Herbs on Steroids: The Benefits of Essential Oils by Kelly Taylor
Science supports having houseplants actually CLEANS the air in our homes by removing unwanted harmful toxins. Amazing, isn’t it!? The symbiotic relationship between humans and plants is incredible! We breathe oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide; plants intake carbon dioxide and output life giving oxygen. One cannot exist without the other, and so it was designed.
Many are familiar with alternative healthcare using herbs and plants as medicine. Hippocrates, father of modern day medicine said, “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine your food.” It’s comforting to look no further than nature often times to provide nourishment, relief, and strengthening for our bodies, our minds, and even our stress-laden souls.
An emerging trend today is the use of essential oils; aromatic plant compounds to augment health, healing and increase vitality and longevity. What traditional herbs are to holistic healthcare, essential oils are exponentially effective at accomplishing with efficacy. Essential oils are “herbs on steroids”! For instance, 1 drop of peppermint essential oil is equal to 26 cups of peppermint tea!
In research testing, the antimicrobial action of certain essential oils was compared to a medium, phenol. Phenol is an antiseptic substance found in Lysol, Pinesol and Chloraseptic throat spray. The findings were quite a surprise to the investigators. Oil of oregano was the most potent antimicrobial essential oil tested by the investigators, as it proved to be 21 times stronger than the medium.
Aromatics extracted from flowers, leaves, stems, seeds and bark have the ability to enhance our lives in a myriad of ways! They clean your home naturally, rid of sinus pressure or tension headache, alleviate menstrual cramps, and hot flashes caused by hormonal imbalances. Oils uplift, energize and revitalize! A whiff of your favorite oil like lavender can create atmosphere in your personal space, changing the mood for everyone. Loving touch delivered with essential oils via massage brings comfort, healing, and intimacy. The power of scent can never be underestimated, and is powerfully tied to our emotions through the limbic region in our brains. Intense pleasure comes from mixing your own oils for a personal “signature scent”.
Allopathic drugs like Advil, Motrin, Valium are harmful with extended use. Essential oils pass through our system, deliver a powerful punch, and then excreted. NO toxic storage in our liver, no side effects, no harm. Essential oils bypass digestion and are immediately absorbed into lungs, through dermal layers, and into the blood stream in 26 seconds. They kill germs, quell anxiety, calm inflammation, aid digestion, kill viruses, guard from plagues, relax, soothe, and comfort.
So many excited customers and friends have written me exclaiming how these amazing oils have benefited them! Taking away earaches, toothaches, evicting kitchen ants, made cleaning their homes a joyful uplifting experience. Essential oils are even proven to help temperamental, ill-behaved pets adjust to the stress of training or separation anxiety! Studies have been published in this decade about the power of frankincense to rewrite “bad code” DNA of cancer cells! The quintessential, fragrant essential oil of lavender, much revered has so many uses I cannot list them, but recently research by scientists has also proven its ability to lower blood pressure. The list goes on.
We’re just beginning to scratch the surface of this bountiful treasury awaiting discovery. If you’ve never experienced the JOY of using pure grade, steam-distilled essential oils, you’re in for a treat! Why not contact me to find out how these oils can enhance your best life today! It’s a joy to serve you.
Kelly Ann Taylor
Founder, Creative Director