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Pure Organic Essential Oils: Holistic Remedies for the 21st Century

egyptian essential oil scented hair conesREVERED FOR 5000 YEARS, essential oils are life-enhancing gifts from the plant kingdom, lending their restorative properties to body, mind, and spirit. Anti-infectious therapeutic essential oils may be either calming and soothing OR stimulating. These essences from plants’ flowers, leaves, roots & bark are nature’s offering of well-being ~ both for the plants & for those who use essential oils for culinary and health benefits.

The Chinese were likely the first culture to study and create applications using aromatic plants for health and well-being. The oldest known medical book was written by the Chinese author Shen Nong in 2,700 BC describing cures using aromatic herbs.

In Egypt fragrant oils were used for bathing, massage and embalming. The invention of an extraction still for cedarwood oil is credited to the Egyptians. Many cultural traditions burned fragrant incense scented with herbs and oils to create an uplifting, calming atmosphere for religious ceremonies and spiritual communion.

al-razlin a persian physician treating a patient with essential oilsAl-Razi (854-925) wrote a medical encyclopedia “Al Kitab al Hawi” in Persia and invented various tools that continued to be used in pharmacies up to the 20th century!

Another famous Persian scholar Avicenna (also known as Ibn Sina, 980-1037), wrote 40 medical books, the most famous of which was his 5-book “Canon of Medicine,” the definitive medical textbook for the following 700 years.

Ibn Sena drew from various European and Asian sources such as the Chinese medicine “Zhubing Yuanhuo Lun” for its extensive pathology text, written circa 610 by Chao Yuan-Fang. Ibn-Sina also referred to the early classic Chinese text ‘Maijing’ by Wang Shu-hu on pulse diagnosis, written circa 310.

The Saxon “Leech Book of Bald” written in the 10th century describes medicinal properties of 500 different plants with “a conscious effort to transfer to Anglo-Saxon practice…[the] most useful in native and Mediterranean medicine,” finally giving birth to the European pharmaceutical industry by the 13th century.

fresh oranges with orange essential oil | Copyright © Cynthe BrushPure Organic Essential Oils ~ Holistic Remedies for Our Modern Lifestyles

In the past two decades, 100% pure therapeutic-quality essential oils have re-emerged as holistic remedies for the stressful effects of our 21st century lifestyles. Superior to many conventional medications & supplements, therapeutic-grade essential oils deliver positive – often profound – benefits whether through inhalation, direct skin application, or by internal consumption without negative side-effects. They also purify our bodies & environment with oxygen-rich compounds, effectively neutralizing harmful microbes.

SOURCES:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Canon_of_Medicine
http://guidetoaromatherapy.co/articles/history-of-aromatherapy

COPAIBA Essential Oil: Rediscovering a Traditional Healing Plant Essence

COPAIBA essential oil, a new-to-the-USA therapeutic natural essence, has been re-introduced into our healing pharmacopeia after a century of obscurity. Useful for easing Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Pain along with being an effective gentle antiseptic. Great for immune support to fight cellular mutations and tumors.

copaiba botanical illustration with bottle of young living copaiba on gaias pharmacy.com

Young Living Copaiba therapeutic-quality essential oil is excellent for healing wounds, fungal infections, relieving pain, and reducing inflammation.

This medicinal gem is NOT steam-distilled like other therapeutic essential oils, but tapped directly from a traditional medicinal tree indigenous to Brazil’s Amazon jungle. All harvesting of Young Living’s COPAIBA is done by native Brazilian tribes. Through a hole drilled into the trunk of the 50 to 80-foot tall tree out pours liquid copaiba oleo resin. The resin is then distilled under vacuum pressure ~ without water or heat ~ to separate off the precious aromatic essential oil.

always buy the best essential oils copyright essentialoilsforhealing.comBuy The Best! Much of the readily available COPAIBA oil on the market is adulterated with soy bean oil (a predominantly GMO crop) or kerosene to extend the yield. But not COPAIBA essential oil available from Young Living.

Learn more about Copaiba essential oil.
If you’re in pain, consider buying our Copaiba-Peppermint blend for pain relief.

Pregnant? Breastfeeding Tip for Moms-To-Be

ebreastfeedingATTENTION! Late pregnancy moms ~ There’s no need to suffer with sore nipples when nursing your little one! The best breastfeeding tip I learned from my natural childbirth instructor was ‘Ouchie-Pull’ Nipple Conditioning. Speaking from my own experience with both my baby boys, you will be able to nurse your baby in total comfort. Guaranteed.

When you get dressed and undressed for 8-12 weeks before your due date:

  • Pinch the areola just behind your nipples, gently but firmly.
  • Pull the breast, up and out, away from your chest, so the areola skin stretches.
  • Repeat 10 times, morning and evening, when dressing / undressing

This may not be comfortable for some women (it was totally okay for me), but it’s MUCH easier to deal with than sore, engorged, cracked, bleeding, nursing breasts! Your skin, areola, and nipples will gently stretch and toughen up during the last weeks before you give birth. And your breasts will be ready to nourish your wee one with the best nutrition nature provides. You and your baby will enjoy the sweet bonding and quick post birthing recovery, breast feeding provides for a loving confident start to your child’s life.

pms_pregnancy_nursing_breast_oils_blendIf you’re already breast-feeding and sore, consider using our gentle therapeutic Breast Balm™ blend made with baby-friendly pure essential oils, a 7% dilution in organic jojoba.
$34.25 USD, 15ml bottle.