Oils for Body Systems Part 2
As we all know,
the body is a combination of systems, which are essential to life.
They are the digestive system, urinary system, circulatory system, respiratory
system, endocrine system, reproductive system, immune system, lymphatic system,
nervous system, muscular and skeletal system, and the skin. Each does an
important job for the body, and they work together for the good of the self.
I am continuing my
discussion of the effects of essential oils on our body systems from my previous
When it is time for your
body to put up a fight against infection, the immune system is called into play.
It produces white blood cells and antitoxins.
The body is aided in its fight against bacteria and viruses with certain
essential oils. The oils stimulate
the immune function. As usual, the
most effect treatment is massage and aromatic baths with:
The lymphatic system is our
drainage system. It disposes of
toxic waste and drains fluids from our bodies.
If the system is sluggish, the result is edema or fluid retention,
especially on the ankles and cellulite on the thighs, hips and buttock.
Again, the best treatment is by massage and also compress with the
following essential oils:
The nervous system is both
stimulated and sedated by essential oils. One
effect is usually more than the other but some do both to regulate and balance
the system. When you are depressed
or suffering from nervous fatigue, try a combination of stimulating essential
oils such as:
Can’t sleep, nervous,
suffering from anxiety or hysteria, you need sedative essential oils including:
Need a little balance in
your life? Try sandalwood, bergamot and cedar wood.
One of the best uses for
essential oils is for relief of rheumatic stiffness and pain in the muscles and
joints. Essential oils stimulate
local circulation and produce warmth. You guessed it. The treatment calls for massage and or aromatic leisure baths
The largest system is the
skin. Since it covers the entire
body, it protects the body and conserves body heat. Water is eliminated through
the pores of the skin and the skin produces vitamin D when exposed to the sun.
It the skin is imbalanced it is either, oily, dry, hydrated or
dehydrated. Of course the skin is
also susceptible to injury, inflammation, infection and unpleasant odors.
Essential oils can relieve all of these problems.
Treatment is by topical application using:
As I have mentioned in
previous article, in addition to affecting our physical conditions, essential
oils can affect our emotional responses. Since the limbic system, which is
concerned with emotion, is connected to the olfactory nerves in the nose.
This makes the affect immediate and powerful.
Just inhaling lightly is sufficient to induce an emotional response.
There are a lot of creative
ways to use essential oils in our very day lives. Ways that will enhance any activity. Next time, I look forward to sharing some with you.
Once you start using some of these ideas, you will start thinking of your
own clever ways to use essential oils.
Add emu oil to your massage
oil or compress to aid its absorbency. “Laboratory tests have shown that the
phospholipids content of emu oil matches that of human skin. Our skin
recognizes this and literally opens up and allows the emu oil to penetrate deep
into the layers of the epidermis…” (Dr. Norm Shealey of the Shealey
Institute of Health).
Maisha Liwaru is the owner and CEO of Perfume
Oils by Maisha