Essential Oils In The Bible

The 3 Wise Men with the Christ child

In the Bible the most common word associated with  oils is the word “anoint” and it is used a total of 156 times. “Anoint” comes from the Greek  word (aleipho) which means to “rub or smear”.

The Greek term Christos

or “Christ” literally means “the anointed  one”.

It would seem that Jesus schooled his disciples in the art of anointing to bring about healing using olive oil mixed with precious spices and aromatic essential oils:

“And they went out, and preached that men should repent. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.”
Mark 6: 12-13

The two most well known essential oils referred to in the Bible are frankincense and myrrh.  According to the gospel of Matthew (2:11) three magi from Persia presented to the infant Jesus the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

These valuable items were standard gifts to honour a king or deity in the ancient world: gold as a precious metal, frankincense as perfume or incense, and myrrh as an anointing oil.

Frankincense and myrrh were associated with gold because in those times they were valued as highly as gold.

In the book of Exodus we find:

Moreover the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,
And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin:
And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.
Exodus 30: 22-33

Here the recipe as given is:

  • Myrrh essential oil (500 shekels – about 12.5 lbs)
  • Cinnamon essential oil (250 shekels – about 6.25 lbs)
  • Cassia essential oil (500 shekels – about 12.5 lbs)
  • Calamus essential oil (250 shekels)
  • Virgin Olive Oil (1 hin – about 1 gallon)

This is a LOT of oil! This blend (with another 3 oils used in ancient times) can be found in Young Living‘s Exodus II blend. This blend is truly sublime and is one of my favourites.


Exodus II essential oil blend

Exodus II ingredients:

  • Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
  • Myrrh (Commiphor myrrha)
  • Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum)
  • Calamus (Acorus calamus)
  • Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
  • Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
  • Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi)
  • base of olive oil

Also in the book of Exodus we find the recipe for the Holy Incense :

The Lord said to Moses, “Take sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum, sweet spices with pure frankincense (of each shall there be an equal part), and make an incense blended as by the perfumer, seasoned with salt, pure and holy.
Exodus 30:34-35

The essential oils that were used are:

• Stacte (Myrrh essential oil)
• Onycha (Benzoin essential oil)
• Galbanum essential oil
• Frankincense essential oil

For those who are interested Young Living sells an essential oil collection called the “Oils of Ancient Scripture Kit” containing 10 oils from the most significant plants, botanicals, materials, and resins in the Bible.

  • Aloes (Sandalwood): Believed to be made from fragrant sandalwood, aloes were a gift Nicodemus brought to Jesus. (John 19:39)
  • Cassia: Cassia was a key ingredient in the incense used in temple worship. (Psalms 45:8)
  • Cedarwood: The “cedars of Lebanon” were acclaimed for their durability and used to build Solomon’s famous temple. (1 Kings 4:33)
  • Cypress: This oil is extracted from the cypress tree, which has wood so durable that the cypress doors of Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica show no sign of decay even after 1,200 years. (Isaiah 44:14)
  • Frankincense: The Hebrew word for frankincense, levonah, is used in the Bible 22 times, making it one of the most recognised materials in scripture. (Song of Solomon 3:6)
  • Hyssop: Biblical references to this plant indicate it was likely used in practices and rituals intended to purify and cleanse. (Psalms 51:7)
  • Myrrh: One of the key ingredients in Moses’s holy anointing oil, myrrh was highly regarded by Biblical figures such as David and Solomon. (Proverbs 7:17)
  • Myrtle: Sukkot, commonly translated as Feast of Tabernacles, includes myrtle branches in its ceremony. (Nehemiah 8:15)
  • Onycha: Onycha was an ingredient in the “pure and holy” perfume or incense the Lord commanded Moses to make. (Exodus 30:34)
  • Rose of Sharon (Cistus): This rock rose has a sweet, honey-like scent and may be the flower referred to as the Rose of Sharon. (Song of Solomon 2:1)


True Essential Oils Are Super Potent

True essential oils are from 100 to 10,000 times as potent as the herb so a little bit goes a long, long way.

Peppermint is a herb which throughout history has been highly regarded as a digestive stimulant. That is why people often have a cup of peppermint tea after a meal.

Each drop of peppermint essential oil is equal to almost 30 cups of the tea.

So the 15 ml (1/2 oz) bottle below is equivalent to 7000 cups of peppermint tea.

Some oils are very pricey because so much of the parent herb is required to produce them.

