[This post is an excerpt from my book, Vibe: Unlock the Energetic Frequencies of Love, Health & Success, by Simon & Schuster, 2017.]
Herbs—the dried stems, roots, or flowers of medicinal plants—were the gold standard in natural healing for many years until recently, when the properties of essential oils were studied and found to be many times more potent than the dried whole plant.
Herbs are less expensive and available at virtually any natural products store and online. The one advantage they may have over essential oils is that you don’t have to worry about what else is in the formula, besides the one herb or several in a blend.
The essential oil is the very essence of the plant, wherever its highest frequency is—and that is found variously in petals, stems, roots, or other parts of the plant.
More than 98 percent of essential oils in the world are produced for flavorings or perfume, and they do not have a therapeutic effect.
As use of oils becomes more popular, I believe we will see fewer false “certifications” and higher quality standards, due to more competition in the marketplace, and more organics will come to market.
I believe that essential oils are so popular because they’ve been marketed as an alternative to pharmaceuticals.
(America’s honeymoon with the pharmaceutical industry is over. We’ve watched drugs claim lives of folks close to us and cure almost nothing. We’re looking for something better.)
They’re a quick, fairly inexpensive-per-drop way to aromatically or topically (or even internally, in some cases) raise our vibration.
Do your homework and know what is in your essential oils.
Many claim to be “pure” when, in fact, independent labs show they have many synthetic chemicals in them.
Those who sell them often simply repeat the marketing information given to them by the manufacturer.
Finally there are certified organic oils coming to market, and anything different than certified organic is nothing more than marketing claims.
Gary Young, founder of Young Living and widely considered the father of the modern essential oils movement, was measuring the vibrational frequencies of essential oils long before talk of vibration hit the mainstream.
He measured basil oil at 52 Hz of energetic frequency, while other oils are even higher, including rose oil at an amazing 320 Hz. I am unaware of any other physical substance on earth with such a high frequency.
Organic essential oils, then, may be a part of your strategy to raise your ViQ. With high-vibe plants as your primary food sources, you may want to consider having on hand organic high-vibe plant oils as medicine as well.
The plant world holds the keys to many natural anti-inflammatory compounds, grounding compounds, and even cell-selective cytotoxic compounds that kill cancer cells but not healthy cells.
The world of plants provides many solutions that human beings and other living things can leverage to solve problems and to maintain health. After all, the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, said, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine thy food.” We’ve strayed far from the idea that plants are our medicine, since the discovery that chemically altering a plant substance can make you a billion dollars.
(It is also true that synthetic drugs, virtually across the board, harm your vibration, as they are not natural substances and have very low frequencies. Your body does not assimilate or eliminate chemicals efficiently or completely, and residues build up in your organs and tissues and cause health issues.)
The essential oils industry is currently at $5 billion and is projected to be $12 billion by 2025. I do have a concern that, collectively, we’re moving from a belief that a synthetic drug will solve our every problem to a slightly revised belief that a bottle of oil will solve our every problem.
Our base-level focus must be on an organic, mostly plant-based, whole-foods diet. Many among us, in the age of quick fixes, simply want something that requires no effort on our part.
So, while essential oils can be helpful, I hope you don’t see them as the new “pill for every ill.”
The 320 Hz rose oil is very expensive, of course, and makes a lovely perfume. But essential oils range from 50 Hz to more than 300 Hz, according to Young’s research, and since oils are the highest energetic part of the plant, it’s a concentration in high vibration and may be a useful part of your goal to improve your grounding and your high, consistent, steady frequency.
Note: The information source I trust most, about how to use essential oils safely and effectively, is the work of Dr. Eric Zielinski. He’s a researcher, author of The Healing Power of Essential Oils: Soothe Inflammation, Boost Mood, Prevent Autoimmunity, and Feel Great in Every Way.
“Dr. Z” is brand-neutral, and does not sell essential oils. His information is evidence-based, to help you find great ways to use your oils, to treat symptoms, replace toxic personal care products and home cleaning products, to flavor your food, and so much more.
He has a free video masterclass to teach you how to use oils as your primary “medicine cabinet” effectively, safely, and to benefit the environment.
Robyn Openshaw, MSW, is the author of Vibe: Discover the Energetic Frequencies of Love, Health & Success, available on Amazon.
She uses essential oils daily to detoxify her home, knock down viruses and colds, and treat symptoms.
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