The essences of plant parts, herbs and spices have been used traditionally to balance overall health since the dawn of time. Ancient wisdom has proved to be sound as modern science discovers that the aromas of therapeutic essential oils stimulate the limbic system of the brain, which is the center of memory and emotion. This happens because the sense of smell is governed by the olfactory system, which has direct access to the brain. When essential oils are inhaled, the molecules are able to penetrate the limbic system, which bring about a powerful balancing effect on mind, mood and emotions, thus, harmonizing physical and emotional well-being.
What Are Essential Oils?
Therapeutic-grade essential oils are not actual oils, but the unadulterated, highly concentrated liquid essence of the plant that they are derived from.
Benefits of Essential Oils
- A non-toxic alternative to supporting health
- Helps promote physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing
- Helps with detoxification
- Powerful antioxidants that help stimulate blood flow, which increases oxygen and nutrient delivery in the body
- Biodegradable and will not harm the planet
- Ease of use – feeling better often just involves whipping out a bottle of essential oil and breathing in the wonderful aromas!
Let’s take a look at some essential oils that can bring more balance to your everyday life:
Lavender Essential Oil
This highly versatile oil is great for winding down, and is beneficial for the skin. It has so many benefits in so many areas of life that no home should be without it.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Research has shown that peppermint improves concentration and mental activity. Inhale it before or during a workout to help boost your mood and motivate your body.
Lemon Essential Oil
Containing 68% d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant, lemon revitalizes and uplifts mood.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense elevates the mind, and is useful for visualizing, improving one’s spiritual connection, and centering.
Purification® Essential Oil Blend
Purification® helps to cleanse the air from environmental impurities like cigarette smoke and other disagreeable odors, balancing moods at home and work.
Peace & Calming Essential Oil Blend
Peace & Calming helps to calm tensions and uplift the spirit, promoting relaxation.
PanAway Essential Oil Blend
PanAway is soothing to the skin while providing comforting warmth to muscles after exercise.
Thieves® was created based on research about four thieves in France who covered themselves with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims. This proprietary essential oil blend was university tested for its cleansing abilities and is highly effective in supporting the immune system.
Valor Essential Oil Blend
Valor® enhances an individual’s internal resources and has been found to help energy alignment in the body.
Joy Essential Oil Blend
Joy™ is a luxuriously exotic blend that exudes an alluring fragrance, inspiring romance and togetherness.
These handy essential oils can be found in the Everyday Oils Essential Oil Collection by Young Living, the industry leader in therapeutic grade essential oils.
Bringing your body back to equilibrium with essential oils can be a delicious and scent-sational experience you won’t forget – millennia of essential oil usage by our ancestors can’t be wrong.