They are aromatic volatile liquids distilled from trees, shrubs, roots, bushes, seeds and flowers.
Essential oils capture a plant’s therapeutic properties, they are chemically very complex consisting of hundreds of different chemical compounds.
That simplist way is when inhaled they act on the olfactory nerves which connect directly to the emotional part of our brain. Or when essential oils are applied topically, they can flow through the entire body in 20 minutes, and have a profound effect in healing and oxygenating in your blood.
Generally they are safe, used with common sense.
A few guidelines:
Pregnant women should consult an aromatherapist, as to what essential oil to use during pregnancy. Keep out of reach of children, as they can be caustic when undiluted.
Citrus oils are photosensitive and may cause a rash or dark pigmentation or skin exposed to direct sunlight, if used that day.
Always dilute essential oils before applying to skin as some are more sensitive than others. Keep away from eyes and never directly in eyes or ears. If this happens us an jojoba oil to wipe out.
We do not recommend taking oils internally, even though the practice is common in parts of Europe.
Lastly the most important. Start with using therapeutic grade essential oils. Using the purest quality oil available, to receive the full benefit for the Body, Emotional, and Spiritual levels.
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Why do some aroma oils cost so much?
Basically: The price of the essential oil is determined by the amount of oil produced from each plant. As an example below is the plant material needed to produce just one pound of each of these oils.
Sun and sunlight play an important role in our daily life. Who does not feel joy when exposed to the first rays of sunshine after a long cold winter or when seeing a beautiful rainbow or sunset? Sunlight is enormously important for growth. In fact, there is no life possible without light. This same light that initially made growth possible also accelerates the process of molecular decay. As soon as plants, for example, are ready for harvesting, they must be used immediately or preserved efficiently. If they are exposed to sunlight after being gathered, then decomposition may take place and this drastically reduces the level of bio-energy in the plant. It is believed that this process of decomposition is due to the radiation from the visible light.
In order to test this observation, chemical analysis by gaschromatography of rosewater stored for two months in either violet and amber glass was performed at this institute. It was clearly shown that within 2 months the amount of several important aromatic compounds decreased significantly following storage in amber glass. No change was observed in the sample stored in violet glass pointing to quality protection against decomposition by visible light.
Since ancient times, mankind has tried to protect its most valuable products against the damaging effects of light. The early Egyptians, for instance, preserved their precious substances in gold or violet jars. Modern times have introduced many new forms of packaging. Glass, which has been known for ages, is still one of the most widely used materials. However, most of the traditional colors used in glass packaging (clear, amber, blue and green) allow visible light to pass through and therefore don’t offer enough protection against decomposition processes induced by visible light.
Miron violet glass does not allow light from the visible spectrum to penetrate (with the exception of violet radiation) but is transparent in the infrared spectrum. Black glass doesn’t allow any visible light to go through and is also transparent in the infrared (IR) spectrum. The most important difference between these two glass types is that black glass fully absorbs UVA ultraviolet (UV) and violet frequencies without allowing any transmission to occur, whilst Miron violetglass is permeable for these frequencies. These wavelengths partially enter Miron violetglass, giving it a unique quality: impermeable in the visible light spectrum from blue to red but open to penetration of UVA, violet and IR frequencies. Due to this special combination, sensitive materials stored in Miron violetglass are highly protected against the processes of decomposition caused by light influences from the visible spectrum and gives it the added benefit of the positive effects that result from UVA, violet and IR frequencies.
Biophotonic research, the study of light particles emitted by cells, has shown that these wavelengths are very important for communication between living cells. Recent results from this scientific field by Professor Popp and Dr. Niggli have also shown that the quality of nutrition not only depends on chemical composition, but also on the content of light energy and the potential information that is provided by UVA and IR frequencies. This fundamental bio-information plays a crucial role in the control of all vital processes. Biophotonic measurements show that food (ripe grain, plants and fruits, freshly squeezed or dried) as well as any extracts from plants ( as example olive and linseed oil) are perfect suppliers of light energy; a transfer which is closely connected to optical memorization within the biological sample.)
Nevertheless, high class edible goods lose their quality during storage and age prematurely. Biophotonic research on the quality of food, contained in a variety of package materials, show that the quality of ordered bio-energy of food stored in violet glass, is significantly higher than counterparts kept in classical containers such as glass or plastic. In addition, it was demonstrated that an optimal protection of bio-information is obtained during long-term storage in violet glass.
Scientific research of biophotonics in the field of food quality control, led by Professor Fritz-Albert Popp, is performed at the International Institute for Biophysics (IIB) in Hombroich near Dusseldorf (Germany). In the early eighties he initiated this research at the University and at the Centre of Technology in Kaiserslautern (Germany).
