September 25, 2019

How to Make Aromatherapy/ Essential Oil Inhaler

In this video I will show you how to make an Aromatherapy stick inhaler for stress relief, anxiety and  insomnia. 

You will need the following:

I have chosen Sandalwood, Lavender and Bergamot Essential oil, 4 drops each, but you can choose any other oils that you like the smell off.

But how do the Aromatherapy inhaler work in our body?

When essential oils are carried to the top of the nose through inhalation they are diluted by inhaled air. 
Inhaled essential oils pass down the trachea into the lungs and eventually into the alveoli. Through a process of diffusion they pass from the alveoli into the bloodstream for systemic absorption. Inhalation is the fastest route for essential oils to reach the bloodstream. 

The lining of the nose is extremely well supplied with capillary blood. Essential oils carried to the top of the nose are absorbed into the bloodstream via a process of diffusion.
Inhaled essential oils, via lungs and nose, enter the bloodstream with very little change to the essential oils. Inhaled essential oils reach all organs within one minute of inhalation and the first pass effect of the liver is avoided altogether. 

The olfactory system is a molecular detector of remarkable sensitivity. It has the capacity to recognize and identify millions of odorants, even those we have never before experienced. And once we have experienced a smell it has the capacity to recognize and remember that odor.  

 In 1989 it was discovered that the amygdala plays a major role in storing the releasing emotional trauma. The only way to stimulate this gland is with fragrance or the sense of smell. 

Once called the Rhinencephalon, the limbic systems deals with the expression of emotion. Together with the Hypothalamus the limbic system initiates and governs primitive drives, which are sex, thirst and hunger and it is responsible for evoking behavioral and emotional responses such as rage, fear, sorrow, compassion, happiness, sexual attraction etc. 

One of the most important functions of the hypothalamus is the control of the autonomic nervous system and the regulation of the heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, digestive activity and levels of hormones within the body. It plays an important role in regulating the bodies  function during times of stress. 

Essential oils, because of their influence on the limbic system and the hypothalamus can play an important role during times of stress and heightened  emotional states such as grief and sadness. 

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