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Lindsey Elmore - Essential Oils

037: Answering the Questions of an Essential Oils Skeptic – Lindsey Elmore

Lindsey Elmore is a Doctor of Pharmacy, a chemist, and she has a tremendous passion for teaching complicated science in a fun way. She worked on staff at Young Living Essential Oils for over two years as the Director of Global Education and Health Sciences. Lindsey now leads an exclusive club of oil lovers through her sought after online courses at LindseyElmore.com where she teaches beginners and veteran oil users how to use oils and understand the science behind it all.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How Lindsey fell in love with oils.
  • Scientific insights on how oils work.
  • Why pure essential oils are better than synthetic.
  • Why Lindsey is so passionate about Young Living Essential Oils.
  • The easiest way to start using essential oils.

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Interview Transcript

Lindsey, thanks so much for taking time to hang with me today.

I am so excited to be here. Thank you for having me.

I know this is a basic 101 question but I want to know, for those of us who aren’t fully educated, what are essential oils?

Essential oils are produced by plants to help them avoid different bacteria and funguses. There are essential oils that are secreted by plants that help them not to be eaten by different predators. So, really what they are is very concentrated aromas that rise rapidly into the air. Essential oils are volatile, so they rise quickly and they bring the aroma of the plant with it and that is basically in essence, what an essential oil is. A concentrated odor that rises quickly into the air that is produced by a plant.

Okay, so you answered one of my first questions. I know this is kind of a crazy thing, but I’m thinking, “Are these animal oils as well?” That’s kind of gross, but they’re not, these are all plants?

Essential oils are technically all based on plants. However, humans produce our own aromas that are reflective of our diet. They’re reflected of the amounts of salts and bacteria in our body as well as on our skin and they also reflect our hormones. We don’t exactly know how pheromones work but there is a common saying in Germany when someone asks you, “Oh, you went on a date? How was it?” and the response is, “I can’t stand the way they smell.” We all know, if you go out with somebody and you don’t like the way they smell, you never end up on a second date with them. So, pheromones are a human version of our essential oils. However, we all agree, it’s a little bit creepy to consider bottling and sharing those in the same way that we do with plant oils.

Alright, so I’m not going to be getting any Kim Kardashian essential oils anytime soon, right?

You know, she may get them but chances are she’s getting them from plants or as most of the perfume industry does, gets them synthesized. This is a big learning point because we all need to be using pure essential oils that are distilled or otherwise extracted from plants instead of using any of the synthetics.

I’ve done quite a bit of research on you and your background and all of what you’re doing here. You’re out of control. You are the essential oils wizard. How did you come into being so passionate about essential oils?

It’s interesting that you found the word “wizard” there, because one of my hashtags that one of my followers named me the “Oily Hermione” after Hermione Granger from Harry Potter. So, essential oil wizard, I guess, is one of my new monikers now. I am originally trained as a chemist and a pharmacist, so I have a strong background in science and I understand the way molecules work. Because of my background in chemistry, I understand molecules. I understand how they’re built and how they move around. From my training as a pharmacist, I understand how molecular structures interact with our bodies. How are they metabolized? How do they get into us and out of us?

As much as it sounds like quackery coming from a healthcare professional, I had a profound and instant connection to essential oils. I remember I received a kit that contained eleven essential oils and I sat on my living room floor and unlike most people who usually have lots of questions like, “How do I use it?” “What do I do with it?” “I don’t know.” I was instantly fearless. I was instantly pouring it on my head. Rubbing it on my skin. Diffusing it into the air. Making DIY’s. From that moment on I became curious. I also became very curious about why I had this instant emotional connection. Why are there such polarized opinions about essential oils online? Do they actually work? Is there real science behind them? And then, as a pharmacist, I became aware that there are also safety precautions that need to be taught about essential oils.

For example, there are essential oils that are well known to be irritating on the skin. There are essential oils that interact with blood thinning medicines. There are essential oils that can cause rashes. We don’t need to be putting essential oils in our eyes. So, as a pharmacist, I became driven to ensure that the people I was teaching were kept safe using essential oils. I balk at people in the Western medical system who refuse to learn about them because the fact of the matter is, essential oils are an ever expanding marketplace. People are using them whether or not your healthcare professional wants you to. My point is, we have an obligation to educate ourselves on what the potential benefits are. What are the potential risks? How do we weigh them and ensure that people get the integrated care that they’re seeking?

Were you a pharmacist behind the counter filling medicines and then made a transition out of that? Or did you just get trained in it and then switch to essential oils? Help me understand that process.

