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Can You Answer "Yes" to Any of These Questions?
1. Are you battling cancer, autoimmunity, or diabetes?
2. Do you suffer from fibromyalgia, depression, or leaky gut? 
3. Have you wondered how you can give your medicine cabinet an essential oil makeover, but are not sure where to start?

Or... 

4. Are you trying to replace your toxic cleaners and body care products? 
5. Are you looking for fresh DIY recipes & tips? 

Or Maybe... 

6. Are you confused by all of the conflicting information on the internet about essential oils?
7. Do you want a no-fluff, evidence-based approach?

If you've answered, "Yes!" to any of these questions, you're in the right place!
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For FIVE reasons...

1) You'll get exclusive access to the largest collection of evidenced based information that will help you use essential oils safely & effectively.

2) You'll learn how to use oils to approach diseases like cancer, diabetes, autoimmunity and to completely makeover your medicine cabinet!

3) You'll have all the recipes that you'll need to replace all those toxic cleaners in your home with DIY essential oil goodness!

4) It's non-branded, so no matter which oil company is your favorite, the information contained in my database applies. 

5) It's FREE!

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I've learned many things in Dr. Z's Essential Oils Club! Really, the most important for me was the overuse (sensitization) of oils. I'm an avaid EO user and certainly don't want them not to be effective for the benefits I receive from them! ~Kim B.
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Why Learning About Aromatherapy is Important
Although the use of essential oils isn't new, it has definitely gained a wild fanfare in recent years. More and more people are using essential oils in place of artificial fragrances in the home and on their bodies, for culinary purposes, and for health and healing. The more we use essential oils, the more we fall in love, and it's hard to remember a time when aromatherapy was an unfamiliar term.

Everyone has to start somewhere, though – few of us were born into families who already used aromatherapy regularly. If you are just starting out and find yourself a bit lost in the jargon, recipes, and excitement, don't worry. You aren't alone. Let's take a little bit of time here and catch you up to speed.

Essential Oils Defined

The very first questions a newbie should ask - what is aromatherapy, and what is an essential oil? 

The term essential oil doesn't refer to how much we need it (though many of us argue that they are pretty vital parts of our daily lives!). In fact, the original scientific term for these oils is volatile oil, which paints a much better picture of what we're referring to.

The volatile oil - or essential oil - of a plant is the part that releases quickly from the plant and into the air. The Encyclopedia Britannica describes the naming rationale:

"Essential oil, highly volatile substance isolated by a physical process from an odoriferous plant of a single botanical species...Such oils were called essential because they were thought to represent the very essence of odor and flavor."

Essential Oils in Plants

The essential oil is why you smell a rose when you lean down and sniff the blooms. It releases as you walk through the garden and shake up the plants. How many plants can you identify by their scent alone? The scientists who had the privilege of naming this chemical component could think of plenty, as well, and thus believed the oils to be "essential" to the plant as much as it was volatile (quickly released).

We now know that essential oils are more prevalent in some plants than others, and can be found in roots, stems, leaves, and blossoms alike. They aren't necessarily an essential part of the plant - in fact, we don't always know the function the volatile oil serves, and it can very from plant to plant. But we do know that essential oils are complex, with broad therapeutic actions that vary based on their composition.

Ultimately, the essential oil of a plant is a component of the plant itself, filled with vast amounts of molecules specific to that plant's needs and uses. This is important to remember, because chemical composition (phytochemistry, the chemistry of plants) tells us how we can best use a substance.

History of Aromatherapy

Most civilizations utilized fragrant herbs for medicine and rituals, and oil extractions were commonly used to separate the fragrance and medicinal benefits from the bulkier material of the rest of the plant. Many of the oils used in this way were rich in essential oils that we continue to use to this day - myrrh, cinnamon, frankincense, cassia - prized for their fragrances and traded vigorously throughout the ancient world and into the development of the Western world we know today.

The "spices" were burned, infused into carrier oils, and even crudely distilled into something similar to what we know as hydrosols - distilled oil that remains in the water from the process. What do each of the uses have in common? Maximizing access to the fragrance - the essential oil!

More recently, essential oils have been used under the guise of the aromatherapy profession, although we have records of people using them as far as thousands of years ago. Did they have essential oils like we know them today? Of course not! Modern distillation procedures are relatively new in relation to the Earth timetable. 

The term aromatherapy is relatively new in our history, coined by a French chemist named Rene-Maurice Gattefosse in the 1930s. His work ultimately led to the modern understanding of essential oils as therapeutic for health and healing benefits. 

Today, thanks to pioneers such as Gattefosse, we really do have essential oil extraction down to a science, and we're learning more all the time.

Three Ways to Use Essential Oils

The term aromatherapy was coined to combine aroma and therapy, indicating therapeutic benefits using fragrance. This is still the heart of aromatherapy, but essential oil use has expanded in many ways and toward many uses. The main categories of use are:

1) Inhalation
2) Topical
3) Internal

Inhalation

Not only is inhalation the oldest form of essential oil use, it is also arguably the safest. Oils diffused throughout a room are relatively safe for most people in most cases due to the high level of dilution. More direct effects can be obtained by breathing in a steam directly or inhaling right from the bottle, or from a few drops on a cloth. This carries the volatile oil directly into your respiratory system and mucous membranes, dispersed throughout the steam or air molecules.

Topical

Topical use is a step further than traditional inhalation-based aromatherapy, though still familiar in the context of massage therapy, which often utilizes fragrant oils for massage applications.

Instead of the broad dispersion through air droplets that inhalation provides, topical use is much more direct. But at the same time, the oil is absorbed through the barrier layers of skin, while inhalation moves quickly through the thinner mucous membranes. Knowing your oil and the goal you have in mind can help you determine which application is more appropriate.

In theory and in professional practice, some essential oils can be used on the skin undiluted. However, the safest application is via dilution. Carrier oils like olive, coconut, jojoba and avocado oils usually have benefits of their own, and you can easily combine a couple of drops in a teaspoon to dilute the oils and bypass potential irritation.

Internal

Finally, and most controversially, some oils are safe for ingestion. The most basic form of ingestion is in culinary use. Revisiting cinnamon, you could use cinnamon essential oil in a cake batter, but you'd only need one drop for the whole batch vs. a tsp or more of the bark powder.

Another common internal preparation is to combine it into a drink. Do remember that oil and water do not mix, so simply adding a drop to water will leave that drop undiluted. Some oils are irritants and all oils are very strong, so it's best to be safe and dilute it into some honey or coconut oil first.

Many aromatherapists believe oils are never to be ingested, and most will suggest only trained professionals utilize internal methods. Again, it's better to be safe, and for someone just starting out, this is excellent advice to consider.

Using Essential Oils as Medicine

The best essential oils for healing are comprised of a complex network of molecules that each carry different effects to the body. Their power to beat disease is so effective that, under the supervision of a natural health expert and herbalist, you may be able to avoid the having to use needless drugs or have unnecessary surgeries.

The list is long, but after careful research I've narrowed the top 10 best essential oils that can help you the most!

I'll teach you all about using these (and dozens more!) in my Essential Oils Club so be sure to join today for FREE!
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Meet Dr. Z
Founder of the Essential Oils Revolution summits that have reached more than 265,000 people across the globe, Dr. Eric Zielinski is a formally trained public health researcher and aromatherapist that has created the most extensive Biblical Health database on the Internet. His website DrEricZ.com is visited by hundreds of thousands of natural health-seekers every month, and he has rapidly become the go-to resource for essential oils education and spiritual inspiration through social media. 
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