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Watch: Donna Gates & Jodi Cohen talk essential oils & brain healing
You know about essential oils, and maybe you’re already using them. But do you know how to optimize your essential oils to support your body’s natural healing process? In this episode of the Body Ecology Living Podcast, Donna Gates and Jodi Cohen, bestselling author and founder of Vibrant Blue Oils, discuss some special excerpts from her brand-new book on the topic.
Jodi shares how essential oils play a role in head-to-toe health
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- Your vagus nerve might need attention. Your vagus nerve is the information highway connecting your brain to your body and back again. So, messages, like your immune system needs to turn on, are traveling back and forth. Sometimes, those messages don’t get through as quickly. The more you can do to turn it on (i.e., breathing or using essential oils), the easier you can enter your rest-and-digest state.
- To effectively detoxify, your lymphatic system needs help moving. Your lymphatic system — which carries toxins from cells to the blood to the liver — doesn’t move by itself. That’s where movement, like walking or bouncing, and dry brushing oils, especially mint oil, can be helpful. Lymph is supposed to flow downward. So, combining mint with a rooted oil can help to pull lymph down, and this is one way to support the liver.
- Applying essential oils to pulse points may help them last longer. Points like the wrists and behind the ears, where people apply perfume, tend to get into your skin quicker. Some people also dab essential oils onto a cotton ball and put it in their pocket. If you want to make a spray, remember that oil and water don’t mix. Instead, use witch hazel, vodka, or high-grain alcohol. You can use this for linen sprays too.
- Some essential oils may help put you to sleep. Your levels of the stress hormone cortisol are ideally high in the morning and then taper as the day goes on. This allows the sleep hormone melatonin to work in tandem; if you’re high in melatonin, then cortisol is low, and vice versa. The pineal gland, located in the middle of the brain, secretes melatonin in response to darkness. Essential oils can break up stagnation in the pineal gland, helping to naturally release melatonin and force cortisol levels down so you’re able to sleep.
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Does your brain need more help than it’s getting?
If you listened to the podcast — or watched it above — then you know that for most of us, this is incredibly common. We may not have the tools, the time, or the energy to support our brain, and worse, we might not realize it until our health starts to suffer. Sound familiar? Here’s a solution: Order Jodi’s new book, Essential Oils to Boost the Brain & Heal the Body (now available with free gifts for my community!). She’s even giving you all a FREE bonus chapter — download it here!