Doing the research is important when using essential oils. Only 100% pure oils need to be used, or you’ll be wasting your time and money. Do your research on the brand you want to purchase.
Can Read about the different brands here from “Essential Oil Haven”
They have done some digging for us and compared brands. Even attached reviews for you to read. When looking to purchase oils there are a few questions you should ask yourself. How is the oil made ? There are different processes different brands use to get the oils. Is it pure and organic ( free from pesticides ) Is it what you need ? There are often time many oils with the same name but are very different. A good rule to go by is to make sure that the latin name is also on the bottle. Examples are Eucalyptus; There is Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata and Eucalyptus Citriodora. Making each one different with different properties.. Some oils might be extracted from a different part of the plant. Such as the leaf or the steam. Make sure the oils you buy can be used in a way you are using them.. Also Is the company you are buying from reputable with good reviews ? Ask a friend or relative, look them up on the internet such as the link I provided. Compare prices and customer service. Some of the most expensive brands might be worth the money to you. If you can’t afford it try getting free samples sent to you. Sometimes can join a group where someone might be willing to loan you a few drops or oils.
There are different ways you can use oils. You can use them such as applying to the skin while using a carrier oil. ( coconut, almond, apricot oils are just a few). Can read more about carrier oils here at “Essential Oil Haven”
People with chronic medical problems or take allot of medications are not recommended to do a detox or a cleanse. With oils or any other product. Repercussions are meds lowering in your system and adverse reactions in your body. So if you have a chronic health problem you are disqualified from detoxing with oils.
Resource of the following information is from “Essential Oils Desk Reference” special fifth edition. Desk Reference from Young and Living Essential Oils 2013 International Grand Convention. Can be found on Amazon HERE
What is an essential oil – An essential oil is that aromatic, volatile liquid that is within many shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, seeds and that is usually extracted through steam distillation. The chemistry of the essential oil is very complex and may consist of hundreds of different and unique chemical compounds. Essential oils are highly concentrated and far more potent than dried herbs because the distillation process that makes them so concentrated. It requires a large volume of plant material to produce small amounts of distilled essential oil. For example, it takes 5,000 pounds of rose petals to produce 1 kilo of rose oil. (1.3 )
Essential Oils were man’s first medicine. It dates back to 4500 BC. Ancient writings tell of scented barks, resins, spices, and aromatic vinegars, wines and beers that were used in rituals, temples, astrology, embalming and medicine. (1.5 )
Whether used orally, topically, or simply inhaled. Essentials oils are supportive of our physical, emotional, and spiritual health (1:15)
Some people can’t use essential oils on a regular basis because chemical ( personal care products, soaps and cleansers ) or medication in the body work against them. Causing a detoxifying effect.
Always skin test an essential oil before using it. Each one is different so apply oils to a small area first. Apply only one oil or blend at a time. When layering oils that are new to you, allow enough time (3-5 minutes) for the body to respond before applying another oil. (1:52)
As a general rule, when applying oils to yourself or another person for the first time, do not apply more than two single oils or blends at one time. When mixing oil blends or diluting essential oils in a carrier oil, it is best to use containers made of glass or earthenware rather than plastic (1:53)
Diffusing – a diffuser disperses essential oils without heating or burning, which can render the oil therapeutically less beneficial and even create more toxic compounds. Research shows that cold air diffusing certain oils may : reduce bacteria, fungus, mold and unpleasant odors, relax the body, relieve tension and clear the mind, help with weight management, improve concentration, alertness and mental clarity, stimulate secretion of endorphins, and growth hormone production, improve digest function, relieve headaches are just a few. (1:56)
Start by diffusing 15-30 minutes a day. As you become accustomed to the oils and recognize their effects, you may increase the diffusing time 1-2 hours a day.
Place diffuser high in the room.
If you do not have a diffuser can add several drops of oil to a spray bottle with 1 cup of purified water and shake. You can use this to mist your entire house, workplace, or car.
Other ways to diffuse oils is putting oils on cotton balls or tissues and place them around your home, car, work or hotel heating or air conditioning vents. Put a few drops of oil in a bowl or pan of water and set it on a warm store. Can put on a damp cloth, sprinkle a few drops and put on your duct or heating and cooling system, so that air can carry the aroma throughout your home.
