ESSENTIAL PLANT OIL INFO
The Essential Plant Oils that we use are obtained from a select group of Aromatic plants which contain an excess of Aromatic Plant Essence when subjected to steam distillation.
The Essential Plant Oils are the physiological trigger of the Aromatic Plants! The Biological process triggered by The Oils in Aromatic Plants are very similar to the triggering of the hormonal processes in the Human animal.
The Essential Plant Oils are also responsible for triggering sexual function in the Aromatic plants.
The Essential Plant Oils are the vanguard against disease and play a defensive role in the preservation of both The Aromatic plants and Human Kind alike.
One should Note how many of today's diseases are named as treatable by the Essential Plant Oils used in the Pharmacopoeias of ancient civilizations.
Since the beginning of record able time, Essential Plant Oils have been used by the animal kingdom to maintain health and well being. Our original ancestors learned about the powerful healing properties.
During illness the animal populations were instinctively drawn to
Essential plant oils are among the most natural powerful free radical scavengers and anti-oxidants on the face of the earth.
Essential plant oils contain an organic electrical-chemical charge that is synergistic with our own.
Essential plant oils contain powerful anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
Essential Plant Oils (EPO) are the fragrant parts of plants which can be gathered in a liquid oil form.
There are over three hundred plants harvested for their EPO content. Plants that make essential oils are found on every continent and in every family of plant life, from sea algae and tree moss to flower petals and rain forest tree heartwood. One thing they all have in common is that they will totally evaporate without leaving a trace. Some EPO's have bigger molecules than others and take longer to evaporate, while others will volatize quickly.
Essential oils are plant chemicals. They fall into the category of Volatile Organic Compounds and are complex botanical hydrocarbons. Because of their volatile nature, the controlled heat in a distillation apparatus can draw the essential oil from the plant fibers and collect these essences in a bottle. The amount and quality of the plant material needed to produce the oil controls the cost.
The term aromatherapy is from the title of a book first published in 1937 by Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, a famous French perfumer and prolific writer. His goal was to put into one volume a compendium of studies on the therapeutic uses of essential oils to date, and to validate the need for further scientific study. He authored twenty-four books on perfumery and many others in history, science, and metaphysics. His theories and practices of aromatherapy were to lay dormant for many years.
The natural products revolution of the 1960's reignited the interest in pure essential oils. First used as alternatives to synthetic perfume, the new naturalists rediscovered their therapeutic powers. In recent years, many books have been published on aromatherapy, and the general availability of essential oils has brought the art into widespread acceptance.
MY SYSTEM OF AROMATICS
Aromatherapy is based on the reflex action of the central limbic brain to the sense of smell. The olfactory nerve stem goes directly to this area, which is known to be responsible for memory and emotions. The olfactory nerve is our environmental chemical detector-o-meter giving us identification signals of our surroundings. This, in turn, modifies our behavior. The incredible number of recognizable scents is baffling. In many cases, the sense of smell can be very subtle, detecting molecules in the air measured in parts per million. Only a few airborne molecules can signal danger, stimulate memories, or cause sexual attraction. Sometimes one can even smell a lie!
By the time a child reaches the age of reason, much of the primal scent imprints have already been made. Babyhood years will have impressed the brain with a great deal of reflective and memorable scents, which will effect the entire psychological pattern of an individual. Some aromatic information may not be enjoyable! The fearful memory of being lost as a child in the pine barrens may lead to discomfort at Christmas because of the evergreen scent. This reflex presents many complex implications. For this reason, it is almost impossible to supply a prescriptive dispensatory for the use of aromatics as a healing or comforting therapy. Local and cultural conditions modify this idea more. It is best for a person to choose the essential oil products found pleasing. This assures the person that the brain has accepted the aromatic as favorable, or at least neutral in limbic reaction.
Because aromatics have a reflex action on the mind they can be used to train a behavior response on a primal level. An example is stress reduction. Stress interferes with health and vitality. First, use bathing, meditation, or massage to achieve relaxation and support this with the use of an aromatherapy scent to identify relaxation with the scent. Later in the day, when stress conditions arrive, the use of the scent will help recall relaxation. Another method is to use a scent to reinforce a personal affirmation in the same way. This natural reflex of the scent, mind, and body is aromatherapy.
Dr. Rene M. Gattefosse
Modern Aromatherapy is credited to Dr. Rene' Maurice Gattefosse' with the publishing of his book, Aromatherapy, in 1937. His was a unique vision that incorporated modern scientific thought and experimentation into the previously empirical medicinal world of the aromatic plants. Contrary to popular belief, Dr. Gattefosse' envisioned the use of the Aromatic Plants as an allopathic medicine in the prevention and treatment of illness. Dr. Gattefosse' strongly suspected that laboratory synthetic chemical duplicates of the Essential Plant Oils were lacking in a vitalistic, or organic life force. It was not until 1990 with the publishing of L' aromatherapie exactement, by Franchomme & Penoel, that a clear scientific therapeutic superiority of the pure essential oil over the synthetic or "nature identical" is proven. Currently, the "natural vs. synthetic" argument is reaching a climax as society becomes increasingly aware of the possible dangers of Synthetic Prescription Drugs.
All plants are believed to be scented or possessing of an odor.
The sense of smell, along with the other senses are responsible for the preservation of life.
UPHOLDING THE HOLISTIC TRADITION OF MODERN AROMATHERAPY
We try very hard to uphold the traditions of Dr. Rene M. Gattefosse, father of modern Aroma-Therapy, and Dr. Otto Wallach, a Nobel Prize winner in 1910 in chemistry for his work in the analysis and identifying of the primary chemical components ( Terpenes ) of the Essential Plant Oils! Both of these famous and brilliant scientists presented the modern world the Bio-chemical answers to WHY?, WHERE?, WHEN? and HOW the Essential Plant Oils work on the human physiology and psychology. Using their scientific and empirical work as our foundation, An-Tech Holistic Research Mfg. Proudly presents MOBILFLeX+ and 28 other Environmental Protection products containing only the finest quality essential plant oils!
When blending essential oils, perfumers use the various evaporating times to create top, middle, and base notes in the blend. The top notes are the first to be sensed, then middle notes, and finally the "fixative" bottom notes. The complex mixing of the molecules of different oils intermingle and create an overall "bouquet." This blending craft is the ancient and magical art of perfumery.
Plants that have fragrance have inspired myths and stories. In the most ancient of days, fragrant plants were burned on altar coals to envelop the temples with perfumed air. The word perfume is from the Latin words, 'per' and 'fume', meaning 'through smoke.' The ancients went far and wide to obtain new aromatics, which were among the first items of world trade. The biblical Queen of Sheba is the first to have organized caravans into the ancient lands of Punt and Chem for the fabled Al Oban incense. This oil is our modern olibanum, and is the first cosmetic essential oil of history. The arts of extraction and distillation began in the Egyptian land of Chem. The roots of the words Alchemy and Chemistry find their common origins in this ancient land. From these beginnings, the world of aromatics has unfolded into our modern age.