It was once thought that scents in the home were simply bad odors to be rid of. Today Scientology is a major sect of medical research and study. Scientology uses your brain’s natural connection to bring out certain behaviors. Scents make direct contact with your emotions and even your memory. It is important to remember when dealing with scents we are not talking about aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is a form of herbal healing which is not scientifically proven. Where as Scientology is aromachology. What does that mean? In essence it means that the scientific data has demonstrated certain scents can alter mood, mind, and behavior. What does it really mean? Aromatherapy is an ancient art that science has now proven works.
Scents work on different levels in the brain accelerating the restoration of energy and balance by working in conjunction with the nervous system. Different scents cause different reactions within the brain, some calm and soother; while others stimulate and energize. Smell is the most rapid of all five of our senses as it goes directly to the hypothalamus. Energy and moods all begin in hypothalamus, so aroma’s are intimately entwined with every part of who we are, what are feelings and emotions are, and what memories we have associated with the scent. A familiar scent of pies cooking in the oven can immediately flood you with memories of Thanksgiving when you were a child.
They can stimulate the immune system to kick in and begin to combat infection. Think of the vapor rubs and vaporizers we used as children to clear our heads full with congestion. To create an aroma that will clear the head try using peppermint or wintergreen to fill the air. Using the scents in an oil form combined with a hot air vaporizer will have your feeling better by morning.
Scents can lower blood pressure by calming and soothing our emotions. Emotional stress can wear a person down and create nervous tension that sky rockets blood pressure. After having one of those days, try using sage or rosemary scents to fill the air. Burning sage leaves will cleanse the air from toxins while calming the nervous tension from you. Or take a long fatigue fighting bath by adding rosemary oil to the water.
They can stimulate sluggish circulation by invigorating our energy levels. To wake up in the morning full of vitality try using a lemon scented diffuser in the kitchen. The fresh aroma is sure to invigorate you before the first cup of coffee is even poured.
Sleepless nights can cause the day to start off with tired nerves that seem to be even tense before starting the morning commute. Try getting a peaceful and better quality sleep by using a few drops of chamomile oil on your pillow case at night. The soothing aroma will lull you off to a deeper and more productive sleep.
Reducing stress is one of the main goals of scenting a home. We all want to feel relaxed and calm in our private sanctuaries. Certain essential oils appear to affect hormones the regulate metabolism. Certain scents work well in creating a soothing and relaxed sensation in the air. To create a serene aroma try dropping a few drops of lavender, pine, or chamomile oils in a diffuser. The heated oil will fill the room with that “finally I can relax” sensation.
Anxiety and worry can cause a great deal of physical problems without even mentioning the emotional and mental stresses they can cause. Try using some sweet almond oil in your favorite diffuser after a particularly anxiety filled day to help sooth away the nervous tension of anxiety.
The benefits of aroma’s in the air of your home can greatly impact not only you, but everyone that enters. Whether you wish to call it aromatherapy or Scientology, either way filling the air of your home with the scents of different oils will create the mood for everyone. Selecting the appropriate scent for your individual need can be a major part of the fun. As each person will react differently to a scent, experimenting with essential oils, candles, or diffusers can be a relaxing therapy all in itself.