Essential oils make ideal additions to humidifiers or vaporizers. Always check the viscosity of the oil because if it’s too thick, it could plug it or make it difficult to clean. Dont over do it. If you use too much can damage the plastic parts of humidifiers or vaporizers.
Direct inhalation – Place 2 or more drops into the palm of your left hand and rub clockwise with the flat palm of your right hand. Cup your hands together over your nose and mouth, inhale deeply. (do not touch your eyes)
Add several drops of oils to a bowl of hot (not boiling) water. Inhale the steaming vapors that rise from the bowl. To increase the intensity of vapors inhaled, drape a towel over your head and bowl before inhaling.
Indirect or subtle inhalation- Rub 2 or more drops of oil on your chest, neck, upper sternum, wrists, or under your nose and ears.
There are necklaces with different type of vessels hanging on them into which you can pour a particular oil to use throughout the day. ( For a more detailed script refer to the reference 1:57-58)
There is many oils and blends. I am writing about certain diseases and conditions. For a more detailed description of all of them, refer to the book.
It is an autoimmune disease. Which the connective tissues of the body become inflamed and painful.
Singles : Rosemary, nutmeg, clove, basil, marjoram, peppermint, wintergreen
Blends : Relieve it, Valor, Valor roll on, ImmuPower.
The oils that make up the blends are as follows
Relieve it : Spruce, black pepper, peppermint and hyssop
Valor : Rosewood, blue tansy, frankincense, spruce in a carrier oil of almond
Valor roll on : Spruce, rosewood, frankincense, blue tansy with a fractionated carrier oil of coconut
ImmuPower : Cistus, frankincense, oregano, Idaho tansy, cumin, clove, hyssop, ravintsara, mountain savory
Recipe for Aches and Discomfort :
10 drops of basil
8 drops of wintergreen
6 drops of cypress
3 drops of peppermint
Inhalation : Diffuse your choice of oils for ½ and hour every 4 to 6 hours or as desired.
Topical : Apply single oils or blends
Massage 4-8 drops diluted 50/50 on affected locations 2-3 times a day
Apply 1-3 drops on the vita flex points of the feet.
Rub 2-4 drops of ImmuPower over the liver and on the liver. Vita Flex points on the bottom of the right foot. 2-3 times a day. Also been known to help Lupus.
Singles : Eucalyptus ( E. globulus), thyme, nutmeg, myrrh, wintergreen, basil
Blends : Valor, Valor roll on, PanAway, RC, Breathe Again roll on, Endoflex
The oils that make up blends are as follows
PanAway : Helichrysum, wintergreen, clove, peppermint
RC : Eucalyptus (E globulus) eucalyptus (E radiata), eucalyptus (E citriodora), myrtle, pine, spruce, marjoram, lavender, cypress, peppermint
Breathe Again roll on : Eucalyptus ( E. staigeriana), eucalyptus (E globulus), eucalyptus (E radiata), eucalyptus blue, azul (eucalyptus ssp.) bay laurel, peppermint, copaiba, myrtle, manuka. With carrier oil fractionated coconut oil, rosehip seed oil
Endoflex : Spearmint, sage, geranium, myrtle, german chamomile, nutmeg with carrier oil sesame seed
Lupus Recipe :
3 drops of myrrh
4 drops of eucalyptus (E globulus)
10 drops of lavender
3 drops of nutmeg
Inhalation : Diffuse your choice of oils for ½ hour every 4-6 hours or as desired.
Put 2-3 drops of oils of your chosen oil in your hands. Rub them together. Cup your hands over your nose and inhale.
Topical : Apply 1-2 drops on temples and back of neck as desired
Have body massage using desired oils once every other day
Bath Salts : using lupus blend as above. Add 30 drops to ½ cup of epsom salt or baking sodda and add to hot bath. Soak for 20-30 minutes or until water cools
VitaFlex (bottom of feet) : Massage PanAway and follow 2 hours later with a foot massage
Topical Massage 10-15 drops basil over liver and on feet 2-3 times daily.
