For thousands of years, civilizations have been condensing and concentrating aromatic plants and trees for human use in all kinds of healing rituals and medicine.
The result of this distilling process creates essential oils, and it often requires an entire plant or multiple plants to produce just a single drop of pure oil.
When correctly extracted and prepared, essential oils have antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-fungal properties. Just one drop contains anywhere from 80-300 different chemical constituents.
But using essential oils for healing is not new: plants have been closely linked to the well-being of people for millennia, playing an essential role in Earth’s ecological balance —and in the healing of those who call it home!
The earliest documented evidence of the use of essential oils for healing comes from Ancient China where Frankincense among other oils were used in spiritual and medical practices as early as 1500 BC.
Elsewhere, in Ancient Egypt, essential oils were used in temples, and in medicine, rituals, and mummification.
Ancient Greeks and Romans used them to improve their steam baths (it’s even said that Napoleon ordered bottles of Neroli water by the hundreds), and rosemary, lavender and fennel oil were used to give troops an edge in ancient wars to help with wound healing, sleeping, and digestive orders respectively.
When the Black Plague spread through Europe in 1413, thieves ransacked pharmacies and homes to steal medicines made from essential oils of thyme, rosemary, myrrh and eucalyptus, all of which were highly valued during that time period (which inspired our very own Protect Me Spray).
Today, thanks to modern technology, we can now discover what humans have known for over 4,000 years: that plants include potent chemical compounds which have unique therapeutic and restorative effects on human bodies. In short, essential oils vibrate at extremely high frequencies.
Surprisingly, their chemical structure is comparable to that of human cells and tissues making them extremely compatible with our human bodies. In fact, essential oils are so readily accepted by our bodies that they can be absorbed and their healing effects, triggered, in as little as 12 seconds.
Topical Application: When Essential Oils are applied topically to our largest organ, our skin, their chemical components are absorbed like a sponge into our bloodstream and carried throughout the body by our circulation system within minutes
Inhalation: Beyond applying to the skin, simply inhaling aromas of Essential Oils can help your mind and body relax, thanks to our sense of smell, which is the only of our five sensory systems that connects directly from the organ (in this case, the nose) to the part of the brain where the sensation is processed. When we breathe in the aromas from EOs, our amygdala becomes activated (the memory centre that stores and releases emotional trauma), as well as our limbic system (the emotional force of the brain) which directly connects to those areas of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory stress levels, and hormone balance.
Furthermore, using Essential Oils can stimulate the production of hormones from the hypothalamus, balancing male and female sex hormones, increasing thyroid and growth hormones, and reducing appetite.
- Air Diffusion: The advantages of these oils extend beyond the body: Essential Oils have been shown to increase atmospheric oxygen, create natural ozone, and produce negative ions, all of which aid in the purification of air, the neutralization of smells, and the breakdown of harmful chemicals.
Essential Oils are paramount to maintaining wellness, and each oil is completely unique, in both its scent and aromatics, in its makeup, and in what it can specifically do to heal you.
This is exactly why we infuse essential oils into allof products. All Heelr blend is carefully formulated by a team of Aromatherapy and colour experts using 100% pure, distilled oils of the same frequency to intensify and increase their desired effects.