Since 1988, Dr. Niggli has collaborated scientifically with Professor Popp. In the middle of the nineties he started biophotonic research on the quality of food stored in a variety of package materials. The results of this studies are shown in figure 6. Biological samples stored in violet glass preserve their quality of bio-energy significantly better than in classical packaging (e.g. amber glass, Aluminum foil and plastic).
The MIRON violet glass has been available for over 10 years and has been used for a wide range of quality products such as essential oils, flower essences, sun-remedies, natural cosmetics, Royal jelly, flax oils, massage oils and lately for olive oils. Many companies have discovered that the MIRON violet glass offers a significant additional marketing value to high end quality products. Compared to the traditional colours in glass packaging.
The MIRON violet glass offers:
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Invincible Essences uses Elizabeth Van Buren essential oils, analyzed by Spectix GC/MS lab, batch by batch, to assure you their value, safety, and effectiveness. GC/MS is the most advanced scientific method to reveal the composition of an oil and check for the following indicators of adulteration:
Tiferet High Quality Essential Oils are also used.
Vetiver is a tall, densely tufted perennial grass, up to 6 feet, with long narrow leaves, light yellow to reddish in colour. They are steam-distilled for their essential oil, a viscous amber liquid.
Vetiver flourishes on the Himalaya mountains, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia. It’s rich earth fragrance of the root that is woven into heavy blinds, for windows of homes in the burning room of summer when sprayed with water. The root and it’s essential oil are used to help to alleviate thirst, heat stroke, fevers, the oil is applied to relieve inflammatory disorders of the joints and skin. May be used for rheumatoid arthritis and eczema.
An important perfume constituent, the essential oil affords a rich and tenacious basenote, characteristic that serves as a fixative for Oriental and Middle Eastern perfumes. Vetiver’s ability to cool and nourish the body is reflected in its actor on a psychological level. The oil imbues us with the calm, reassuring strength of mother Earth and her deep sense of belonging. Vetiver sedates, and yet restores us — centers and reconnects us closing the gap between spirit and matter.
Reassurance Retrieval Renewal
Neroli is extracted from the fragrant flowers of the bitter orange tree, also known as the or Seville orange tree. The evergreen tree, growing to height of ten metre (32 feet), has dark green, ovate leaves, white flowers with thick, fleshy petals, and small, dark fruits.
Native to southeast Asia- from where it spread to India and Persia- the tree today grows in the mediterranean, California, and South America. It is one of the few plants that produce more than one essential oil: neroli from the blossoms, petigrain from the leaves and twigs, and bitter orange oil from the rind of the fruit. The major producers of neroli are Tunisia, Italy, and France.
The bitter orange was first cultivated in the Mediterranean by Arab conquerors in the 10th or 11th century.
Neroli is thought to have been named after Anna Maria de la Tremoille, Princess of Neroli (near Rome), who in the 17th century introduced the oil to Italian society. Anna MAria used the scent wherever she could- on her gloves, stationary and scarves.
Cool in temperature and neutral in moisture, neroli oil cleats heat, relaxes the nerves and uplifts the Spirit.
Together with Rose, lavender, and melissa, it is one of the best essential oils to calm and stabilize the Heart and Mind. Neroli is particularly good for hot, agitated conditions of the Heart characterized by restlessness, insomnia, and palpitations, and is indicated for hypertension (high blood pressure). An all-round regulator of the nervous system, neroli oil helps to ease mental and emotional tension, nervous depression, and both chronic and acute anxiety.
With an action similar to that or orange peel oil, neroli is also of benefit to the Liver and Spleen Pancreas, and regulates nervous dyspepsia, abdominal spasm, and colic. Mildly astringent in nature, it is at the same time “grounding”.
Neroli oil instills both comfort and strength, and assists in the release of repressed emotions through relaxing and reuniting our solar and lunar (conscious and subconscious worlds).
Described as both sensual and spiritual, neroli help reestablish the links between a disconnected body and mind. If, for example, nervous depression quells sexual desire, neroli promotes both sensual ease and a feeling of emotional harmony. If, on the other hand, disturbing emotions have been pushed below consciousness, and “somatized” in the body as spasm and pain, neroli paves the way for their gradual release, easing the depression borne of denial. In this way, neroli oil may be considered for any deep emotional pain that robs us of hope and joy.
Love Trust Self-acceptance
The damask rose is a hardy, deciduous, bushy shrub with a height and spread of up to two metres (six feet). It has grey-green foliage and fragrant double flowers, pink in bud and fading to almost white. Most Rosa damascena is cultivated in the Balkan mountains of southern Bulgaria, in the Valley of the Roses.