Singles ; Rosemary, wintergreen, black pepper, eucalyptus blue, ginger, spruce, pine, marjoram, peppermint
Blends : PanAway, Deep relief roll on, Peace & Calming
Peace and Calming blend is made from these oils : Blue tansy, patchouli, tangerine, orange, ylang ylang
2 drops of rosemary
4 drops of marjoram
4 drops of basil
5 drops of idaho balsam fir
5 drops of pine
4 drops of rosemary
4 drops of ginger
1 drop of vetiver
Massage on muscle diluted in carrier oil 3 times a day
Researched and Written By : Shannon J. Weaver
By: Becky LeMaster
Essential Oils and Your Health
Before I begin here is my disclaimer. I am NOT a health professional. I do NOT recommend you replacing oils with any treatment your doctor has given you. These can be used in addition to what your doing with your health care provider, NOT a replacement. These will work for some; but, not for all. This is simply my testimony and the science behind it.
I primarily use Young Living Essential Oils. They are medical grade oils. They can be used internally, externally (neat on the skin), or diffused. I also get blank pill capsules and make my own “blends” to take. There are other oils besides Young Living; but, be careful as some of them are very low quality.
Some people use essential oils for meditation, to help with depression/anxiety, and even to add to treatment for some illnesses. This is only MY experience. I can NOT comment on if oils worked better/worse for other people. Experiences will vary. I also turned to oils as a way to go more natural in my own health. I still see a doctor and I still take his advice.
When I first started with oils I got a starter pack. It came with 10 very basic oils. These are oils I still use to this day. Since then I have ordered other oils more specific to my needs at the time of my order. Please do your research on what you may need for you. Since that first starter package I have since made a pain cream that I use for my arthritis, and muscle aches. I make my own capsules for pain relief that are none addictive. I also make my own bath salts to soak in to help with the above mentioned issues or just to relax. I have a couple of oils I diffuse nightly that help me sleep. I also rub then on my feet for the same reason.
Oils can be used to keep insects away, help with bad odors or attitude. I have a(n) oil I use called Trauma Life that I started using after my 17 year old son passed away. It has helped me deal with my situational depression. I have a(n) oil called Brain Power that I use on my son who has ADHD that helps him concentrate when doing his school work.
I use peppermint oil to help with upset stomach issues and also with fevers. I personally have over 75 different oils/oil blends. I have taken a couple of classes and have some research books to help me decide which oils work best for certain ailments.
In 2013 the doctor found some tumors in my Uterus. I went through various procedures; but, I didn’t like the way the pain medicine made me feel. I still had to be a mom. So I looked into oils. I started mixing some oils into blank capsules and used instead of my prescriptions. My doctor knew I was going to try this; but, he also knew if I was in severe pain I’d go back to my prescriptions. The oils worked with my pain. Made it tolerable without me feeling like a zombie on prescription pain meds. I still took my antibiotics, etc like the doctor prescribed. I recovered on my own terms.
In 2014 they found more tumors in my Uterus and also Ovaries, and in my right Breast. I had a major surgery on a Tuesday. Exactually 7 days later I had another major surgery. I had part of my right breast removed during one surgery. The next surgery I had my Uterus, an ovary, and part of my bladder removed. I spent the rest of the summer recovering. Since the oils worked so well for me in 2013 I used them again once I left the hospital. I again had GREAT results on my pain management, swelling, etc. I still took my prescription antibiotics.
In 2015 I lost my 17 year old son three days after his birthday in a tragic accident. I fell into a severe depression. I couldn’t sleep. I didn’t sleep for several weeks. Not more than 1-3 hours at a time. I turned again to oils. I used Trauma Life; but, I also used other uplifting oils. I still have bad/rough days; but, I can be a mom now to all my other children. Before, I just shut the world out.
I know gift oils for loved ones who I know are having a rough time. I make pain cream to share with those who suffer with arthritis like I do. I make bath salts at the holidays to gift people using the essential oils to help them feel uplifting. I’ve had lots of positive feed back in them. They are NOT for everyone though. They do work better for some than others. That has to do with their chemistry. Oils are from plants, trees, etc. They are a natural resource. They come from living things. Therefore they have a chemical make-up. Just as each person does. Therefore, some oils may work better for you than others do.
These are NOT a replacement for your doctors care. They can be used as a supplement. They were a miracle for me. That doesn’t mean they will be for you.