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How Does a Smell Bring Joy, Calm, or Memories

Have you ever smelled something that made you happy? A freshly baked chocolate chip cookie, or a beautiful rose, maybe your favorite food? How about a nice fresh pot of coffee in the morning? These all make me happy.

How about scents that trigger memories? There are still smells that take me all the way back to preschool – jugs of paste anyone? A box of crayons?

Some smells trigger bad memories. Cigarettes, alcohol, and sweat bring back some very painful memories from my childhood. I can still smell it.

Scent is a powerful anchor in our brains because it enters through our Olfactory system connected to the Limbic system — a complex system of nerves and networks in the brain, involving several areas near the edge of the cortex concerned with instinct and mood.

The limbic system controls the basic emotions (fear, pleasure, anger) and drives (hunger, sex, dominance, care of offspring).

This is why Essential Oils can have such a dramatic effect on your emotions and your drives. This is not whacky psuedo-science. It’s the way God made us.

This oil right here has been my go-to COVID-BS 💩oil. I apply it to the back of my neck and behind my ears.

When I smell Australian Blue, it calms me, uplifts my spirits, and reminds me of good days behind and ahead. Some days, I smell this oil a lot.

What is in Australian Blue Essential Oil? There are five therapeutic grade essential oils in Australian Blue. They are listed below along with a brief description of each oil.

🌺 Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Cananga odorata) has a long history in skin and hair care products, particularly in Asia, where it is used to promote luxuriant hair. It also restores confidence and equilibrium. Balances male and female energies.

💆🏼 Cedarwood Essential Oil (Cedras atlantica) has an earthy aroma that gives you a sense of security. It supports healthy skin and hair. It is calming, purifying and grounding.

🌲 White Fir Essential Oil (Abies concolor) is very grounding and anchoring. It relaxes the body, while stimulating the mind.

😡 Blue Cypress Essential Oil (Callitris intratropica) is indigenous to Australia. It has traditionally been used for incense, perfume and embalming. Traditionally the aboriginal burned the wood to repel mosquitoes and midges! Its benefits also include supporting the body’s natural response to irritation.

🤬 Blue Tansy Essential Oil (Tanacetum annuum) is has a slightly sweet and herbaceous aroma. Tansy plants have several species and this one is also called Moroccan Chamomile or Annual Tansy. Emotionally, it combats anger and negative emotions.

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