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What Are Essential Oils?

Essential Oils are powerful ‘earth medicine’ distilled from plants, flowers, roots, shrubs, trees, bushes and seeds. Essential Oils are 100 to 10,000 times more concentrated than natural dried herbs. Even though they are many times more potent than herbs, essential oils, unlike pharmaceuticals, very rarely generate any side effects. With pure therapeutic grade essential oils, you can find relief from dis-Ease, infections and pain. Essential Oils contain the immune system of the plant, the plants blood. They are extremely complex and can contain over 100 to 1,000 different chemical components. This is why each oil can treat a variety of different symptoms.

How Do Essential Oils Work?

Their molecular structure is very similar to human cells and can be easily absorbed into the human body and has the ability to affect us on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. When essential oils are inhaled, they travel through the nose and affect the brain through a variety of receptor sites, one of which is the limbic system. This is commonly referred to as the “emotional brain”. This section of the brain contains the thalamus, hypothalamus, pineal gland and the pituitary gland. These parts of the brain control heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, hunger, thirst, sleep, sex hormones, thyroid hormones, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance. Therefore, essential oils to have a miraculous effect on the mind, body and spirit. Our sense of smell is the only one of the five senses directly linked to the limbic region of the brain, which, as mentioned before, is the emotional control centre allowing essential oils to directly combat stress, emotional trauma, anxiety, depression, fear and anger. Essential oils are another tool to assist us to transform our challenges into emotional, spiritual, mental and physical well-being.

History Of Essential Oils

Essential oils have been around since ancient times. Records show that essential oils have been used in every corner of the world for medicinal and spiritual purposes for more than 5,000 years. People of ancient times definitely had a better understanding of essential oils than we have today. A reason for this is that you cannot patent a seed and therefore with the creation of pharmaceuticals over the last 100 years this information has been suppressed. The Egyptians were masters of essential oils and they were valued among their prized possessions. In 1922, when King Tutankhamen’s tomb was opened, it was discovered that tomb raiders had stolen almost all of the essential oils that were laid to rest with his body, but the gold remained. This is a fabulous example that essential oils were considered more valuable than a kings wealth in gold. Did you know the bible contains over 200 references to essential oils? Aromatics such as frankincense, myrrh, galbanum, cinnamon, cassia rosemary, hyssop, and spikenard were all used for anointing and healing the sick.

How Do I Use Essential Oils?

Say YES to the learning curve! Essential oils can enhance every aspect of your life, from your medicine cabinet to beauty products and cleaning products. What makes this wonderful is that the oils I promote, use and sell are completely 100% organic, non-toxic non-GMO. We diffuse oils daily to uplift spirits, to help with sleep, to purify the air, help cranky babies and irritable adults. We use the oils to help boost our immune system. We use them for skin health, blemishes, cellulite, teething, headaches, sinus and chest congestion, aches and pains, deodorant, and dental care, laundry detergent, house-hold cleaners/disinfectants. I can go on forever but let’s save that for my workshops!

Essential Oils Workshop

Approximately 2 hrs $55 per person (light refreshments provided) 

I can come to you! Host a group of 6 or more and receive a 10% discount on your purchases as well as a gift!

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