Many new to essential oils want to know: What is all of the fuss? "No natural remedy can really do all of that," is something I often hear. But in my experience, and in the evolving collection of scientific studies, essential oils really can do amazing things to help the human body.
The reason is that plants, a gift from God, contain their own "life blood" - created to kill pathogens, carrier nutrients in, remove waste, release oxygen, heal injuries, and much more. The very low molecular weight of the "life blood" or essential oil (which is often between 136 and 240 amu) and molecular shape allow it to be trans-dermal, penetrating into the skin and into cells. The low atomic mass unit also allows the essential oils to pass the blood brain barrier allowing for immediate reaction is the brain which can release hormones and signals - which can produce relaxation and pain relief for example.
Just as essential oils carry nutrients in the plant and remove waste from plant cells, they can also provide the same service to human cells. For example, plants practice chelation to remove metals from soil. Essential oils can help remove heavy metal accumulation in the body as well. Similarly, plants use scents to deter pests, which is why many essential oils provide us with that same benefit!
It is key that unlike more modern medicine's focus on strictly synthetic drugs, essential oils work to balance systems. For example, many essential oils can work "smarter" than antibiotics (NOT to say antibiotics do not have a place in healing - God's design provides that wisdom as well!) in that they can target pathogens while preserving our body's good bacteria. (Always consult with your doctor on questions as to when prescription drugs are required as God has given us wisdom in medicine as well - remember balance is key; I am happy that many doctors today are looking to natural alternatives too.)
Essential oils provide us a glimpse of the life of that first garden He created. :God saw everything He created. And it was very good..." Genesis 1:31
Ninette Jackson, C.C.A
Sharon Cross, R.N.
Josiah's Oils LLC
8 Meadow Ln., Lancaster