What are essential oils, and why are they so important?
Essential oils are liquids that come from distilled or pressed plants. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of plant material to be able to extract this precious liquid. Essential oils have the ability to powerfully influence our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. They are complex in their chemical make-up, being made up of hundreds of different chemical compounds. They are highly concentrated and are more potent than dried herbs. The oils are the most powerful part of the plant.
Essential oils have been used medicinally to kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Their fragrance can balance moods, lift spirits, release pent up negative emotions, and even create a romantic atmosphere. They can stimulate the healing of tissues and stimulate nerves. They even can oxygenate and carry nutrients into the cells.
The natural ability of essential oils to act on both mind and body is what makes them unique among therapeutic agents. I encourage you to take advantage of the healing properties of essential oils during your Bowen or Massage session. Please let me know if you would like to incorporate the oils into your session.
April Sunshine Healing uses Young Living 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils.
Why Young Living Essential Oils?
Since the US does not have standards or certifications for therapuetic grade oils, few companies in the US use the proper instruments and methods to suitably analyze essential oils for purity and therapeutic quality. It is vital that you do your research before choosing which company to purchase oils from to ensure you are not getting adulterated oils.
I trust Young Living due to the great effort they have made to ensure that their equipment is matched and calibrated to the lab instruments used at the National Center for Scientific Research in France (CNRS). Dr. Casabianca, laboratory director of Natural Product Research at CNRS, has set the highest standards in analytical equipment. Young Living has one of the most sophisticated instruments in the world. Gary Young has trained extensively with Dr. Herve Casabianca who is a leading expert on botanical chemisty.
Young Living has developed its own standards to guarantee the highest possible therapeutic potency for its essential oils. Each essential oil that Young Living offers is tested initially by GC-MS (Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer), and every subsequent batch is tested using GC-FID (Gas Chromatograph with a Flame Ionization Detector), by Young Living's trained reseach and quality control scientists to ensure that every batch meets their Seed to Seal promise of quality.
An example of the one of the oils used in the Raindrop Therapy treatment is below:
Valor is an oil blend. It helps balance electrical energies within the body, giving courage, confidence, and self-esteem. It has been found to help the body self-correct its balance and alignment, giving relief of pain. The oils in this blend empower the physical and spiritual bodies to overcome fear and opposition when facing adversity. It helps build courage, confidence and self-esteem. Valor has been touted as a chiropractor in a bottle. It has improved scoliosis for some in as little as 30 minutes, while other individuals require several applications. Valor has also been shown to change anaerobic-mutated cells back to their aerobic natural state.
Contains a special combination of 4 essential oils:
Rosewood oil is soothing and nourishing to the skin. It has been researched at Weber State University for its inhibition rate against gram positive and gram negative bacterial growth. This oil is soothing, creates elasticity, and helps the skin rid itself of irritations and problems such as candida. It is anti-infectious, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, and anti-parasitic.
Blue Tansy oil may help cleanse the liver and calm the lymphatic system, helping one to overcome anger and negative emotions, thereby promoting a feeling of self-control. Its primary constituents are limonene and sesquiterpenes. European research shows that it works as an antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, and stimulant for the thymus gland, reducing dermatitis, arthritis, sciatica, tuberculosis, and allergies.
Frankincense oil is considered a holy anointing oil in the Middle East and has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. High in sesquiterpenes, it helps stimulate the limbic part of the brain which elevates the mind, helping to overcome stress and despair. It is used in European medicine to combat depression.
Spruce oil helps to open and release emotional blocks, bringing about a feeling of balance and grounding. Traditionally, spruce oil was believed to possess the frequency of prosperity. Spruce is anti-infectious, anti-septic, and anti-inflammatory.
Fragrant Influence: Gives a feeling of strength, courage, and protection.