Today, during an email conversation regarding essential oils with a friend of mine, who suffers from severe eczema, he stated,

“Oils are good, but I have not found them curative for anything.”

This got me thinking about the question: Can essential oils heal us?

No External Substance Can Heal Us

It is not surprising that he hadn’t found the oils to be curative for anything because the oils do not cure anything. In fact, no substance external to ourselves can heal us.

Yes, some people have been seemingly cured after using certain oils or taking vitamins or minerals, but these have had a good effect because the body was lacking in that specific nutrient. The body used the nutrient to restore balance to the system.

Therapeutic essential oils, like the ones that Young Living produce, support the body’s cells and systems so that our body can heal itself.

Where Does Our Ill Health Come From?

It starts before we were born.

We were all created within our mother’s womb. She had a level of health and could only nourish our growing body according to how nourished her own body was at that time. I’m giving my age away when I tell you that my mother smoked cigarettes throughout her pregnancies because no-one had told her it was harmful. But it’s not just the mother’s health who is a factor here. Animal breeders all know that the health of the father is of great importance to the offspring. It’s funny that when it comes to human reproduction that is not taken into account at all.

So we all come into the world with a certain state of health. Those people who believe in karma and reincarnation also say that the karma we made or experiences we had in previous lifetimes affect how healthy our body is.

We come into a world full of toxins where it’s been discovered that  newborn babies have over 200 industrial pollutants, heavy metals, pesticides and chemicals in the umbilical cord blood.

Then we breathe and ingest toxins in our food, water and air even if we are diligent in what goes into our body (and most people are not diligent). We take in substances that cause inflammation in our body, which shows up as many different health issues. So adults have had 20, 30, 40 or more years of adding to the body’s toxic load. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realise that this will create disease.

Our ability to detoxify efficiently also plays a part in our health. Many people do not consider detoxing and other people have bodies who don’t do it very well, like if they have the MTHFR gene mutation.

Then we have the emotional component to our health. It has become more widely understood that our emotions affect our body’s health. We know what stress does to our blood pressure and cortisol levels, and those are just two examples.

So it takes a sustained and consistent application of a healthy lifestyle, avoiding that which causes our body to be inflamed and adding healing nourishment in the form of nutritious organic food and supplements and detoxifying our body to enable the nourishment to be absorbed into our body. Therapeutic grade essential oils can be a very effective part of this regime because they can help the detoxifying pathways and help restore our system to balance, which of course usually takes time. One bottle is rarely enough to complete the job depending on how out of balance our bodies are.


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One thought on “Can Essential Oils Heal Us?

  1. I agree that avoiding toxins, detoxing, provide all the natural nutrients our bodies need and supporting ourselves emotionally certainly helps our bodies to heal themselves. I have personally found that Young Living Essential Oils have supported my health greatly over the couple of years I’ve been using them.

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