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Aromatherapy Oils Guide - Can Essential Oils Claim Their Spot In Traditional Medicine?

by Yuli Azarch |

What should we opt for: essential oils to prevent and treat the initial stages of an illness or traditional pharmaceutical drugs to shut down symptoms and make our body forget about the pain? It’s not really an issue if we judge it like this but the question about essential oils versus pharmaceutical drugs still remains.

We’re going to talk about the ground win that Aromatherapy managed to score in recent years against traditional medicine. We’re also going to break down how you can create a home kit based on essential oils and talk about the health benefits these amazing substances have. 

Aromatherapy essential oils vs. pharmaceutical drugs

Pharmaceutical drugs and Aromatherapy oils have different effects on our body. Drugs usually infiltrate our bodies while having a toxic effect but essential oils on the other hand have a detoxifying effect. Pharmaceutical drugs are not really able to provide clear information for  receptor sites while oils actually perform the right operations for the receptors.

Drugs usually don’t provide any coverage for the immune system while oils are constantly trying to provide strength. For example, antibiotics will battle both good and bad bacteria, but essential oils will only battle the bad ones, allowing our body to maintain a strong immune system.

Drugs are chemically designed to have tunnel vision, programmed to carry their actions to a certain part of our body without being aware of how much damage they do to the rest of the body. Essential oils on the other hand work on more than one area of our body and despite being utilized for a specific treatment, they won't provoke any type of damage.

When our body condition changes, essential oils are able to perform different actions while adapting to our blood pressure if necessary, stimulating enzyme activity if needed or energizing and relaxing our bodies if necessary. Basically, pharmaceutical drugs were created to send information to our cells or to block certain receptors from feeling anything while tricking our body to give up the symptoms of a disease.

Drugs rarely cure the issue while most of the times giving comfort or relief from certain symptoms. On the other hand, oils are able to communicate with our cells and our receptors in order to bring our body to its natural balance and to heal disease. Essential oils were meant to address the cause of our disease by reprogramming all the wrong causes.

Drugs misinform the body to offer temporary relief of symptoms, but true healing may never be obtained by using classic therapy only. Essential oils come with no side effects if applied properly and are designed to treat our bodies, instead of relieving temporary pain while damaging another area.

                    Organic Aromatherapy products vs. Pharmaceutical drugs

Essential oils

Pharmaceutical drugs



Obtained through natural methods or grown organically under severe care and a trustworthy processes

Made by nature

Obtained in the lab, produced industrially, synthetic; chemically or genetically engineered




Hundreds of benefic constituents

One or two constituents included

2.Effects and consequences

2.Effects and consequences

Restore natural functions without any adverse reactions

Inhibits natural functions and often provokes unwanted side effects


Usually not antiviral

Improves communication between cells

Disrupts communication between cells

Restores proper cellular memory and corrects the information

Often doesn’t restore cellular memory

Clears receptor sites

Blocks receptors sites

Helps to restore and build the immune system

Often depresses the immune system

Balances us emotionally; helps us find our natural balance

Often unbalances us emotionally and rarely helps us find any balance

Beneficial side effects

Often harmful side effects

Leads to wellness without causing dependency

Often causes dependence and chronic diseases



Constantly aims to create wellness as a natural state, while making us strong against disease

Assumes natural state prone and makes us vulnerable to illnesses

Trains the body to become self-healing

Assumes body and mind need external assistance for healing

Integrates the body, the mind and the soul as a unit

Treats the body in parts, doesn’t pay attention to the mind and the soul

Builds natural defenses to prevent our bodies from getting sick again

Only attacks one disease while lowering the symptoms

Treats internally on the level of cellular intelligence

Treats externally depending on symptoms

Natural Aromatherapy products are now being used in regular hospitals

Aromatherapy comes with many advantages for our body and we can use it for more than just one medicinal purpose. Essential oils can be used along with classic pharmaceutical treatments and can also be combined in therapies or homemade products without exaggerating costs.

Traditional hospitals are now beginning to take aromatherapy more seriously, like the Vanderbilt hospital, an institution that already includes essential oils into their treatments. These wonderful substances are now successfully used to treat depression, anxiety and infections in patients.

A study made in 2009 discovered that patients who were exposed to Aromatherapy and essential oils before going to surgery were found to be calmer about the upcoming procedure. A few essential oils are now being used on a larger scale to help people battle their anxiety or stress.

Essential oils are also used by doctors during childbirth. Lavender for example is known to battle fear during child birth with a study published by the J. Altern. Complement. Med. published by Marry Ann Liebert, Inc. in 2007, suggesting the exact same fact along with the use of Aromatherapy reducing pain during labor.

