WHAT ARE SESQUITERPENES?

Who doesn't need a little calm in their lives?!

Did you know that there are certain oils that are scientifically proven to be more effective for calming our brains or helping us with occasional anxiety than other oils?

Here's why: They contain a compound called Sesquiterpenes. Sesquiterpenes allow these oils to surpass the blood/brain barrier. What does that mean, you ask? Well, they can miraculously reach the very part of our brains that is necessary in order for our brains to be calmed.

Our amygdala is housed in our limbic part of the brain. Our amygdala can send us into Fight, Flight or Freeze when any of our senses are heightened. Our bodies are amazingly created to protect us from harm so they know to arm ourselves in fear when something is off, sensory speaking.

Think about if you are in your living room and someone drops a cast iron pan in the kitchen. That loud crash sends your body into high alert. It's technically going into immediate fight flight or freeze mode.

Ok, a little brain lesson. We have an Upstairs brain (responsible for rational, logical thought) and a Downstairs brain (it contains our survival reactions). When our body is sent into high alert, we no longer have access to our Upstairs brain. We are "stuck" in our Downstairs brain. Well, when that happens, we need our amygdala to be calmed in order for our body to give us access back to our rational, logical part of our brain, our Upstairs Brain.

Oils high in sesquiterpenes do just that. They calm our amygdala, giving us access back to rational thought. Isn't that amazing!?!?

This little bottle contains my mack daddy combo of high sesquiterpene oils and it works SO VERY WELL for me. It includes Stress Away, Valor, Vetiver, Bergamot, White Angelica. There are many others high in sesquiterpenes too. Do some research. If you need some calm in your life, find the combo that works for you and be empowered now knowing exactly why it's working for you!

It’s not magic. It’s science.

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