- Essential oils may help to control our mood, respiration, feelings, movement, hormones, metabolism, and resistance to illness.
- The greatest benefit of some aromas is their ability to restore harmony to our bodies when we’re overstimulated.
- The practice of using aromatic oils from different plant parts, such as flowers, roots, shrubs and leaves to aid in relieving and balancing emotions is called “Aromatherapy.”
- Specific essential oils can be combined in unique blends to create individual prescriptions that treat conditions of the mind, body, and spirit together based on personal aroma preferences.
Pleasant aroma inspire relaxation, promote easiness of breath, boost resistance to viruses and infections, and protect the body from the harmful physical and emotional effects of stress, but those extracted from nature are most potent in improving well-being in every sense: mental, emotional, and physical.
Essential oils are the source of the therapeutic fragrances we smell in nature which helps us to connect with nature in modern life. Specifically, they are precious liquids extracted from plants’ roots, barks, leaves, flowers or within their rinds, seeds or other parts.
How essential oils enter the body
Inhalation: one of thé most effective way to get benefits from essential oil therapeutics.
Ingestion: a very limited list of essential oils has GRAS status and is safe for ingestion.
Dermal absorption: There are parts of the body with thinner skin – behind the ears, inside of the wrists, palms of hands, soles of feet, armpits, scalp, through which oils are more quickly absorbed than through other parts with thicker skin – arms, legs, belly, back.
Our incredible bodies have 400 types of scent receptors that can detect a vast number of different odors which a person can distinguish several smells, even if he or she doesn’t have the words to describe them. Some scents energize us, but the greatest benefit is in their ability to restore harmony to our bodies when we’re overstimulated although essential oils are not to be considered a miracle cure for serious emotional illnesses. They but aid in relieving and balancing emotions.
Top essential oils for emotional balance include: Rose, Jasmine, Lavender, Bergamot, Blue Tansy, German Chamomile, Wild Orange and of course Sacred Frankincense.
Written by Lena Isayev, B.A., C.A.