How Oils Work (In a very small nutshell)


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Essential oils are very small molecules that support the body in several ways. While many oils overlap uses and have each of the following properties on some level, they are usually bent towards being best for one or two applications over another. These three molecular structures are known as phenols, monoterpenes, and sesquiterpenes.

Some essential oils high in phenols are clove, basil, cinnamon, oregano, anise, and peppermint. Phenols and phenolpropanoids are responsible for cleaning the receptor sites of cells. Without this, cells can not communicate and the body malfunctions. A group of oils with monoterpenes include peppermint, frankincense, spruce, pine, and cypress. Essential oils high in monoterpenes can reprogram cell memory. With bad coding, cells malfunction, reproduce more bad cells and disease results. Examples of oils high in sesquiterpenes these are cedarwood, vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli, myrrh, and ginger. These oils deliver oxygen to cells. They may also erase or deprogram cell codes. (Stewart)

These functions help cells become more effective at doing the job they are created to do. They work with the body’s natural ability to defend and restore itself, and ultimately strengthening it for the future as well. This is different than modern medicine that masks or blocks cells from responding in order to get undesirable symptoms to cease. Not only does this hinder the body’s present ability to heal it also may confuse cells (and certainly doesn’t clean and prepare them) for future illnesses.

The aromatic value of essential oils is also not to be underestimated. Four out of your five senses are hardwired from the intellect part of your brain to the emotional part of your brain. But the sense of smell is hardwired opposite of this. We believe that many times illness is a result of stress/trauma and manifests itself by affecting various organs and parts of the body. Oils work topically but aromatically they may also go directly to the emotional part of the brain, working like a librarian using a library card catalogue to recall the trauma according to David Stewart, PhD. This unlocking allows us to deal with the emotional end of it and ultimately have complete healing.

It says in the Psalms that “those who know [yada-intimately know] the name of YHWH will put their trust in Him.” (Psalm 9:10) We may know we need to trust Him in our head but if it doesn’t match up with what we believe in our hearts, there is an area that needs to be restored and healed. If we have stress in our lives including but not limited to bitterness, unforgiveness, fear, etc, than there is an area we need to ask Him to show us the root cause. We can encourage ourselves in the Lord (1 Samuel 30) and move forward to pursue, overcome, and recover all (noblecall.org). When we encourage ourselves in the Lord we can have the courage to allow Him to show us areas in our lives that need healing. (Psalm 26:14)

*Healing Oils of the Bible by David Stewart, PhD

*The book of Psalms

*The Life Model by James E Wilder

*Joy Bonds by James E Wilder

*The Bait of Satan by John Bevere

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