You walk by a dumpster and your nose senses a horrific smell; your body instantly reacts by putting your hand over your nose or possibly gagging. THEN you ask yourself, What is that disgusting smell? Or maybe you walk into a spa or garden and without being aware, your shoulders start to loosen, you take slower breaths, and you feel more at peace. You THEN think, I feel so relaxed; What is that nice smell?
This happens because the sense of smell is the only one of your five senses where you react first and think later. How cool! Aromas are processed in the body before we are consciously aware of it, and they can set the mood and atmosphere in any environment.
Did you have a memory pop up of the last time you smelled something bad when you read that first sentence? That’s because the sense of smell is directly connected to the limbic lobe of your brain, also known as the emotional control center. The limbic lobe is responsible for your mood, memory, behavior, feelings, and emotions, and it is connected to the olfactory bulb in the nose. When a scent arrives to the limbic system, your body responds by releasing unique chemicals into your brain, causing different reactions, depending on the aromas detected.
The same concept applies to aromas from essential oils! Those scents can set the mood or bring up memories before you are even aware of it. The sense of smell can have a profound impact on your emotions and inner desires.
Your sense of smell serves as a channel to connect to your inner systems. Next time you diffuse your favorite essential oil to eliminate odors, know that you are experiencing more benefits than just a good-smelling room!
Some ways you can experience the aromatic benefits of essential oils are:
• Put a few drops in your hand, cup your nose, and slowly inhale.
• Apply to your wrists or neck for an aromatic boost throughout the day.
• Apply a few drops to your diffuser jewelry of choice.
• Add 2-3 drops to cotton balls and place them around your home.
• Make a linen spray or bedroom mist by mixing essential oils and water in a glass spray bottle.
Taken from young living education. The Worded to perfectly to try and change it