How are you feeling? Did you know that essential oils have the power to change the vibes of any atmosphere? And with Young Living‘s Seed to Seal Promise – you know you are getting the best of the best and the purest essential oils in the world.
Aromas have a profound impact in your mind. The sense of smell is the only one of your senses that has a direct connection to the limbic lobe, or emotional control center, of your brain. The limbic lobe is made of structures that play a major role in controlling mood, memory, behavior, and emotion; it is connected to the olfactory bulb in the nose. When a scent arrives to the limbic system, your body responds by releasing unique chemicals into your brain, causing different reactions depending on the aromas detected. Knowing this helps us to understand why smell plays such an important role in memory, thought processes, mood, perception, emotions, and overall cognition.
The sense of smell is closely linked with memory. A fragrance can make us recall long-forgotten experiences and memories before we are consciously aware of it. You may even be able to think of smells that trigger particular memories, such as homemade bread or fresh-cut grass. For me personally, diffusing Sage essential oil brings back some great memories of my days of riding my horses in the wilderness areas of Colorado where wild sage grew and as the horses walked through it the fresh smell of sage would waft up.
Your sense of smell serves as a channel to connect to your inner systems. Next time you diffuse your favorite essential oil to eliminate odors, know that you are experiencing more benefits than just a good-smelling room!
Next time you are experiencing these emotions, try grabbing one of these oils to get its aromatic benefits. Here are a few ideas of how to use our essential oils.
• Put a few drops in your hand, cup your nose, and slowly inhale while taking slow, deep breaths.
• Apply to your wrists, back of your neck, and along your spine for an aromatic boost throughout the day.
• Apply a few drops to your diffuser jewelry of choice.
• Add 2-3 drops to cotton balls and place them around your home.
• Make a linen spray or bedroom mist by mixing essential oils and water in a glass spray bottle.
Try grabbing one of these oils next time you are in a funk! Citrus Fresh, Motivation, Peace and Calming, Valor, Grounding, Clarity, Joy.