God created plants and the essential oils within them.
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.’ And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.” (Genesis 1: 1, 11-13)
Deep inside the plants and trees that God created are essential oils. Essential oils are like the blood of the plant. They run through the plant delivering oxygen and protection to the plant. They are the aromatic, volatile compounds that create the taste and smell of that plant
God created essential oils to care for our bodies.
Since essential oils have so many amazing properties for the plants, they also have many wonderful and therapeutic properties for people and animals too! There are many different essential oils that can support almost every system in the body. For example, there are essential oils that support the immune system, the integumentary system, and the digestive system. Many oils can also affect the emotions in positive and astounding ways. They can be uplifting, calming, relaxing, or stimulating.
I think it is amazing that the Lord hid these therapeutic miracles in His creation for our well being. He had a plan to help our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs from the very beginning of time! Today, we are far from the garden of Eden, but we can still use the Lord’s creation for good and for our healing.
There are many different types of essential oils with many different uses. However, there are also many oils with the same use. When the Lord created the earth, we didn’t have public transportation to get around the globe easily, like we do today. We also didn’t have modern medicine. You will find that God put various different plants in different places around the earth, and some of them have a similar function. At first I didn’t think much of it, until my friend, Deb, from Honey Bees & Daisies, pointed out that God knew that people all over the world would need the therapeutic properties these plants had to offer. So, He placed different plants all over the world, that have similar therapeutic properties. Isn’t it cool how the Lord provided for His people?
The Lord is our healer.
It is important to note that the Lord is the ultimate healer and all healing comes from Him. Maybe He uses a doctor, maybe He uses essential oils, or maybe He bestows His healing at a church service. Ultimately, He is the great physician and healer. I think it is wonderful that He has provided ways we can support and take care of our bodies through natural substances like essential oils.
We can care for the earth by using essential oils.
Essential Oils aren’t just for your health. There are a host of household products and personal care products you can make or purchase that have essential oils in them. Not only do essential oils provide the scent in these products, but they also help the product’s purpose. For example, the Thieves Oil in the Thieves cleaner helps to kill germs on the surfaces it is sprayed on, in addition to smelling awesome.
In addition to God providing for us by giving us essential oils, we can care for His creation better by using essential oils. There are so many toxins that we use and are exposed to on a daily basis. Artificial fragrance is a leading culprit. When you walk down the cleaning aisle or even the baby aisle, for that matter, of a grocery store and smell that overpowering scent, you are smelling artificial fragrance. Those fragrances are full of petrochemicals, most likely some of them are phthalates, which are known endocrine disruptors. When we burn a scented candle or use our favorite body wash, we are most likely inhaling chemicals that are not only harmful to our bodies, but are harmful to the earth. I realize this is an overwhelming thought because if you start going through your cabinets right now, you will be shocked at how (artificial) fragrances are in almost everything. Don’t let this overwhelm you and stop you from making changes. Start with one thing that you are going to focus on. Maybe you can eliminate your body wash and get one that is all natural and scented with essential oils. Another option is to get rid of your candles, plug-ins, and room sprays. I know, I know, that is a freaky and upsetting thought for most of you, but you can replace those things with a cool mist essential oil diffuser. When you use an essential oil diffuser, your house smells good, you are not releasing harmful toxins into your air, and you are receiving the therapeutic benefits of the essential oils! It’s a win-win!
Essential oils aren’t a new thing
Some people may think essential oils are a new fad because they are all over social media right now. However, they were mentioned in the Bible over 200 times and they were also mentioned in other ancient texts. While there are new essential oil brands popping up every time I turn around, there is one company that has been around for over 20 years, Young Living. Gary Young and the team at Young Living are committed to caring for the earth, caring for plants and caring for farmland. Gary is always on the lookout for new plants and essential oils to share with us. It is amazing for me to think that we still may have not discovered something God has put here for our use. I love that there are always new oils to try and explore.
Young Living is committed to caring for the earth and the plants that God has entrusted to us. They are the only company with the seed to seal promise That means they have strict standards for every step of the process, from choosing the proper species of seed, to planting at the right time, to harvesting at the proper time, to their proprietary distillation system, to testing and bottling. They do it all. They do not use any chemicals on their plants, soil, or even in their distillation machines. Everything is pure and natural. Young Living is the only essential oil company that owns it’s own farms around the world. You can even make arrangements to visit their farms or participate in harvesting. I am excited that I will be visiting the Young Living Farm in Utah in June and September.
Getting started with Essential Oils
Don’t be overwhelmed by how to start with essential oils. I would truly love to help answer your questions about essential oils and give you some recommendations on how to get started. You can contact me and read more about how to get started with essential oils here.