After pharmacy school I did what a minority of pharmacists do, which is do two years of post-doctoral residency. So, similar to how physicians go through residency training, pharmacists can as well. I did one year of general practice residency where I saw all in-patients. I saw patients from units; everything from floor patients to rehab to critical care, cardiac intensive care, etcetera. Basically, I went everywhere in the hospital. During my second year of residency, I focused and practiced in ambulatory care. I call these your walky-talky patients. These are people with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, asthma, COPD; chronic diseases that require large amounts of medicine and large amounts of maintenance. So, I practiced in that arena. I saw both in-patients and out patients, family medicine, birth to death. So, we delivered babies and we did hospice care. It was everything along the spectrum.

What I learned about myself during this training is that I really enjoyed helping people take power back in their life. Helping people to understand that they are valuable enough and how to care for themselves, so that they can give more back. And then after that, I was on faculty at a school of pharmacy. I managed the community pharmacy residency. So, as you were saying, most people’s concept of a pharmacist is someone that stands behind a counter and counts pills. I’ve never practiced that kind of pharmacy, ever. I was always a direct patient care provider and I encourage you, if you’re listening out there and you don’t have a pharmacist who really takes good care of you, your pharmacist should never just hand you something and send you out the door. Your pharmacist should ask deep, poignant questions;

“Tell me how you’re going to take this medicine.”

“Tell me how you understand how to monitor for your side-effects.”

“Is there anything that scares you about taking this medicine?”

“Tell me all about your supplements.”

“Tell me all about what you eat on a daily basis.”

And to all the pharmacists out there who are under quota models, I feel so sorry for you because you deserve the space to actually do more than just deal with insurance and deal with prior authorizations. As for me, I never practiced pharmacy in that way. I always saw patients directly.

When I had this profound emotional connection with essential oils, I became immediately driven to teach others about them. I taught my first online class and it caught the attention of a bigger influencer in the essential oil community. She reached out to me and she said, “You’ve got to teach all day, every day about these products because you explain them like no one else can.” She lit a fire under me. I ended up about six to eight months after that first class, getting the life changing opportunity to go and work for a company called Young Living. That opened so many doors for me because I travelled the world. I wasn’t just online. I was actually on stages around the world and at this point. I’ve spoken in thirty countries on five continents about essential oils, herbs, supplements, natural wellness.

Eventually, I ended up leaving Young Living to found my own education company. I still have a very close knit relationship with them and love their products but that is how I got to be running my own education company. My motto is, “Show up, add value, no drama.” And that’s just what I do. I just keep showing up, teaching people. People say, “Oh, my gosh. This adds value to my life,” and I attempt to be the easiest person ever to work with. Just no drama. There’s no drama with me, you know? That’s what it is and I think women especially -, I’m sure this applies to men too, but being a woman, I speak from that female perspective. I think women could do so much if we just showed up day after day, put in the work, added value where we could and left all the drama on the outskirts.

What a story. I’ve got to be honest with you, Lindsey. I don’t think I’ve ever used an essential oil. Maybe somebody slipped something to me but even before we started recording here, I’m seeing you putting something on the top of your head and I’m thinking, “What the heck is she doing? This is hocus pocus. This is a placebo. These are just smells. This is like 1980’s potpourri put in a bottle.”

Have there been credible studies that show profound benefits? I’m not an agitator, but I’m still thinking, “I don’t know about this.” Sell me on this.

You’re just a skeptic and that’s alright. It depends on what you’re looking for. There are three primary ways to use essential oils. You can inhale them. You can place them on your skin. And you can ingest them. And so, when we inhale essential oils, the way the sense of smell works is as an odor is floating by, it could be a good odor, it could be a bad odor, but if an essential oil is floating by up under your nose, those molecules rise quickly into the air. That’s their primary way that they diffuse into the environment. So, these tiny molecules go up and they hit a receptor. They hit a hair, not the big hairs we see down here, but tiny, tiny hairs.

You’re grossing me out.

Well, we all have tiny hairs all through our bodies called cilia. We even have them in our lungs. You want to get really grossed out? We have a process in our lungs called the mucus escalator. How disgusting does that sound? But we all know that sensation of mucus coming up in the mouth. It happens. And that same motion happens inside of your nose. When an essential oil hits a cilium, it generates an electrical signal in the cilia that then travels to a receptor cell. The receptor cell then amplifies that signal and sends it across the base of the skull into the olfactory bulb. The olfactory bulb is a cranial nerve that reaches down and sits right at the base of your brain and this is where our sense of smell is encoded.

Beyond the olfactory bulb, the axons go deep into the most ancient portion of your brain. This portion of your brain is called the limbic system and the limbic system is responsible for our emotions. It is responsible for our memories. It is responsible for the sense of smell. It’s also responsible for a lot of things that we don’t exactly know how to describe. For example, have you ever been driving from your house to your parents’ house, where you’ve driven this a zillion times? You’ve driven from your house to work, from work back home and sometimes you arrive and you go, “How did I get here?” That’s your limbic system recalling cognitive maps that are deep, deep in your brain.