Originating from Asia, there are some 250 different species of rose, and over 10,000 different hybrid varieties. It is the Bulgarian damask rose, cultivated since the 16th century, which is considered to produce the finest quality distilled essence, or “otto”. Most rose oil produced in France is extracted by solvents from cabbage rose, to produce an “absolute”. because it requires as many as 60,000 roses (57kg/120lbs) to make 28g (1oz) of rose otto, the absolute is significantly cheaper, and it is therefore used by the perfumery industry.
Rose was called “the queen of flowers” by the Greek poet Sappho. the gentle, exquisite sweetness of its aroma, together with its considerable therapeutic value, ensured its special place in the medicine and perfumery of the Ancient persian, Egyptian, Indian, Greek and Roman civilization. It is no less revered today.
In terms of Oriental medicine, rose is cool and moist in nature, clears heat and inflammation, and helps to restore the body’s yin energy. It is generally indicated for inflamed, toxic and infectious conditions, and for anxiety and depression.
Cooling and regulating the Liver, rose oil is indicated for hot, stagnant conditions that result in tension, irritability, headache, and constipation. It can improve the flow of bile, reduce nausea, and help to relieve cholecystitis. Long considered a tonic of the uterus, its astringent and haemostatic actions make it indicated for excessive menstrual bleeding- especially combined with oils of cypress and geranium.
Rose oil is one of the most suitable ingredients of ointments and lotions for the skin, particularly when it is inflamed or dehydrated, or affected by rashes or boils. Rosewater, too, is excellent for soothing and toning skin which is sensitive and dry.
A gentle tonic of the Heart, the key to rose’s psychological properties lie mainly in its effect on the Mind, the centre of our emotional being. Rose oil calms and yet supports the Heart, helping to nourish the Heart-yin and restore a sense of well-being. It is of benefit for nervous anxiety, insomnia and palpitations.
On a more subtle level, the power of rose may by symbolized by its traditional classification as a Herb of Love. Sacred to Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love, beauty, and fertility, the enticing floral sensuality of rose oil has made it a renowned aphrodisiac. At the same time, the damask rose is the Holy Rose, a symbol of God’s love for the world. it is often shown surrounding the Virgin, as when she appeared to St. Bernadette at Lourdes.
The compassion of the flower is revealed through its ability to heal emotional wounds. When rejection or less has injured our capacity for self-love and nurturing, rose oil brings a sweet, gentle comfort, binding the heart-strings of the Mind. Bringing warmth to a soul grown cold through abuse or hurt, rose oil can touch the deepest despair, restoring the trust that makes it possible to love again.
Stillness Unity Being
Sandalwood is a parasitic evergreen tree, growing to a height of nine metres (29 feet), with leathery leaves and small purple flowers. the essential oil is extracted from the tree’s heartwood. Native to southern Asia, most of the world’s Santalum album is grown in the mysore region of eastern India.
The long history of sandalwood in the cultural and spiritual life of Asia cannot be overstated. The wood was carved into furniture, temples, and religious icons, is burned as an incense in Buddhist and Hindu temples, and retains an important place in Ayurvedic, Tibetan, and traditional Chinese medicines. For the yogi it is believed to encourage the meditative state and to enhance devotion to God.
In Ayurvedic medicine sandalwood is valued for its anti-inflammatory, anti-febrile, and anti-infectious properties. Frequently applied as a paste for inflamed skin, it is classified according to Ayurveda as a medicinal for conditions of pitta or fire.
Cool and decongesting, sandalwood oil is primarily indicated for problems of hot, inflammatory, and catarrhal nature, particularly where the intestines, genitor-urinary system and lungs are involved. As a gently sedating analgesic, it also helps to relieve pain.
Sandalwood oil is outstanding for intestinal and genitourinary conditions that require a cooling, astringent effect- as in cases of “burning” diarrhea, mucous colitis, and vaginal discharge of a yellowish color. Mildly anti-infectious, it may also be combined with lavender, tea tree, and geranium oils as a part of an ointment for hot, “burning” cysts.
Sandalwood oil, in addition, is useful for respiratory mucus and infection- especially when a soothing, demulcent effect is required. In cases of bronchitis involving a “think”, harsh and painful cough, sandalwood may be combined with oils of eucalyptus and geranium. In very low dilution it may also be employed as a gargle for sore throats.
An excellent oil for the skin, sandalwood may be used for dryness, irritation, itching, and inflammation, and is helpful for both eczema and psoriasis.
Sandalwood oil’s influence on the mind and Spirit relate at a basic level to its cooling, calming and toning effect on the nervous system. it may be used effectively for hot, agitated emotional states that lead to headache, insomnia, and nervous exhaustion.