It takes 4000-6000 lbs of the herb Melissa officinalis (lemon balm) to produce 1 lb of its essential oil which sells for $9,000 – $15,000 US / kg.

It takes 10,000 lbs of rose petals to produce 1 lb of rose oil. The process used (enfleurage) is very time consuming. Rose oil is one of the most expensive of all.

Similarly it takes:
250 lbs of lavender to make 1 lb lavender oil.
1500 lemons to make 1 lb lemon oil.


How To Make Luxurious, Heaven-Scented, Essential Oil Bath Bombs


To make approximately four 2″ diameter bath bombs you will need the following:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup epsom salts
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup citric acid

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons castor oil (or other vegetable oil)
  • 30 drops of your favourite essential oils (for this demo we used 15 of Eucalyptus, 10 of Geranium and 5 of Lavender)
  • 2 tablespoons witch hazel extract
  • 5 drops of food colouring (optional)


  • medium sized mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • measuring cups & tablespoon
  • 2 stainless steel (not aluminum) bath bomb molds


  1. With a whisk mix all dry ingredients in one bowl.
  2. In a measuring cup mix all wet ingredients.
  3. Slowly and gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry while steadily mixing with the whisk.
  4. The resulting mixture should now feel similar to damp sand.
  5. Pack this blend tightly into 2 bath bomb molds and then press the molds together.
  6. Tap the molds with a spoon to release the bath bomb from the mold.
  7. Allow bath bomb to dry for 24 to 48 hours.
  8. Add to your bath water. Enjoy!

Essential Oils For Aches And Pains

My wife and I have been using essential oils extensively on ourselves and clients since 1997. By far the most common use is for aches and pains of all kinds.

Therapeutic grade essential oils (they MUST contain no chemicals AND be of best quality) are very good at relieving pain. What follows is a short guide based on our experience.

BEFORE you start sloshing essential oils on your body or down your throat please check out this short guide on using oils safely . We usually use just a few drops on the affected area.

Pain Of A Recent Injury (usually in a joint)

Our favorites are:

  • Wintergreen
  • Peppermint
  • Helichrysum

Chronic Pain (usually bone related )

We have used the oils below for long term aches such as in the shoulder or back. Our favorites are:

  • Clove
  • Oregano

Wintergreen, Peppermint, Helichrysum can also be used in combination with the above .

Sore and Aching Muscles

  • Basil
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary
  • Wintergreen
  • Peppermint
  • Aroma Siez (a Young Living blend containing basil, marjoram, lavender, peppermint and cypress oils)

Pain Related To Menses

  • Dragon Time (a Young Living blend containing fennel, clary sage, marjoram, lavender, yarrow and jasmine oils)
  • Lavender
  • Clary Sage
  • Sage
  • Basil
  • Rosemary

Cuts And Scrapes

The oils below will reduce pain and disinfect a cut:

  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Melaleuca alternifolia
  • Eucalyptus globulus

Tooth Pain

  • Clove oil (1 drop wins hands down)





Ditch Your Hand Sanitizer

Or How To Make Your Own Non Toxic Antibacterial Soap

Why You Don’t Want To Use A Commercial Hand Sanitizer

Antibacterial soaps contain chemical ingredients that are claimed to assist in killing bacteria. The majority of antibacterial soaps contain the chemical Triclosan.

Triclosan is a chlorinated aromatic compound that is used to reduce bacterial contamination. It is commonly added to antibacterial soaps and body washes, toothpastes and certain cosmetics. It also has many industrial uses.

Triclosan was first registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1969 as a pesticide!!


  • has been linked to heart disease and heart failure
  • has also been linked to disruption of hormone function
  • has also been linked to cancer, developmental defects, and liver and inhalation toxicity
  • contaminates streams and is toxic to wildlife
  • is no more effective than good old soap and water in fighting bacteria

Triclosan tends to become concentrated in the fatty tissues of humans and animals. This chemical has been detected in human breast milk, and the blood and is linked to use of body care products containing Triclosan.

Triclosan has been detected in the urine of 75% of the U.S. population.

How To Make Your Own Non Toxic Antibacterial Hand Cleaner

Always take care when handling essential oils. Keep in mind these are very concentrated, powerful plant extracts. You may want to pre-test by using a small amount of an essential oil on your skin and wait overnight to check for any reactions before slathering on your hand sanitizer.

