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The Bible has 100 references to various essential oils. In Matthew 26:6, and Mark 14: 3, the Bible tells how a
woman anointed Jesus' head with an expensive  perfume that filled the house with the scent of spikenard; in
John 12: 3, Mary Magdalene poured pure spikenard on Jesus’ feet and dried them with her hair. The gifts from
the Magi to the Christ child: gold, frankincense and myrrh have been interpreted to represent life, death, and rebirth.
(Essential Oil in the Bible was called perfume)

 Essential Oils vs. Fragrance Oils

 Many people have asked me, “What is the difference between Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils?”  

There is a big difference.  Essential Oils have natural healing properties in them and come from herbs, flowers, and other plant materials that are natural and biodegradable. For example, Litsea is derived from seaweed, and Oak Moss is a moss. Essential Oils are not cheap. In most distillation processes it takes 100 pounds of bulk fresh herb to make 1 pound of Essential Oil. Some Essential oils can be very expensive due to their processing, and if there is a shortage, bad crop at its point of origin, or if it is an endangered species. Herbs have healing properties. The more concentrated the resulting oil, the more beneficial it is.  This form is called Essential Oil. These can be added to natural remedy products to enhance healing processes.  Essential Oils are volatile and some of them may even be inhaled to alleviate irritations in the sinus cavity and more.  They also benefit the olfactory sense, which is part of the limbic system of the body. Fragrance oils cannot do this. 

 As an example, the fragrance "Rain" is not an essential oil. This scent is made from synthetic chemicals. Fragrance oils have heavy chemicals in them to concentrat them so that a little goes a long way.  They may contain as little as 1% or even less of essential oil. The rest is synthetic and is often made from petroleum products (e.g., Vaseline). The reason for this is that Fragrance oils cost less and produce stronger odors.  Fragrance Oils have no healing properties.  They have certain scents, but the additives make the smell stronger and can last forever-- even after we die!  

Do Perfumes or Colognes have essential Oils?

Perfumes and Colognes are not made from flowers or essential oils; they are made from toxic synthetic chemicals. They are a health hazard.

There are over 4,000 chemicals used to make fragrances. Nearly 99% of them come from petroleum products.

Federal Agencies do not regulate the fragrance industry, even though the chemicals in perfume can damage our health in much the same way as the chemicals in tobacco smoke. The chemicals in perfumes can cause cancer, just as the chemicals in tobacco as well as colognes, antiperspirants, lotions, air fresheners, and some laundry products, not to mention chemicals in products such as hair color, shampoo, hairspray, styling gel, and conditioner--that is why hair care products purchased exclusively from salons are safer than the ones on the retail market. Most salons have done the research for hair and skin.

Constant exposure to chemicals like these can cause a person to become sensitized.  Everyone has a natural barrier to protect them from harmful substances. When this barrier becomes over exposed for a long term, the barrier gradually breaks down and the immune system can no longer protect the body. This is what is called: “sensitized.” When the protective barrier is gone, a person can become very ill, exhibit extreme allergic reactions, and even some forms of cancer can appear.

This protective barrier can repair its self if we take away the irritants (chemicals) that are causing this problem, but over long terms
of exposure, it is possible to destroy it permanently.  Those in the medical profession are seeing this, because more people are suffering from asthma, allergies, sensitivity to certain clothing fabrics or additives, laundry soaps, deodorants, lotions, shampoos, fragrances, and many more.

We would be much better off with Essential Oils instead of harmful chemicals. Essential Oils are made from natural, growing plants that have healing properties in them.  It makes more sense for us to use natural substances, rather than harmful chemical substances. Essential oils can help to heal not only our sense of smell but our emotions and feelings of well being. People would probably be much healthier without all these artificial chemical irritants.

Why would anyone want to put harmful things into and onto their bodies? This question baffles the mind. Fragrance for profit is a major industry. Why does anyone want to make a profit on something that could harm others?

The founder of Soothers developed what is called occupational asthma as well as being hypersensitive and chemcial -sensitive. This was the result of a career as a Cosmetologist for over 30 years.  Early in her career, she applied acrylic nails to clients for over 15 years. Added to these harmful fumes, hair color chemicals and perm solutions 4 to 8 times a day over the course of 30+ years,she has become “sensitized.” This is what happens to people who are exposed to harmful chemicals. It is too bad that there was no form of adequate ventilation back at the beginning of her career or other protection for people in cosmetology , such as masks and efficient ventilation systems that are more prevalent today in salons, and for other kinds of jobs that have hazardous chemicals as well.   She has asthma attacks when exposed to the following: chemicals: perfumes, fertilizer, pesticides, laundry soaps and fabric softeners, paint and solvents, anything with fragrances in it as well as smoke of any kind. 

What is so interesting is that Essential Oils do not affect or harm her--maybe because they are healing. 

Please, let us all choose to be healthy. 

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Burn and Sunburn Remedy Suggestion

Put ice on burned skin until the pain is relieved. Blot skin dry. Put a good coat of honey on the burned area. (Yes, honey!)  Honey has many natural therapeutic qualities—it can help to heal damage to the skin. Be sure you have a damp washcloth to blot up excess honey, but most of it will be absorbed into the skin. (This works for other burns, too.) Then just sit back and relax for about 20 minutes before you rinse off the excess honey with very cold water. Then again, blot dry the skin. Don't rub it. After this treatment, you should experience relief from the sting of the burn. If it still hurts, repeat the process. The honey speeds the healing process and prevents scars. If you are allergic to honey, try lavender essential oil instead of honey. It isn't as sticky, but it will also heal and prevent scarring. We have found that the honey works faster than lavender.

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