Essential Oils for Mental Health
Essential Oils for Mental Health – Often it is necessary to reach out for help through what is thought of as traditional medicine. One downside is a too-often dependence on synthetic pharmaceutical products, many of which have proven to compound the problem they were supposed to be fixing. While this may be the ‘easiest’ solution, it’s not the only or necessarily best one.
There are options available that have been used and proven for centuries. These are often not endorsed, and sometimes disparaged, by ‘big pharma’ because they don’t have the same financial benefits to themselves.
One of my favourite Essential Oil Blends is called “Peace and Calming”.
Read more here: https://relaxwithoils.com/peace/
Essential oils, to someone unfamiliar with their benefits, through aromatherapy, topical application (including massage) and ingestion, may seem too simplistic to be considered a ‘real’ treatment.
However, there is research and practical, beneficial methods and ingredients for alleviating some of the debilitating symptoms of suppressed
mental health. Essential oils are powerful, considered safe if used properly, and readily available, as is professional advice on correct application.
Olfactory System Essential Oils for Mental Health
Many people have questions as to how Aromatherapy and Essential Oils can help bring relief to so many common maladies experienced today, including mental health problems.
Although aromatherapy essential oils and their benefits are still being researched, evidence from many studies shows that aromatherapy works, and starts with the olfactory system.
This olfactory system works together with the brain’s limbic system.
The limbic system is primarily composed of:
- Hypothalamus and
- Cingulate Gyrus
These are the parts of the brain that play a role in regards to
- Nervous System
- Heart Rate
- Blood Pressure
Scent from Single Drop of Essential Oil
The scent from a single drop of an essential oil can have a profound impact on a person’s mind and body.
Sense of Smell is 10,000 times More Acute Compared to Our Other Senses!
Our sense of smell is 10,000 times more acute compared to our other senses.
In contrast to the small number of basic tastes, humans are able to recognize more than 10,000 different odors. Unlike taste, humans are amazingly sensitive to smell. We are able to detect the aroma of certain volatile compounds at the level of one part per trillion, and a few at levels even 1000 times lower.
Essential Oils for Mental Health ~ Messages Sent to the Brain
The moment a scent is inhaled, messages are sent to the brain. These messages can bring instant relief to many common health issues.
Some mental health problems include, anxiety, depression and stress, SAD – seasonal affective disorder, and mood swings.
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