Plants and their essential oils have been used for healing since ancient times — they were the original pharmaceutical. The molecules of the oils affect the limbic system of the brain, the center of emotions, behavior, motivation, olfaction and memory.
According to David Crow, L.Ac., aromatic plants produce essential oils for two reasons: protection (from pathogens, fungus, pests and as a stress response) and attraction (to lure in pollinators). (Aromatic Intelligence: The Healing Power of Essential Oils). We can use them for the same purposes.
Essential oils have well-known antibacterial, antiviral, anti-infectious, antifungal and other beneficial properties. Jasmine and rose are seductive aromas that also have emotional healing and balancing effects. Conifer oils are beneficial for the lungs and sinuses. Frankincense and myrrh have been used for spiritual upliftment since biblical times, and orange is known to improve mood. Many oils can be used to enhance spirituality, prayer and inner awareness.
Wondering what essential oils can do for you? Some of the many benefits of essential oils include:
At RedTail Energetics, you can experience first-hand what essential oils can do for you. My main use of essential oils is through diffusion, which means that essential oils are dispersed so that the aroma fills the room with natural fragrance, allowing you to breathe in their healing qualities. I match the needs of my client to the properties of the oils.
You will find that if you are feeling fatigued, overwhelmed or stressed, essential oils can bring you a sense of peace, calmness and rejuvenation.