Kellene

Hi, I just purchased coconut oil from fivestarpreparedness. Would a drop of that on my feet work for the essential oil or do I get the oil from a health food store instead? Is one oil better than another?

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Coconut oil isn't really considered an essential oil, however, it does have many wonderful healing properties unlike other oils. It is, however, an excellent Carrier oil to use with essential oils though when you aren't able to use one directly on your skin since it doesn't go rancid like the others.

There is a part of human brains, near the stem, that scientists call the lizard brain because it is so basic. It is near the part that controls breathing and heartbeat. It is at the base of the brain stem behind your nose. The lizard brain is the reason smells are so related to memories. Even when we cannot remember an event in our cerebellem, an odor can bring it back because of our lizard brain (stem). It's like when someone smells sugar cookies and suddenly remembers something from childhood at grandma's house.

Anyway, inhaling essential oils like in diffusing, through the nose, contacts the lizard brain part of the brain stem because the molecules are so small the brain itself can absorb them through the cell walls on the back of the nose/brain area. (Your brain is directly behind your nose, and when they do brain surgery they sometimes go through the nose.)
Essential oils are unique in this because the molecules are so very small. All chemicals can be absorbed there (think of drug users putting things in their nose), but essential oils are unique because they cross the brain barrier directly in that brain stem area known as the lizard brain.

On the internet, there is butterflyexpress.com and butterflyexpress.net and butterflyexpressions.org. Which one are you referring to? Also, will you please recommend an essential oil for depression?

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They are all connected. Call either one of them and you'll get answers.

I see the link where you "evaluated 120 different companies" but you don't list them and your review? Did you evaluate Heritage Essential oils? Opinions? Thoughts? http://heritageessentialoils.com/

The list is dynamic and I'm always reviewing new ones. My spreadsheet indicates that I did evaluate them, but their name isn't ringing a bell otherwise. They are noted as having AFNOR quality of essential oils, in other words, not very useful for serious care and will have a Trojan Horse effect on the body.

Kellene,
Do you still use Young Living oils? If so do you have a sponsor ID I can use to give you credit? Since you have introduced me to essential oils it is only fair that you get any credit for it.
Thanks

Nope, nope, nope. I've learned SO much in the past 3-5 years about oils...more than I did in the 12 years prior, perhaps. Here are two articles I recently wrote about why I only use the Be Young Essential Oils products. http://preparednesspro.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-essential-oils-pa... and http://preparednesspro.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-essential-oils-pa...
You can enroll at Be Young Essential Oils and it won't cost you a dime so you can use your money on something that would actually benefit YOU--such as oils. There's never a minimum purchase or administration fee and I highly encourage you to tune in to their Wednesday night conference calls. They are ALL education--no selling. My ID# is 8285. If you have questions about the selection or application of any of the products, feel free to e-mail me directly through the "contact us" section here. I see all of those e-mails and I try hard to get to those e-mails in spite of the hundreds of others that come into my inbox. :-)

I am just finding your

I am just finding your articles about essential oils and see two links for other articles. When clicked the results say access denied. How can I access/read your other articles?

Thanks

doTerra doesn't meet my criteria for quality in the least for several reasons but I'll share just one with you. Three of their best selling essential oils were recently subjected to a 3rd party testing by 3 different labs which found their products to contain adulterations/synthetics. The results are located at certifiedsynthetic.com which was clearly posted by someone who has a bone to pick with doTerra. However, I personally called each of the labs and verified that the test results were legitimate. I don't want to think that those at doTerra are intentionally deceptive, but I believe that they do not possess suitable amount of knowledge in their leadership that's capable of properly ensuring the quality of their products consistently.

I am curious to know your thoughts on doTerra oils. I was recently involved with one of their 'parties' and am now really trying to do some honest research on what company is the best option for my family. Thanks!

I found your blog through

I found your blog through researching the qualities of GOOD E.O.'s and didn't even know Be Young existed until I found your blog on E.O.B.B.D. standards.

My neighbor sells doTERRA, and as I am a huge believer in alternative health (I'm studying to become a holistic nutritionist), something just didn't seem right and I felt like I was being pressured into yet another MLM--no I'd rather not spend $150+ to buy oils that 1. I may never use for my business and 2. aren't great quality.

Guess I will branch off and become a pure re-seller if anyone is interested in the "Real" thing in Fort Hood.

Thanks!

Thank you so much for the

Thank you so much for the plethora of information! I have your other articles already lined up to read next. I know you said you have reviewed many EO companies. I was just curious if you have looked into Mountain Rose Herbs. I appreciate any information, as I've been using them for a little bit. Thank you so much!

Thank you for the heads up on Be Young. I'm checking them out now! Thank you again!

I'm glad you're finding it

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I'm glad you're finding it helpful! Yes I have. Sorry. They don't meet the criteria of a medicinal quality, Melissa.

kellene did you review NOW

kellene did you review NOW oils & how did they rate please
is this a brand we can work with? thanks feather

Do you have a link to the

Do you have a link to the reviews someone in the comments mentioned? What were your criteria?? Im using doterra and frankly cannot afford it. Im considering butterfly express, and the comments on her book are how i came to this page from google. Lovely site here. Another blogger endorses native american nutritionals but their price is high and she has financial incentive to endorse. Id live to hear your unbiased (rare) review!

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