Chi Bodywork
Marcy White
Young Living Essential Oils are Grade A Therapeutic

There are four grades of essential oils:  Grade A; Grade B; Grade C; and Floral Water.  Grade A oils are of Therapeutic Quality and are made from organically grown plants distilled at low temperatures and pressures.  Grade B oils are Food Grade and may contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers, extenders, and carrier oils.  Grade C oils are Perfume Grade and may contain the same types of adulterating chemicals as Food Grade oils, and other, as well.  The final grade is called Floral Water and is used to make shampoos and other skin and hair products.  Floral water is a by-product of the distillation process, and may be of very high quality if it is a by-product of a Grade A essential oil, and it might also be a very poor quality if it is a by-product of a poor quality oil.  It has been estimated that over 90% of the essential oils in this country are Grade B and below.  Only Grade A oils have the full health benefits.  Most oils in the essential oil industry are cut with carrier oils (can go rancid), alcohol, cheaper cost and quality oils, and even chemicals and synthetics.

Disease cannot exist in an oxygen rich environment.  If a cell has been deprived of oxygen, the cell wall hardens and nothing can pass in or out.  Grade A Essential Oils are lipid soluble and can penetrate a cell membrane.  If the cell has hardened, Grade A Essential Oils will reoxygenate it. In fact, the cell can release chemical toxins in an oxygen rich environment.  Grade A Essential Oils offer the body the availability of an additional 21% more oxygen to every cell in the body within 20 minutes of application.

There is a barrier membrane between circulating blood and the brain which prevents certain damaging substances from reaching brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid.  This is known as the blood-brain barrier.  It has long been assumed by the medical community that diseases such as M.S., Parkinson's, Lou Gehrig's Disease, and Alzheimer's could be treated if an agent was found that passes the blood-brain barrier.  It has now been documented that the agent of sesquiterpenes, found in plants, has the ability to go beyond the blood-brain barrier.  High levels of sesquiterpenes are found in the Grade A Essential Oils of Frankincense and Sandalwood.

Sesquiterpenes from Frankincense and Sandalwood increase oxygen availability in the limbic system of the brain, particularly around the pineal and pituitary glands.  This leads to an increase in secretions of antibodies, endorphins and neurotransmitters.

In the limbic system of the brain, there is another gland called the amygdala.  In 1989 it was discovered that the amygdala plays a major role in storing and releasing emotional trauma.  The only way to stimulate this gland is with fragrance or the sense of smell.  This may help us understand how we are able to release emotional trauma with aromatherapy and Grade A essential oils.

I will be updating the testimonials page as I search and find more testimonials.  If you have a particular testimonial you would like me to research, please sign the guest book or email me with your request and I will do my best to locate testimonials on your issue of concern.  As well, if you would like to know about clinical reports concerning any health concern please request that as well.

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