What do essential oils actually do? I’m so glad you asked! Let me share one tiny bit of the answer.
Quick biology lesson: our bodies are made up of an insane amount of cells, right? The nucleus, which lives inside the cell, is the thinker. It tells the cell what to do. It’s also where DNA is produced. Now information must go through the cell and into the nucleus so that it stays in communication and keeps working properly. How does the information pass through? Through what’s called receptor sites. But then something goes wrong. Toxins from chemicals, our environment, our food, or even our thoughts damage the receptor sites on our cells.
Now for the good news! There are a few main constituents of oils.
One is called sesquiterpenes which ERASE the bad information that our cells have been given. And another constituent of oils is phenols. Phenols CLEAN AND REPAIR RECEPTOR SITES, allowing our cells to communicate properly again.
This blows my mind. What a gift we are given through living things like plants and trees and roots and bark. Thank you Lord!
If you are interested in starting on this awesome journey of using essential oils read more info here.