Here’s the thing about the limbic system, it does not understand words and it does not understand written language. Written language and speech is housed in the cortex of the brain. The limbic system only speaks in the sense of smell. We’ve all had the experience of walking into a room where someone is cooking and you immediately know that food. You immediately know the smell of baking bread. That is your limbic system using your nose and using your sense of smell to recall memories. We also know that the sense of smell has a big impact on our emotions and we can dramatically transform our emotions using aromas. For example, you asked about studies. Here’s one study; there was a study where women were asked to bathe in baths containing lavender essential oil for fourteen days. Humans have been bathing in essential oils for thousands and thousands of years and Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine, actually said that he thought one of the keys to health was bathing in heavily scented aromas.

So, in this study, women were randomly assigned to one of two groups. Group number one took baths every day for fourteen days in lavender essential oil in a blend with grapeseed oil. The second group bathed in grapeseed oil alone. The women who bathed in the lavender essential oil reported that they had less anxiety and less fear and worry and concerns. Even if you say, “I don’t know. I think they’re placebos but they make me feel better.” That’s good enough for me. So, why would we not just say, “We can’t quite explain it, but we can take baths and feel better.” Okay, let’s do more of that. Believe it or not, the study was duplicated in infants. Because they said, “Okay, maybe it was just the placebo effect.” So, they did the study with infants because there’s not the same cognitive process. There’s not the language that’s governing them where they can say, “Oh, yeah. I feel less fear.” So, they duplicated the study in infants and the infants were bathed in a combination of lavender essential oil and grapeseed oil. The babies ended up laughing more during their bath time. They cooed more. They made better eye contact with their mothers while bathing them and they went to sleep faster and slept longer. Even if you say it’s a placebo effect, what young mom is not going to want a child that goes to sleep faster and sleeps longer? Here’s the coolest part of this, they then took a swab of saliva from the moms. The moms had less cortisol in their saliva. Cortisol is a marker of stress and so if you have less cortisol in your blood, you have less cortisol coursing through your veins, which means that you have reduced stress.

Believe it or not, in certain countries where essential oils are more accepted as a part of the medical practice, there’s multiple drugs that are simply incapsulated versions of essential oils. In Germany there’s a drug called Silexan, it’s lavender essential oil. Even here in the U.S., there’s a drug called Mintoil, that’s nothing more than a delayed release peppermint essential oil that is labelled to treat irritable bowel syndrome. And so, what you saw me doing before we started talking, was I just placed a bit of peppermint essential oil on my skin. Why did I do that? Well, peppermint essential oil has been shown to increase your ability to focus and concentrate. It’s also brilliant on the skin because you can go to your local pharmacy and get medications where the active ingredient is menthol. Well, peppermint essential oil is more than 85 to 90% menthol and what it does when it gets on the skin, it causes what in pharmacy terms is called a “counter irritant effect” and that counter irritant effect engages cold fibers in your skin.

So, let’s say that you bump your knee and it hurts, what is our instant reaction as a human? We rub it. What are we doing? We are trying to engage different receptors on our skin to distract our brain from pain. Peppermint essential oil can do this same thing because of the menthol that is in it engages cold receptors, so instead of your brain feeling like, “Ooh, I just worked out too hard,” it just feels cold. And so, peppermint essential oil can help you to manage if you are out and about doing exercise. Peppermint essential oil applied to the chest or taken by mouth has been shown to increase oxygen capacity, meaning that it’s a brilliant essential oil to use with a fitness routine because it can help you to have greater exercise capacity. There genuinely are lots of benefits to using essential oils.

So, one of the questions that I have is if it’s applied to my skin,  like you were putting it on the top of your head. Part of me says, “Is that seeping into her brain to help her? Or she just chose to put it there symbolically? Or is it the smell that’s igniting?” I’m understanding the smell component. The smell changes something in your brain and it helps you in a variety of different ways. But then you say you can ingest them but if you’re ingesting them, you’re actually not smelling it, so it’s doing something internally. Obviously, those are two different ways of using them. Help me understand that process.

This is a fascinating area of emerging research because the receptors that we use to sense smells are actually not exclusively located inside your nose. Your sense of smell actually permeates throughout your entire body. Now, I’m not claiming that your liver is doing any active perception that gets encoded in the same limbic system that we talked about. However, why would nature reinvent the wheel? If I already have a receptor designed inside of my brain that says, “I know the smell of cinnamon. I know the smell of cinnamon.” Why would we not also use that same receptor to say, “I know the taste of cinnamon. I know how to metabolize cinnamon. I know how cinnamon works in the gut,” etcetera? So, we have receptors for aromas that permeate every single body system.

