Arc of the Ancients Aromatherapy & Astrology
Essential oils are made up of different chemical compositions.
This brief article will touch on one of them~ Esters.
Essential oils such as Lavender, Geranium, Bergamot, Clary Sage and Petitgrain have higher ester contents in their chemical composition.
In chemistry, an ester is a chemical compound derived from an acid in which at least one –OH group is replaced by an –O–alkyl group. Usually, esters are derived from a carboxylic acid and an alcohol.
The German chemist Leopold Gmelin was the first to give the name Ester to molecules with the –COO functional group.
Glycerides, which are fatty acid esters of glycerol, are important esters in biology, being one of the main classes of lipids, and making up the bulk of animal fats and vegetable oils. Esters with low molecular weight are commonly used as fragrances and found in essential oils and pheromones. Phosphoesters form the backbone of DNA molecules. Nitrate esters, such as nitroglycerin, are known for their explosive properties, while polyesters are important plastics, with monomers linked by ester moieties.
Esters are formed from alcohols and acids, and are named after both their original molecules with the alcohols dropping the "ol" and gaining an "yl" and the acids dropping the "ic" and gaining an "ate".
The esters found in essential oils are normally very fragrant and tend to be fruity and their therapeutic effects include being sedative and antispasmodic. Some esters also have anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties - like the anti-fungal properties in geranium oil.
The most well-known ester must be linalyl acetate, which is found in lavender and clary sage.
Even though, a chemist may identify (most) of the chemical components that nature combines to make up the oils, using gas chromatography for instance, the best chemist CANNOT reproduce an identical oil, using the exact same chemical proportions. This replicated oil will not have the same therapeutic effect as the natural and pure essential oil. Science cannot replicate the brilliant mystery of Mother Nature, using the best minds and advanced technology available.
Lavender essential oil, for instance, can be used to successfully treat burns, as was first re-discovered by René-Maurice Gattefossé, a French chemist who used lavender essential oil when he suffered severe burns in his lab in 1910.
Of this he wrote, “In my personal experience, after a laboratory explosion covered me with burning substances which I extinguished by rolling on a grassy lawn, both my hands were covered with a rapidly developing gas gangrene. Just one rinse with lavender essence stopped the ‘gasification of the tissue’. This treatment was followed by profuse sweating and healing began the next day.” Gattefossé’s Aromatherapy, 1937.
But even if the best chemist using all the correct chemical components, such as borneol, terpineol, lavandulol geraniol and linolol, they would NOT have the secret formula that could successfully treat burns.
In fact, you cannot make up lavender essential oil in a laboratory, you will not have an oil that can successfully treat burns, reduce inflammation or calm you down, the way that true lavender oil can. You could even cause harm.
According to Jeannie Rose, it is the Lavendula Angustifolia that is grown in higher altitudes that has the best medicine that is distilled into the lovely and fragrant essential oil that most Aromatherapist suggest for use.
Essential oils are Organic compounds and are all hydrocarbon molecules.
These are further classified as terpenes, alcohols, esters, aldehydes, ketones and phenols, oxides, etc.
Here we can take a closer look at esters, for instance:
Breathing Easy and the Cold’s and Flu Master Salt Blend and Kit.
Arc Ancient Aromatherapy·Tuesday, June 11, 2019·6 minutes5 Reads
That time of the year again, sniffing, sneezing, sore throat, runny nose, watery eyes, and for some that leads to bronchitis and even pneumonia, for the elderly it can mean the end of a long life that had too many antibiotics ingested and they no longer work.
For me, it can and does lead to bronchial pneumonia ever since I laid in the hospital for almost a month when I was given my Last Rites, swam in the Love and Light of Gd and walked with Jesus in the garden. It is almost impossible not to catch Pneumonia.
I don’t have tubes coming out of my nose and mouth, stomach and sides right now. Heavy lungs trying to breathe through narrowing airwaves is enough. So when I woke up with a sore throat last Monday night, it had already found a nice spot to grow.
Luckily for me, I was introduced to REAL AROMATHERAPY decades ago, through Linda Green, who was bringing in the GRAND DAME OF AROMATHERAPY HERSELF, THE WOMAN WHO BROUGHT IT BACK IN THE U.S., JEANNIE ROSE.
