Last week I continued with my second tip on making the holidays less stressful by highlighting the emotional and physically soothing aspects of essential oils. I discussed how essential oils are unique in that their odor has an instantaneous effect on our brain’s perception, shifting our mood, and balancing the stress response. Yet, their ability to intercede on our mind-body’s behalf doesn’t stop there! Their powerful constituents also aid in modulating our physiology and biology to help restore the body to an optimal state. (Link here)
In the second part of the blog, I reviewed the literature that supported how spirituality was linked to health. Essential oils and odors have been used for centuries to assist in achieving this state of ease. This calmer state can support the body’s ability to heal and reconnect to one’s truth. (Link)
How can one discuss spirituality and essential oils without highlighting frankincense? In the conclusion of my article, I provided a sneak preview of the background of the physical properties of frankincense; however, there is much confusion when it comes to selecting a quality oil and species.
It appears that every manufacture and supplier is touting that they have the best species, quality, brand, etc. In my current blog, I continue with my journey on alleviating your holiday dis-ease by helping you decipher the myths and facts regarding frankincense oil and selecting the right one for you. Read it here.
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.