Healing the Spirit
One claim that is often made and is not true is that aromatherapy can heal the spirit. Christians know that only Jesus can heal your spirit, (Read Acts 4:12). Aromatherapy is very effective in helping emotions. Emotions are basically chemical responses in the brain. All brain activity is chemical or neurological. However emotion and spirit is not the same. A person’s spirit or soul is their religiousness, the part of themselves that needs and communicates with God. Spirituality cannot be explained scientifically, and its very existence is often denied by science. The spirit it is not a chemical or neurological brain activity, it is not physical. God is spirit and only God can bring about spiritual healing. Aromatherapy can elevate a person’s emotions and help them get in the frame of mind to receive spiritual healing, which is why so many cultures use fragrances during religious ceremonies. However essential oils cannot heal the spirit, only God can. This belief is fundamental to Christian aromatherapy.
Therapeutic grade essential oils are very helpful in fighting infections and infectious disease. After all that was the function of the oil while it was still in the plant. Aromatherapy is very effective with emotional concerns, many of the oils are very uplifting and encourage positive emotions and at the same time help over come negative emotions. Therefore essential oils can be useful in helping with chronic degenerative diseases, they may not be able to directly heal chronic conditions but they are excellent supportive therapy.
Versatile Essential Oils
Another advantage to using essential oils is that a single oil can have multiple uses. For example peppermint is useful improving alertness and concentration, it is recommended for upset stomach, runny or congested nose, and sore tired muscles. Does you decongestant do all that?
For more information read aromatherapy books that have more to do with health and wellness and less to do with beauty and cosmetics. Look in you local public library. On the other hand if you do not want to take the time to do the research you can consult a certified aromatherapist. At any rate with a little bit of clarification and edification you can experience for yourself the wonderful benefits of using therapeutic grade essential oils for so many, many things.
This site is your first step in finding out about aromatherapy from a Christian perspective and how to use essential oils safely, about Bible oils, and what the Bible says about aromatic plants and anointing oil and how you can start a Christian home based business with aromatherapy.
In the beginning God created a garden and put Adam and Eve in it. A garden is planned, organized and cultivated; otherwise it would be called a wilderness. This garden had everything Adam and Eve could possibly need, all the food they could eat, flowers to look at and aromatic plants to sniff. God knew sin and sickness would corrupt His perfect world so just like any kind, loving parent He provided some relief ahead of time, in the form of healing aromatic plants. God knew we, today, would eventually need some help.
There are no New Age beliefs here on this website. I believe the Bible is God’s unmistakable Word. Our Christian church motto is “Speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent.” I think it is a good motto to follow. Aromatic plants and anointing with oil are mentioned in the Bible. Nothing is said about crystals, energy message, nor any of the other New Age things some Christians think are Ok.