• Skeptical About Essential Oils? Here’s The Science Behind Them


    Research studies conducted by the cosmetic, flavoring, and tobacco industries on essential oils show positive effects for a variety of health concerns. Some of these concerns include infections, pain, anxiety, depression, nausea, and many more. Essential oils provide a holistic-type approach to medicine that may eventually show universally positive for many of the diseases and mental conditions diagnosed every day throughout the world.

    So why have we not implemented the essential oils magic into the mass market? Well, they are a couple political reasons why scientists won’t spill the beans.

    First and foremost, pressure from the drug companies and pay-offs to leading researchers cause problems in the progression of essential oil research. All of these companies require millions of people to buy their drugs every year and will do anything to keep it that way. Therefore, research for funding and experimentation is limited.

    The truth lies in the research, and currently the research does prove positive results with essential oils on a variety of diseases and disorders.

    What are Essential Oils?

    Essential oils are the fluids in plants, also known as the plants “Life Blood.” Just like we need blood in order to survive, plants need essential oils in order to survive. The molecular structure of the essential oils, whatever they may be depending on the plant, are very tiny, which makes them highly concentrated.

    Even the smallest drop of an essential oil consists of millions and millions of molecules, more than our bodies have cells. Therefore, one drop of essential oil has the ability to cover all of our body cells with essential compounds needed for disease, viral and bacterial infection prevention.

    The Important Compounds Found Within Essential Oils

    Phenols – This compound is a bodyguard against viruses and bacteria. Phenols create an environment within the body that creates conditions volatile to many viruses and bacteria, not allowing them to grow or spread throughout the body. The immune system contains what we call “T-cells” which are essentially cells that communicate with each other to fight off or eliminate viruses and bacteria. When you don’t get enough sleep or your immune system is lowered, these cells do not communicate properly and therefore viruses and bacteria are able to freely spread throughout the body. Phenol allows for cells to communicate properly and is one of the most needed compounds found in most essential oils. Some of these essential oils include Anise, Clove, Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Cinnamon, and Cane.

    Monoterpenes – This compound is found in most essential oils and provides the “software” to cellular memory, or DNA. I know that you are probably asking yourself, “What does that mean?”

    Basically, a person’s DNA is like their code, which is written in a certain way that creates stability in the human functionality (something we would call “normal health conditions”). When diseases, such as cancer, occur in the body, it is not a bacterial and viral infection, but rather a de-coding or improper creation of cellular patterns that hold everything in balance. When this occurs, people develop diseases that may become deadly in the future.

    Monoterpenes have the ability to reprogram wrongly written information in the cellular memory and therefore can help in the curing of several diseases humans may develop within their lifetime. Some of the essential oils that have this compound are Grapefruit, Juniper, Spruce, Peppermint, and Pine. There are also many others, some which hold higher concentrations than others.

    Sesquiterpenes – This compound is similar to Monoterpenes in the sense that it provides relief for cancer – it has actually been tested to help fight cancer. Sesquiterpenes deliver oxygen molecules to cells, allowing them to grow and prosper. This actually disables the growth of cancer cells within the body, and as with the Monoterpenes, this compound will help to re-write the code that was disrupted during cancer growth. Some of the essential oils that contain these molecules are Ginger, Myrrh, Black Pepper, and Sandalwood.


    This article was written by Brennen Kliffmueller. Brennen has been using essential oils since he was a little boy – his grandma always swore by them. Today, Brennen turns to essential oils for all of his aches and pains, and even just for stress relief and their calming properties. If you’d like to view some of Brennen’s other work, be sure to check out his Google+.

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