Essential oils are one of the greatest medicinal resources from our earth for healing. Essential oils are extracted from flowers, herbs, bark, seeds, roots, leaves, and fruits. Aromatherapy has been used for centuries all over the world dating back to Egypt over 5,000 years ago. In modern times we have forgotten the power which comes from our earth. For example, oregano is 26 times more powerful an anticeptic than phenol!!! Which is found in most cleaning products.
These oils can be inhaled from the bottle or a diffuser or diluted in a carrier such as oil, lotion, or water and applied to the skin. They can effect people or animals physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
When the olfactory gland senses smell, endorphins (pain relief), serotonin (calming), noradrenaline (stimulates rejuvenation) release. This gland is also responsible for stimulating the part of your brain where memories and emotions are stored. After the brain processes, the molecules enter the bloodstream and travel throughout the body. Resulting in full body healing.
In my next blog, we will discuss certain oils that are baby, animal, and adult safe. Also, basic oils that every home should have in their medicine/first aid cabinet.