Essential Oils are the bottled essence of what makes up the scent and taste of medicinal herbs, flowers, fruits, seeds, roots, and the bark of trees and plants. These natural remedies have been used effectively around the world for thousands of years. Today, because of the growing dissatisfaction with synthetic pharmaceuticals, their frightening side-effects, and the monopoly that Big Pharma has on our current for-profit medical industry, many people are returning to natural options for their safe and proven medicinal properties.
Essential Oils contain important natural chemical compounds that safely heal and support our immune systems. Compounds such as terpenes, aldehydes, and phenols, etc. have specific beneficial organic properties that are life sustaining not only for the plant, but for the human biosystem as well. Each compound has numerous therapeutic benefits, as shown in the selected list below. (For a more comprehensive list, there are many excellent websites and books on the subject.)
- anti-inflammatory (ginger, black pepper, ylang ylang, helichrysum)
- antibacterial (oregano, thyme, clove)
- antifungal (cardamom, jasmine, bergamot)
- analgesic (peppermint, rosemary, fennel, lemongrass)
- sedative (vetiver, lavender, roman chamomile)
I use dōTERRA CPTG Essential Oils because they are pure, safe, and scientifically proven to be effective. Here are a couple of short videos that will give a better idea of what they’re about.