Our sense of smell can elicit feelings of love, as in a rose; conjure memories of walks in the park on a beautiful spring day when you smell a hyacinth in bloom; or fields of heather lavender can lead our minds to a state of relaxation. Odors (good and bad) can be absorbed into our bloodstream within 60 seconds via the olfactory nerve located at the base of our nose cavity. Toxic chemicals in the air, food, water and everyday personal care products we use can be absorbed into our bloodstream via the sense of smell. Conversely, essential oils from plants can bring balance to our mind, body and spirit.
The second way essential oils are absorbed into the body is through the skin. One of the best best places for absorption is through the bottom of the feet. Certain oils can be applied on top of the head (used as anointing oils in the past, such as Frankincense and Sandalwood). Essential oils can be transported through the cellular membrane because of its lipid solubility. They assist in improving blood circulation because they act as a catalyst in transporting oxygen and nutrients; while at the same time disposing of toxic materials effectively. Elements from the sun and earth are absorbed by plants and used to produce molecules of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. These elements are easily taken and utilized into our bodies. Therefore, our bodies recognize these elements, as well as the essential oils' frequencies.
Essential oils have the highest frequency of any substance known to man. Dr. Royal R. Rife believed every disease contains a lower frequency, which is why the use of essential oils creates an environment in which disease, bacteria, virus and fungus cannot live.