Did you know that the human sense of smell is ten thousand times more powerful than our other senses? This means that when you inhale an essential oil for, let's say, brain health, it instantly goes to the brain instead of having to break down like a pill.
When an essential oil is sent to the brain, it directly goes to the olfactory nerve cells inside the nasal passage and into the larger olfactory system. The olfactory bulb them delivers that essential oil to the brains limbic system. The limbic system works as a 'seat' of emotions and the originator of our emotional behavior on a daily basis.
The essential oil I use everyday is Frankincense. Frankincense has been used for centuries, going back to the bible. In fact, Frankincense is called "The King of Oils". Frankincense has it's origins in Europe, India and North Africa. Frankincense is the oil I use for anti-inflammatory issues and as in antioxidant, antiseptic and much more. Frankincense can be used internally and externally. In fact, this is how I use it.
In conclusion, aromatherapy is something to take seriously as we all know how certain scents work in our body and how these scents can lift of up, bring back memories and work in our body and mind is ways we had never thought about for our health.