The smells of autumn. I love them. Smell is the strongest link to the subconscious mind, and it accesses our collective unconscious where our memories are stored. That is powerful and immediate.
How many times has a smell triggered a memory for you?
What about the smells of the holidays? I love the smell of pumpkin and I have burned pumpkin or spice candles every fall just to enjoy the memories.
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine and is the use of essential oils either through topical application or inhalation. And with of the use of essential oils, we also get the benefits of smell as well. It is like smell therapy.
I’m going to break it down into easy to understand information but if you really want to check out the Science Behind Aromatherapy, click here.
FYI, unlike medications, there are no side effects. Well, you might not like the smell, or you might forget and rub your eye after you have applied oils. Don’t do that. It might not be pretty. But for the most part, the side effects are silly little human things. Not significant you could die side effects.
Let’s talk a little bit more about aromatherapy according to the article.
- It uses plant based essential oils
- They work quickly as they get absorbed through skin and lungs.
- They have been used for centuries as an alternative medicine to treat numerous ailments.
- They trigger responses in the brain and sends healing to the body when inhaling. According to the article I reference above, our sense of smell is 10,000 times more powerful than any of our other senses.
- Apparently, oils have higher antioxidant strength than fruits and veggies.
- They move into our bloodstream, enhancing our immune system.
- Oils also use a process called entrainment to raise the vibrational frequency of the person using the oils.
According to the article, if we are healthy, we vibrate around 62-72MHz (MegaHertz).
At lower frequencies, the cells in the body start to change. This happens when our frequency drops below 62MHz.
When you have candida or a yeast infection, your frequency is reduced to 55MHz. If you have a cold or flu your body will drop to round 58MHz. Epstein Barr will reduce it to around 52MHz. Cancer can appear at 42MHz. And the frequency during the death process can be as low at 20MHz.
Dead foods like chicken can have a frequency of 3MHz. Broccoli will be around 70MHz.
Essential Oils have been measured as high as 320MHz. Crazy right. Can they help increase our vibrational frequency?
Who said “Everything is Energy”?
That amazing scientist Albert Einstein. Our cells are made of atoms. The atoms are composed of electrons. And those little electrons are buzzing around all the time. We are energy and for that reason, we respond to vibrational frequency. Have you ever been to a Sound Bath? Sounds are vibration and if you have experienced the sound bath, the water in our bodies will vibrate with the sound. If you are in tune with your body, you will feel it. Another healing modality you should try if you can. Smells also have their own vibrational frequency. And the smell is received by receptors in the nose through a process that speaks to the limbic brain.
So can oils affect our vibrational frequency? Yes.
Without getting too crazy with the science, what can essential oils do for you?
- Antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory. They can help to heal cuts, scrapes, skin irritations. For those oils that are made for ingesting (there are special oils for that), they can also help with the eradication of bad bacterial and fungus like yeast/candida.
- Improve mood and positivity through the brain by stimulating emotional responses.
- Can help improve symptoms of depression and anxiety by raising the vibrational frequency in the brain, improving positivity.
- Can help to reduce stress on the body by helping the body relax.
- Can work to reduce pain. I specifically use them for this in the mornings on the areas of my body that struggle with pain. They help to reduce inflammation and I have found it extremely beneficial.
- Aromatherapy is better than candles and incense. There are many chemicals in both candles and incense, and we are inhaling those using them. I prefer to use the oils nae as they are pure and are also provide health benefits.
How do I use oils?
I have a plethora of oils that I use every morning.
Lavender and frankincense on my face. My skin has never looked or felt better. Lavender is antibacterial among so many other things. Frankincense has incredible qualities and I love what it is doing for my skin.
I use Panaway for pain because I have joints that don’t like to stay in place.
I use Stressaway because it smells amazing and is used for relaxation. I put it onto my beads that I wear all day.
I use thieves on my gut as it has some very antibacterial, antifungal, etc. properties.
I use cloves on my thyroid as it help support thyroid health.
I use peppermint and so far it helps immensely with any seasonal allergies. And if you get a cold, a little bit under the nose will help keep your breathing passages open. I love this little oil.
Etc. etc. etc.
Warning: you have to find pure oils to use. The ones you can buy in the grocery store or other chain stores are generally filled with chemicals and things that won’t serve you. If you really want to realize the benefits, please get yourself some good oils.
I happen to use Young Living Oils. DoTerra also has good oils. No, you can’t get them at a store. You do have to find a consultant of these companies to buy them, but I feel they are worth it.
How can you find out more about oils?
You can check out the following books for more information. The Essential Oil Desk Reference, published by Essential Science Publishing 2001; and Reference Guide for Essential Oils, by Connie and Alan Higley, Revised edition 2001.
I find them to be a wonderful addition to everything else that I am doing to keep my body healthy. Some have found them beneficial as the only means of healing, but I don’t recommend them that way. I like to use them as an additional modality to help get me to my goal and help me retain that goal. And I love what they do for me.
I’d love to answer your questions on Essential Oils. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great rest of your week.