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Our sense of smell taps into one of the most ancient parts of the brain: the amygdala. Located in the limbic system, the amygdala is known as our brain's emotional centre. Before we can even process language, our amygdala can identify thousands of aromas, allowing us to use our sense of smell to understand our world. It aids in emotional regulation and is largely responsible for the creation of new memories. That’s why smell is linked to memory more than any other sense. When you inhale essential oils, aroma molecules travel through your nose to the olfactory bulb. This structure is located in the front part of our brain and helps us process smell. Once the molecules reach the olfactory bulb, they are sent to the centre of the brain, the limbic system, via your bloodstream. The limbic system, specifically the amygdala, then processes the aroma and releases neurochemicals that are relaxing or stimulating, depending on the essential oil(s) inhaled. The healing power of plants have the ability to connect our mind and body!
Place inhaler below one nostril and slowly inhale for a count of 3. Hold for another count of 3 and then slowly exhale. Repeat this procedure 2-3 times for both nostrils. Use nasal inhaler every 2-3 hours as needed.