Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Therapeutic Oils

(a blessing in my life at this time)
I have now used therapeutic oils for several years, pretty much since I was 18-I started wearing patchouli and sandalwood, my two favorites. Of course everyone in high school said they didn't like the smell, you either love them or hate them. I Love them! In the last 11 years I have used several brands such as, Young Living, Aurora Essence, Butterfly Express, Tru Essence, Aura Caica, a few others and  now DoTerra. You may have heard of all or some of these brands. Lately, I have been hearing and seeing DoTerra EVERYWHERE. Sometimes it's a bit much, but I too love this brand.

I believe things are liked sometimes because it might be a bit trendy, whatever the reason, essential oils really work. Not all brands work though. This is why I switched over to DoTerra. The oils are sometimes mixed with a carrier oil. These carrier oils go rancid just like a nut. The pure oil will NEVER go rancid. All the brands I mentioned EXCEPT DoTerra, have now gone rancid and I no longer use them. DoTerra is not mixed with any other carrier oil, maybe one or two of them are. They are 100% pure therapeutic grade oils. You can actually ingest quite a few of them. It is amazing how just breathing these oils in can help with your life.


Since my life has been so emotional these days and so stressful, I have found some oils that seriously saved me. I can't say enough about how much they elevate my mood.
I put a drop of each oil on my finger and mix them with almond/coconut oil and rub them on the back of my neck and feet. 

So here they are:

Serenity: Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, YlangYlang, Sandalwood, Vanilla Bean Extract
Balance: Spruce, Rosewood, Frankincense, BlueTansy
Whisper: Patchouli, Bergamot, Sandalwood, Rose, Jasmine, Cinnamon, Citrus, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Cocoa and Vanilla
In Tune:Amyris, Patchouli, Frankincense, Lime, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, and Roman Chamomile


History of Aromatherapy/Essential Oils

Aromatherapy can be traced back more than 3,500 years before the birth of Christ.

At this time ancient Egyptians first burned incense made from aromatic herbs and spices in honor of their gods. They believed that as the smoke rose up to the heavens, it would carry their prayers to the Gods. The history of aromatherapy in many ways is part of the history of herbal medicine. The Arabic countries were the first to distill oils. In Ancient Greece, the Hippocrates used aromatic herbs and spices to treat his patients. Queen Elizabeth I also used spices and oils.   

In 1922, when King Tut's tomb was opened, 50 alabaster jars designed to hold 350 liters of oils were discovered.  While tomb robbers had stolen nearly all of the precious oils, some of the jars still contained oil traces.  The robbers chose oils over gold, showing how valuable essential oils were to this ancient civilizations.

In 1817, the Ebers Papyrus, a medical scroll over 870 feet long, was discovered.  Dating back to 1500 B.C., the scroll had over 800 different herbal prescriptions and remedies.  Many mixtures contained myrrh and honey. Myrrh was also used for embalming due to its ability to prevent bacterial growth.
I believe the ancient people had a greater understanding of essential oils than we do today.

**Essential Oils are highly concentrated substances. For example:
Pure rose oil requires 5,000 roses to make 5 ml. That is why they can be so costly.

Oils are amazing, right? If you would like to try some, I sell them.
Contact me. Heal yourself and your family.

Sources: Natural Home Remedies by:B Phil
               Relaxation by:Paragon Publishing


  1. I love essential oils! Thanks for sharing this!! I need to try this to lift my mood.

  2. I've been interested in essential oils for a number of years now, but never really followed that interest or knew where to start. Maybe I should!

    1. Julie,
      you should try them. They are quite amazing and they really work. I feel like they are a great gift from God here upon the earth. Sami, my mom and I all use them. We could give you a sample.