Take a look at the following article excerpt about essential oils. It’s from the May-June 2012 issue of “Backwoods Home Magazine.” Listeners to programs on the Preparedness Radio Network know the authors as Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy from DoomAndBloom.net.
By Joseph Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P.
As a medical doctor/registered nurse practitioner team, we received conventional medical training at university hospitals while getting our degrees. Since that time, however, we have explored various alternative methods of healing; this is not to replace our education, but as a supplement and as an additional tool in the medical woodshed.
One class of alternative remedies that are commonly used is essential oils. These substances are called “essential” because they capture the “essence” of the plant. Unlike cooking oils, such as olive or corn, these oils are less fixed and more volatile. That means that they tend to evaporate easily, unlike the “fixed” oils, which don’t evaporate even in high temperatures. As such, essential oils are popular in aromatherapy.
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Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.