Essential Oils

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Do you know the safe and therapeutic uses of essential oils.?

Let’s start with what essential oil is. Essential oil is derived from what was originally“Quintessential oils.”Meaning“Life Force” the plant’s essence.” Not all plants produce essential oils. The essential oils have many different functions for the plant and those functions are beneficial for us also.

Essential oils can be safely and therapeutically used in three ways: 

 

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Aromatically

That means that a diffuser is used to atomize the oil into tiny droplets that suspend easily in the air.

You can also simply put a drop in your hands, cup your hands over your nose and mouth, and breath. Or, put a drop on a tissue or cotton ball and hold it close to the nose. The aromatic use of essential oils is great for mood and opening the respiratory tree.

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Topically

Essential oils can be applied topically for both local and systemic effects. Typically, if something hurts, you can apply an oil to the local area of discomfort. For safety, oils used topically should be diluted. For a dilution chart, click here. Topical use of essential oils can also have a systemic effect. 

The longest nerve in the body is the vegas nerve. The vegas nerve signals all the organs. Some oils increase vegas nerve stimulation, other oils relax vegas nerve stimulation. The place in the body that has the closest direct vegas nerve access is right behind the ears – where ladies are taught to apply perfume.

When you think about it. Back in the day, when herbs were used more, I bet that they were placed behind the ear for maximum systemic effect. Many of those herbs were fragrant and had a pleasant aroma to go along with the therapeutic effect. Somewhere along the way, when fragrances became little more than synthetic scents, we lost track of the idea that there was a reason for them to have been applied over the vegas nerve. 

Some oils applied over the heart will slow a racing heart. Oils applied to the spine can also have a systemic effect. Oils applied to the bottom of the feet are also effective systemically. Again, oils applied topically should be diluted. Essential oils can be up to 70 times more concentrated than the herb from which they were derived. Sometimes, that is just too hot. Even mild oils applied repeatedly to the same area should be diluted for safety. Again, if you don’t have a dilution chart, click here.

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Internally

The internal use of essential oils is controversial. I have attended two different training facilities that refuse to teach consuming essential oils internally – the oils are simply too strong. I have also seen physicians on stage in front of tens of thousands of people take essential oils internally to validate that oils are safe to use internally. Some common sense should be employed by anyone taking oils internally. 

We are a pill-popping society. We think that in order to be effective, a remedy must be taken internally. Essential oils can be as effective, safer and work faster when used topically and aromatically. There are some oils that can safely be taken internally for therapeutic benefit. There are other oils that are toxic when taking internally. 

Never take an essential oil internally without a supplemental facts label and recommended dose. One must monitor the number of drops taken internally on a daily basis. And some essential oils should not be taken for more than 10 days in a row or the balance in intestinal flora can be upset.

 

Now that you know how essential oils can be used, let’s talk about the therapeutic use of essential oils. While I am not legally allowed to discuss medical benefits of essential oils, I can discuss the therapeutic effects of individual components.

For instance: the aldehydes, geranial, neral and citronellal found in high concentrations Melissa officinalis also called Melissa or lemon balm are so effective at preventing HSV infection the oil has been used been used extensively in these cases. These aldehydes also rendered viral cells unable to attach to host cell surface cell receptors in petri dishes (Pourghanburi et al 2016).

The ability to prevent endosome acidification was ascribed to terpinen-4-ol, α-terpineol and terpinolene major constituents in tea tree oil (Garozzo et al 2009, Garozzo et al 2011). These were tested against additional viruses, but their action may be Influenza A virus specific. terpinen-4-ol, α-terpineol and terpinolene carried in tea tree oil, was actively diffused with a nebulizer for two seconds, cleared nearly all airborne Influenza A virus at 10 minutes, and showed zero virus at 15 minutes post nebulizer treatment (Usachev et al 2013).

Eugenol, a major constituent of clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum) and cinnamon leaf oils (Tisserand and Young 2014), was also an effective virus inhibitor (Vimalanathan and Hudson 2014)

In addition to protection from bugs, essential oils are great to use to help with mood management. Linalool, a prominent component in Lavender essential oil is calming and reduces anxiety. Linalo0l rich oils are very calming to the nervous system.

Patchoulol, α-bulnesene, α-guaiene, α-patchoulene make up about 65% of patchouli essential oil and has been documented as reduceing stress, depression and anxiety. The components are sedative, balancing, help unite the mind and emotions with the physical world*.

