Interesting Facts I Bet You Never Knew About ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to improve health and balance the body.
A woman dripping a essential oil on her arm with a votive candle beside her.

From the sweet aroma of lavender to the stimulating fragrance of eucalyptus, essential oils ignite your senses and enliven your body. Packed within these pure, botanical essences, you’ll discover rich therapeutic properties that cannot be found elsewhere. Whether it’s a single, potent oil that elevates your spirit, a blended formula that promotes mental clarity, or massage oil that restores harmonic balance. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to improve health and balance the body.

Your sense of smell is your most primal sense and exerts surprising influence over your thoughts, emotions, moods, memories, and behaviors. Scents are experienced long before words.

This is why it’s nearly impossible to describe them with language. The ability to smell is different from your other senses, processed through different pathways in your brain.

For other sensations such as sounds and visual images, sensory input is delivered straight to your thalamus, which you can think of as “the big switchboard” in your head. From there, data goes out to your primary sensory cortices.

But scents are different. Before reaching your thalamus, they first wind their way through other regions of your brain, including areas controlling memory and emotion. So with scents, you have all this extra processing even before you have conscious awareness of the scent.

For this reason, scents can have a powerful influence over how you think, feel, and behave. Aromatherapy allows you to harness the olfactory power of plants for healing, or simply to enhance your state of well-being.

Essential Oils have many applications for use. Essential Oils can be used topically by using carry oils, such as grape-seed oil, almond oil, avocado or the use of vegetable glycerin. When applying oils to the skin the body absorbs the oils with 1-2 seconds of application.

Taking advantage of the oils aromatically by the use of diffusers is a great way to use the oils without the use of carry oil. Using diffusers is a great way to breath in the oils, and create an energizing atmosphere, it can help aid with sleep or even reduce stress in the body.

Under the care of licensed professional some essential oils are digestible. I would emphasize using the oils internally with great caution and only under the care of a professional. To give an example of how powerful essential oils are, 1 drop of Lemon Essential Oil is equal to juicing 20 organic lemons.

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Essential Oils

StressLavender, Lemon, Bergamot, Peppermint, Vetiver, Pine, and Ylang Ylang
InsomniaLavender, Chamomile, Jasmine, Benzoin, Neroli, Rose, Sweet Marjoram, Sandlewood and Ylang Ylang; Lemon can wake you up
AnxietyLavender, Bergamot, Rose, Clary Sage, Lemon, Roman Chamomile, Orange, Sandalwood, Rose-scented Geranium, and Pine
Depressed moodPeppermint, Chamomile, Lavender, and Jasmine
PainLavender, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Juniper, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Peppermint, Lavender, and Green Apple (especially migraine headaches)
Nausea and vomitingMint, Ginger, Lemon, Orange, Ginger, Dill, Fennel, Chamomile, Clary Sage, and Lavender
Memory and attentionSage, Peppermint, and Cinnamon
Low energyBlack Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Angelica, Jasmine, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Sage, and Citrus.

Karim is a fitness and health enthusiast, and the owner of Fresh From Earth, a Premier Nutritional Center located in Atlanta providing herbs, vitamins, and support for excellent health and wellness.