Essential oils are the subtle, precious liquids that are distilled from plants, shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes and seeds. They contain oxygenating molecules that transport the nutrients to the cells of the body. Without oxygen, nutrients cannot be assimilated, leaving us nutritionally depleted. Clinical research shows that essential oils help create an environment that disease-causing bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc. cannot live. Science is only now rediscovering and beginning to acknowledge the value of the healing substances that were used in ancient times.

Properties of Essential Oils

Grades

There are three grades of essential oils: Grade A (therapeutic), B (food grade) and C (perfume grade). Over 90% of the essential oils in this country are of the lower grades, less expensive and poor quality. Most of those oils are cut with carrier oils, alcohol, chemicals and synthetics that can cause them to go rancid. All Young Living oils are 100% pure essential therapeutic grade oils. After researching and trying many different brands, we have found Young Living oils to be unsurpassed in quality and effectiveness, which is why we feature them on this site.

Mr. Young is considered one of the most foremost authorities on "Aroma Therapy" in North America. He travels the world to find the finest plants and personally visits the fields where the botanicals are grown. Mr. Young also inspects the quality of plants to assure they are grown organically to his specifications.

Frequency

Only grade A oils carry electrical frequency, which have full health benefits. Frequency is the measure of electrical energy between any two points. Electrical frequency is measured in hertz (Hz), megahertz (MHz) and kilohertz (kHz). Grade A essential oils range from 52 Hz (basil) up to 320 Hz (rose).

Bruce Tainio of Tainio Technology, a division of Eastern Washington State University, Cheney, WA, developed new equipment to measure electrical frequency in humans and foods. This equipment was used in a research study at Johns Hopkins University to determine the relationships between frequency and diseases. The results of that study are as follows:

Human:                            Food: 
From neck up           72-78Hz    Processed        0Hz 
From neck down         62-68Hz    Dried        15-22Hz 
Receptive to a cold       58Hz    Fresh        20-27Hz 
Receptive to Epstein Barr 52Hz    Dry herbs    15-22Hz 
Receptive to cancer       42Hz    Fresh herbs  20-27Hz 
Death begins              25Hz 
While holding a cup of coffee, one man's frequency dropped from 66 Hz to 58 Hz; it took three days for the frequency to return to normal. Another man drank the coffee. His frequency dropped from 66 Hz to 52 Hz. After inhaling the oil formula, R.C., this man's frequency returned to normal in approximately 21 seconds! And another man's frequency dropped from 65 Hz to 48 Hz while holding a cigarette; smoking the cigarette, his frequency dropped to 42 Hz, the same frequency as cancer.

Thoughts also influence our frequency. Negative thoughts lower our frequency by 12 Hz. With positive thoughts, it raised the frequency by 15 Hz. Finally, prayer and meditation increase our frequency by 15 Hz.

Oxygen

Oxygen delivers nutrients to body cells. Disease cannot exist in an oxygen rich environment. If a cell has been deprived of oxygen, the cell wall hardens and nothing can pass in or out of it. The primary constituent of essential oils is oxygen. Essential oils are lipids soluble that can easily penetrate a cell membrane. If the cell membrane has hardened, essential oils have the ability to soften it, penetrate and re-oxygenate the cell. This allows the cell to function normally again. In fact, the cell can begin releasing chemical toxins in an oxygen rich environment. Essential oils deliver 21% more oxygen to every cell in the body within 20 minutes without harmful effects.

Brain

There is a barrier membrane between circulating blood and the brain, which prevents certain damaging substances from reaching the brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid. This is known as the blood-brain barrier. According the Medical Association, diseases such as M.S., Parkinson's, Lou Gehrig's Alzheimer's could be treated if an agent was found that passes the blood-brain barrier. In June 1994, it was documented by the Medical University of Berlin, Germany and Vienna, Austria that the agent of sesquiterpenes has the ability to pass through the blood-brain barrier. High levels of sesquiterpenes are found in many of the essential oils; the highest amounts are found in Frankincense and Sandalwood.

Essential oils containing sesquiterpenes increase oxygen in the limbic system of the brain, particularly around the pineal and pituitary glands, this leads to an increase in secretions of anti-bodies, endorphins and neurotransmitters.

In the limbic system of the brain, there is another gland called the amygdala. In 1989, it was discovered that the amygdala plays a major role in storing and releasing emotional trauma. The only way to stimulate this gland is with fragrance, or the sense of smell. Therefore, we are able to release emotional trauma with Aromatherapy and essential oils.

History

Essential oils were man's first medicines. The ancient Egyptian people used oils for healing diseases, skin and hair care, embalming, and in religious rituals and ceremonies. Well-preserved oils were found in alabaster jars in King Tut's tomb. According to the translation of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians were using oils thousands of years before Christ. There are 188 references to oils in the Bible. Some precious oils such as frankincense, myrrh, rosemary, hyssop and spikenard were used for anointing and healing of the sick. Biblical prophets recognized the use of essential oils as protection for their bodies against the ravages of disease. Some of Gary Young's oil blends are from recipes from the Bible and ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.

The ancient process of distillation is a delicate and precise art that has almost been forgotten. Processing with low pressure and low temperature are the key to maintaining the ultimate fragrance and therapeutic value. High pressure, high temperatures, rapid processing and the use of solvents or any other chemical will fracture the oil molecule thus altering the fragrance and destroying the therapeutic value. Any chemical that is combined with an essential oil will destroy the effectiveness of the oil's purpose and function. Producing the purest of oils is very costly and may require several hundred, or even a thousand pounds of plants to extract one pound of oil. For an example, Lavendula Officiales requires 175-250 pounds to produce one pound of pure lavender oil. It takes approximately 5,000 pounds of rose petals to produce one pound of rose oil. Peppermint requires 35-40 pounds of plants to produce one pound of oil. And melissa requires three tons of plants to produce one pound of oil.

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