Uplifitng Your Mood With Plants
MOOD ENHANCING PLANTS
If you are like me, you enjoy knowing and understanding the 'why' behind Lavender, Stress Away and Frankincense as our memory release blend. When we have an understanding, and we apply that, we call it wisdom. Utilizing the wisdom of essential oil usage will create a much more profound freedom. Rather than cycling back to old habits and patterns, you will be more equipped to use the essential oils with much intention and purpose.
Let's have a look and the three oils.
In 2010 Researchers in Germany studied the effectiveness of Lavender essential oil in capsules and found it to be as effective as Valium for the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. A more updated source can be found here~ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6007527/
Vanilla (found in Stress Away)
In 2015 researchers in China found that Vanillin (the key component found in Vanilla) was able to alleviate depressive symptoms in rats via the olfactory pathway. They demonstrated that Vanillin increased both the Seratonin an Dopamine levels in the brain tissue, (the feel good hormones that are released form the gut). That study can be found here~https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165178114009494
Researchers at Hebrew University in 2008 discovered that Incensole Acetate, a component of Frankincense, acts on specific receptors in the brain that lead to an anti-depressant and anxiolytic effect, (decrease abnormal excitability). Find that research here~ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18492727
If you were reluctant to practice the memory release technique, perhaps now that you are aware, you'll feel safe to do so.
*DISCLAIMER: DEAR FRIENDS, NOBODY UNDERSTANDS YOUR BODY OR YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS BETTER THAN YOU. THE ABOVE SHARED INFORMATION IS NOT MEANT TO TREAT CURE OR DIAGNOSE. THESE ARE SIMPLY SUGGESTIONS OFFERED TO HELP EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND PROVIDE OPTIONS. ALWAYS CAREFULLY EXPLORE ALL OPTIONS AT HAND, DISCUSS THEM WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, AND OF COURSE, MAKE THE CHOICE THAT IS BEST SUITED TO YOU.
CHEMISTRY OF ESSENTIAL OILS
One drop contains approximately 40 million trillion molecules, numerically that is a 4 with 19 zeros after it.
We have 100 trillion cells in our bodies, just one drop of essential oil contains enough molecules to cover every cell in our bodies with 40,000 molecules.
Considering it only takes one molecule of the right kind to open a receptor site and communicate with the DNA to alter cellular function, you can begin to see why even inhaling a small amount of essential oil vapor can have profound effects on the body, brain, and emotions.
RESEARCH SHOWS THAT WHEN INHALING THE CONSTITUENTS IN ESSENTIAL OILS, IT CAN STIMULATE THE OLFACTORY RECEPTORS AND ACTIVATE REGIONS IN THE BRAIN’S LIMBIC SYSTEM ASSOCIATED WITH MEMORY, EMOTION, AND STATE OF MIND. THIS IS THE BRAIN’S CENTER OF EMOTION AND MEMORY AS WELL AS THE “SUBCONSCIOUS BRAIN.” IN LESS THAN A SECOND, A SCENT HAS THE POWER TO ACTIVATE A NUMBER OF PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL RESPONSES THAT, PERHAPS, YOU HAVE LONG FORGOTTEN ABOUT OR BELIEVED WERE NOT AN ISSUE ANY MORE.
CERTAIN ESSENTIAL OILS WORK BY CALMING THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AND HELPING US TO RELAX INSTEAD OF ALLOWING THE BUILDUP OF ANXIOUSNESS IN THE BODY.
What is commonly labeled as “anxiety” has been shown to be incredibly acidic in the body. This hormonal response activates an enzyme which results in the anxiety being stored in our DNA. Essential oils support the body in minimizing this reaction.
Essential oils can also help on the release of old emotional traumas, In 1989, Dr. Joseph Ledoux from NY Medical University discovered that the amygdala plays a role in the storage and release of emotional traumas. He also suggested that aromas could trigger an emotional release. Our sense of smell activates the limbic system. This is so important for you to completely understand. The amygdala is the watchdog of the brain, It is constantly looking to identify "friend" or "foe" in our environments. In a matter of seconds, we can be triggered into a fight/flight/freeze response and locked in the "downstairs" unable to access our "upstairs" or the executive (logic and reason) brain.
If we stay in the locked down state - in the downstairs survival brain for too long, our brain WILL begin to rewire itself. Our body will actually carve pathways in our brain, suppressing our emotions and the ability to attach and connect to others.
Reversely, as we start to release these trapped emotions, we can rewire the brain with new pathways, allowing our brains and ultimately our bodies to thrive!
Common constituents in our Essential Oils~
➡️Phenols- these are constituents in essential oils that are stimulating to the nervous and immune systems. They clean and purify the receptor sites of cells. They have antioxidant properties and a high level of oxygenating molecules. Without clean receptor sites, cells cannot communicate, and the body malfunctions resulting in sickness. This graphic is a simple visual of the phenols job.
➡️Sesquiterpenes- After the phenols finish their work, sesquiterpenes are up to bat. These constituents erase miswritten information in your DNA. They are present in almost all essential oils. The chemistry of essential oils tells us that they are the largest group of terpenes known naturally in the plant and animal kingdom!
They are larger than monoterpenes and are very viscous (stickier consistency) so they are often used as fixatives in the perfume industry.
We will discuss Monoterpenes next, stay tune.
In the meantime, take your oils that are rich in Sesquiterpenes, sit with them. Take a drop of each and imagine your mind getting washed with them. Picture the molecules erasing the information you do not wish to have.
➡️Monoterpenes- Last and certainly not least, the monoterpenes are up for their job. These powerhouse constituents seek to repair any damage to the cells. Have a look at the graphic- these are able to help our cells return to factory setting. Think about your cell phone, sometimes it just needs to return to basic settings in order for the new programs to be installed. Notice that Frankincense is a monoterpene intense essential oil. Also notice that Frankincense is in almost every emotional blend that Gary Young created.