Have you ever wondered why a simple smell can change your emotions? The smell of fresh bread reminds me of my Mom when I was growing up. The science behind essential oils involves our olfactory receptors in our nose. Our sense of smell can have a profound effect on our emotions, and simply inhaling the aroma can ilicit an emotional response. The smell receptors located on the upper surface of the nasal cavity make direct links with the limbic system of the brain where scent is perceived and processed
4 Essential Oils to lift you up
I love the smell of lavender. I add it to my diffuser for peace and tranquility. Lavender has a healing effect on the nervous system. When your nervous system is stimulated, it can cause stress and anxiety. Just breathing in lavender oil can help settle your tension and add calm to your day.
Originating from the Boswella plant, this is a great one for when life seems to be spinning a little too fast. . Frankincense is considered very uplifting and stress lifting. It is also great for creating an inner sense of calm.
This is another one that is distilled from flowers. This oil is all about its comforting nature. It can soothe both your upset tummy as well as calm your frazzled nerves. Put it in your diffuser and let the pleasant scent travel through your home or add it to your bathtub and let it put you at ease. It is known to calm your nerves, lift your mood and help you sleep with tranquility.
So not only does this oil have a really fun name. It’s a great oil for when life has pushed you just a little too far. (Yeah, I’m talking to you 12 hour workday!) This is great for chronic stress, deep anxiety and anything else that is trying to mess with your sense of calm. There is no better way to wind down from a “oh my gosh, help me” week than getting a massage with ylang ylang. No time for a rub down? Diffusing it into the room will do the trick.