Despite the fact that thousands of people report successful use of essential oils to help support various body functions, the mainstream community tries to dismiss their claims.  Essential oils are everywhere; if you follow any blogs, you will find them in DIY, survival, natural health, and mommy blogs. So do essential oils really work, or are they just expensive fragrant quackery?

cold-truth-essential-oil

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils carry the physical properties of flowers and plants in a highly concentrated form. Through the different processes of distillation, the volatile constituents of the plant’s oil are extracted from its flowers, leaves, branches, or roots. Essential oils carry biologically active volatile compounds in a very concentrated form that exhibit therapeutic benefits in very small amounts.

The most common groups of chemical components found in essential oils are terpenes, alcohols, esters, ketones, aldehydes, and phenols. The antioxidant value in some essential oils alone is absolutely amazing,  just an ounce of Clove Oil has the antioxidant capacity of 450 lbs of carrots, 120 quarts of blueberries, or 48 gallons of beet juice.

There are three types of terpenes containes in essential oils: Phenylpropanoids (also called Hemiterpenes), Monoterpenes, and Sesquiterpenes.

Phenylpropanoids: Found in Clove (90%), Cassia (80%), Basil (75%), Cinnamon (73%), Oregano (60%), Anise (50%), Peppermint (25%). Most importantly,  phenylpropanoids clean the receptor sites on the cells which will in turn help support a healthy body.

Monoterpenes:  They are found in most essential oils. While offering a variety of health supporting properties, the most important ability of the monoterpenes is that they can support cellular memory.

Sesquiterpenes: Found in Cedarwood (98%), Vetiver (97%), Spikenard (93%), Sandalwood (Aloes) 90%, Black Pepper (74%), Patchouli (71%), Myrrh (62%), and Ginger (59%), Frankincense (8%), these molecules deliver oxygen to your tissues. Sesquiterpenes can also Support cellular health.

 

The Real Truth About Essential Oils that Nobody Talks About

Essential oils and cleansing.

Essential oils have been shown to have cleansing properties. According to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology’s spring meeting in Edinburgh, the essential oils of thyme and cinnamon were found to be particularly efficient cleansing agents.
Essential oils can enter the body by many avenues.

There are approximately 40 million trillion molecules in one drop of essential oil (that’s approximately 40,000 molecules for each cell in the average human body). They are so small, that they enter your body through the skin and go everywhere in your body.  Essential oils have an incredible ability to enter the body through the lungs and disperse throughout the body.

Essential oils can be diffused,  applied topically, added to your food, added to your bath. Essential oils  can work on all these interfaces at once. Just a few drops of essential oil applied to the hands, wrists, feet, abdomen, or lower back can provide support for many functions of the body.
When purchasing essential oils, keep in mind that they are not the same as synthetic fragrance oils, which in most cases are not safe to use on the skin. Pure essential oils are always natural.

Many oils also need to be diluted with a “carrier oil”  such as coconut oil which serves as a base to add a few drops of essential oils to.

Always use a carrier oil when using essential oils on babies and children since their skin is much more sensitive to the effects.

Keep in mind that many essential oils on the market are not 100% pure and therapeutic; they may have potentially toxic extenders.

Source: Living Traditionally

http://www.healthandhealthytips.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cold-truth-essential-oil.jpghttp://www.healthandhealthytips.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cold-truth-essential-oil-150x150.jpgadminhealthynaturalremedy
  Despite the fact that thousands of people report successful use of essential oils to help support various body functions, the mainstream community tries to dismiss their claims.  Essential oils are everywhere; if you follow any blogs, you will find them in DIY, survival, natural health, and mommy blogs. So...