It is believed that the inhalation of essential oils stimulates the part of the brain connected to smell — the olfactory system. This system includes all physical organs or cells relating to the sense of smell. When we inhale, airborne molecules interact with the olfactory organs and, almost immediately to the brain.
Molecules inhaled are also carried to the lungs and interact with the respiratory system. Thus, inhaled essential oils can affect the body through several systems and pathways. A simple sniff can cause changes in the body from stimulating the immune system, initiating the digestive system, stimulating the libido to calming your senses and more.
Interaction with the Limbic System (Emotional Brain): During inhalation, odor molecules travel through the nose and affect the brain through a variety of receptor sites, one of which is the “emotional brain”, the limbic system.
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