One of the most compelling answers to the question of “WHY use Essential Oils?” is simple: they work!
As Essential Oil use has become more mainstream, scientists have begun to devote more research time toward studying the EFFICACY of Essential Oils.
Here are just a few of the many exciting studies that prove the EFFICACY of Essential Oils:
• When skin cells were exposed to Oregano Essential Oil, cell proliferation (a sign of problems with immune function) was reduced in every single marker examined. This lends support to the claim that Oregano can help maintain a healthy immune system. (Source: dōTERRA Oregano Oil Study, https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/science-research-news-doterra-oregano-oil-study)
• The benefits of using a specific combination of Essential Oils in massage (versus Fractionated Carrier Oil alone) was studied. A larger decrease in measures such as heart rate, blood pressure, and stress was found for those in which Essential Oils were used. This study was published in the “Journal of Integrative Medicine and Therapy,” so as you can see, the benefits of Essential Oil use is getting noticed by the scientific community more broadly.
(Source: doTERRA AromaTouch Study, https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/science-research-news-doterra-aromatouch-study)
• Clove Essential Oil has long been used for its antioxidant properties as well as a warming and energizing massage oil. A study in “Pharmaceutical Biology” showed that Clove Oil affected proteins in the body that play a role in healthy inflammatory responses in tissues.
(Source: doTERRA Clove Study, https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/science-research-news-doterra-clove-study)
People have known for centuries that Essential Oils work. However, due to the lack of scientific studies associated with oil use, not much has been known about how and why they work. Due to recent and increasing interest in research studies, this is changing. Now we can see proof in test tubes and reports by respected researchers of the many scientific and biological reasons why Essential Oils are so effective.
QUESTION – DO YOU ENJOY LEARNING ABOUT THE SCIENCE BEHIND HOW AND WHY SOMETHING WORKS?