The Power of Scent

Gary Young smelling Ylang Ylang flower

In this photo Gary is checking the scent of his Ecuadorian ylang ylang during the 2011 harvest. On a deeper level perhaps the fragrance is reminding him of creating his first blends years ago and of him imagining growing his own ylang ylang flowers!

Essential oils have electromagnetic energy. Electromagnetic energy has an entire color spectrum.  Electromagnetic energy and all energy forms are measured in wavelengths, and each color of that spectrum has a specific wavelength.

Each essential oil based on the molecules within it contain a spectrum of mixed wavelengths. Why? Because one molecule like thymol will have one color, carvacrol will have another color. Borneol, linalool, lavendulol, esters, and aldehydes will all have their own individual colors and wavelengths. This is so that as it is introduced to the human body, it corresponds to the wavelengths of the receptors.

The human body senses and understands the language and quality of this energy interaction, so we see the wavelengths portrayed in colors as they are being measured, which are created simply from the energy of language.

We’ve heard about the power of the spoken word. In 1960, Richard Feinman taught about energy and its ability to produce a spiritual effect. Traditional energy manifests in the form of heat, motion, vitality, thoughts, feelings and emotions. It’s interesting that we have thoughts before feelings and emotions, isn’t it?

How powerful are your thoughts? We think a thought, we feel a feeling, we smell a substance, we have a bodily reaction, physical or emotional. How many of you have smelled something, and it started you thinking?

How many of you have walked through a bakery or the mall, smelled Cinnabons baking, and have thought of Grandma on the farm or Mom baking bread when you came home from school, which you could smell as you walked across the yard to the house?

How many of you who grew up on a farm love the smell of the freshly mown lawn in the evening, and it takes you back to cutting or pitching hay and bucking bales? Isn’t everything connected?