Many oils high in sesquiterpenols are considered to be grounding and sedative and balancing to the emotions. Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Patchouli and Vetiver oils are high in sesquiterpenols. 

So you see, Essential oils are effective and valuable. Therapeutic use has been shown to reduce the amount of or need for pharmaceutical use.

*These statements have not been verified by the FDA.

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February 8 2021 Valentine’s Day Essential Oils: Make and Take Gifts at Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) Continuing Education Center (CEC) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm MT

Aromatherapy can play a powerful role in relationships. Give your special someone the gift of essential oils for love and romance this Valentine’s Day. Participants will make an essential oil blend for the diffuser, a scented topical blend, and an aromatic bath salt.

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February 22 2021 Essential Oils in Pregnancy, Nursing, and Infants at Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) Continuing Education Center (CEC) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm MT

Essential oils are up to 70 times stronger than herbs. It would take 28 cups of peppermint tea to equal the strength of one drop of quality peppermint oil. There are oils that are antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal; oils that help ease breathing issues and minimize seasonal irritations; oils known to reduce minor discomfort, aches, and pains; and oils that ease occasional indigestion and help maintain gastrointestinal health. You name it; there is an oil for that. Learn the science behind the oils and know what oils to use when.

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March 1 2021Essential Oils as Nature's Medicine at Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) Continuing Education Center (CEC) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm MT

Think of the contents of your medicine cabinet. From the beginning of recorded time, essential oils have been extracted from aromatic plants and used as effective medicine based on therapeutic properties. Come learn how essential oils can be used effectively without side effects or reactions, and be empowered in your health for pennies per drop.

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March 15 2021 Essential Oils: Safe and Effective at Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) Continuing Education Center (CEC) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm MT

Essential oils are up to 70 times stronger than herbs. All medications were originally plants. In this science-based class, you will learn how to use essential oils safely and with confidence. Should essential oils be taken internally? Can these powerful oils be safely applied to the skin without the dilution? How long should you diffuse? How much is too much? What about allergic reactions to essential oils? You will learn the answers to these and many more questions.

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March 29 2021 Essential Oils 101 at Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) Continuing Education Center (CEC) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm MT

Essential oils seem to be all the rage. This class will cover the basics of essential oils and how they differ from infused oils. We will also cover what they can be used for and how to use them safely. What about use in pregnancy or childbirth, for infants and nursing mothers, for the elderly or those with sensitive skin? Can essential oils be harmful? Can/should they be taken internally? This class will answer all of these questions and more.

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April 12 2021 The Science Behind Essential Oils at Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) Continuing Education Center (CEC) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm MT

Essential oils are up to 70 times stronger than herbs. It would take 28 cups of peppermint tea to equal the strength of one drop of quality peppermint oil. There are oils that are antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal; oils that help ease breathing issues and minimize seasonal irritations; oils known to reduce minor discomfort, aches, and pains; and oils that ease occasional indigestion and help maintain gastrointestinal health. You name it; there is an oil for that. Learn the science behind the oils and know what oils to use when.

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May 24 2021Essential Oils as Nature's Medicine at Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) Continuing Education Center (CEC) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm MT

Think of the contents of your medicine cabinet. From the beginning of recorded time, essential oils have been extracted from aromatic plants and used as effective medicine based on therapeutic properties. Come learn how essential oils can be used effectively without side effects or reactions, and be empowered in your health for pennies per drop.

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April 26 2021Hormone Balance with Essential Oils at Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) Continuing Education Center (CEC) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm MT

Hormones regulate every system in the body. There are hormones to sleep and awaken, hormones to run from tigers, hormones to build bone and tear down bone, hormones to make you hungry or slow appetite, and on and on. Some essential oils act like hormones, while others stimulate the production of hormones. Essential oils affect physical, physiological, psychological, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. Learn how to use them to improve your health.

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May 10 2021 Self -Care with Essential Oils at Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) Continuing Education Center (CEC) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm MT

Hormones regulate every system in the body. There are hormones to sleep and awaken, hormones to run from tigers, hormones to build bone and tear down bone, hormones to make you hungry or slow appetite, and on and on. Some essential oils act like hormones, while others stimulate the production of hormones. Essential oils affect physical, physiological, psychological, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. Learn how to use them to improve your health.

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