CHEMISTRY!!! OK truth be known I was not very good at science let alone chemistry in school. But I have come to really enjoy some amazing fact about essential oils and there makeup and chemistry. So I wanted to share some fun facts with you today.
1. When essential oils are applied to a person they carry oxygen into the cells and also carry any waste products out of that cell. So essential oils are one of our bodies best cleansers. They can cleanse our cellular receptor sites from pharmaceutical drugs, petrochemicals, and other disruptors of communication within the cells. They can also chelate heavy metals and other toxins. helping them flush out of the body through natural means like the liver, colon, sweat, lungs, and kidneys and bladder. They can also increase our ability to absorb good nutrients and vitamins.
2. Essential oils can act as message carrying molecules (called Ligands) which intelligently assist our bodily functions and help to maintain wellness. Essential Oils are intelligent, this is the way God created them. The oils always work at maintaining balance within the body or homeostasis. Which means the oil will work in different direction depending on the needs of a plant or person. Essential oils in a plant work at protecting it from viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi that could harm the plant.
3. All the molecules in an essential oil vaporize at room temperatures and can easily pass into our olfactory systems. Not all are detected as a fragrance (weird I know) because some molecules don't register on our receptor sites in our nose. But not to worry, that doesn't matter, we don't even need to smell an oil to get its affects. You see they still go directly into our bodies and into our blood stream via our lungs or directly into the brain. COOL RIGHT? All oils can be super beneficial to us, doesn't matter if they have an odor or not. Some oils may smell great and others not so much too. But ALL can bring super benefits.
4. All essential oils are volatile because their dimensions are small and their atomic weights are less than 500 amu. Most are actually even less then 300 amu. Any oil with a size that is less then 500 amu can penetrate human skin and also can pass through our blood brain barrier. Which can have therapeutic benefits at a cellular level, including our cellular memory or DNA. WOW! This is why Olive Oil is does not penetrate our skin its molecular weight is more then 500 amu.
5. When natural compounds are blended by God to create an essential oil, the molecules are inspired, drenched, permeated with God's word, and so respond to one another and adjust there frequencies into the consistent quality of a finally tuned instrument. Think of an essential oil as that of a symphony of molecular music composed by God to sing and dance with every cell in our body in perfect harmony.
Hope this blesses you. Will talk about more later
Wife, Mother, Christian, and Essential Oil Educator.... Because I love to help people and honor God's word.