Sandalwood’s subtle properties are equally reflected in its traditional use as an aid to meditation, prayer, and spiritual practice generally. Its “divinely sweet”, soft balsamic, base-note characteristics evoke the Element Earth at its most sensual yet deeply tranquil. Clarifying and stilling the mind- and refreshing and overheated body- sandalwood oil reconnects us to our primordial sense of being.
The paradox of sandalwood is that while at can encourage states of “higher” consciousness, it does so not through any sort of other-worldly effect but by bringing us back to our essential self, to a more immediate awareness of palpable like itself. Whenever we over-invest in seeing specific outcomes to our efforts- especially out of a neurotic need for security- sandalwood oil helps to re-establish an acceptance of reality as it is.
Sandalwood actually frees it as a creative source, always present in the here and now. It is perhaps for this reason that it has been associated, in terms of the symbolism of the Tarot, with the Empress- the universal womb in which all manifestation is gestated, and the Great Mother of Ideas.
Essential oils is the essence of living plants on our planet. Essential oils and plants are the vibration of the same living life force energy. With Essential oils being highly concentrated energies, we could say they are the essence of the spirit in the plant kingdom.
The frequencies are stronger when grown organic, wildcrafted and with consciousness. With raw foods we eat the plants, with essential oils, we usually distill the plants. Essential oils are about 25 times stronger. This is why the Light force is even more magnified through the synergy of several different oils together. I believe the strength and power of nature is carried through the oils. One may feel that their fragrances are like messengers of positivity and love. We activate the foods into our spirits by blessings before and after our meals. With essential oils we amplify the Light by using positive thoughts or healing mantras in making of a blend.
The way the essential oils are concentrated and their properties of not spoiling is a great treasure in these times, as food may be polluted or unavailable. Unlike foods, if you have the magic little bottles of oils they will survive years. It is interesting when added to food; the oils intensify the strength and vibration. Essential oil are very versatile. They can be taken internally or topically. They increase all levels of being, body, emotions, and spiritually back to our source.
In this physical world of existence all things flow together for the whole. There are seven ways that essential oils support us as the essence of living foods bring us into wholeness:
Essential oils have been used medicinally to kill bacteria, fungi and viruses by Hebrews, and Egyptians, dating back 5,000 years ago. As more is researched, the increasingly important role of Essential oils in combating new mutations of bacteria, fungi and viruses is being serious studied. At Brigham Young University they indicate that most viruses, fungi and bacteria cannot live in the presence of many Essential oils; especially those high in phenols; such as; clove and oregano and terpenes; for example, pine and bergamot.
For every body ailment there is a practical, perhaps, magical blend.
Respiratory- Eucalyptus radiate and Tea Tree should be rubbed on top feet.
Digestion- use peppermint on the stomach and 1 drop on the tongue.
Circulation- to help normal circulation and help overcome fluid retention, use juniper and cajut.
Liver- sandalwood and goldenrod help the bladder. All these help the physical body in maintaining great health.
The frequencies of Essential oils are between 52-320 mkz (junk food contains 0). Essential oils are the highest frequencies of all known substances. At the top is Rose oil at 320 mkz. When we make a synergy of 3 Essential oils they create a great healing vibration, not only to the body, but to the whole vibration of the person.
Clove, thyme, oregano have an antioxidant rating up to ten times higher than the highest antioxidant food. The higher amount of antioxidants in the system the less free radical damage, which in turn helps all the organs and boosts the immune system.
Emotional, mental, and spiritual health is influenced by the centers of the brain where aromas penetrate and affect. Essential oils are extremely powerful. They contain small enough molecules to pass through the blood and brain barrier. When you breathe oil molecules into the back of your nose, they go straight to the brain and into the amygdala which is a strong storage system for all your emotional experiences. The amygdala doesn’t understand words, or language. It responds only to smell. Hence the essential oils provide a powerful means to affect that portion of our brain that activates feelings and emotions. Basic emotions can not exist in the higher frequencies of the aroma oils.
We know that the more oxygen in the body, the greater the general health; cancer cannot live in high oxygen concentration level. So using brain stimulates such as rosemary, peppermint and basil, can increase the oxygen to the brain as well as rejuvenation of brain functions.
Essential oils activate the sense of higher well-being. Thus they make it easier to connect to the divine flow of consciousness. Essential oils are carriers of Light, and activates intention. Essential oils are part of the wisdom revealed through the ages, and most traditions. We can use the Essential oils to transcend the worldly desires and to open ourselves up to what is…
I have explained in this thesis how Essential oils activate the Light within. In this way they help turn us into superconductors of the Light. Because of this I consider Essential oils a power supporter of spiritual life.