Bergamot Essential Oils and your Emotions
The Relation between Essential Oils and Emotions
Breathing in odors causes signals to be immediately registered by the brain. The brain sends a signal to the nerves, the cells, the muscles, and the emotions. We will demonstrate this by playing a memory jogger game. Try to remember the last time you were by an open sewer or ran across a skunk that left its scent, or even a dead caucus. What were your reactions, once you realized the smell was not pleasing at all?
- You probably tensed up your face or body
- An immediately a need to hold your breath
- Feelings of your blood getting warmer and your body more tensed, and experiencing a faster heartbeat
- The longer the smell lingered the more you became agitated
- You longed for the ability to breathe freely again
- The gradual progression of the above steps caused an emotion to form, one probably on the negative side, like stress. Feelings of wanting to flee
Let us look at another scenario. Remember your favorite dish, or the scent of someone you love, or being in a room with a pleasant aroma. Again, what were your reactions to the sense of smell that was pleasing to the brain?
- It probably caused you to smile
- A sense of longing, a pleasant desire
- It might cause a steady breathing pattern
- The more breaths you took in the more relaxed you felt
- Emotions are formed joy, happiness, warmth, gladness. Positive feeling is released
- This pleasing aroma causes the brain to either create a new memory or resurface an old memory that stimulated the body to have a sense of peace and security.
Too Much Stress is not Good
Small levels of stress can be beneficial. Minimal stress levels can cause decisions to be made. It can cause an action to be taken for a more desirable outcome. Low stress can be a positive challenge. Too much stress can make life to be unbalanced, sick, and depressed. Stress indicates something not right. When stress is ignored, there can be damage to you emotionally, physically, and mentally.
Stress has definitely plagued this century. Stress has been around since the fall in the Garden of Eden. Adam & Eve suffered through stress. There could probably be a great debate on which era experienced more stress. Generations prior did not have the medicines we have today. Ancient day therapists, counselors were probably not as knowledgable as we are today. They had to utilize “primitive” ways to combat stress. I say “primitive” because modern science associates many natural things as “primitive”. We may call them primitive but I believe they had a longer life span that we do with all our advancement.
Let me stay on track. In Ancient days, people learned to live off the land, utilizing things available from nature. GOD has given them and us, flowers, tree barks, and leaves, seeds, shrubbery, for medicinal purposes and other uses. Even in this century we still use flowers, tree barks but in a more adultered way. We use them in the forms of essential oils and herbs. Modern essential oils come in varying grades. These grades range from the purity of the oil to the adulterated oil. The Essential Oils can be found in medicine and uses ranging from cosmetic to household products.
Essential Oils date back to the biblical-era as the significant forms of medicine, healing, and beauty regiments. Today they are considered as alternative medicine, aiding in medicine, additives to our everyday products. These Essential Oils are still beneficial to us. Our focus will be on the Bergamot Essential Oil and how its aides in Reducing Stress. Before we discuss Bergamot, I must make a note to the readers. Please be aware essential oil manufacturers vary in the degree of purity of oils produced. I am not a doctor, and I am not giving any medical advice. Also please note not all essential oils can be used internally or even topically. Please check with the manufacturer’s instructions.
If you are looking for a natural and aromatic experience to help you wind down after a stressful day. Bergamot should be one of your go-to Essential Oils. Bergamot is citrus, spice, with a light floral note. It is known for its calming and uplifting abilities. Helpful for those with anxiety. It also provides skin cleansing and purifying benefits. Italians were known to use Bergamot oils for years to reduce feelings of stress and to soothe and rejuvenate the skin, while the Greeks used it as sweetmeats, eaten by the spoonful as a dessert or with coffee.
The diffuser is one of the safest and most cost-efficient ways to relax and increase positive feelings. The inhalation of essential oils can be accomplished by using a diffuser. Diffusers can be placed in the various rooms in your living space, as well as workplaces, and classrooms. Diffusers can come small enough to be used in automobiles to help with road rage.
Before I continue with the other methods of use of Bergamot, I must let you know I am a doTerra Certified Essential Oil Specialist Wellness Advocate. I am affiliated with doTerra Essential Oils. doTerra is one of the top leading companies in this industry. At the time of writing this article, doTerra Bergamot Essential Oils suggested uses of Bergamot are as follows:
- Internal use with a method of dilution of liquids
- Tropical which is applying to the skin along with a carrier oil.
GOD has given us many natural ways to combat stress in our lives. Our Heavenly Father desires that we live a life of joy. However, stress tends to decrease that quality of life. The effects of stress can show up in weight gain/ loss, joint discomfort, headache, and ailments.
Low impact exercises are a great way to reduce stress. Low impact exercise is best in helping to level the cortisol and it does not cause the heart to be over-excited. Try diffusing some Bergamot while exercising to calm your nerves. Eliminate high-stress levels for a healthier lifestyle.
Bergamot has many other health benefits. It assists in a healthy digestive system, emotional balance, and healthier-looking skin. For more added benefits Bergamot can be blended with other doTerra Essential Oils. Bergamot is photosensitive. Caution should be used when applying to areas of the skin exposed to direct sunlight.
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