Essential oils are the life blood of plants. They are the vital fluids necessary for the plant to live. Essential oils have a very small molecular make-up. So small in fact that they can make their way into every cell and administer therapy at the most fundamental levels of our bodies. It absolutely amazes me that these oils can reach a cellular level and are designed to help heal those cells.
Essential oils are different than the oils we cook with. The molecules in fatty oils are not small enough to reach to a cellular level. Several of them are great to dilute essential oils like olive oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, but they cannot work at the most basic level of our bodies to promote healing like essential oils can. The infinitesimal size of essential oil molecules allows them to pass through all of the tissues into the very cell structure.
Just as the essential oils help the plants they come from they can also serve many of the same purposes for us. They can support all the systems in our bodies, clear our sinuses and lungs to help us breathe better and much more They can boost our immune system.
In my reading and studying about essential oils the one thing that amazes me the most is this:
Essential oils attack bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi and toxins in our bodies, BUT they do not harm the good cells in our bodies! If that’s not enough, they are also the most powerful antioxidants that can rid our bodies of free radicals.
Essential oils do not have the negative side effects that synthetic drugs do!
Essential oils contain God’s intelligent design. This blows my mind!
Essential oils were used during Biblical times. The wise men brought frankincense and myrrh to the baby Jesus. Both are essential oils. God created essential oils and the plants that produce them. There are several mentions of essential oils throughout the Bible. And it’s no surprise that essential oils combined with prayer have amazing benefits.
Because the molecular structure of an essential oil is so tiny, they are very concentrated. One drop of an essential oil can attain great results. You do not have to use a lot of an essential oil and sometimes less is better. Too much of an essential oil can overload our cells receptor sites making it not work as well.
Science was never my strong suit in school, but let me see if I can describe what I’ve read in my research about the scientific nature of essential oils.
Essential Oils contain phenols & phenylpropanoids, monoterpenes, and sesquiterpenes. Phenols and phenylpropanoids create conditions where unfriendly viruses and bacteria cannot live, but their most important function is that they clean the receptor sites of our cells. Clean receptor sties mean our cells can communicate when our body malfunctions. When that communication breaks down it means sickness.
Monoterpenes and Sesquiterpenes have the ability to rewrite miswritten information in the memory of our cells, and Sesquiterpenes are thought to be especially effective in fighting cancer. A cancer cell is a cell whose information has been twisted and contains misinformation. Sesquiterpenes have been shown to rewrite the garbled information while also creating an environment where the cancer cell cannot reproduce as they so often do.
It’s truly mind blowing. Enough with the science lesson, though. I wanted to share just a bit of what I have read and studied about why the essential oils work. To learn more check out the book Healing Oils of the Bible by David Stewart, Ph.D.
Disclaimer: If you are under the care of a physician, before using the oils, please inform them of what you are using to make sure it is okay with your plan of care.