Making Your Own Natural Hand Sanitizer


5 drops Clove essential oil
5 drops Cinnamon essential oil
15 drops Lavender essential oil
10 drops Rosemary essential oil
10 drops Tea Tree (also known as Melaleuca) essential oil
1/4 cup aloe vera gel

You can adjust the quantities of oils used to suit your own taste or even add oils of your preference. I would keep the powerfully antiseptic oils clove and cinnamon to a minimum as these are fairly “hot”.

Beware that you must use real essential oils and not the chemically altered ones.

To order the quality oils I use CLICK HERE.


1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Pour into a pump bottle.
3. Shake and use as needed to naturally remove germs from hands.


Always check with your health care provider before using essential oils, especially on children or if you have a medical condition.





How To Treat Head Lice Safely & Easily Using Essential Oils

If you have children you may be familiar with the dreaded head louse. In this post I’ll show you how to get rid of them safely using essential oils and without dangerous chemicals or pesticides. I myself have been infested with them on two occasions and have lived to tell the tale. I used essential oils from Young Living.

There is a problem with most over the counter preparations to treat head lice. They are

  • not only dangerous because they contain chemical pesticides, but
  • the lice have developed resistance to them and so they flat out don’t work.



Anybody can get head lice. If you’ve got them just remember that they don’t like dirty hair. So if you’ve got them it’s because you have nice clean hair. Unlike body lice which can spread diseases such as typhus, head lice are not the vectors of any known disease.

However, they are very contagious and can spread easily. And it really ISN’T COOL to have blood sucking parasitic insects making their home in your hair.



Pediculus humanus capitis

Head lice are tiny wingless insects that spend their entire lives on the human scalp feeding only on human blood. They cannot hop like fleas or fly, but they do crawl quickly.

They are usually found close to the scalp, especially at the nape of the neck and around the ears, but may be found on the eyebrows or eyelashes.

  • Head-to-head contact is by far the most common route of lice transmission.
  • Their average life span is about a month.
  • An adult female head louse lays approximately 100 – 150 eggs a month.
  • The eggs are usually attached 1/2-inch from the scalp.
  • Eggs hatch within 7-10 days of being laid.


Head lice are resistant to the prescription and over-the-counter shampoos and lotions. That’s why there is an epidemic of them in our school system.

The National Pediculosis Association warns: “There are NO over-the-counter or prescription treatments to kill lice that are totally safe and scientifically proven to be 100% effective against head lice and nits. These treatments are potentially harmful pesticides and reliance on them promotes repeated use and contributes to ongoing infestations, outbreaks and resistant strains of head lice.”

They further warn against the use of chemicals, “designed to kill or destroy head lice in any individuals who have a pre-existing illness. This would include, but not be limited to, those with asthma, epilepsy, brain tumors, cancer or AIDS. Those on medication, OR who have been previously treated for head lice, as well as pregnant and nursing mothers may be more vulnerable to side effects and should AVOID chemical lice treatments for use on themselves or applying them to others.”

1. Pyrethrins, obtained from the chrysanthemum flower, sound like they all natural and have nothing but good vibes. These are safer than the chemical pesticides, yet they are known to cause respiratory problems, headache, nausea, incoordination, tremors, convulsions and skin reactions.

2. Permethrin and other pyrethroids are synthetic versions of pyrethrin and have a much greater potential for causing toxicity. Animal studies have shown they can suppress the immune system and be toxic to the liver.

3. Lindane, an organochlorine insecticide. Look for the name Gamma-Hexachlorocyclohexane or Benzene Hexachloride (BHC). These are neurotoxins and are structurally similar to banned DDT & chlordane.

4. Malathion, an organophosphate insecticide. You can find online reports saying it has very low toxicity and breaks down quickly. Don’t believe them. The truth is that one of its breakdown products is a chemical called malaoxon which is more toxic than the malathion itself. My advice is to avoid it totally.

5. Inert ingredients, and that does NOT mean it is non toxic. One, Piperonyl Butoxide, can pose a distinct health risk for pregnant women.



1. Remove all nits using a special fine tooth NIT COMB. Nits are most easily removed by combing while the hair is slightly damp. Adding conditioner or a 50:50 vinegar-water solution to the hair will make combing easier.

2. Use therapeutic grade essential oils. I use Young Living Essential Oils. Proper use of essential oils will kill not only the adults, but also the nits. Try one of the following formulas.

