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Unity Presbyterian Church
1146 Greentree Rd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15220
The Unity Soul Series
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
7:00pm – Fellowship Hall
Topic: Healing Properties of Essential Oils and Essential Oils of the Bible
with Meredith Irwin
“And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.”-Revelations 2:22
Essential Oils are “volatile aromatic compounds”, which means a chemical compound “sufficiently volatile” enough to be transported by our olfactory system. These are naturally occurring aggregates, which are found in the seeds, bark, stems, rinds and roots of plants. Quality therapeutic grade oil (usually not bought over the counter), is extracted using steam distillation or by cold pressing. This not only maintains the integrity of the oil, but also frees it from toxins created by more conventional stripping via harsh chemicals.
Essential Oils are designed by nature (or by the Creator) to protect the plant against environmental threats. They have also been called the immune system of the plant, and are known to have healing and therapeutic properties – both physically and mentally. More and more scientific research is proving the the chemical compounds in essential oils support our overall health and combat disease. Isn't it interesting how the human body works in harmony with nature? Perhaps it was designed this way?
Science has also proven that our sense of smell, of all the five senses, is the one most closely tied to our emotions. Hence why “aromatherapy” is used to treat negative feelings and invoke more positive mental states.
Additionally essential oils have been used for prayer, meditation and in religious ceremonies since the beginning of recorded history. Did you know Essential Oils are mentioned over 500 times in the Bible??!!! Come to this educational workshop and see what the fuss has been about for the last few thousand years!
***Essential oils will be available for purchase at this event, but attendees are not obligated to purchase oils. This event is meant to be more of a learning opportunity.