Here's another common question I get. . .
How do essential oils work?
That question is a natural one as people wonder how it is that a simple-appearing aromatic substance can have so many powerful effects.
The place to begin to address how essential oils work is by considering their chemistry. Essential oils are made up of very tiny molecules. Much smaller than the molecules found in "fatty oils" like peanut or olive oil.
It also needs to be remembered that the properties of essential oils -- so necessary to their native plants -- are very useful to humans as well.
A good example of this has to do with mold and fungi. As essential oils boost the immune systems of plants against the constant threat of mold and fungi, they work to do the same for humans. This is why essential oils can be so effective against health problems related to these hardy organisms.
In addition to defending against molds and fungi -- as well as viruses and bacteria -- essential oils also work to support various bodily systems such as the endocrine, circulatory, digestive, nervous, and reproductive system.
A little known secret about essential oils is that they are the world's most powerful antioxidants.
You've probably heard about antioxidants and how they cleanse the body of free radicals which helps slow the aging process and prevent cancer.
Well, essential oils are a great source of antioxidants.
For example, clove oil is extremely high in antioxidants. Think about this -- to get an equivalent of the antioxidants in an ounce of clove oil, you would need 450 pounds of carrots,120 quarts of blueberries, or 48 gallons of beet juice!
One last point. Another way essential oils work is through their high frequency.
Recently, scientists have been learning more about the relationship between the frequency of the body and the quality of one's health.
When the body is in poor health -- because of anything from a cold to cancer -- the body registers a lower frequency. With better health, the frequency is higher.
Studies show that the human body's frequency can be adversely affected by certain foods, and positively affected by activities like prayer -- and the use of essential oils.
So, how do essential oils work? Now you know a good bit of the answer.
Keep in mind, that in discussing the different ways how essential oils work, it's assumed that only quality, therapeutic oils are being used.