Ancient Tools for Modern Health

Humans have been using plants for health and wellness for thousands of years. Cave paintings in France show medicinal plant use as far back as 18,000 B.C. While no one knows exactly when or where oils were originally extracted from plants, according to history, Egyptians were using oils derived from plants as early as 4500 B.C. Their uses included perfume, flavoring, incense, ceremonial tools and as medicine. They even played a role in embalming. When the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun (King Tut) was opened, among the luxurious contents found within were various beautifully crafted jars and containers. One particular jar was discovered to contain a perfumed balm, still radiantly fragrant after so many centuries.
Plant oils have been used extensively in China and India for a few thousand years. By the 3rd and 4th century B.C. their use had spread to the Mediterranean. Once the crusades began, they gained popularity in Europe and continued to spread from there. Oils from plants are mentioned throughout the Bible both for their healing properties and for the purpose of anointing. Not just a few mentions here and there but over 500 times. The most famous was comparable to gold, Frankincense & Myrrh given to the baby Jesus by the wise men.
So what are they and how can they benefit you? Essential oils are the “life force or blood” of the plant placed there by nature to maintain the health of the plant. They are microscopic aromatic compounds found in various parts of the plants each valued for its own purposes. Derived from citrus rinds, roots, stems, seeds, leaves, or bark. The plant matter is distilled or expressed, drawing oil and collecting a liquid “essence” of the plant.
While many people use essential oils for fragrance (with good reason!), quality essential oils can be used for so much more. They help maintain health and wellness, Lemon oil supports a healthy immune system, Lavender relieves occasional sleeplessness and promotes a sense of calming, Peppermint for head and neck tension, also nausea and motion sickness, Sandalwood calms emotions and relieves restlessness also irritability Sandalwood may aid in memory problems associated with aging. Way too many to list right here in this article and new uses are being discovered today.
Because everyone has their own unique chemistry, some oils work better than other on certain people just as modern medications. The best way to find what appeals to you is to inhale the aromatic compounds (smell the oil) if you are drawn to it then use it. Pay attention to the effect you just may just find a whole new way of empowering health and wellness.
Memory & Task Management Blend
½oz Grapeseed Oil
15 drops Sandalwood
12 drops Frankincense
10 drops Wild Orange
5 drops Clove
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** These statements have not been evaluated by the Federal Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.


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