Category Archives: Essential Oils

Antioxidants and Rejuvenating Agents

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against the effects,of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food. They can also be the result of exposure to toxins in our environment such as tobacco smoke, smog and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

Some of the highest food sources of antioxidants are Ningxia, wolfberry, blueberries, kale, strawberries and spinach. All of these ingredients are easy to turn into green, high-energy shakes in your blender. Remember that all raw, pure fats and oils contain antioxidants as well as vitamins A, C and E. Vitamin A is a metabolite of beta-carotene, a red pigment found in carrots, squash, gogi berries, etc.

Lake Klamath is one of the richest environments for the growth of fresh water blue-green algae, a highly powerful antioxidant. Each year, 17 streams and rivers deposit over 50, 000 tons of mineral-rich silt from the surrounding volcanic basin into the lake which supports the growth of the algae.

The essential oils that have the highest amount of antioxidants are clove, cinnamon bark, thyme, oregano and mountain savory.

Virgin olive oil (organic cold pressed, first press is preferable) is a natural health aid for a variety of reasons. It improves brain maturation and function, aids in membrane development, cell formation and differentiation, reduces production of cholesterol, gallstones and assists in bile secretion and the digestion of fats.

Beauty Products

Read the labels of all food and beauty products; remembering that the ingredients are listed in order by their volume as contained in the product. If you are unable to pronounce the ingredients, chances are you don’t want them in, or on, your body. Your skin is the largest organ of absorption and excretion so keep it clean, healthy and supple with simple products that contain pure ingredients.

Lavender Oil

The many contributions are as varied as the oils, making it difficult to single one out. But lavender is rare in that it is anti-inflammatory and balancing (normalizing oiliness) and is suitable for every body type. Furthermore, it reduces stress and enhances libido. It is a pow­erful wrinkle reducer, antiseptic and scar eliminator. Like bergamot, it can be used as an anti-depressant and is also great as a deodorant. It relieves sunburn and restores skin’s elasticity.

Note: Drop 4 drops of lavender oil into a cup of cool water. Dip a washcloth in the solution, wring out the excess liquid, and use as a soothing eye compress.

Rose Oil

Not all roses are the same, due to centuries of cultivation of hybrid species. Young Living Oils use Bulgarian Rose Oil with a frequency of 320 Hz, the highest in the plant kingdom.

It is a powerful releaser of HGH, a cell rejuvenator and is also suitable for all skin types. Bulgarian scientists have demonstrated that Bulgarian Rose Oil can reduce high blood pressure and heart arrhythmias.

Some ingredients to immediately avoid in beauty products:

Alcohol – may increase the risk of tongue and throat cancer; contributes to hyperglycemia in children.

Aluminum – is linked to nerve damage, breast cancer, Alzheimers.

DEA – (diethanolamine)/TEA – cancer causing, found in many toiletries and cosmetics.

Proplyene glycol – carries a risk of kidney and liver abnormalities and skin cancer.

Sodium lauryl sulphate – engine degreaser; found in shampoos. It can affect the development of children’s eyes and is so caustic that it causes eventual hair loss by damaging the hair follicle and impeding hair growth.

Toulene – an endocrine disrupter; may cause birth defects.

Talc – some research has found that frequent use of talcum powder dramatically increases certain cancers.

Diazo-lidinyl-urea – a pesticide used as a cosmetic preservative.

Methylparaben – often causes allergic reactions.

Propyl-paraben – can cause skin reactions.Plastics cause a disruption in the hormones of the body. They dissolve into food and beauty products, contributing to premature aging and hair loss.

Excerpt from Secrets of Rejuvenation.