Essential Oils: My Favorite!

About Essential Oils

Essential Oils-Background

Essential oils are some of the oldest and most powerful therapeutic agents known to man. Before synthetic medicines were developed, essential oils were one of the primary sources of healing. There is documentation from ancient times that indicates that essential oils were used to treat just about every ailment known to man.

With the development of antibiotics and other prescription drugs during the last century, natural therapeutic agents, especially essential oils, have been largely overlooked. In the past two decades, essential oils have become more popular again as their broad-spectrum antibacterial and therapeutic action is rediscovered by many researchers and health-care professionals. Also, people are becoming more leary of all of the side effects from taking drugs and are looking for more natural therapies that don’t have the side effects.

One of the reasons that essential oils have been slow to emerge in the United States is because so many of the products on the market are heavily extended and adulterated for commercial use, destroying their therapeutic biochemistry and making them useful only as air-freshening , flavoring or perfume compounds.

In their pure state, essential oils are some of the most concentrated natural extracts known. They exhibit significant and immediate antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and hormone-balancing effects.

They have a profound influence on the central nervous system and help to reduce or eliminate pain, release muscle tension and provide a strong emotional uplift.

The chemical structure of essential oils allows them to rapidly penetrate cell membranes, travel throughout the blood and tissues, and enhance cellular function. Healthcare professionals who have used essential oils on a regular basis feel strongly that there is a powerful life force inherent in these oils that give them an unmatched ability to communicate and interact with cells in the human body.

Even though essential oils are many times more potent than natural herbs, unlike prescriptions drugs, they very rarely generate any side effects. This carries profound implications for those of you wanting to maintain or regain your health quickly AND naturally.

Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

There are many companies that sell essential oils. I ask you to be very careful about who you buy your oils from. The therapeutic effect of the oils will be missing in oils that are not 100% pure and unadulterated. FDA regulations allow a company to label its oils as "100% pure" as long as they contain only 5% of the actual oil alleged to be in the bottle.

The effectiveness of the oil is dependent on many things: what part of the plant is used, soil conditions, fertilizer (organic or chemical), geographic region, climate, altitude, harvesting methods, and distillation processes. For example, distilling the oils in copper or aluminum will destroy the therapeutic compounds in the plant. All therapeutic grade essential oils should be distilled in stainless steel cooking chambers at low pressure and low temperature to preserve the beneficial compounds within the plant.

My Experiences with Essential Oils

I began using Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils about 10-12 years ago. They continue to amaze me with their ability to impact various physical and emotional health concerns. I share them with friends and family and hear story after story of how they made a difference.

Traveling with Essential Oils

I fly a lot. I’m sure you have seen people in the airport with masks on. Doesn’t that make you a little nervous when you have to get on the same plane with them. You can just tell that some people have the flu or strep throat and are coughing all over everyone. It is a very confined space and you can’t help but pick up germs.

  • To keep from picking up who knows what germs from the recycled air in the plane, I dab a little Thieves on my tongue or under my nose as soon as I get on the plane. I have noticed that I don't seem to get any sore throats or colds anymore when I fly. I just 'feel' better too. I don't travel anywhere without a bottle of Thieves which is a natural antibacterial & antiviral essential oil blend.

  • I live in Orlando so there are usually lots of kids on the plane. If one of them is screaming or acting up, take and put a drop of 'Peace and Calming' on your hand, and touch the child's clothes close to the face. Guaranteed to calm them right down. I have heard rumors that some flight attendants keep a bottle handy.

  • Be sure to take the bottles of Essential Oil out of your purse and put them into the 'regulation' size plastic bag before you go through security so that they don't confiscate them. The other option is to pack them in your bag if you plan on checking luggage.

  • I always take a bottle of Peppermint in case of a stomach ache or headache. One of my team members started getting a sinus headache the other day and after just a few whifs of the Peppermint her headache was gone.

  • I walked into the administration offices at one of my client sites. All of the lights were off because one of the employees had a severe migraine. I gave her some peppermint to sniff and shortly the lights were back on and her headache was gone.

Thanksgiving Cherry Pie

This Thanksgiving eve I was baking Cherry and Pumpkin pies. I went to take one of the cherry pies out of the oven and the pie tin buckled. Some of the hot cherry juice spilled on my right little finger. I don’t mind telling you it was hot and I could tell I was going to have to go to the emergency room due to the severity of the burns. Then I remembered my Lavender. I knew that lavender was supposed to be excellent for burns so I started putting it all over the burned area. I repeated the application every 10-15 minutes for about an hour then tapered off to every 30 minutes for about 2 more hours. Because it was such a severe burn, I had some pain for the rest of the evening. By the time I woke up Thanksgiving morning there was no indication anywhere that I had been burned.

You don’t really appreciate the value of these oils until you experience them for yourselves. The Lavender kept me from having to spend hours sitting in the emergency room. I don’t know what the bill would have been but I’m sure it would have been a lot more than I paid for a whole bottle of lavender!

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Charol L. Martindale, PhD, RN

Sanford, Florida

United States

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Are You Interested in Learning More?

I could go on and on about the preparation and uses of essential oils. Please visit my Blog to see posts about various aspects and uses of the oils.

How would you answer the following questions:

  1. Do you sometimes overeat?

  2. Do you sleep poorly or wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep?

  3. Do you feel overly tense and anxious?

  4. Do you have difficulty getting motivated?

If you responded with a yes to any of these, then check the corresponding number below for an oil that will help in each situation:

  1. Grapefruit

  2. Lavender

  3. Geranium

  4. Peppermint

If you want to learn more now, send an email to I will be happy to answer your questions. If you want to talk on the phone include your phone number and the best time of day to reach you. I hope you can feel my enthusiasm for these oils. As a Registered Nurse, I have been around prescription drugs most of my life. In the 10-12 years that I have been using the oils for myself and friends I have discovered that we now have options regarding our health. I’d like to share these options with you.

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