Optimum Choices offers only therapeutic Grade A essential oils.
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Essential Oils — More than Aroma!
When you get an infection or break
a bone, you go to a healthcare practitioner. If the temperature
extreme, you move. If a predator attacks, you flee or defend yourself. Plants, however, do not have this
mobility. The ability to fight infections, heal a wound, cope with extreme
environmental conditions and fend off an attacker must be encoded within a
Essential Oils are the aromatic volatile plant liquid – the
blood of the plant–containing all
these life essential properties in the DNA. They fight infections, initiate
regeneration of cells, transport nutrients and contain hormone-like substances.
Drugs were originally refined plant
extracts. Today, approximately 25% of prescription drugs are derived from
plants. Essential Oils’ chemical structure is so similar to human cells
that they are compatible with human protein. This allows them to be readily
accepted by the human body.
Thousands of years before Christ, ancient medicine men
crushed plants and soaked them in vegetable
oils breaking the plant’s resin
sacks containing the Essential Oils. Today we have modern steam distillation
processes that extract the plant’s healing properties.
Essential Oils are different than your household
vegetable oils. They are not greasy and will not clog your skin’s pores.
Essential Oils cannot go rancid and contain the same extensive therapeutic
properties as the aromatic, volatile liquids from the original plants.
Essential oils are more than just aromas:
Medical scrolls from 1500 BC recognized Myrrh’s ability in preventing
bacterial growth, helping with infections, and regenerating
of skin tissue.
Egyptians used Essential Oils for a ritual called, “Cleansing the Flesh and
Blood of Evil Deities.”
According to Biblical and Talmudic information Cinnamon was used in incense to
fight the plague and infections.
oil is used in many religions to attain a high spiritual frequency level.
Essential Oils are regulated by the fragrance laws and are
not considered a nutrient or a supplement. By law, a bottle labeled “100% Pure
Essential Oils” need only contain 5% Essential Oils with the rest being carrier
oil. The amount of Essential Oils per bottle can vary from 5% to 99% for these
Grades B (food grade) or C (perfume grade) oils.
Only Grade A – the therapeutic grade – Essential Oils
contain nothing but the pure chemical essence of plants without solvents,
carrier oils and other impurities.
Some manufacturers use a solvent-based distillation process
that leaves a residue of chemicals within the pure Essential Oils. Grade
B and C oils may still produce results on the human body, but one runs the risk
of absorbing traces of chemical solvent,
metallic traces from the distillation chambers and impurities from the carrier
Try smelling several brands of store-bought Essential
Oils. The difference in fragrance is a measure of the amount of pure Essential
Oils, the type of carrier oil added and the distillation process. Only Grade A
oils smell the same all the time.
If you want therapeutic results, it is always best to
use Grade A – therapeutic grade – Essential Oils that are steam distilled from
organic plants. Buy your Essential Oils from a reputable store or
practitioner that knows the quality of the source plants and can verify the
Nothing on this website has been evaluated by the FDA. This information
is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please
see a qualified healthcare practitioner for any disease or illness.