By Sandra P. Cruz Rionegro
Stand near a rose bush and you will receive the benefits of its natural healing energy and scent. Did you know that scientific research has shown that essential oils vibrate at the highest frequency levels known and can produce environments where no disease, bacteria or viruses can survive? Damask rose oil for example, emits the highest energy vibration of them all. Studies have proven that a drop of a high quality essential oil placed on a human foot can deliver its healing information into each and every cell in your body within 21 minutes.
A few companies, such as dōTERRA, have a high reputation for collecting distilled oils from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy. Extractions are primarily done in two ways, steam and expression; oils can be found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots and flowers.
Steam distillation is the most common way to extract aromatic compounds (essential oils) from a plant. During the steam distillation process, steam passes through the plant material. The combination of heated steam and gentle pressure causes the essential oil to be released from microscopic protective sacs. As the vapour mixture flows through a condenser and cools, it yields a layer of oil and a layer of water. The essential oil rises to the top and is separated from the hydrosol (floral water) and collected.
Unlike steam distillation, expression, sometimes referred to as “cold pressed,” does not involve heat. In this process, oil is extracted from the product under mechanical pressure. doTERRA uses expression to extract all of its citrus oils, such as wild orange, lemon, lime, bergamot orange, and grapefruit, from the rind.
When I was younger I worked for an International company and my boss was from Japan. He kept a collection of oils on his desk to use as a daily practice along with a break for meditation. This was my introduction to essential oils and it has improved my quality of life and the life of my family. I started using oils on my children to fight infections, muscle pain, flu and mosquito bites.
Later, I studied the blends in preparation for specific cases of hyperthyroid, poor concentration and headaches. Gradually, I became addicted to the powerful results and now I’m have a diffuser in home consistently clearing the air of odours, harmful bacteria and viruses.
Currently, I am using them to soften the conditions of autism and epilepsy. I cannot say that the oils will cure autism or epilepsy but they help control an episode so you can be more relaxed while sharing a caring moment with your children. My children love it so much they ask me every night for their unique oil blend and diffuser.
Helpful Hint: For the use in the home put 2 drops of lemon essential oil to remove bad odours. For a relaxing environment use lavender oil.
My recommendation for a starter kit is lavender, On Guard, a product by dōTERRA containing wild orange peel, clove bud, cinnamon leaf, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus leaf, and rosemary leaf, melaleuca (tea tree) and frankincense.
The prices vary per oil. Some are very affordable, such as lemon, wild orange, while others are more of an investment.
** Never take the oils instead a prescribed medicine. Be aware that this method is for prevention and we don’t pretend to provided a cure for a specific disease.
For more information you can contact Sandra P. Cruz Rionegro by going to 9BAHIAS Condos, located on Ave. Chahue- Tangolunda, past Marina Park Plaza and beside La Isla Huatulco hotel.