The Limbic System: How Essential Oils Can Boost Your Mood Instantaneously

The Limbic System: How Essential Oils Can Boost Your Mood Instantaneously

Here at Viola Essentials we like to envision a world full of happy people, people who can still maintain their composure and tranquility in this challenging and ever-changing world, and still stay focused and ahead, even in the most life meanest moments. To achieve this, we use insanely fine crafted blends of pure and highest grades of essential oils to provide therapeutic services with a mark of preeminence in Quality. We have invested in people's wellbeing and penetrated all corners of the world to ensure that every individual of every race, religion, and political view is served with the most exquisite service. We pride ourself on providing the finest essential oils that can be possibly made.

With all the rush in this modern world, we almost forget the critical role that our senses play, for instance, the role that scent plays in our day-to-day experiences. Essential oils, with the ability to soothe or re-energize us, provide an excellent way to appreciate and reawaken our powerful sense of smell, with a significant boost in our personal lives. Essential oils can improve our mood and uplift our spirits in many ways than we can possibly imagine.

Systematic studies and reviews of scientific experimentation exploring olfactory effects on mood, physiology and behavior have proved with credible evidence that scent has significant effects on mood, physiology and behavior. People from different cultures, sex, personality, age, among other mediating variables have shown beyond reasonable doubt that sense of smell (which is directly related to memory and feelings) can instantaneously rejuvenate someone's mood. At Viola Essentials we have perfected the art and science of the sense of smell to blend the highest therapeutic grade essential oils that help in mind relaxation especially for overcoming stressful situations, sooth someone to sleep, squeeze in a joyful moment or improve someone's general blissful mood for better engagement in life.

Limbic System and the Sense of Smell:

Undoubtedly, emotions encompass the entire nervous system. However, there are two significant parts of the nervous system namely, the limbic (paleomammalian cortex) system and the autonomic nervous system. The limbic system is a network of intricately connected structures near the center of the brain containing the central nervous system. It works to affect a wide range of behaviors such as emotions, motivation, and memory. This system mainly deals with instinctive (automatic) and plays a minor role, if any, in conscious thought or will.

It is the part of the brain that is concerned with translating sensory information from the thinking part of the brain (neo-cortex) into motivational forces for behavior. The limbic system is primarily involved in the intermediation between an individual's recognition of an event, the way they perceive it as stressful, and the subsequent physiological reaction to it. The limbic system evaluates stimuli that are processed conceptually in the cortex, and formulate motivational response.

Importance of the Olfactory Bulb:

The Olfactory bulb helps in transmitting smell information from the nostrils to the brain, which is essential for sense of smell. The hair cells in the olfactory acts as receptors that respond to particular chemicals (humans known olfactory receptors are about 40 million). These receptors react to a chemical molecules shape, size and electrical signals. The receptors then transmit the information to the limbic system that stimulates your emotional behavior and memory, thereby triggering memories related to that smell.

How the Sense of Smell Works:

The sense of smell is a chemical sense since it detects chemicals in the environment. The process of smelling takes place in this manner:

1. Vaporized scent molecules or chemicals in the air hits the nostrils and dissolve in the mucus

2. Olfactory receptor neurons underneath the mucus detect the scent. The olfactory receptor neurons instantaneously send the information to the olfactory bulbs located at the rear part of the nose.

3. The olfactory bulbs have sensory receptors that send messages directly to limbic system (where emotions and memories are influenced), and the neocortex.

4. The brain perceives scent and access memories that take us back to places, people, or events related to these olfactory sensations.

It is important to note that human sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive to the brain than other senses. When other senses have to travel through neurons and the spinal cord to reach the brain, the olfactory sensor is directly attached to the brain.

​The top essential oils for moods include, but are not limited to;

1. Frankincense, a good depression and anxiety reliever because it provides calming and tranquil energy. In aromatherapy, it enhances meditation, calms the mind, proved to be a very powerful spirit cleanser, and promote positivity during moments of negativity

2. Lavender has numerous benefits, which include; soothing, and relaxing effect. It's a nervous system restorative and is really good with sleep, restlessness, irritability, and general nervous tension.

3. Calm Essential Oil Blend: This invigorating blend helps to mitigate lows of depression.

4. Roman Chamomile is considered as a peaceful and calming scent. It decreases over-thinking, anxiety, and irritability.

5. Tea Tree: Best for antiviral activity, immune boosting and possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties.

6. Rosemary provides anti-depressant-like effects and helps with cognitive memory and feelings of contentment.

7. Sweet Orange helps in reducing or preventing anxiety. Its scent provides emotional balance and brings about a positive outlook.

8. Peppermint oil. Relieve pain spasms and arthritic problems. It's characterized with anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antiseptic, and anti-allergic properties.

Categorically;

• Essential oils for Allergies include; Breathe Deep Essential Oil Blend, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Lavender Essential oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil.

• Essential oils for Relaxation include; Lemon Essential Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, and Sweet Orange Essential Oil.

• Essential oils for Pain Management include; Deep Soothe Essential Blend, Deep Soothe Muscle Rub, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Lavender essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, and Tension Ease.

Viola Essentials Oil is here to make sure your emotions are stable, your respiratory and immune systems are healthy, you get enough motivation to get you ready to go to work every morning, enough push to get you out the house for your session at the gym, enough zeal to help you cope a little easier with challenging moments at work, and overwhelming moments at home. The impact of essential oils on our emotions and mood is heavenly sent. 

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