I love using essential oils, BUT I am very aware of their medicinal quality. This is why I believe this particular video is very important to see!
By the way, my personal favorite essential oils are frankincense, lemon, rosemary, and peppermint.
You CAN be allergic to an essential oil. My daughter is allergic to the Thieves blend. It is a great immunity boosting blend, but unfortunately my daughter broke out with hives after using it, so we avoid it.
As the popularity of using rice water for hair increases, there is growing anecdotal evidence about its benefits. But are the claims scientifically proven?
At first glance, a 2010 paper suggests they may be. The authors note that rice water may reduce surface friction and increase hair elasticity. However, the study relies on historical examples to draw unsupported conclusions.
Elsewhere, a research facility in Japan has developed an imaging technique that visualizes the strengthening effect of inositol on hair. Inositol is contained in rice water.
It is important to note that this research is published directly by a facility that may have commercial interests.
To date, the benefits of rice water for hair remain unproven. More research is needed to support anecdotal evidence about the benefits of rice water for hair.
There are several different ways to make rice water, including
Soaking is the quickest way to make rice water.
To use this method:
take ½ cup of uncooked rice
place rice in a bowl with 2–3 cups of water
leave to soak for 30 minutes
strain the rice water into a clean bowl
Fermented vs. plain rice water
Some rice water advocates claim fermented rice water has more benefits than plain rice water.
According to a 2012 study, fermented substances have a higher amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants may combat hair and skin cell damage, which is why they are typical ingredients in beauty products.
To ferment rice water, follow steps 1–4 of the soaking method. Before straining, leave the rice water to stand at room temperature for up to 2 days, allowing it to ferment. Strain the rice water into a clean bowl before use.
Another way to make rice water is by boiling the rice.
Cover ½ cup of rice with double the water typically used for cooking. Cook the rice in boiling water and strain the rice water into a clean bowl before use.
I add 4 drops of Rosemary essential oil to my rice water. I LOVE this formula! Naomi McCollough
Robert Tisserand is one of the “Fathers” of aromatherapy here in the United States.
“So many people believe that frankincense oil is a proven treatment for cancer, that I receive messages every day asking me how it should be used for all kinds of malignancies. The fact is, there is no clinical research. There is not one single study published in a peer-reviewed journal, in which frankincense essential oil was successfully used to treat any kind of cancer.”
Robert Tisserand, “Frankincense Oil and Cancer in Perspective”
Robert Tisserand is a speaker, educator and consultant on the science and benefits of essential oils and their safe and effective application. In 1977 he wrote the first English language book on aromatherapy. In addition to teaching online courses, in recent years he has inspired live audiences in Europe, Asia, North America and South America. He was privileged to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the AIA in Denver in 2007. In 2014 he co-authored the second edition of Essential Oil Safety, which has helped set industry safety standards.
I would like to redirect you to Robert Tisserand’s website now, so that you can read the full article. Click the link below:
There is so much information on the internet, and there are so many people thinking they are experts with regards to essential oils. Well, I am NOT an expert by any means, but I am busy sifting through a lot of information and researching all I can about essential oils, and I want to share it with you!
My goal for Essential Oils for Christians is to be forthright and to adhere to God’s Word. I desire for everyone to know all that there is to know about essential oils. I want to be transparent and trustworthy.
I love Young Living essential oils for its authenticity which I believe is necessary to achieve the full therapeutic benefit from each essential oil.
Jen O’Sullivan, researcher and most trusted resources for essential oil education with five best-selling books on aromatherapy and one of the largest free educational groups available states,
“Based on all my research and side-by-side testing, Young Living is by far the best. My testing conclusions are based on the pure, authentic aroma (I knew they were not pure if I got a synthetic headache from smelling them during testing) and their breadth and depth of action. These two are the most important in my quest for pure, medicinal-grade essential oils. So far, no one has even come close to Young Living.”
The article, “Debunking Dangerous Myths about Essential Oils” is written by Dr. Maksimov who is the Associate Academic Dean at American College of Healthcare Sciences. He received his PhD in Chemistry from the City University of New York in February 2002. After graduation he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Department of Physics of the Pennsylvania State University. He wrote “Debunking Dangerous Myths about Essential Oils.”
Personally, I am not someone who chases fads and tries to keep up with the latest craze. I would call myself a busy wife and mom who is very dedicated to her family, always giving, giving, and giving with little time for herself. I find myself forgetting about the needs of my own being in many ways. I’d rather make sure my family is taken care of, and if I have any energy or time for myself, I will finally give in and take the moment. I now thank the Lord for essential oils such as lavender to help relax me! 🙂
I am a curious sort of person, and when my curiosity is sparked by an issue, I start a full out investigation.
When hearing about essential oils for the first time, I thought it was interesting–a little speculative, but because my interests tend to surround the Bible, I let the interest in essential oils die. It wasn’t until my 17-year-old daughter told me that our youth pastor’s wife at church was having an essential oil party at her house. I enjoy visiting with other women, so I agreed. Shortly into the introduction of essential oils, our youth pastor’s wife stated this,