Essential oils were were mankind's first medicine. From Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, we know that priests and physicians have been using essential oils for thousands of years.
Today modern science is rediscovering the wisdom of the ancients. Essential oils are able to reach deep into the recesses of our brains, cross over the chemical barriers, and open the hidden channels within our minds and bodies.Essential oils fragrances pass on to the limbic system of the brain without being registered by the cerebral cortex.
Within the limbic system resides the regulatory mechanism of the innermost core of our being. Here is the seat of our sexuality, the impulse of attraction and aversion, our motivation and our moods, our memory and creativity, as well as our autonomic nervous system.
Because the limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance, essential oils can have some very profound physiological and psychological effects.
Also present in the limbic system of the brain is a gland called the amygdala. In 1989 it was discovered that the amygdala plays a major role in the storing and releasing of emotional trauma.The only way to stimulate this gland is with fragrance or the sense of smell. So now, with Aromatherapy and essential oils, we are able access the amygdala to release emotional trauma.
Essential Oils are regenerating and oxygenating. They are the immune defense properties of plants and are so small in molecular size that they can quickly penetrate the tissues of the skin Stiiizy
Essential oils are lipid soluble and are capable of penetrating cell walls, even if they have hardened because of an oxygen deficiency. In fact, essential oils can affect every cell of the body within 20 minutes and are then metabolized like other nutrients.
Essential oils contain oxygen molecules which help to transport nutrients to the starving human cells. Because a nutritional deficiency is an oxygen deficiency, disease begins when the cells lack oxygen for proper nutrient assimilation. By providing the needed oxygen, essential oils also work to stimulate the immune system.