Therapeutic grade essentials oils are adaptagenic and work with our bodies at the cellular level. One way they are so supportive is that they work with the olfactory nerves in our noses that directly impact the limbic system in our brains which control blood pressure, stress, memory and mood.
Each plant (and their oils) have their own unique constituency make-up. Below is a partial list of their therapeutic properties:
Because of their small molecules, they are easily absorbed through skin, can penetrate cell membranes (keeps viruses from replicating) and cross the blood–brain barrier, which makes them especially helpfully for concentration, learning, memory and mood support.
They are very powerful antioxidants, containing oxygen molecules that help to transport nutrients to cells that need them, and detoxify the cells and blood in the body.
Emotional Support and the Importance of Smell
Essential oils affect our minds and our emotions because ALL aromas have a potential emotional impact.
Our sense of smell is estimated to be 10,000 times more acute than our other senses
Scent travels faster to the brain than either sight or sound
Works directly with the limbic system which controls stress, blood pressure, memory and mood and plays a MAJOR role in storing and releasing emotional trauma
For easy-reading science info, check out www.doterraScience.com and for heavy-duty, peer-reviewed research, go to www.pubmed.gov