The History of Essential Oils
Essential oils are the oldest and some of the most powerful therapuetic agents known and some say they are longevity in a bottle! Young Living Essential Oils are therapeutic, Grade A passing the highest standards of AFNOR and ISO standards. Some say essential oils were first used in China or India, but D. Gary Young's research indicates that the Egyptians were first to discover the therapeutic potential of essential oils — alternative health has always existed. The Egyptians created fragrances for personal use as well as for ritualistic and ceremonial use in temples and pyramids. According to the earliest historical records available, they used balsamic substances with aromatic properties for medicines. Egyptian high priests used fragrances for opening the subconscious mind and increasing their ability to communicate with the spirit world.
Aromatherapy for Healing
Translations of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts describe how priests and physicians used essential oils thousands of years before the time of Christ. The precious essential oils of frankincense, myrrh, galbanum, rosemary, hyssop, cassia, cinnamon, and spikenard were used extensively for annointing and healing the sick. There are over a hundred references to aromatics in the Bible. Biblical prophets appear to have recognized that essential oils protected their bodies from disease. Why did the Wise men bring the precious substances of frankincense and myrrh to the Christ child? Frankincense was well known during the time of Christ for its anointing and healing powers and is now being researched and used therapeutically in European and American hospitals.
In 1817 the 870-foot-long Ebers Papyrus was discovered. Dating back to 1500 B.C., it was called a medicinal scroll. It mentioned over 800 herbal prescriptions and rememdies. Other scrolls indicate that the Egyptians had a high success rate in treating as many as 81 diffeent diseases. Many mixtures they used contained myrrh oil and honey. Myrrh was used for embalming because of its effectiveness in preventing bacterial growth.
When King Tutankhamen's tomb was opened in 1922, some 50 alabaster jars designed to hold 350 liters of oil were discovered. While tomb robbers had stolen nearly all of the precious oils, some of the jars still contained remains of their original contents. The large cache of plundered oil jars documents how valuable fragrant oils were in this ancient civilization.
Egyptians and Babylonians believed that in order to reach a higher spirituality, they had to be clean and beautiful. They practiced fumigation to disperse oils, purify the air, and provide protection from evil spirits. They used the oils for medicinal purposes long before the individual herbs were studied for medical use.
The Romans fumigated and diffused oils in their temples and political buildings and scented their baths with oils followed by a fragrant oil massage.
The ancient Arabian people began to study the chemical properties of essential oils. They developed and refined the distillation process. They extracted rose oil and rose water, which were very popular in the Middle East at that time. Kings would barter and buy land, gold and slaves with their crudely extracted oils. The oils were more valuable than gold.
Europeans did not produce essential oils until the 12th centure. During the Medieval plague of the 15the century, four thieves in Marsilles, France, were able to rob the dead and dying without becoming infected. When finally captured, the men reportedly admitted to creating a concoction that contained 50 cloves and the herb rosemary, along with other aromatics. They rubbed this potion on their hands, ears, and temples. The secret of the thieves was made public and the formula was posted in the city.
During the Dark Ages and with the burning of libraries in Alexandria and other places, much of this knowledge of essential oils and their uses was lost. Only through the cosmetic and pefume industry did the valualbe science of aromatherapy begin to resurface.
One cannot practice therapeutic aromatherapy with healing results unless properly produced and packaged oils are used. Most oils easily available from retail outlets are food or flavor grade oils and do not have the chemical components and healing properties that Young Living oils possess.
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Some wonderful oils for Spiritual Upliftment!
Believe: A blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils that helps release the unlimited potential everyone possesses, making it possible to more fully experience health, happiness, and vitality. It has antiseptic properties and is nourishing and supportive to the skin. How to use: Diffuse or apply topically. Ingredients: Idaho balsam fir, rosewood, and frankincense.
Abundance: Created to enhance the frequency of energy. This higher frequency creates attraction. Use your intention along with this oil to create!
Awaken: Helps bring you the inner awareness necessary to make successful changes and desirable transitions. This may help you progress toward your highest potential.
Envision: Helps bring renewed faith in the future while maintaining the emotional fortitude to achieve your goals and dreams.
Joy: An exotic, luxurious blend of ylang ylang, bergamot, mandarin, rose, lemon, rosewood, geranium, palmarosa, Roman chamomile and jasmine that produces an uplifting magnetic energy and brings joy to the heart. When worn as a cologne or perfume, Joy exudes an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness. When diffused, it can be refreshing and uplifting.
Hope: Helps you reconnect with feelings of strength and grounding, restoring hops for tomorrow. It may also help overcome severe, dark thoughts. To order, click here.
Transformation: A brand new blend! Repressed trauma and tragedy from the past may be out of sight, but they are definitely not out of mind. Memories are imprinted in our cells for better or worse. Stored negative emotions need to be replaced with joy, hope, and courage. Young Living's new Transformation essential oil blend radiates with the purifying oils of lemon and peppermint, along with the revitalizing power of sesquiterpenes from sandalwood and frankincense. Balsam Fir anchors new programming. Reaching into the deepest recesses of memory. Transformation empowers and uphold the changes you want to make in your belief system. Positive, uplifting beliefs are foundational for the transformation of behavior.
7th Heaven™: This kit is an ideal place to start if you want to expand on a conscious, spiritual level. Your spirituality is the most priceless and intimate feeling you possess; it must be guarded to find peace, balance, and understanding. The beautiful formulas in this kit have been used to generate great joy as individuals move toward a path leading to a new world of meaningful experiences. They contain oils that have been used and recognized for many years to balance the pineal and pituitary glands, helping people attain a higher spiritual frequency. These formulas work extremely well with the emotional formulas in the Feelings™ Kit. This kit is no longer available but you can purchase the oils individually: Awaken™, Dream Catcher™, Gathering™, Humility™, Inspiration™, Sacred Mountain™, and White Angelica™. Order here.
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1. Young, N.D., D. Gary. An Introduction to Young Living Essential Oils; 2001.
2. Essential Science Publishing. Essential Oils Desk Reference; 2000.