Have you ever encountered a smell that reminded you of a familiar person, place, or thing? Chances are that smell conjured up emotions and maybe even physical sensations associated with that scent. That’s because our nose serves as a vehicle to a vital component of our brain’s central nervous system, the limbic system, which regulates our responses within our environment.
The limbic system is comprised of regions to help regulate its major functions. One structure within the limbic system is the hippocampus, which is associated with memory and focus. The hippocampus is involved in the act of olfaction (smelling) and is responsible for relating smells and memories. When engaged, the olfactory senses send signals to the hippocampus, which then signals a psychological and/or physiological response throughout the rest of the body.
With that being said, essential oils play a vital role in manipulating our brain’s natural response to our given environment. All essential oils have functional properties and a variety of benefits. For example, lavender and chamomile are known for their relaxing effects while orange and ginger are associated with the uplifting of moods. everyBODY encourages these products made with essential oils exclusively be used externally.
Functions of Essential Oils Used in everyBODY Products
Acne Treatment Clove, Cypress, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Rose, and Tea Tree
Anti-aging Clove and Sandalwood
Antifungal and Antibacterial Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Tea Tree, and Thyme
Anti-inflammatory Cedarwood, Ginger, Patchouli, and Ylang Ylang
Antioxidants Cinnamon, Cypress, and Ginger
Aphrodisiac Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang
Hormone Balance Support Clary Sage, Clove, Jasmine, and Thyme
Immune Health Support Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Tea Tree, and Thyme
Increases Energy Jasmine, Orange, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang
Mental Clarity Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Rosemary
Stress and Anxiety Relievers Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Rose