Antibacterial and anti-fungal benefits have also been reported when essential oils were used for medical purposes. Many oils are able to cure all the small damage on our skin and others will boost your immune system while helping with curing insomnia or battle digestive system issues.

Top Health Benefits of essential oils for Aromatherapy

Clove essential oil

Clove oil battles bacteria and parasites that are trying to attack the body.

Cypress essential oil

This oil works on blood circulation problems, can improve confidence, and helps broken bones heal faster.

Eucalyptus essential oil

Eucalyptus performs wonders with respiratory issues such as sinusitis, allergies and bronchitis. It's also helps to purify the body of harmful toxins.

Frankincense essential oil

The perfect solution to build immunity or to reduce inflammation. Frankincense oil will also heal age spots with recent studies proving that it supports the brain's fight against cancer.

Ginger essential oil

Ginger essential oil reduces inflammation, supports the joint health and improves digestion. Ginger can reduce nausea as well.

Grapefruit essential oil

This is the perfect oil to support metabolism and to help reduce cellulite. If you’re trying to lose weight, grapefruit essential oil will perform wonders. Mix it with a carrier and apply it on your areas with cellulite.

Lavender essential oil

Lavender is the perfect solution to relax the body and to improve your mood. This essential oil can heal small cuts as well.

Lemon essential oil

Lemon oil is great in hygiene products but it can also help detoxify our bodies.

Myrrh essential oil

Myrrh can battle or prevent infections. It also helps maintain healthy glowing skin and can make stretch marks disappear.

Oregano essential oil

This oil battles bacteria and can also help you get rid of the flu fast.

Allspice  essential oil

Allspice essential oil supports digestion, improves focus and boosts energy during an exhausting day. It also reduces fever, headaches and relieves muscle pain.

Rose essential oil

Probably the most desired oil on the market with 15 ml going for more than $1000. It is highly valued in the beauty industry with the best skin moisturizers and the best skin products being based on this amazing oil.

Rosemary essential oil

This oil can help you with hair problems so you can add it in homemade shampoos to improve scalp health. Rosemary essential oil also improves brain function and memory when used during working, studying or reading.

Tea tree essential oil

This oil is anti-bacterial and reduces bad odors.

Sandalwood essential oil

Sandalwood essential oil is a good aphrodisiac and also helps with low energy levels.

Your natural first aid kit based on Aromatherapy essential oil blends

Every home should include a natural first aid kit based on essential oils that can be used in emergency situations or on a daily basis for treatments. Essential oils can be used on wounds, stings, sunburns, and for muscle pain or light injuries.

Essential oils have been used widely as natural alternatives for conventional drugs such as aspirin or antibiotics but without featuring any side-effects. Knowing this, every home should include the following oils:

  • Lavender essential oil: will help you heal burns, cuts, rashes or stings. In worst case scenarios lavender oil is also able to reduce anxiety or help induce sleep after a trauma.
  • Peppermint essential oil: this oil will help you improve the pain in your joints and muscles or relieve digestive issues. Peppermint oil is also able to reduce fevers, clear sinuses, improve asthma, bronchitis or relieve a bad headache.
  • Frankincense essential oil: one of the best anti-inflammatory solutions on the market. It helps to heal bruising, reduce scars, boost immunity and induce emotional well-being.
  • Tea tree essential oil: this oil features anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Tea tree essential oil will reduce or prevent infections and clear the air of pathogens and allergens.

We can also mention eucalyptus, oregano and clove oil in this section, all of them having incredible properties for our bodies.

Can classic medicine unite with Aromatherapy to create a new medical system?

It can only be for the patient's benefit if this happens. We already see countries like France and the U.K. adopting Aromatherapy into classic medicine; so changing the medical system to accept natural and spiritual forms of healing can only come with great advantages for everyone involved.

Many experts consider the holistic approach system while emphasizing personal responsibility and a combination of good nutrition, exercise, stress management and Aromatherapy while addressing the person physically, mentally and spiritually. A new type of medicine should emerge, one that is less dependable on pharmaceutical drugs and procedures.

Doctors will also have to address the person on a mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and on an individual level to obtain results, instead of treating only the disease. This is most likely the time for medicine to take the step and base itself on different terms.

We need to understand and accept the fact that essential oils can be a wonderful ally, and that these substances can treat many of the illnesses and afflictions we face on a daily basis. Traditional medicine might have its role but Aromatherapy's benefits are hard to ignore and are being embraced more and more.

Feel free to share your story on how Aromatherapy and essential oils managed to change or improve your life. We’ll be more than willing to read it and provide you with valuable advice on how to continue to benefit from essential oils and this method of treatment for the body, mind and spirit.

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