Ancient Medicine: Essential Oils

History of Essential Oils

Essential oils are the oldest form of medicine known to man.

Essential oils are subtle, aromatic liquids extracted from the flowers, seeds, leaves, stems, bark &/or roots of trees, herbs, bushes & shrubbery through distillation. In the craft of alchemy, the soul of a plant is its oil, while its spirit is the plant’s alcohol or tincture. According to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests & alchemists used essential oils to heal the sick. Essential oils were considered more valuable than gold in many ancient cultures. And, like gold, the desire for essential oils is strong when it comes to discerning individuals who want an organic, simple, strong, reliable alternative to synthetic medicines that often produce unhealthy side effects.

The Ancient Egyptians believed the sense of smell was the most important of all sensory abilities, more so than sight. They knew inhaling aromas amplified intrinsic “frequency” & transformation. The utchat eye pendant, shown here, found on the mummy of Tutankhamen, depicts the alchemy of spiritual nourishment both in the afterlife & in the created world. An ancient egyptian scroll, carbon dated 1500 B.C., reveals hundreds of Egyptian remedies using essential oils. When King Tut’s tomb was opened in 1922, 50 alabaster mason jars for keeping oils were present. The invaluable oils were stolen long ago, by thieves who valued the oil more than the gold, which remained present in the tomb.

The Bible refers to essential or anointing oils over 150 times. The word “anoint” comes from the Latin word inunctus and it means “to smear with oil”, to make a person sacred, to set them apart & to dedicate them to serve a higher spiritual purpose. The Hebrew form of Messiah and the Greek form of Christ literally mean “anointed.” The bible tells us a plague was stopped in part by preparing a sacred temple with aromatic oils. The New Testament shares gifts offered by the 3 wise men, and how baby Jesus received “gold”, frankincense and myrrh. Some historians believe the “gold” refers to a valuable “liquid gold” known as balsam oil (Mt.2:1). The oil Mary used to anoint both feet of Jesus was equivalent in value to one year’s wages (Jn.12:3).

The Chinese culture used essential oils for healing as far back as 3000 B.C., as proven by the discovery of Shen Nong Shi’s herbal book, the oldest surviving medical book in China. Shen Nong Shi, is the father of agriculture who invented herbal medicine & he was the 1st Chinese herbal doctor. The ancient pages of his book contain over 350 herbs and their medicinal uses, including the application of essential oils.

The Arabians, amassed a thriving frankincense trade in 500 B.C. where supply & demand was so high the trade route became famously known as “Frankincense Trail.” In the marketplaces of modern Arabia, baskets still overflow with aromatic herbs, spices & oils. These items once came to Arabia atop camel caravans, requiring many months of transport under heavy guard. The people of Arabia utilize these fragrant treasures today, in much the same way as they did centuries ago. For generations, mothers and grandmothers have & continue to share & employ the rich heritage of natural healing remedies, known today as a unique form of Middle Eastern aromatherapy.

The Greek & Roman cultures adopted their healing methods from the Egyptians. One of the most well-known physicians of all time, Hippocrates, was a firm believer in treating his patients holistically. If you traveled back in time between 460 B.C. & 377 B.C. you would see him administering essential oils via aromatherapy & massage. Greece was known for its bath houses. Many used essential oils to create healing waters. The Ancient Romans were great believers in hygiene to promote health & they always placed great stock in aromatherapy, the power of fragrances.

A great documentary on the subject is Ancient Secrets of Essential Oils.  It will take you on wondrous journey back in time, to a place of mystery and astonishing discovery. Learn about the timeless secrets so powerful the ancient Egyptians and Hebrews rejoiced in them, kings and priests found life and healing in them. Come, see how even before man was upon the earth, The Wisdom of the Ages created these sources of healing and vital health.

Learn about Essential Oils Here and visit my Herb & Oil Page.  I can also help you integrate herbs and oils into your wellness lifestyle.

Message me for a free holistic health consult to see what herbs and oils can support your health journey.

Be Well,

Cassandra

Healthy Habits

Hey there!

How are you doing?

Don’t touch your face!

Go wash your hands!

Okay, ready to ready this?

Here we are living in interesting times and concerned more than ever about our health.

Before this virus hit the fan, I wrote a little ebook, Holistic DIVA’s Healthy Habits. I have been delayed in getting it online, but I wanted to share it with you now!

It’s truly a simple reset to help people reflect and get back on track. Our immune system, and our mindset are vital during these stressful times. Stress causes so many of our illnesses and disease because that drains our immune system. We want to keep that baby strong.

I also wanted to suggest to stay away from foods that cause mucus in the body. Some of you are not going to like this. Avoid or limit the following “foods” and replace with something nourishing.

Sugar, wheat, breads, pastas, corn, dairy, meat, alcohol and caffeine and any junk processed foods.  — Ouch.

Yikes!

I know… but think of it as a Spring Cleanse or a healthy experiment and let me know how it goes.

You will want to boost up on your fruits, veggies and greens and lots of water and herbal tea. Organic India’s Lemon Ginger is my favorite right now. It’s got the magic  Tusli in it too.

If you are looking for some recipes to inspire, I invite you you to check out some of  this deliciousness. Check out Recipes.   I literally just googled it.

You can also search my dear friend Emily’s amazing website at Recipes to Nourish.

UPDATE: Holistic DIVA’s Healthy Habits Available Now on Amazon! 

Stay Well.

Stay Safe!

xo

Cassandra

Physical and Spiritual Nutrients

We are living in interesting times. I wanted to offer some physical and spiritual nutrients to support you in keep you healthy and strong.

Best way to get your vitamins and minerals to support your immune system and whole body is through fresh fruits and vegetables. Organic if possible because we want to stop polluting in the inner and outer terrain.

Food is medicine, real food. Your home work is to research foods with these vitamins.

It’s been said that man/humans cannot live on bread alone. Today, I am offering some spiritual nutrients for you.

Vitamin A – Acceptance and Alignment. Accept that we are built and made for these changing times and Align with a Love.

Vitamin B – Be Kind, Be Patient. Be Compassionate. Be filled with Faith.

Vitamin C- I’m going to say it again. Be compassionate, Be Calm with yourself and others.

Vitamin D – Devote yourself to embodying your Divine Self. Through prayer, meditation, yoga, nature, sunshine and self reflection. Be still and know.

Vitamin F – Forgive, yourself and others for wrong doing in the past. This is a weight lifter from your heart, mind and body. If you want to lose weight, forgive. If this is a struggle, ask your heart to show you the way.

Vitamin L- Love.

For those of you overachievers looking for foods with Vitamin F and L. Let me what what you find.

Now, please join me in song. Please rise.
https://youtu.be/4tddH-rGD3E

Hey, I love you.
We’ve got this.

I will continue to share my Holistic DIVA Living Tips and Tricks. If you are interested in personal holistic health coaching, drop me a note and let’s get started! Free initial consultation. Don’t forget to stock up on your essentials including your essential oils for health and wellness.

Much Love,

Cassandra