An In-Depth Look at Essential Oils

An In-Depth Look at Essential Oils

You already know the basics of using essential oils, now it’s time to dig a little deeper! In this post, we’re going to talk about the chemical properties of essential oils, methods of using essential oils, essential oil healing properties, essential oil blends, Rain Drop Therapy, purchasing essential oils, and essential oil services that we offer at our shop. Looks like we have a lot of ground to cover!

You already know the basics of using essential oils, now it’s time to dig a little deeper! In this post, we’re going to talk about the chemical properties of essential oils, methods of using essential oils, essential oil healing properties, essential oil blends, Rain Drop Therapy, purchasing essential oils, and essential oil services that we offer at our shop. Looks like we have a lot of ground to cover!

Let’s get started.

Why Are Essential Oils So Effective?

Essential oils are a fast-acting fix for many maladies. One thing that makes them such effective healers is their potency. Essential oils are a highly concentrated part of plants. To make one pound of Eucalyptus essential oil, you have to use 50 pounds of the plant and it takes 6,000 rose petals to make just one drop of rose essential oil!

The chemical components of an oil also have an effect on its healing properties. Below I’ve outlined three chemical constituents of essential oils and their different properties:


Essential oils high in phenols are comprised of high levels of oxygenating molecules. They are effective against bacteria and fungi and are good at cleaning the brain receptor sites, aiding in clear cellular communication within the body. Essential oils with high concentrations of phenols can also be caustic to the skin and can cause liver toxicity. They should be handled with caution and are most helpful when diluted.

Actions of Phenols

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-infectious
  • Antiseptic
  • Analgesic
  • Anesthetic
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant

Phenol Essential Oils

  • Anise
  • Basil
  • Birch
  • Cassia
  • Cinnamon Bark
  • Clove
  • Cumin
  • Fennel
  • Tea Tree
  • Mountain Savory


Sesquiterpenes are found in great abundance in essential oils. They make up many of the Biblical Oils and are known for their ability to pass the blood brain barrier. These oils help correct miswritten components of the DNA cells with high amounts of oxygen to detect and destroy harmful cells within the body.

Actions of Sesquiterpenes

  • Anti-allergenic
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antitumor
  • Immune stimulant
  • Insect and termite repellent
  • Hypotensive
  • Analgesic

Sesquiterpene Essential Oils

  • Bergamot
  • Black Pepper
  • Carrot Seed
  • Cedarwood
  • German Chamomile
  • Ginger
  • Goldenrod
  • Helichrysum
  • Lavender
  • Ledum
  • Lemongrass
  • Melissa
  • Myrrh
  • Patchouli


This chemical constituent occurs in practically all essential oils and has many different activities. Most tend to inhibit the accumulation of toxins and help to discharge existing toxins from the liver and kidneys. In general, they have a stimulating effect and can be very soothing to irritated tissues as well. Monoterpenes also re-establish proper cellular communication at the DNA level after the other EO’s have cleansed the cells.

Actions of Monoterpenes

  • Antiseptic
  • Antibacterial
  • Stimulating
  • Analgesic
  • Expectorant
  • Antifungal
  • Antiviral
  • Antihistamine
  • Antirheumatic

Monoterpene Essential Oils

  • Most citrus oils (orange, grapefruit)
  • Galbanum
  • Hyssop
  • Juniper Berry
  • Pine Oils
  • Black Pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • Angelica

Ways to Use Essential Oils

Essential oils can be introduced to the body in three ways:


This is the easiest and simplest way of getting oils into the air for minimal exposure to essential oils. Essential oils can be inhaled as part of aromatherapy or through diffusers or misters.


Essential oils can also be ingested. Make sure that any oil you ingest is labeled as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe). Methods of essential oil ingestion:

  • Food and Drink
    • Lavender Lemonade
    • Smoothies
    • Fruit Dips
    • Salad Dressings
    • Adding to water
    • Bread & Oil
    • Veggie Dip
    • Main Dishes (chicken fajitas)
    • Desserts
    • Masaji (added to water kefir)
  • Encapsulating
  • Putting a drop on your tongue
  • Rectal implants

Direct Application

Lastly, essential oils can be topically applied an area of concern directly onto the body. Essential oils can be topically applied to the body via:

  • Direct Application
  • Rain Drop Therapy (read more about this below)
  • Emotional Release
  • Auricular Therapy
  • Perfume
  • Compresses
  • Rollers

