The Power Of Pure Essential Oils

Jan 07, 13 The Power Of Pure Essential Oils

Heather Burton AromatherapistOregano, thyme, basil, marjoram and peppermint; what do you think of when you hear these names? I think of herbs and spice; I can smell the basil, peppermint and thyme leaves all grown in my garden. The wonderful taste and aromatic smell of each distinct herb are delicious additions to make a special dish for dinner. But the value of herbs goes beyond taste. Herbs are very good for us and so are the oils. Have you ever heard of using Oregano oil to help you ward off colds and flu? People swear by it and use it especially through the winter months. It is actually a powerful antimicrobial essential oil that assists the body to eliminate viruses and bacteria from cells. Peppermint on the other hand, supports the digestive system, and research has shown that inhaling peppermint improves concentration and the retention of information. It has also helped relieve me of sinus issues so I can breathe again and has provided relief for my headaches.

Aromatherapy, as defined by Roberta Wilson, “is the practice of using naturally extracted essences of aromatic plants to promote the health and well-being of your body, mind, and emotions.  These essences, called essential oils, contain the vital life force of fragrant botanical plants……They can restore balance and harmony to your body and mind, while adding depth, dimension, and definition to your life.”

In my practice I use Young Living Essential Oils which are 100% pure and natural and very potent. They pack a punch and provide a cocktail of aroma to the senses – plus they have all those natural, incredible, healing properties.  I have begun using these oils in The Raindrop Technique, a particular technique created by Young Living.  Eight essential oils:  oregano, thyme, basil, marjoram, peppermint, valor, wintergreen and cypress are applied to the feet and along the spine. The oils absorb into the body and spread throughout the nervous system.  Each oil has its own amazing benefits and together they combine to supply a wonderful aroma and healing balm to the body.

AromatherapyRainDropThe Raindrop Technique has been shown to have positive effects on the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of the people I have worked with. The oils used detoxify the body and show excellent results on viral or bacterial infections aiding the recovery times for many illnesses. Many practitioners have also found it effective to stretch and lengthen and to align the spine. Deep levels of relaxation are reached during the treatment and many people report having increased energy afterward as well. The experience is very powerful often assisting the body with healing for up to a week!

The Raindrop Technique itself, is a rich, luxurious and pleasurable way to seek healing. It has been a wonderful solution to many of my own health challenges and I am so pleased to be able to share it with others. Learning about essential oils has been a joy for me. There is always more to learn, and it is fantastic to be able to share this decadent approach to wellness with others.

Heather Burton is a Certified Reflexologist with the Reflexology Assoc. of Canada since 2004. She offers foot and facial reflexology, the Raindrop technique and shares information about essential oils. She is currently practicing in Durham Region. If you are interested in trying out the oils, reflexology or the Raindrop technique you are welcome to send an email to: or phone 289-240-1942.

(Please note products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Modern scientific research has not yet validated these historical claims.)


  1. Jerome Ellerson /

    Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation. Steam distillation is often used. Other processes include expression or solvent extraction. They are used in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and other products, for flavoring food and drink, and for adding scents to incense and household cleaning products.’..

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  2. Rochell Prevento /

    Oregano, commonly called “the pizza herb,” is one of the most widely-used herbs worldwide, so it is hard to imagine anyone not having tried it. However, oregano was virtually unused in America until returning World War II soldiers heightened the popularity of pizza. ::^;

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