Did you know that the only sense directly tied to the limbic area of our brain is the sense of smell?
This limbic area is considered to be the control center of all emotions. This means that when you inhale essential oils, they go directly to your brain.
The limbic center in your brain is ‘in charge’ of controlling all the, psychological, emotional, and physical responses of your body performs based on the outside stimulus. Thus, the capacity of essential oils to directly target your limbic center makes them a powerful tool in treating many health ailments.
When essential oils are inhaled through the nose, the nasal tiny nerves send an instant signal to the brain and go straight to work on the systems that soothe our minds and bodies.
According to researchers from Vienna and Berlin Universities, the sesquiterpenes, a natural compound of essential oils such as Patchouli, Vetiver, Cedar wood, Sandalwood and Frankincense, can increase levels of oxygen in the brain up to 28 percent.
This increase of brain oxygen leads to an intensive activity in the hypothalamus and limbic systems of the brain, which can have dramatic effects not only on emotions, but also on learning, attitude, and many physical processes of the body such as: hormone balance, immune function, and energy levels. High levels of sesquiterpenes also occur in Myrrh, Melissa, Cedar wood, and Clove essential oils.
Essential oils can penetrate not only the blood-brain barrier, but they can also penetrate the skin, follow nerve pathways, follow the meridians, and provide healing and balance even at the cellular level such as cellular memory and DNA.
FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL
The human brain is the most complex organ in our body. Injuries to the brain can range from mild concussions to more serious head trauma.
Usually, various brain injuries are slow to heal, but frankincense oil can be of a great aid in this healing process.
Frankincense stimulates oxygenation of blood going to the brain. When oxygen is absorbed effectively, it allows the brain to process information, to heal, and function correctly.
Frankincense is the Essential Oil of choice for any kind of brain disorder. Its therapeutic properties are antiseptic, astringent, carminative, sedative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, tonic, uterine, and vulnerary.
Benefits of Diffusing and Inhaling Essential Oils:
Diffusing essential oils using a cold air diffuser have the following benefits on human body:
– Reduce bacteria, mold, fungus, and odors.
– Relax the body, clear the mind, and relieve tension.
– Improve hormonal balance.
– Help with weight management.
-Stimulate secretion of antibodies that fight Candida.
– Improve concentration, mental clarity and alertness.
-Improve digestive functions.
Therapeutic Classification of Essential Oils
In aromatherapy, the quality of the oils is essential so to achieve healing benefits. Look for the term “100% therapeutic grade essential oil” on labels.
You need to understand that essential oils may be labeled as l00% organic essential oil, but this does not mean that they are pure. Therapeutic quality essential oils are laboratory tested and certified to be free from impurities.
A therapeutic-grade essential oil is one that is both complete in its chemical constituents, giving it a rich, deep aroma, and is kinetically able to raise the frequency of the human body. This is important, because the oil’s fragrance and frequency contribute to its unique therapeutic effects.
If any of these properties is compromised as a result of poor production practices, an essential oil cannot uprightly be called therapeutic-grade.