The diffusing of essential oils has been shown in a variety of studies to have a positive effect on a variety of problems. Whether it is reducing stress or to give yourself a pump of energy, essential oils can help. Now there are a multitude of oil diffusing products to use, from electric diffusers with nifty LED lights, the more standard candle diffuser, and now the newest an most stylish way to diffuse your essential oils, the Essential oil bracelet, which lets you diffuse oils on the go.
The way the scents work is through your olfactory sensors in your nose. They pick up the molecules of the smell, which sends a signal to the different parts of your limbic brain. The limbic system controls a variety of unconscious processes in the body such as blood pressure, hormones, breathing, memory, and stress. Smells are directly connected with our memories and emotions, so smelling a certain oil triggers these systems, leading to both psychological and physiological effects on the body.
Hormones can be released through a certain scent trigger, stimulating our fight or flight response which in turn affect our digestion and heart rate. An example of this is represented in a clinical study by Alan Hirsch, MD, which showed that the scent of peppermint was effective in helping people lost weight. Many of these people were not able to lose weight previously, so the findings were significant in showing the power of scent on the limbic system.
Anxiety, depression, stress and fear are also rooted in this part of the brain, and can be relieved through the use of certain essential oils. Lavender, bergamot, lemongrass, and lemon, to name a few, can all be used as an alternative treatment to antidepressants which can have long-term negative side effects. By inhaling the essential oils, molecules travel directly to the brain through the olfactory nerve and turn up the serotonin system. Medication only makes the serotonin linger in the brain. A simple essential oil bracelet with any number of essential oils infused into it would be very beneficial in this case, offering consistent support for anyone suffering from these problems.
Another beneficial effect essential oils seem to have on the brain are its ability to stimulate cognitive function and memory while increasing energy levels and helping people double their speed of learning. An essential oil bracelet would benefit students who are studying for midterms and finals, relieving their stress, maximizing their study hours, and improving their memory. Simply add a few drops of your essential oil bracelet and just take a whiff every once in awhile to gain more focus and increase that energy
With its lack of side effects on the body, essential oils are a great alternative to medications and odd unlabeled pills that claim to help you solve your problems. A few drops is all you need to make a difference in your life.