She introduced me to, Ravensara. In class, Jeannie told us that lab test results, showed Ravensara Aromatica was FAR SUPERIOR TO TEA TREE, (melaleuca alternifolia) in killing viruses. When I inhaled the scent, it immediately brought me into a Dickensian scene around a fireplace, drinking hot tea and honey and memories of the cotton sock my mother used to pin around my neck when I had strip throat. My mother was always so kind when we were sick, we were even allowed to lay on the couch!
I immediately added Ravensara to my growing library of oils, purchased from Jeannie. I tried other oils, NONE OF THEM EVEN CAME CLOSE. But she is a purist. She is also an incredibly knowledgeable wise woman. As usual, whenever Gd wants me to learn something, He sends me the very best teachers from Her school.
So, when my niece who was working for me in the first healing center I built (literally from the ground up after being told: “if you build it they will come”), even though we were in the middle of nowhere, 1/2 hour to the closest
pharmacy, when...she starts having an asthma attack and she does not have her inhaler!
Luckily I had my growing pharmacy of essential oils out. (Gd prepares me so well, knowing me, lol) I was instantly put to the test and mixed the oils, grabbing Ravensara first. we began inhalation and application and very quickly she calmed down and was able to breathe again. She was shocked it worked too!
So, I began blending my fist aroma blends, using Ravensara Aromatica. There is Ravensara and there is Ravintsara, but that is the tale of two Ravens, I will write about later. It was almost a murder! (a murder of crows, lol).
I used it myself for my own colds and the pneumonia that sometimes would take hold of me again, being susceptible to it after coming down with such a deadly case. I began mixing it and other blends for people and it helped them too. One woman called me for my ‘breathing blend’ again, and I did not have the bottle and dropper available, I was out. So I looked in my dishwasher for something, and there were the roll on vials from perfume I used to by, that were just cleaned.
I told her I did not have the dropper bottle, but the roll on bottles were just cleaned and I could use that if it was okay, she could just roll it on then. At this point, I was selling the blends that I had adjusted and improved upon, while continuing my aromatherapy, herbal education. This woman called me back a couple days later. (I was a little nervous, didn’t it work okay?) She wanted to tell me, how much she liked using it in the roll on, better than the dropper. THE ROLL ON APPLICATION WAS BORN for essential oil applications.
Today, I woke up without any wheezing, no coughing, I can breathe completely clear and my fever is gone. I used one bottle each day for the first three days. Then about 1/2 bottle after that since Monday. Even the little remnants of the virus that crawled deep into the alveoli in my lungs are now gone. One week. I am healed from this natural medicine I found decades ago now. I am eternally grateful to be guided by Queen Magdalene, who is the Patron Saint of Aromatherapy. (If someone does not know this, WELL...an aromatherapist in the wise woman sense, which you need to make elixirs from Her bounty, there are secrets that only come this way.)
All blends are done astrologically, since I have been an astrologer now for 40 years. They are charged with associated crystals and reiki’d.
We were CALLED TO THIS PATH. Literally crossing over....so you don’t have to.
Our blends are DIVINELY INSPIRED AND GUIDED adding to our extensive and eternal education into alternative healing methods. This is also why we cashed in our entire 401K to open up the 2nd and 3rd Healing centers and also co-found, Cleveland Polarity which became: Ohio Institute of Energetic Studies, the first certified school in the State of Ohio for alternative health. Wrote the curriculum that was certified, Total Sensory Healing and Integration, Vibrational Medicine. Taught that now for many years. All of it still as solid, true and relevant as it will always be into the future. I am glad I was able to do this for Gd, and for so many who began their healing career at the school.
We ONLY USE THE VERY BEST AVAILABLE ESSENTIAL OILS, SOURCED FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD AFTER DECADES OF EXPERIENCE.
If you or anyone catches that yuck going around, you DO NOT WANT TO BE WITHOUT YOUR BREATHING EASY ROLL ON (c) from ArcAncient Aromatherapy.
Thanks and Breathe Easy!
Next: A Tale of Two Ravens