Formula 1. In 1 ounce of olive/almond oil add the following essential oils :

10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Geranium, Oregano and Thyme oils

Formula 2. In 1 ounce of olive/almond oil add :

  • 10 drops – Eucalyptus
  • 8 drops – Lavender
  • 5 drops – Geranium

Formula 3. In 1 ounce of olive/almond oil add:

  • 10 drops – Tea Tree (Melaleuca)
  • 5 drops – Rosemary
  • 5 drops – Lavender
  • 5 drops – Lemon

Apply 1 teaspoon or more as needed of mixture to scalp and hair nearest scalp. Massage over entire head and into hair. Leave in for at least 30 mins. After that shampoo hair or just leave mixture on.

Repeat once a day for 10 – 14days. I used Formula 1 above only every second day.

3. All personal articles that have been in contact with the person’s head should be deloused. Normal laundering with hot, soapy water (125 degrees F for 10 minutes), or dry cleaning will kill lice and nits on clothing, bed linens and towels. Combs and brushes should be soaked for 10 minutes in a pan of very hot water. As an added precaution, car seats, furniture, and carpeting contacted by infested individuals should be vacuumed with the vacuum bag being discarded.

4. Children should be instructed not to share hats, clothing or brushes with their classmates.



Have fun!


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Anti-oxidants, Anti-aging & Essential Oils

Antioxidants may actually have the power to cause your body to revert to a younger state.

To the best of our current knowledge it appears that aging is caused by free radical damage to our DNA and cell membranes.

Much research has been conducted on how free radicals cause havoc with our DNA genetic blueprint. Less well known is the devastating damage these highly reactive compounds can cause to cell membranes. Free radicals attack the polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) that form the membranes in every cell in the body. When these fatty membranes are compromised by free radicals, cell membranes become less fluid and lose the ability to function normally. This process hastens tissue and organ damage and results in premature death.

Antioxidants are molecules that are capable of inhibiting the action of free radicals. As we age our antioxidant levels decline. This means that aging bodies become less efficient at neutralizing free radicals and combating the oxidative damage that gradually weakens and eventually destroys key organs.

Loss of memory and eyesight is a familiar sign of aging. One of the PUFAs that is critical for brain and eye function is known as DHA. It is the most abundant fat in both the brain and retina of the eye. When DHA becomes oxidized because of free radical damage, brain and eye function can deteriorate. Antioxidants can protect fats like DHA to preserve brain and eye health.

Antioxidant power can be rated on a scale known as ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). Look at the following ORAC values (taken from Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide):

Vitamin C 100 Blueberries 2,400
Vitamin E 100 Pomegranates 3,000
Oranges 750 Goji Berries 25,300
Beets 840 Oregano Oil 153,007
Raspberries 1,220 Thyme Oil 159,590
Strawberries 1,540 Clove Oil 10,786,8756


Clove Oil – The King Of Antioxidants

Of all the known antioxidants clove essential oil is by far the most powerful known.


  1. In 1993 a study conducted at Semmelweis University of Medicine  in Budapest, Hungary showed that mice fed  daily doses of essential oils including those of clove, thyme, nutmeg and pepper virtually restored the proportions of PUFAs to levels found in young mice. Four years later another study at the same university showed these same essential oils restored DHA in the animals to much younger levels.
  2. In stunning experiment in 1999 at the Scottish Agricultural College in Edinburgh researchers found that thyme essential oil dramatically slowed DHA and PUFA degeneration in the brains of rats. Analysis showed that the DHA levels in 28 month old brains were almost the same as that of 7 month olds. In human terms this was equivalent to an 80 year old having the brain chemistry of a 20 year oldThyme oil supplementation also preserved the levels of PUFAs in the animals’ hearts, livers and kidneys while at the same time raising total antioxidant levels.




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Aromatherapy – Essential Oils For Cuts And Wounds

Did you know that essential oils were some of the most highly prized natural medicines of the ancient world?

…or that most therapeutic herbs can be distilled to obtain an essential oil?

Essential oils are anywhere from 100 – 10,000 times more concentrated than in the original herb so they much more potent than the herb itself.

Many essential oils have powerful antiseptic properties. That means they can prevent the growth of disease causing microorganisms. For example, clove and thyme oil have been documented to kill over 60 kinds of bacteria and fungi. Cinnamon oil is even more potent. Not a single known pathogenic bacteria is able to survive in its presence.

Before using an essential oil it is a good idea to first test  a small amount on the skin just to make sure your body will tolerate it without discomfort.

In my work as a builder I have often cut my hands. I just reach for a bottle of essential oil and apply a few drops to the wound. By using essential oils the cut never gets infected, heals in record time and never leaves a scar.

