The Power of Concentration
Because of the tiny molecular structure of the components of an essential oil, they are extremely concentrated. One drop contains approximately 40 million-trillion molecules. Numerically, that is a 4 with 19 zeros after it:
We have 100 trillion cells in our bodies, and that’s a lot. But one drop of essential oil contains enough molecules to cover every cell in our bodies with 40,000 molecules.
Considering that it only takes one molecule of the right kind to open a receptor site and communicate with the DNA to alter cellular function you can see why even inhaling a small amount of oil vapor can have profound effects on the body, brain and emotions.
As the number of virulent microbes continues to increase in our communities along with the drug-resistant super-bugs due to the overwhelming toxic chemical overload, researchers are paying attention more than ever to the amazing natural cures of essential oils. Modern science has rediscovered the healing, disinfecting and antiseptic properties of essential oils. Over 200 types of essential oils are distilled worldwide today, with several thousand chemical constituents and aromatic molecules identified and registered.
Only 1 percent of essential oils on the world market are used for therapeutic purposes, whereas the rest of the oils grown and distilled are produced for the fragrance and perfume chemical industry. Essential oils have a phenomenal capacity to aid in various ways: anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-parasitic, antiseptic and disinfectant as well as restoring and regenerating skin cells. When used in cleaning agents, essential oils disinfect and cleanse while healing the body, mind and emotions through inhalation. They destroy infections agents in the environment, in food and on skin.
They help to relieve stress and tension; when diffused or used as an air freshener, they help to calm and relax you. They stimulate skin cells into reproducing at a quicker rate, thus reducing the time lag between new skin growth and elimination of old cells and helping to reverse the process of aging. Furthermore, essential oils are fast acting: quickly absorbed by inhalation (within milliseconds) or directly through the skin.
Reference: Vibrational Cleansing by Sabina M. DeVita.
I absolutely love this book – a ‘must read’ for any one interested in holistic therapies – ‘energy’ work and anyone wanting to reduce the toxic load in their homes and their lives in general. Sabina DeVita makes what can be a deep and complex subject, fun and easy to read and understand.
Suzanne Le Quesne – Clinical Aromatherapist and Essential Oil Practitioner