Essential Oil Benefits, Part 2

woman smelling oils Essential oils have many benefits. For many centuries essential oils and other aromatics were used in the treatment of illness, for religious purposes and other physical and spiritual needs.

Ancient records, some dating back to 4500 B.C. from a variety of cultures (Bibilical, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, etc.,) describe the use of essential oils and aromatics in their writings and records. The people of ancient times understood the matchless benefits of essential oils. While much of this knowledge has been lost, today, the benefits of essential oils are being rediscovered.

It is important to note that benefits can only be had from the purest quality essential oils. Inferior quality or adulterated oils not only fail to produce beneficial results, but can be toxic. The European AFNOR and ISO standards provide guidelines that help buyers differentiate between a therapeutic-grade essential oil and a lower grade oil with similar chemical makeup and fragrance.

The Young Living essential oils discussed on this site are of such exceptional quality that they set the AFNOR and ISO standards for therapeutic-grade.

What Are The Benefits Of Essential Oils?

On the previous page, we learned that essential oils benefit plants tremendously. They also benefit humans. As the most powerful part of the plant, the benefits of essential oils and plant extracts have been woven into history since time immemorial. Here are some of the ways they have been used:

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  • Essential oils have been used medicinally to kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Many essential oils are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-viral. Research shows that most viruses, fungi and bacteria cannot live in the presence of many essential oils, especially those high in phenols, carvacrol, thymol, and terpenes.

  • They have provided exquisite fragrances to balance mood, lift spirits, dispell negative emotions and create a romantic atmosphere.

  • They can stimulate the regeneration of tissue or stimulate nerves. They can even act to oxygenate and carry nutrients into the cells.

  • Therapeutic-grade essential oils contain highly oxygenating components that help transport oxygen and nutrients to various parts of the body.

  • They aid in removing carbon dioxide, toxins and other wastes.

  • The aromas of the oils help balance electrical frequencies of the brain allowing it to function more optimally and efficiently.

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  • Essential oils also affect the limbic system positively, where reason, emotion, and smell are processed in a significant way.

  • When inhaled, certain components of essential oils help release emotional trauma.

Therapeutic-grade essential oils offer natural and wholistic solutions to many of today's needs. The tiny molecules easily pass through cell walls and membranes, delivering therapeutic benefits directly where they are needed and throughout the entire body when applied on the feet.

Next - What are the most fragrant essential oils?