Essential Oils

From Dr. Cousens:

“Essential oils are a higher note of live foods. Aromatherapy has been used throughout the world for at least 3,500 years although I suspect it was even before that. The epicenter of that appears to be the Middle East, particularly with Egypt and the Arabian countries, and Israel. Three thousand three hundred years ago in Israel they were using the essences and fragrances in the Temple ceremonies. Essential oils are not a new thing. In the Middle Ages some aroma oil blends uses are modifications of such amazing immune strengthening anti-pathogenic formula blends that were used successfully against the Bubonic plague. These oils can be useful for protection against all forms of diseases at one level, particularly with viruses, bacteria, and funguses to a certain extent. They are also powerful for the use of protecting and restoring a variety of bodily organ systems and the immune system as well as enhancing and empowering one’s aura.

I’ve used them in a variety of ways in my work at Tree of Life and prior to that because of their subtle effectiveness. Today with all the concern about viruses, Ebola, flues, and so forth, essential oils are key for traveling, especially in airplanes, and creating a field of protection. At the next octave up, these oils really enhance one’s own frequency as they integrate into our own frequency the elevated keynote oils, such as frankincense and rose.”

Essential oils are organic compounds extracted from plants with tremendous healing properties. Using essential oils for healing purposes is commonly referred to as aromatherapy because the potent aroma of many plants are essential to natural healing. Essential oils are extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree and just one drop can have powerful health benefits.

They are typically created through the process of distillation which separates the oil and water of a plant by steaming.

Our top 5:

  1. Peppermint:Supports digestion, improves focus, boosts energy, fever reducer, headache and muscle pain relief.
  1. Tea tree oil: Natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, reduces bad odors, natural head-lice repellant and can help stimulate the immune system.
  1. Lavender: Promotes sleeps and aids relaxation

4. Ginger:Reduces inflammation, supports joints, improves digestion and relieves nausea.

5. Lemon: Great to use in homemade cleaning products, improves lymph drainage and cleanses the body.

Oils may be used topically and are generally absorbed very well by the skin. Essential oils such as ginger or lemon provide many internal benefits and can be ingested by mixing with water. Although, as with any medication, you should use caution.  These oils may also be used aromatically when used in a diffuser. Research has shown that there is much to say for oils absorbed into the blood stream through inhalation. The lungs actually absorb the oils and then they are circulated throughout the body in the bloodstream. All of your favorite oils may also be combined with a carrier oil which enables them to stay on the skin longer or reduces the potency if you have any type of sensitivity. Coconut and jojoba oils are among the more popular carrier oils used.

Bugs and mosquitos can drive even the best of us crazy at some point or another. So, to keep bugs away safely, you can make your own essential oil repellent at home!

Here are the top essential oils to repel insects:

  • Lemongrass
  • Eucalyptus
  • Citronella
  • Peppermint
  • Clove

Did you know essential oils can also be used in your cuisine routine?! They are a wonderful and exotic way to add flavor to your food! Due to their potency, be sure to use caution and add just one drop at a time, careful not to overwhelm the recipe. We recommend using the highest quality, therapeutic grade oils. Check out our products available here: