Our sense of smell, although often overlooked, is one of the most powerful senses. That's because when you inhale a scent, it stimulates your limbic system and amygdala in your brain before any other part of your body. As such, smells have the ability to change how you feel and can even affect your behavior. For example, studies show that certain scents can increase focus and productivity while others reduce stress. Smells are also strong triggers for memories; just think about the last time you smelled homemade cookies baking in an oven and suddenly felt like you were eight years old again. Essential oils contain concentrated, natural oils from plants that have a wide variety of benefits from improving mood to relieving pain. Here's everything you need to know about them:
Increase focus and productivity
A lot of people find that diffusing essential oils can help them focus and stay productive. We know if you use an oil diffuser in the morning, it will help wake up and shift into gear for your day. In the evening, you may want to have a relaxing scent to help unwind from work and prepare for sleep. If you're working at home or in a small office, our diffusers can help increase productivity by making sure everyone's focused on their work instead of what smells good or not so good!
If you're working on a specific task (like writing) and feel like you need some extra motivation or support getting through it, try diffusing one of our blends made specifically for this purpose: Motivation Blend or Focus Blend are both great options!
Sharpen your senses and enhance your memory
Have you ever been in a situation where you couldn't remember something? What about when you were stressed out and couldn't concentrate on anything? Or how about when your anxiety was so bad that the only thing that could help relieve it was a hot bath or shower?
Essential oils are an amazing tool that can help with all of these things. They can sharpen your senses, boost your memory, improve sleep quality and even reduce stress levels! You'll want to start off by diffusing essential oils or applying them topically (with carrier oil). I like to combine different scents together for added benefits :)
Improve mood, reduce anxiety and relieve depression
Essential oils can help you improve your mood and ease anxiety and depression.
- Improve mood: It's true that scents can affect your mood. They make you feel happy, relaxed and calm. They are used in aromatherapy to treat depression, anxiety, tiredness, stress and sleep problems.
- Relieve depression: Essential oils have been shown to reduce depressive symptoms when applied topically (orally is not recommended). The benefits may relate directly to the antidepressant properties of some essential oils including lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) or lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). These two plants have been found to reduce anxiety levels by up to 30%.
- Relieve anxiety: Aromatherapy has long been used as an alternative therapy for stress-related conditions such as insomnia and agitation associated with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease due in part because it helps relieve tension headaches caused by mental stressors like worry over finances or family conflicts."
Relieve physical symptoms of illness and disease
Essential oils are safe to use. Essential oils are natural, so they’re completely safe to use on the skin, in the air and around children. They have been used for centuries to treat illness and disease.
The research on essential oils is growing—and it’s becoming clear that they have powerful benefits for our health. Essential oils can help with a lot of different situations:
Essential oil brain chemistry - humulene and caryophyllene
- Humulene and caryophyllene are both terpenes found in the essential oil of hops (Humulus lupulus). They can also be isolated from other plants, such as basil and black pepper.
- Their benefits may include anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce pain; sedative effects; antibacterial action; increased immune function; improved sleep quality; reduced anxiety or depression symptoms; higher concentration levels at work or school (especially during exams or presentations); mood regulation support during times of stress or anxiety.
- The best way to experience these benefits is through inhalation of the essential oils themselves—either through essential oil candles or directly from a diffuser machine with your favorite blend added to it, applying them topically using an applicator sponge soaked in an unscented base like water, aloe vera gel or witch hazel extract , taking baths with them added into bath salts/foams/bubble baths etc., putting them on pillowslips before going to bed at night.
Essential oils can help with a lot of different things
The human brain is a complex organ that controls the body and its functions. It consists of billions of neurons, or nerve cells, which work together to form specialized networks. These neural networks give rise to different parts of the brain whose functions include sensing and perceiving the environment, thinking and problem solving, planning for future actions and remembering past experiences. The widespread interconnections between these different parts allow us to carry out all sorts of tasks—from learning new skills to finding our way home after being lost in an unfamiliar place.
Essential oils can help with a lot of different things because they are composed primarily of compounds called terpenes (the same compounds that give plants their smell) along with varying amounts of alcohols such as linalool or geraniol; phenylpropanoids like eugenol; alkaloids like myristicin; ketones such as thujone; esters such as benzyl acetate; monoterpenes like limonene; sesquiterpenes such as beta-caryophyllene; diterpene alcohols like alpha-pinene etc...
If you need a boost in your life, maybe try our essential oils candles. They help improve things like productivity, memory and mood.