My favourite essential oils for treating cuts and wounds are:

The following blend has been used for treating infected cuts:

  • 7 drops geranium
  • 5 drops peppermint
  • 10 drops melaleuca
  • 4 drops thyme

This formula may work to reduce or eliminate scarring:

  • 10 drops geranium
  • 6 drops lavender
  • 8 drops lemongrass
  • 4 drops patchouli



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My Journey Of Healing From Chronic Fatigue & Allergies

For many years I suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and numerous allergies. It reached a point in the mid 1980’s where it took over my life.

For many years I was a contractor. I worked on and fixed peoples’ homes. By about 1986 allergies and fatigue had forced me to quit my business.

I had already been experiencing seasonal allergies (hayfever) since childhood. Now I was experiencing full blown sensitivities to milk and wheat and then along came the kicker, I was now allergic to renovation dust and sawdust.

I was at a dead end.

Looking back at that time I can now say that I am very grateful to have gone through the experience of Chronic Fatigue because it forced me to LISTEN to my body and my body was telling me lots. I learned that our health has four aspects, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and to have vibrant health all of these aspects must be in balance.

I began to truly tune in and honour my body’s preferences for food. Learning applied kinesiology helped a lot but also just experiencing how my body responded whenever I put certain foods in my mouth was an eye opener. I also began to respect my need for more sleep and I discovered how important it was for me to create healthy boundaries with others in order to conserve my own energy.

Now the only remnant that is left is in late summer I still experience some irritation from ragweed pollen and I deal with that without using drugs. My favourite remedy is Young Living’s peppermint oil. Peppermint oil has been known for centuries as an aid to the liver and digestion. It also is a very effective anti-inflammatory.

Whenever my sinuses and mouth area get itchy, inflamed and stuffed up because of allergies all I do is put 1-3 drops of peppermint oil on my tongue and the problem is solved.

Please be aware that by far most essential oils contain large quantities of chemicals in them, even if the label says they are “all natural”.Young Living Essential Oils is my all time favourite.




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What Happens When An Essential Oil Meets A Petrochemical?

Petrochemicals are everywhere in our environment, our food, our water and even in the air we breathe.

In this video Dev Khalsa shows how certain essential oils actually BREAK DOWN petrochemicals and when these essential oils are put onto or into our bodies the essential oil goes to work.








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A Personal Story. Why I Joined Young Living

My first wife Solange died of breast cancer in 1988 . She was only 37 years old.

Her death led me more than ever on a search for natural healing methods.

That search brought me to Young Living Essential Oils. Here is my personal story of that journey.







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How I Cleared A Rat Infested House By Diffusing Essential Oils

If you have ever had a rat infestation in your building you know it can be slightly perturbing to say the least.


My wife and I had bought a building in downtown Toronto, Canada. We found out to our dismay there were rats in the walls. I called the city and I was told to cover over their entry ways with wire mesh and to use rat poison.

Which I did to the best of my ability. Trouble was, the rats were tunnelling in underground from the sewer system a and I had no idea of where their entrances were. For every rat I poisoned thousands more were available to take its place.

It was a futile effort and I was going nowhere.

Then I thought of diffusing essential oils. And it worked! Within 24 hours they were gone and they never returned. Watch the video.







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Oregano Oil And The Pain In My Knee

Years ago I used to be a runner and I would pound the pavement for miles and miles. It all ended one spring day in 1996 when I injured my knee while I was doing my thing. For the past 14 years I’ve had a constant lingering pain in that right knee.

Recently I started consistently using oregano oil applied directly on my knee. About 6 drops once a day and I’ve had a substantial decrease in pain. I actually felt a difference almost immediately.

Joint pain may be related to the presence of a yeast organism called Candida. Yeasts are part of the fungal kingdom which includes mushrooms and molds.

Anyway, Candida exists normally to some extent in our bodies, but when our bodies go out of balance they can get really out of hand. For example, when we eat refined sugar, the Candida population explodes because they just thrive on the stuff. We can end up experiencing a number of symptoms including joint pain. See Alex Howard’s excellent article at

I’ve seen many people who have joint pain wearing copper bracelets. I’ve talked with quite a few and every one has told me the copper bracelet has helped decrease their joint pain. It just so happens that copper is an anti-fungal agent. Interesting!

