As essential oils get more popular, it’s easy to think of them as trendy or new, but really the opposite is true. Using plant oils as medicine is actually a really old idea — old in a good way. This kind of science existed before modern medicine, and it worked very well for hundreds of years — that’s the kind of tried-and-true results we think are worth relying on.
So, how do oils work? Oils are concentrated herbs; they’re the immune system of plants. They are made of simple elements such as oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, and nitrogen — the same exact elements that form the human body. Therefore, the body readily accepts the oils and their therapeutic properties.The essential oil of a plant is really plant’s immune system. So, oils are capable of fighting viruses, bacteria and other pathogens, cleaning receptor sites of cells to allow proper communication throughout the body, and rewriting DNA in the human, just as it does in a plant — all without the chemical toxicity and side effects seen in today’s pharmaceuticals.
The problem with pharmaceuticals is that they work to mask symptoms instead of treating the underlying problem. They disrupt the body’s natural immune function, they block cell receptor sites and they have no capacity to rewrite DNA. Furthermore, they introduce a host of toxic chemicals that the body ultimately sees as foreign substances, thus creating side effects. That’s why oils aren’t just an equal alternative to pharmaceuticals — in many ways, they’re better because they treat the source of the problem, they’re not destructive and they have a track record of success that stretches back all through history.