Why Parents Turn to Essential Oils For Their Family’s Health
Essential oils were the first medicine of mankind. From Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, we know that essential oils have been used 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.
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 three wise men presented the Christ child with essential oils of frankincense and myrrh. There are also accounts in the New Testament of the Bible where Jesus was anointed with spikenard oil; “And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box and poured [it] on his head” (Mark 14:3). “Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment” (John 12:3). Knowing this history of oils, we start to wonder, what happened and why did we go so far away from them today?
Many of the prototype pharmaceutical drugs of today come from plant oils. Aspirin developed by the Bayer Company was the first patented drug. It came from the bark of the Birch tree, it was then modified in pill form and aspirin was born, bringing in millions. Over 70% of cancer drugs come from the Rain Forest. The problem is that the plants are chemically analyzed and then modified genetically so that the drug companies can patent their “new” drug. This is an issue because plant oils cannot be patented in their natural state. Because of these modifications, many of the adverse reactions to the ‘created drugs’ are literally hurting millions upon millions of people. The end result is that adverse reactions to prescription drugs are now the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. When was the last time you took something and it made you feel WORSE than before you took it- Like side effects of nausea, bloating and diarrhea?
Essential oils are wholly natural and cannot be patented; which means that you’ll never see an essential oil in a pharmaceutical drug. As such, you can expect that the vast majority of mainstream healthcare practitioners will never recommend essential oils as therapeutic alternatives to drugs. More importantly, because essential oils cannot be patented, drug companies will not waste money studying them. Essential oils are anti-bacterial, anti-cancerous, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-microbial, anti-tumoral, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, and antiseptic. Essential oils have been shown to destroy all tested bacteria and viruses while simultaneously restoring balance to the body. So it is a shame that they are not used or recognized in main stream healthcare.
With this knowledge, many have come to realize that essential oils are by far nature’s best defense- better than any regular drug could offer. When we tune into our health and wellness as a whole it becomes an obvious choice to go away from synthetic man made drugs with all of their monetary costs, “possible” side effects (that can even cause DEATH) and return to nature’s goodness as it was intended by God, for our health.
The oils work aromatically, topically, and with the right brand, internally.
Our sense of smell influences the physiological pathways in the body including the stimulation of hormones and other metabolic processes. Essential oils are widely used in aromatherapy applications. Certain essential oils, when diffused in the air, can be very stimulating while others can be calming and soothing. Besides emotional benefits, diffusing essential oils can purify air of unwanted odors and they do not change the chemical structure of the oil being diffused. Essential oils can also be used as cleansing and purifying additives to laundry and surface cleaners throughout the home. Simply use oils in a diffuser, or put a couple drops in the palms of the hands rub together and inhale.
How do we use them topically? Due to their natural molecular composition, essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically. Application of essential oils can have immediate, localized benefit to the target area of application. They have restorative and calming properties and can be used effectively with massage and beauty therapy. The chemical structure of essential oils also allows them to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin for internal benefits throughout the body.
Simply apply to the area that is causing discomfort. 1-3 drops is perfect for topical application. Please always dilute with a carrier oil of coconut oil, jojoba oil etc to test the sensitivity of the skin first before applying neat. Some oils are “hot oils” and should always be diluted. Clove, cinnamon, oregano are a few “hot oils.”
When in doubt apply essential oils to the bottom of the feet and cover with a pair of natural fiber socks for several minutes. Oils applied to the bottoms of the feet hit the blood stream within 30 seconds and service every cell of the body.
Essential oils can also be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of health conditions. Many essential oils are generally regarded as being safe for dietary use, but some oils should not be taken internally. Do not use any essential oil product internally that does not have the appropriate dietary supplement facts on its label.
Only take oils internally that are labeled for personal consumption. Oils bought off the shelves of, say the grocery store are not considered safe to take internally.
Simply use a couple drops of the essential oils (like the brand I use and trust) in a glass or stainless steel cup of water or beverage. Do not use plastic as citrus oils leech out the harmful chemicals found in plastic. They can also be dropped into a vegetable soluble capsule and taken orally.
2 drops of Frankincense under the tongue can help support healthy cellular function in the body, or relieve pain such as a head ache. Whereas a couple drops a day of a citrus oil like Lemon can help to naturally cleanse the body and aid in digestion. Both are great for daily maintenance and used to promote a healthy immune system.
What Do Oil Users Think? Some parents have taken this step toward natural healthcare for their families. Many of them do it because it just plain works better for their children, some do it to save money.
Here are only a few of the reasons parents choose to use essential oils for their families;
*Lavender has helped my babies boo boos as well as me and my husband. It also helps them sleep. It does so many wonderful things.
*Lavender took the sting out (contact with a jellyfish at beach) along with mosquitos, cilantro & lemon for detoxing my child (heavy metals), breathe & thyme husbands snoring, veviter & balance for restful sleep, past tense for my migraines & neck pain, frankincense for husbands headaches, balance for calming my anxiety, deep blue for leg cramps from football, breathe for my son’s asthma. I could go on….SERIOUSLY! Love my oils!
* Purify for when my sweet doggies have skunk encounters.
* I feel much more empowered as a mom that I can take care of most issues at home instead of waiting at Dr. offices with crying babies. Plus, I like knowing I have an alternative to the side effects of modern medicine.
* It’s empowered me as a mom so I don’t feel like I’m at the mercy of the Dr.’s office or the pharmacy.
* My kids have been MUCH happier and healthier in the past year since we’ve started using essential oils! They even ask for them, because they have experienced the results!
* Packing for vacation my medicine bag was much lighter. I normally pack for everything and anything that could go wrong. Upset tummy to sore throat. Since the oils are universal on treating different ailments my packing was a lot less!
*Essential oils have given me more control over my own body that I was not getting from a doctor. With the oils I have seen more RESULTS than I ever saw taking traditional medicine. I will not be going back any time soon!!!
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