Do Essential Oils Really Work?

When my son Kicker was diagnosed with Leukemia, I was willing to do anything and everything to help him get better. Prior to his diagnosis I had not ever used essential oils and even in my private practice as a holistic nutritionist, I rarely recommended them. This was simply because I did not know what they were or if they even had medicinal benefits. 

Fast forward to December 2013, sitting in the cold, sterile hospital room with my precious baby boy who was fighting for his life. My sister rushed to the hospital with a diffuser and a handbag full of the most divine smelling bottles. She immediately plugged the diffuser in and began diffusing essential oils. The entire hospital staff flocked to our room, curious as to what the incredible aroma was. For the next 3.5 weeks during our hospital stay, our room became the new 'nurse's station' as they all found the aroma from the oils to be refreshing, uplifting and comforting. 

It wasn't until about 3 months into Kicker's diagnosis that I really began researching the science behind essential oils; how they worked and why they were so therapeutic. As it turns out, essential oils are a whole lot more than 'refreshing, uplifting and comforting.' You see, since my son's diagnosis he has truly beat the odds. The doctors cannot believe how healthy he is and often comment on how "lucky" he is to be doing so well during his chemotherapy treatment protocol. We were told when we left the hospital at the end of December, that we should expect to be back at least 10 times during the next 3 years of his treatment, due to viral or bacterial infections. We are into our second year of treatment and not only has Kicker not been hospitalized for any illness or infection, but he has also not suffered any side effects from the cancer or the chemotherapy protocol. 

Thus, we have implemented a strict, nutrient dense, ketogenic style diet for Kicker, put him on a therapeutic detox and supplement protocol and have been consistently using essential oils over the last year. 

The Ketogenic diet starves the cancer cells, the detox helps push the dead cancer cells and toxic medications out of his system and the immune support enables his healthy cells to be active and fighting.

So what role do the essential oils play?  Well, I am glad you asked! As it turns out, there are hundreds of published studies done on the effectiveness of essential oils and human health. An essential oil is derived from an aromatic plant. This is typically done using a careful steam distillation process. The oil is 50-70% more powerful than the dried counterpart. For example, 1 drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to drinking 28 cups of peppermint tea! Essential oils each have hundreds of different compounds in them, and each compound can have a different benefit! For example, peppermint oil can be used to support upset stomach, tension aches, and even increase alertness. Now how exactly does the essential oil penetrate the skin to help support the body? Applying the oils topically, specifically on the bottoms of your feet, allows the oils to get into your bloodstream within 28 seconds. Your feet have the largest pores and your blood flows upward toward your heart, making this an effective place for application. 

We have trillions of cells in our body-they are the tiny motors that keep us alive and thriving. Each cell has a cell membrane, which acts as the protective layer to the mitochondria, or the inside of the cell. Virus's live on the inside of a cell, where as bacteria and fungi live on the outside. In order to penetrate the cell membrane, which is composed of fat, you would need a fat soluble source.

Essential oils are lipids, so they can penetrate the cell membrane to help maintain the integrity of our immune system. This science right here is what made me a believer and confirmed that using essential oils is incredibly effective and beneficial to maintain health.

We apply OnGuard, Lemon, Melaleuca and Frankincense essential oils on Kicker and the rest of us every night. These oils have incredible immune benefits. In fact, OnGuard is so high in antioxidants, that it makes blueberries look like a snickers bar. Another benefit of essential oils are the effects on supporting healthy cellular function.  This is very important when supporting the bodies homeostasis. Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lemongrass and Myrrh essential oils support healthy cell growth!

As a family we are so thankful for the blessing that these essential oils have been to us, in more ways that you can imagine. I hope you now feel empowered to implement these natural solutions into your life. If you would like to learn more specific details about how to use these oils for someone going through a difficult health crisis, listen to this webinar I did about how I used essential oils to help my son thrive through cancer.  If you are ready to begin implementing these essential oils into your life, keep reading!

Here are my Top 10 favorite essential oils and the benefits they offer!

DigestZen - Digestive distress, colon support, upset stomach, supports healthy acidity in the stomach.

Melaleuca - Supports healthy skin, increases moisture in dry skin and dry scalp, support a healthy mouth. 

OnGuard - Provides immune support, supports healthy cell function, improves energy and gut health.

Deep Blue - Connective tissue and muscle discomfort, soreness, tension, or helps support the feelings of discomfort as a child grows. 

Breathe - Respiratory support, gives aid in clearing out the lungs and chest, and helps increase oxygen to the lungs.

Lavender - Helps with relaxation, contributes to healthy sleep patterns, supports healthy skin and helps the mitigate the symptoms caused by environmental irritants!

Peppermint - Helps with environmental sensitivities, itching, supports healthy digestion, increase focus and alertness,  helps with discomfort, reduces body temperature.

Lemon - Helps remove toxins from the body, supports healthy immune system function, helps improve mood.

Frankincense - The 'Godfather' of all essential oils! Supports healthy cell growth and unhealthy cell removal.

Oregano - Very high in antioxidant properties and helpful at supporting someone when they are feeling under the weather.

How Can You Get These Amazing Essential Oils?

How can you get started using oils and purchase them in the most affordable way? The great news is that all 10 of my favorite oils come in most of the starter kits!!! I would recommend signing up as a wholesale customer with the purchase of a starter kit, when you do enroll with the purchase of an enrollment kit, we will waive your $35 wholesale membership fee! As a wholesale customer, think of it like Costco…You can shop as often as you would like or as infrequent as you would like. There are absolutely no requirements!

As a wholesale customer you have the option of participating in the Loyalty Rewards Program where you can accumulate points for every dollar you spend. You are able to redeem those points for free essential oils!  One of the benefits of becoming a wholesale customer on our team is that you are able to be a part of our incredible support system.  We do weekly educational Facebook Lives in our private Facebook group where we spend 30 minutes covering a health topic and answer all of your essential oil questions. This private Facebook page is a where you have immediate access to questions ands answers as well as blend ideas and suggestions for using your oils in a practical way!

Another benefit of becoming a wholesale customer on our team?  Upon receiving your essential oils,  you will be able to take advantage of a complimentary wellness consult, where Season will address your health goals and challenges and help you know the best way to use your oils!

Are you ready to become a wholesale customer?  Simply click here, choose the kit of your choice, and follow the instructions on the page! My personal favorite kit is the Home Essentials Kit pictured below!

 

Now excuse me, while I go apply some lavender essential oil for a lovely nights sleep!