Essential oils were the first medicine of mankind. From Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, we know that essential oils have been used for thousands of years. In Egypt, essential oils were used in the embalming process and well preserved oils were found in alabaster jars in King Tut’s tomb.
There are 188 references to essential oils in the Bible. Oils such as frankincense, myrrh, rosemary, hyssop, and spikenard were used for anointing and healing the sick. The three wise men presented the Christ child with essential oils of frankincense and myrrh. There are also accounts in the New Testament of the Bible where Jesus was anointed with spikenard oil; “And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box and poured [it] on his head” (Mark 14:3). “Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment” (John 12:3). Knowing this history of oils, we start to wonder, what happened and why did we go so far away from them today?
Many of the prototype pharmaceutical drugs of today come from plant oils. Aspirin developed by the Bayer Company was the first patented drug. It came from the bark of the Birch tree, was modified and aspirin was born, bringing in millions. Over 70% of cancer drugs come from the Rain Forest. The problem is that the plants are chemically analyzed and then modified genetically so that the drug companies can patent their “new” drug. This is a problem because plant oils cannot be patented in their natural state. Unfortunately, along with these modifications come the adverse reactions to the created drugs that are not present in the natural plant oil. The end result is that adverse reactions to prescription drugs are now the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. When was the last time you took something and it made you feel WORSE than before you took it?
Essential oils are wholly natural and cannot be patented; which means that youll never see an essential oil in a pharmaceutical drug. As such, you can expect that the vast majority of mainstream healthcare practitioners will never recommend essential oils as therapeutic alternatives to drugs. More importantly, because essential oils cannot be patented, drug companies will not waste money studying them. Essential oils are anti-bacterial, anti-cancerous, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-microbial, anti-tumoral, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, and antiseptic. Essential oils have been shown to destroy all tested bacteria and viruses while simultaneously restoring balance to the body. So it is a shame that they are not used or recognized in main stream healthcare.
With this knowledge, many have come to realize that essential oils are by far natures best defense- better than any regular drug could offer. When we tune into our health and wellness as a whole it becomes an obvious choice to go away from synthetic man made drugs with all of their monetary costs, possible, and very likely side effects and return to natures goodness and purity as it was intended, for our health.
Some parents have taken this step toward natural healthcare for their families. Many of them do it because it just plain works better for their children, some do it to save money.
Here are only a few of the reasons parents choose to use essential oils for their families;
*Lavender has helped my babies boo boos as well as me and my husband. It also helps them sleep. It does so many wonderful things.
*Lavender took the sting out (contact with a jellyfish at beach) along with mosquitos, cilantro & lemon for detoxing my child (heavy metals), breathe & thyme husbands snoring, veviter & balance for restful sleep, past tense for my migraines & neck pain, frankincense for husbands headaches, balance for calming my anxiety, deep blue for leg cramps from football, breathe for my son’s asthma. I could go on….SERIOUSLY! Love my oils!
* Purify for when my sweet doggies have skunk encounters.
* I feel much more empowered as a mom that I can take care of most issues at home instead of waiting at Dr. offices with crying babies. Plus, I like knowing I have an alternative to the side effects of modern medicine.
* It’s empowered me as a mom so I don’t feel like I’m at the mercy of the Dr.s office or the pharmacy.
* My kids have been MUCH happier and healthier in the past year since we’ve started using essential oils! They even ask for them, because they have experienced the results!
* Packing for vacation my medicine bag was much lighter. I normally pack for everything and anything that could go wrong. Upset tummy to sore throat. Since the oils are universal on treating different ailments my packing was a lot less!
*Essential oils have given me more control over my own body that I was not getting from a doctor. With the oils I have seen more RESULTS than I ever saw taking traditional medicine. I will not be going back any time soon!!!