A question has come up regarding the so
called Blood-Brain Barrier and the use of essential oils. It would be more
accurate to consider it a sieve or filter through which only molecules of a
certain size or smaller can penetrate. Most of the molecules of the
substances used in chemotherapy are too large to pass through the
Some of the molecules get through, but not the whole suite of drugs
When it comes to essential oils, small molecules are what they are made of.
That is why they are aromatic. The only way something can be aromatic is for
the molecules to be so small that they readily leap from the surface of the
substance and circulate in the air so they can enter our noses and be
detected as odor and smell. That is why massage oils (fatty oils) such as
corn, peanut, safflower, walnut, almond, olive, and other oils pressed from
seeds are not aromatic. Sure, they have a smell, but you can't smell them
across the room in minutes (or seconds) as you can when one opens a bottle
of peppermint or other essential oil.
Back to the so called Blood Brain Barrier: Essential oils are mixtures of
dozens, even hundreds, of constituents all of which are primarily composed
of Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen. The molecules of Essential oils are all very
tiny and most of which can pass through the Blood Brain Barrier. All
essential oils are principally composed of a class of organic compounds
built of "isoprene units," where each unit is a set of five connected carbon
atoms with some hydrogen's attached. Molecules built of isoprene units are
all classified as "terpens." Terpenes are what make essential oils unique in
the world of oily substances.
Terpenes with molecules containing only one isoprene unit are called
Phenylpropanoids and are found in Clove (90%), Basil (75%), Cinnamon (73%)
and to a lesser extent in most other essential oils. Among other functions,
Phenylpropanoids cleanse receptor sites.
Monoterpenes (substances containing two isoprene units or ten carbons atoms
per molecule). Monoterpens are found in most essential oils, but especially
in Spruce (38%), Valerian (34%), and Juniper (14%) as well as Cistus, Fir
Pine. Among other functions, Monoterpenes reprogram the DNA at a cellular
which is why healings via essential oils are often permanent, i.e. the
miswritten codes in the cells has been corrected. Sesquiterpenes (substances
containing three isoprene units or fifteen carbon atoms per molecule) are
principally found in Cedarwood (98%), Vetiver (97%),Sandalwood (90%), Black
Pepper (74%), Patchouli (71%), Myrrh (62%), Ginger(59%), as well as Vitex,
German Chamomile, Spikenard, Galbanum, and Frankincense (8%). Sesquiterpenes
deprogram miswritten codes in the DNA.
There are also Diterpens (substances containing four isoprene units or
twenty carbon atoms per molecule), as well as Triterpens and Tetraterpens
containing thirty and forty carbons per molecule each respectively.
All of the Terpen family of molecules are small enough to penetrate the
blood brain barrier. Sesquiterpene molecules have the capability of carrying
oxygen, like hemoglobin does in the blood. Hence they are
oxygenating to human tissue and are especially effective in fighting cells
cannot tolerate oxygen.
However, the combination (triple punch) of Phenylpropanoids,
Sesqueterpenes,and Monoterpens is especially healing with other types of
illnesses. That's because with this combination you: (1) first, you clean
the receptor sites allowing proper transfer of hormones and proper
information between cells; (2) second, you deprogram or erase the wrong
information from cells stored in the MRNA and DNA; and (3) third, you
reprogram the cells with the correct information so they can function
properly and effect a permanent healing.
To one extent or another, most essential oils contain some of all three of
these three types of terpens which is the secret to their healing power. So
there you have it in a nutshell: The Blood-Brain Barrier and the chemistry
Essential Oils Work to bring about healing.