Mother Nature can sometimes be imagined as a good-humoured chemistry lab assistant, creating mixtures and elixirs with her jars and vessels. Many of them for the benefit of the earth’s inhabitants. They were distributed all over the earth to grow in plants, to lie in the earth or to be at home in the animals. Then mankind was thrown upon the earth to find out which of these miraculous substances was located where.
In the meantime, this has been quite successful. Today, countless combinations of substances are known that come from nature and have a positive effect on our lives. You can eat certain plants or drink them as tea to conquer an illness or to feel better. Furthermore, there is the possibility to use fragrances in the form of essential oils. Their advantage is that they can also be used to consume non-edible substances – in the form of fragrances.
Essential oils – how do they work?
All human processes are basically based on chemical processes. Our brain controls our emotional states through the production of hormones. They determine what we feel and how we feel. Chemicals can be used to influence these processes. Heroin in its purest form, for example, is such a natural product that has a massive effect on the psyche. The ingredients consist of molecules whose shape resembles human happiness hormones. For this reason, after ingestion, they can immediately dock in the brain at corresponding receptors and produce an incredible rush of happiness there.
Essential oils work on the same principle. They are fragrances that are extracted from natural products. They are highly concentrated in the form of oil. Many of them smell fantastic. Just think of the wonderful scent of roses or fresh peaches. Some of them can do even more. The reason for this is that they also appeal to certain receptors in the brain. In this way, they can be used to consciously create states of mind.
For example, there are lemons. If you cut them into slices and sprinkle a little salt on them, you not only get a fresh scent. The active ingredients of the yellow fruit have been proven to improve mood. The same applies to the scent of basil. Peppermint oil, on the other hand, is helpful for headaches. Sage and eucalyptus oil, on the other hand, help loosen tough mucus during colds. Rose and vanilla create a feeling of security, just like you felt as a child.
There are countless applications for essential oils. They can be used to spread a pleasant scent, but also to force a specific effect on the body and the psyche. A good way to positively influence life in a quite simple way.