All cells vibrate.
Rocks, trees, water, animals, air, food, people, & even thoughts and words.
This is basic science. If you went to school (public, private, or home) - You probably learned about it.
Essential oils range in frequency from 52 mhz all the way up to 320 mhz. The higher the vibration, the more beneficial... BUT all non-toxic essential oils are good for you, even if their frequency is lower, because they will raise the frequency in your body.
The human brain ranges from 72-90 MHz. The human body (during the day) ranges from 62-68 MHz. Death begins at 25 MHz.
When you are in good health & happy, your body is working at a higher/faster vibration/frequency. When you are ill & unhappy, your body is working at a lower/slower vibration/frequency. It IS possible to raise the lower frequency to a higher one through the use of EO's and other methods (which I'll soon be talking about on my alternative/energy therapy page)
Essential oil molecules are so teeny tiny that when inhaled (or absorbed), the molecules pass the blood brain barrier & provide oxygen to your body.
I'm not a very scientific person, & I don't like all the technical stuff... so if you're interested in that end of it, you'll have to do your own research. SORRY! I'm keeping it super simple! :)
Did you know that there are 188 references to EO's in the bible? Myrrh, sweet cinnamon, sweet calamus, cassia, Frankincense, & Spikenard are among several of the oils mentioned. They were used for healing, anointing, & cleansing... I find it interesting myself, that oils were used to cleanse feet in bible times - because the largest pores on your body are actually on your feet! This is one of the easiest & fastest ways to introduce oils into your system. Did they know this?
Commercial cologne/perfume contains many toxic chemicals. Using essential oils as cologne/perfume (for women AND men) is not only a safe non-toxic way to smell wonderful - but you're also gaining the emotionally & physically therapeutic benefits of the EO's on your body. There are various books & websites that teach how to do this & provide recipes for you to try!
Of course the easiest thing to do is to purchase pre-mixed essential oil synergies. (This does not mean pre-diluted. Don't purchase pre-diluted EO's which have been mixed with carrier oils before purchase... Do the diluting yourself to assure correct amounts & to make sure you're getting a good quality product that isn't old & rancid.)
Do not mix different synergies/blends. They are mixed by professionals who know what they're doing & how they work. Only use one synergy at a time. Mixing them can cause undesirable effects.
I purchase pre-made EO synergies, & I also make my own (because it's fun!) For those interested in making their own synergies, here's a little bit of basic information.
It takes some learning/experimenting to correctly blend EO's, and I won't be going into that here, but to give you a little bit of understanding - there is a 4 part sequence to blending, which is outlined below.
The Personifier: 1-5% of the blend - (Sharp, strong, & long lasting fragrances & dominant properties with strong therapeutic action)
*Some of these oils may include cinnamon bark, clary sage, German chamomile, helichrysm, tangerine, ylang ylang, etc...
The Enhancer: 50-80% of the blend - (Predominant oil which also enhances the properties of the other oils in the blend)
*Some of these oils may include bergamot, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, etc...
The Equalizer: 10-15% of the blend - (Create balance & synergy among oils, fragrance is not as sharp & is of shorter duration)
*Some of these oils may include pine, hyssop, lemongrass, tea tree, melissa, rose, etc...
The Modifier: 5-8% of the blend - (Have mild & short fragrance. Adds harmony to the entire blend)
*Some of these oils may include eucalyptus, grapefruit, myrrh, neroli, sandalwood, fennel, etc...
If you want to create a body massage blend, you can use about 50 drops of EO
to 4 oz. of carrier oil.
If you're creating a therapeutic blend (healing), you can use about 28 drops of EO to 1/2 oz. of carrier oil.
25-30 drops = 1/4 tsp.
45-50 drops = 1/2 tsp.
75-80 drops = 3/4 tsp. = 1/8 oz.
100-120 drops = 1 tsp. = 1/6 oz.
160 drops = 1 1/2 tsp. = 1/4 oz.
320-400 drops = 3 tsp. = 1/2 oz.
600-650 drops = 6 tsp. = 1 oz.
Essential Oils may seem expensive at first, but considering that you only use a couple of drops per application on average, EO's go a looooooooooong way & when used correctly can last a very long time.
Feet (fastest area to absorb oils)
Base of neck above spine & below skull
For relaxation or energy, 3 to 6 drops per foot are adequate.
When massaging to large areas of body, dilute by 15%-30% with a carrier oil.
When applying to infants up to 2 years old, dilute 1-3 drops of EO to 1 Tbs. of carrier oil. For older children 2-5 years old, dilute 1-3 drops to 1 tsp. of carrier oil.
Applying oils to rim of ears. This is extremely beneficial for emotional healing. (There are physical benefits also, but I haven't learned much on that part yet)
INHALATION: (The olefactory method)
Diffusers are the easiest way to get oils into the air for inhalation. Don't use heated diffusers, because this alters the chemical makeup of the oils. You can purchase diffusers for your home or car (which plug into the cigarette lighter)
You can also put 1-3 drops into a cloth or towel & hold it close to your nose as you inhale. This also works great at night, if you apply the oils to your pillowcase.
Cold vaporizers/humidifiers work well when someone is sick.
Applying oil to a cotton ball & placing in the blades of fans/vents in a house (OR CAR!) is a great way to inhale essential oils!
Apply 3-6 drops to your bath water. ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO WITH EO'S!!!
You can also apply them to a wash cloth & spread over entire body... Or you can add them to a small spray bottle of water & spray over your body surface.
DISHES, LAUNDRY, & CLEANING:
Add a few drops to laundry detergent, to your dish soap/water, cleaners, and to dryer balls. I add them to my homemade felted wool dryer balls - (I no longer use toxic dryer sheets. These wool balls are awesome! Click on the blue words to learn how to make them. Less static, less wrinkles, faster drying time, & the EO's make your clothes smell nice & fresh!)
***See the D.I.Y. tab for lots of GREAT homemade cleaner & personal care recipes that use essential oils!
Essential oils can be incorporated into cooking. Don't forget that they are very concentrated! Start with only 1 drop (sometimes even less). You can use a toothpick to help control the amount. To see which oils are my favorite to use in cooking (and green smoothies!) - scroll down to the bottom of the "Inside My Pantry" page.
Did you know you can remove paint fumes/smells when painting your house? I haven't tried this yet, but many people swear by it! Just add one 15 ml. bottle of your favorite EO to a 5 gallon bucket of paint, mix well, & apply! If you're using smaller amounts of paint, use less EO.
Please use caution if you have pets. Animals are VERY sensitive to EO's. Remember their sense of smell is many many times larger than human's sense of smell. There is controversy on whether EO's are safe for use on cats. Honestly, I'm not sure. Supposedly, there are those who believe that cats' livers can't handle the effects of essential oils. But I haven't ever had experience with this, as I don't have cats.
I have however, used EO's (carefully!) on my dogs. They're toy poodles & only 5 & 8 pounds. I've used lavender & chamomile to calm them down, & I've used Frankincense & Thieves oil blend to help heal our super sick doggies of what we are pretty sure was PARVO.
More to come... For Essential Oils Part 1 - Click HERE