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Friday, November 21, 2014

How Do Essential Oils Work

One of these days, when I have nothing better to do... Oh wait, that never happens.  I have been meaning to write a post about how essential oils work.  You all know how much I love Young Living oils.   You also all know how much I love the quality and the purity of these oils.  Look at this message I just got from someone in my organization.

Also.. 2 cool things ( that you probably already know) but I remember you talking about quality of oils... I am out of lavendar but I have a bottle of Aveda lavendar... aveda... good stuff.... one would think that there wouldn't be a difference. There is.... much better. Another thing... my friend was having mice in her house... I mean..outsmarting the traps and seriously standing in her kitchen staring at her. I read peppermint oil repels rodents... so I gave her some cotton balls with peppermint oil on it... NO MICE since and she said the added benefit. ..her kitchen smelled nice!!!

I am seriously fascinated with the science behind essential oils.  Again, if I had unlimited funds and time (that will be another post later on the benefits of a Young Living business) I would study this stuff!

Dr. David Stewart writes some amazing articles in his Raindrop Messenger.  Here is a link to his site Raindrop Messenger.  If you are curious about oils I would suggest signing up for his newsletter.

Here is one of his articles about how Essential Oils can quickly pass through the Blood Brain Barrier.  I hope you enjoy as much as I do.  I won't tell anyone that you are a geek :)

Blood-Brain Barrier/How the Oils Work
by David Stewart, Ph.D.
Raindrop Messenger Archive
Official Newsletter of C.A.R.E.
The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education
It would be more accurate to consider the Blood Brain Barrier a seive or filter through
which only molecules of a certain size or smaller can penetrate.
Most of the molecules of the substances used in chemotherapy are too large to pass
through the Blood-Brain Filter which is why doctors say that chemo doesn't work on
brain cancer. Some of the molecules get through, but not the whole suite of drugs

When it comes to essential oils, small molecules are what they are made of. That is
why they are aromatic.

The only way something can be aromatic is for the molecules to be so small that they
readily leap from the surface of the substance and circulate in the air so they can
enter our noses and be detected as odor and smell.

That is why massage oils (fatty oils) such as corn, peanut, safflower, walnut, almond,
olive, and other oils pressed from seeds are not aromatic.
Sure, they have a smell, but you can't smell them across the room in minutes (or
seconds) as you can when one opens a bottle of peppermint or other essential oil.
Back to the so called Blood Brain Barrier: Essential oils are mixtures of dozens, even
hundreds, of constituents all of which are primarily composed of Carbon, Hydrogen
and Oxygen.

The molecules of Essential oils are all very tiny and most of which can pass through
the Blood Brain Barrier.

All essential oils are principally composed of a class of organic compounds built of
"isoprene units," where each unit is a set of five connected carbon atoms with some
hydrogens attached.

Molecules built of isoprene units are all classified as "terpens." Terpenes are what
make essential oils unique in the world of oily substances.
Terpenes with molecules containing only one isoprene unit are called
Phenylpropanoids and are found in Clove (90%), Basil (75%), Cinnamon (73%) and to
a lesser extent in most other essential oils.

Among other functions, Phenylpropanoids cleanse receptor sites.
Monoterpenes (substances containing two isoprene units or ten carbons atoms per

Monoterpens are found in most essential oils, but especially in Spruce (38%),
Valerian (34%), and Juniper (14%) as well as Cistus, Fir and Pine.
Among other functions, Monoterpenes reprogram the DNA at a cellular level which is
why healings via essential oils are often permanent, i.e. the miswritten codes in the
cells has been corrected.

Sesquiterpenes (substances containing three isoprene units or fifteen carbon atoms
per molecule) are principally found in Cedarwood (98%), Vetiver (97%), Sandalwood
(90%), Black Pepper (74%), Patchouli (71%), Myrrh (62%), Ginger (59%), as well as
Vitex, German Chamomile, Spikenard, Galbanum, and Frankincense (8%).

Sesquiterpenes deprogram miswritten codes in the DNA.

There are also Diterpens (substances containing four isoprene units or twenty carbon
atoms per molecule), as well as Triterpens and Tetraterpens containing thirty and
forty carbons per molecule each respctively.
All of the Terpen family of molecules are small enough to penetrate the blood brain

Sesquiterpene molecules have the capability of carrying oxygen, like hemoglobin
does in the blood. Hence they are oxygenating to human tissue and are especially
effective in fighting cancer cells which cannot tolerate oxygen.
However, the combination (triple punch) of Phenylpropanoids, Sesqueterpenes, and

Monoterpens is especially healing with cancers and every other type of illness.
That's because with this combination you:
(1) first, you clean the receptor sites allowing proper transfer of hormones and proper
information between cells;
(2) second, you deprogram or erase the wrong information from cells stored in the
MRNA and DNA; and
(3) third, you reprogram the cells with the correct information so they can function
properly and effect a permanent healing.

To one extent or another, most essential oils contain some of all three of these three
types of terpens which is the secret to their healing power.
So there you have it in a nutshell: The Blood-Brain Barrier and the chemistry of how

Essential Oils Work to bring about healing.

The information expressed above is from what I have learned from Dr. Gary Young in
his Level I and Level II seminars as well as the PDR, Gary's other writings and tapes
as well as other Organic Chemistry texts I have studied.

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