I think it’s safe to say that we all know someone (or maybe that “someone” is us) that has felt the effects of unhealthy breast tissue. It’s too close to home for me, and because of that, I will educate myself so that I can take proactive steps in reducing the likelihood of having to deal with the monster.
There’s a reason why we are constantly told to eat nutrition foods, exercise, get a quality night’s sleep, limit alcohol intake, don’t smoke and stay at a healthy weight. This is what our body needs to thrive. The systems that help our body run optimally need to be functioning properly.
In addition, it’s important to educate ourselves on the benefits of quality essential oils, early detection, and applying a loving lymphatic breast self-massage as proactive ways for us to nurture and protect our long-term breast health.
Essential oils, applied with a self-breast massage, helps to balance, detoxify, soften breast tissue, improve lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the immune system. In clinical studies, evidence was found that essential oils with high amounts of the monoterpene and d-limonene helped stop and regress abnormal cell growth. Essential oils, applied to the skin with a carriers such as a lotion or oil, release their therapeutic benefits into the circulatory system. Here are some suggested oils to use during self-breast massage:
Lemon improves the immune system and aids in lymphatic cleansing. It is rich in d-limonene and promotes leukocyte formation in the liver for purification. Lemon is invigorating and used to cleanse the skin, dissolve cellulite, and soothe broken capillaries.
Wild Orange is rich in d-limonene, extensively studied for its ability to combat abnormal cell growth. It improves the immune system and promotes tissue repair. Wild Orange is uplifting – bringing joy and happiness to the heart and reducing sad feelings.
Lavender aids in balancing the body systems, physically and emotionally. It helps relax the nerves, relieve headaches, and reduce high blood pressure and heart irregularity. It improves skin conditions and offers cellular repair quickly.
Geranium balances skin, circulatory, and emotional conditions by helping regenerate tissue and nerves. It opens the liver to discharge toxins.
Frankincense is also very rich in monoterpenes to help strengthen the immune system. It contains sesquiterpenes to go beyond the blood-brain barrier, where it adds significant oxygen to all the cells and glands. It increases leukocyte activity to ward off infection.
Neroli is soothing, softening, and slows the aging process. With a warm, fresh, floral, mildly woody scent, it fights against bacteria and synergizes beautifully with the other oils.
Marjoram aids to warm the body and ease congestion in tissues, which can be a cause of pain. Folklore called it the “Joy of the Mountains,” as it was calming and relaxing and increased longevity.
Rose enhances the frequency of every cell, stimulates and elevates the mind, offers emotional balance, and aids in circulation. It is beautiful for the skin, bringing total well-being and unconditional love to the body.
One easy way to implement the use of essential oils to help with breast health is by participating in a breast detox a few times a year.
All you need to do is put 4 drops each of Frankincense, Grapefruit & Pink Pepper with a carrier oil into the palm of your hand. Massage the oil onto each breast twice daily for 30 days.
The combination of these 3 oils support breast tissue repair, lymphatic drainage, improves circulation, and promotes cellular repair and regeneration. Specific essential oils have been scientifically proven to cleanse and repair cells while encouraging the death of unhealthy cells, a process known as apoptosis. This is due to the types of constituents that make up essential oils, namely phenols, sesquiterpenes, and monoterpenes.
Phenols are the cleansers of the receptor sites of our cells. Chemicals and toxins from man-made products and medicines can block the outside of the cell membrane. Phenols help to cleanse the receptor sites to allow other essential oils to get to work on the inside of the cell. Phenols also help rid the body of parasites.Examples of Phenol Essential Oils: Wintergreen, Cinnamon, Oregano, Clove, Basil, Fennel, Tea Tree, Peppermint.
Sesquiterpenes seek to erase or repair garbled or miswritten info in your DNA. Once the phenols have cleaned the “door” to the cell, the sesquiterpenes can go in and do their job to fix the problems. Examples of Sesquiterpene Essential Oils: Cedarwood, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Vetiver, Chamomile, Black Pepper, Ylang Ylang, Lemon.
Monoterpenes act as the ultimate repair kit or “doctor” for your cells. They seek to mend, repair and reset your DNA back to the “original setting”. Examples of Monoterpene Essential Oils: Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon (yes, some oils are in more than one category), Frankincense, Cypress, Marjoram, Juniper Berry and Pink Pepper.
The 3 oils in the Breast Health Protocol (Frankincense, Grapefruit and Pink Pepper) are monoterpenes. If the goal is to proactively protect the health of our cells, and we want to avoid cell damage that can lead to disease, then using monoterpene essential oils topically can be one way to support that goal.
If cellular health is a concern for you (possibly due to a pre-existing condition or family health history) you may also want to look at supplements to support your health. dōTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality supplement pack contains essential oil blends in combination with vitamins, minerals and Omega oils. It’s a daily non-negotiable element of my health regime. An additional product specifically for cellular repair is called DDR Prime.
Having participated in the 30-Day Breast Detox once before, I look forward to doing it again. The oils are incredibly grounding and relaxing, and there is a comforting reassurance that I am doing something that will help me to stay healthy and avoid a certain health condition that has already targeted so many people that I love. Taking care of one’s own health proactively is both empowering, reassuring, and just plain smart, don’t you think?
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