Oils to Ailments

Below is a general list of essential oil properties and which essential oils will absolve certain ailments:

Allergies (skin) – Tea tree, lavender, peppermint, myrrh, patchouli

Antifungal – Tea tree, clove, oregano, thyme, pink pepper, myrtle

Antiviral – Melissa, palo santo, lemon, helichrysum, tea tree, clove

Arthritis – Frankincense, rosemary, marjoram, aroma seiz, panaway

Bee Stings – Roman chamomile, basil

Calming – Lavender, ylang ylang, rose, melissa, orange, cedarwood

Colitis – Helichrysum, tarragon, thyme

Diarrhea – Peppermint, ginger, geranium

Ear Infection – Tea tree, melrose

Gum disease – Tea tree, sage

Hyperthyroid – Myrrh, spruce, lemongrass

Hypothyroid – Myrtle

Inflammation – Frankincense, tea tree, eucalyptus, lavender, myrrh

Kidney Stones – Lemon, eucalyptus, hyssop, juniper

Parasites (intestinal) – Oregano, thyme, fennel

Seizures – Clary sage, lavender

Staph – Tea tree, oregano, geranium, cinnamon, lemon myrtle

Urinary Infection – Cedarwood

Vomiting – Ginger, peppermint, fennel

Wounds – Clove, tea tree, lavender, roman chamomile, basil

Custom Essential Oil Blending

Essential oils can also be blended together to suit your or your pet’s specific needs. Essential oils are added to a blend in a specific order that is muscle tested. It is best to wait 40 days before using the blend to allow the chemicals to fully come together. An essential oil blend should be comprised in equal parts of top, mid, and base note oils.

Top Note Essential Oils

  • Basil
  • Bergamot
  • Birch
  • Citronella
  • Eucalyptus
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Lime
  • Mandarin

Mid Note Essential Oils

  • Allspice
  • Black Pepper
  • Cassia
  • Chamomile
  • Geranium
  • Hyssop
  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • Myrtle

Base Note Essential Oils

  • Amber
  • Angelica
  • Balsam
  • Cedarwood
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Elemi
  • Jasmine
  • Musk
  • Myrrh

Rain Drop Therapy

This technique was developed by Gary Young in the 1980’s. Is now a copyrighted technique (although other EO companies have their own modifications). Rain Drop Therapy mimics energy work that was developed by the Lakota Indians. It is an invigorating way to address health problems. Any protocol can be customized based on individual needs.

Benefits of Rain Drop Therapy:

  • Corrects spinal issues in the back
  • Boosts immune system
  • Provides antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory essential oils
  • Can be customized for particular ailments

Rain Drop Oils:

  • Valor – Ground the body creating balance and the opening necessary to receive and give
  • Oregano – Anti-aging, anti-viral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory, and immune stimulant
  • Thyme – Anti-aging, anti-microbial, antifunfal, antiviral, and antiparasitic
  • Basil – Anti-spasmodic, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, and antihistamine
  • Cypress – Circulation, strengthens capillaries, anti-infectious, anti-spasmodic, and discourages fluid retention
  • Wintergreen/Birch – Anticoagulant, antispasmodic, highly anti-inflammatory, vasodilator, analgesic/anesthetic, reduces blood pressure, all types of pain, and musculoskeletal problems
  • Marjoram – Muscle soothing, relieve body and joint discomfort, soothe digestive tract, antibacterial, antifungal, lowers blood pressure, promotes intestinal peristalsis, and expectorant
  • Peppermint – Anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, antiparasitic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, gallbladder/digestive stimulant, and pain-relieving

Purchasing Essential Oils

Purchasing essential oils is not as straightforward as it seems. Read more on how to select safe essential oils here. We recommend purchasing essential oils from the following companies:

  • BeYoung (our sponsor ID is 10486)
  • Rocky Mountain (sold at our store and at our online shop here)
  • Young Living (our sponsor ID is 1322413)

Essential Oil Services from The Pet Beastro

We also offer a range of essential oil services at our store including:

  • Custom Essential Oil Blends (a new service for pets and people)
  • $39.00 Consult Appointment + the price of the custom blend
  • Specialized Rain Drop (a new service for pets and people)

Call us at (248) 548-3448 to schedule an appointment!


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