Some everyday toxic exposures such as perfumes, hairsprays, nail polish, liquid soap, scented lotions, and candles, are VOCs that are toxic to our indoor environment.
These can leave us with long term adverse health effects by targeting our central nervous system, endocrine system, and digestive system.
Inhaling and absorbing these endocrine disrupting chemicals can give us headaches, stomach pains, brain fog, and can negatively affect our sex hormones, seriously putting our creativity on procrastination mode.
Organic and wildcrafted essential oils can help you fight these toxic intruders mentally, physically and emotionally by promoting a healing effect. By this I mean, they have therapeutic values that can actually improve our health, mood, and concentration levels.
Essential oils are often called liquid sunshine from Mother Earth, but I call them super foods for the Limbic System. (our emotional brain). They connect to the parts of the brain that control breathing, stress levels, memory, and hormonal balance. They have been used for over 6,000 years and contain chemical constituents, frequencies, and properties, to boost immunity and energy, balance fatigue, and rejuvenate our brain with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety powers.
Which Oils To Use?
- As a published author, I can relate to feeling of, “I’m not good enough, or I’m not doing enough to meet my deadlines.” Using essential oils in massage therapy and/or inhalation of essential oils showed potential to be used as an effective therapeutic option for the relief of depressive symptoms. (1) Specifically speaking, Frankincense, Spikenard and Myrrh contain Sesquiterpene molecules, that can cross the blood brain barrier, increasing oxygenation of the blood to the brain. Just smelling these essential oils can help to increase creativity, and increase cognitive function. Other benefits from Sesquiterpenes are they can in fact erase miswritten codes in our DNA. (2)
- You’re late getting to work which may make you anxious, emotional, or just overly excitable. Some applications of chamomile and lavender essential oils include inhalation and/or rubbing these oils on your feet. The fragrance is carried directly to the brain and serves as a positive emotional trigger. Research shows that Roman chamomile and lavender essential oils have been used for relief of depression, PMS, and anxiety symptoms. Inhaling is one of the best ways to utilize essential oils for anxiety. A 2013 study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found an aromatherapy essential oil blend including lavender, Roman chamomile, and neroli reduced anxiety levels.. (3)
- Feeling a little scattered? Rosemary essential oil clears the mind and helps with concentration. Peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils are great oils for productivity, by stimulating the nervous system and metabolism. Rose essential oil has been found to increase positivity, well being, concentration and impatience. This oil has been used for emotional balance for hundreds of years.
- Have a co-worker in a bad mood? Don’t let it rub off on you. Essential oils can be used as a tool to help protect against negative energy. Sandalwood, bergamot and basil essential oils may have a soothing effect that relaxes the nervous system and clears depressed energy. Rose essential oil can prove beneficial to decrease stress, headaches and depression. Just diffusing a few drops of lavender essential oil improves cognitive performance, mood, sustained concentration in performance of working memory and improved reaction times for both memory and attention. In fact, you may notice fewer errors in your composition using lavender essential oil. (4)
Watch for Impostures
Inferior essential oils should never be used. Because of hundreds of imitation toxic scents on the market, we need to bring awareness of how to read labels in order to obtain and enjoy those active chemical continuants, (the highest frequencies) found in essential oils. You’ll find therapeutic quality from first distillation, wildcrafted, and undiluted organic essential oils. Avoid purchasing diluted oils or ones made using chemical processes. The higher frequency oils resonate with our own body’s frequency. That’s how they work and how they can be described as anti-microbial, or anti-inflammatory and so on, and why others don’t work.
Make your work space a productive and safe place for all involved!
Connie Rogers is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Aromatherapist, Certified Cosmetologist, and Published Author www.bitesizepieces.net