Now, oregano oil happens to be a powerful anti-fungal agent. Just look at these properties:

  • anti-fungal
  • anti-viral
  • anti-bacterial
  • anti-parasitic
  • anti-inflammatory
  • immune stimulant

Just be careful if you use decide to use it. Even if you get small amounts on your fingers, do not touch anywhere near your eyes or sexual organs or you may feel some definite discomfort for awhile. Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!.

If you have applied it on your body and it causes any irritation at all the problem can usually be solved by spreading a small quantity of a vegetable oil, like olive or almond oil, over the area. Whew!

Some people are extremely sensitive to essential oils. If you had a lot of irritation just discontinue this method completely or use very tiny amounts.

I’ve talked in the past of how difficult it is to get good quality essential oils, even though the bottle says on it “All Natural” and so on. The main reason is that the world demand for essential oils has far outstripped the supply and what is most often sold now-a-days is diluted with chemicals or mass produced with somewhat less than the best methods.

If you are familiar with essential oils and already have a favourite oregano oil, go ahead and try it. If not, check out my site.

If you have a medical condition please seek professional advice.






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Aromatherapy – Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil is one of my all time favourite natural remedies. The peppermint herb has been used for thousands of years as a digestive stimulant and is known as a tonic for the liver and gallbladder.

Just one drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea, so remember, this is pretty potent stuff. It means that my 15 ml bottle of oil below is equal to about 7000 cups of peppermint tea!

Peppermint oil is often used as a decongestant as it will relieve the stuffy nasal passages that many people get during hayfever season. It will improve mental concentration, relieve many headaches, lower a fever and even clear mucous from the lungs.

Peppermint oil will also relieve pain and inflammation when applied to a bruise or injury.

Many people do not know that peppermint oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities, and has been used to expel intestinal worms. Peppermint oil has also been studied for its effects as  an anti-cancer agent

It is difficult to get essential oils that are not loaded with chemicals even if the label on the bottle says 100% pure (see a previous post). The world wide demand for essential oils has outstripped the supply by hundreds of times and the pressure to extend the oil with chemicals and use cheaper production methods is enormous. I buy from Young Living Essential Oils. You can order true peppermint oil here.






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Aromatherapy – Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender oil is my favourite of all the essential oils. The smell of the real oil can lift you out of depression* and take you to a place of peace. A true oil free of chemicals is very calming, uplifts the spirit and is second to none when applied directly on a wound. A minor cut will heal quickly and with no infection or scarring. Lavender oil will also reduce the pain of the injury.

Lavender has the following properties:

  • speeds wound healing
  • anti-septic (kills microbes)
  • anti-fungal (kills fungus)
  • analgesic (relieves pain)
  • anti-depressant
  • anti-convulsant (reduces or prevents convulsions)
  • vasodilating (widens blood vessels, promotes blood circulation and decreases blood pressure)
  • relaxant
  • anti-inflammatory (reduces inflammation)
  • reduces blood cholesterol
  • combats excess sebum on skin

Lavender oil has been used for:*

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Mental fatigue
  • Panic attacks
  • Stress
  • Oily skin
  • Bruises
  • Stretch marks
  • Earache
  • Chickenpox
  • Hypertension
  • Vertigo
  • Whooping cough
  • Flatulence

*If you have a medical condition please seek the advice of a qualified health care practitioner.

Lavender Flowers

There is a significant problem in obtaining quality oils. Let me give an example.

Today much of the lavender oil sold in North America is obtained not from lavender, but from lavendin, grown and distilled in China, Russia, France and Tasmania. Lavendin produces 10 times as much oil as lavender so it is much cheaper but it  is also substantially different.

There are several problems for the lavendin growers.

  1. Lavendin oil contains a caustic compound called camphor. You can use lavender oil to heal even a third degree burn whereas lavendin oil will intensify the burn. So the lavendin growers heat their oil up to 17,000º C to “flash off” the camphor. In the process the oil is fractured and becomes therapeutically useless.
  2. Lavendin oil doesn’t smell quite the same as lavender oil, so the growers add up to 6% synthetic lenolol acetate and then market their product as pure lavender oil. It is a total scam.

This type of thing is happening with many oils all over the world. The result is you cannot trust the label on the bottle of oil you want to buy. You really have to know who you are buying from and how the plants were grown and processed. It is the reason why I use Young Living Essential Oils.

The demand for essential oils world wide has outstripped the supply and the pressure to use chemicals and high temperature / high pressure production methods is enormous. Small companies still have to compete with big time buyers on the world market and price rules. Big time.


Young Living Essential Oils – my all time favourite.






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May there be peace for all humanity.

May there be perfect peace on earth.