For example, peppermint essential oil is a known smooth muscle relaxant. So, if you ingest peppermint essential oil, it goes through and this leads to one potential benefit and one benefit risk. In the lower GI system, when you have things that relax smooth muscle, it can make the bowel less twitchy. So, for example, people who have irritable bowel syndrome, what happens is they got too much coming out or they got too much staying in. Part of the reason for that is because there’s not a gentle smooth motion of the musculature that moves waste material out of our body. That’s something call peristalsis. Well, peppermint essential oil actually relaxes this movement making it more gentle. On the flipside of that, there are places in our body where we don’t necessarily want this muscular action and that is at the lower esophageal sphincter. So, when you swallow food, it goes down your esophagus, at the bottom of your esophagus is a clamp that helps to prevent the food that’s in your stomach from coming up into your esophagus. That is called the lower esophageal sphincter. When that relaxes, we run the risk of food coming back up into the esophagus and what do we call that? Heartburn.

So, simply by ingesting the peppermint essential oil, we have the ability to positively impact the body but then we also need to say, “If you suffer from heartburn regularly, this may or may not be the appropriate essential oil for you to use.” Now, when we apply essential oils on the skin, we once again engage these same receptors on the skin. We have scent receptors on the skin that send information to different areas of the brain. So, for example the TRPM8 receptor on our skin, when I put this peppermint essential oil onto my skin, I let it sit for a moment and it immediately feels cold on the skin. So, you saw me placing it onto my temples, that cold sensation actually helps me to stay focused and it helps me to stay engaged in this conversation that we’re having now. Also, from an emotional perspective, it reminds me that I am here in this present moment with this person doing this podcast speaking to the listeners. It helps me to remind myself, “Don’t get distracted.” So, there’s an emotional component that comes from the aroma and the discipline of using oils. But already we’re starting to engage my cold receptors, which is sending a sensation to my brain that says, “Huh, my arm is cold now.”

We also know that essential oils can be used on teenage skin on the face. Tea tree oil has been used for many, many years on teenage skin and remember where we started our conversation,  plants produce essential oils to help combat bacteria, funguses and other predators. Well, what do we think acne is other than a bacterial infection on the skin? So, you can also use it to help support the appearance of the skin. Rich women throughout all history of humankind have been using essential oils on their skin to help improve the appearance of the skin and also everybody likes it when you smell good, so it also helps to attract mates.

Alright. So, I’m starting to feel it. I’m not a big fan of smells. My wife would love for me to wear cologne but I feel like some sort of gigolo or something when I’m wearing cologne. I don’t know why that is. It’s just not my thing. I’m not into smells so much. What if I’m not into smells? Because you’re talking all about smells. I’ve got to get over it.

Well, one thing is you can over it. The other thing is you have to bear in mind that colognes on the market are all synthetics. They’re all synthetics and some people say it doesn’t make a difference; I tend to think it makes a difference. I was shopping yesterday and I remember getting the floor with all the perfumes and it’s like, “Ugh, get me out of here as soon as possible.

I even asked a friend the other day, I said, “Do you remember when perfume actually smelled good?” Because now it completely grosses me out.

Here’s another thing about essential oils. In aromatherapy, you can break down oils based on their scent strength. So, if you’re brand new to essential oils and you don’t like really strong smells, start with things that have a scent strength of one or two. Something like copaiba, where you open the bottle and you would say, “Did they put anything in here? What is this?” And also, start with really familiar smells. Nobody can deny that an orange smells great. Start with something that you know that you recognize; orange, cinnamon, peppermint, spearmint, lemon, before you start going into rosemary, thyme, oregano. When you start getting into the heavy duty oils, some of them even I don’t like the smell of. But some of them, they grow on you too.

Okay, so you have worked for Young Living, which is an essential oil company. I assume that there are tons of essential oil companies out there. Why did you choose Young Living? Now, they may have come looking for you initially, but why have you chosen to stick with Young Living versus some other brand?

When I first learned about Young Living, I kept seeing a friend post online that essential oils would change your life. I was like, “This chick is out of her mind,” because I at the time had some other brands of essentials oils that were on my shelf and I just was like, “None of these have changed my life.” But when I had that instant emotional connection, it was to a kit that Young Living sold. Again, I just became instantly driven to learn everything I could. As I started investigating different essential oil companies, I loved Young Living because of their history. They’ve been around for twenty-five years. They are the modernizer in a lot of ways of essential oils. They had so many different products. It wasn’t just about essential oils. It was about a total lifestyle transformation.

I also don’t just use Young Living’s essential oils, all of my skincare routine, my bath time routine, my cleaning routine, every routine around my house utilizes Young Living’s products. I also liked the ethics and integrity of the company. When you go to look for an essential oil company, bear in mind this bottle of peppermint that I have – this 15ml bottle, this could easily take sixty to eight pounds of plant material. So, you have to have a company that’s dedicated to ethical farming practices as well as fair labor laws, especially in underdeveloped countries where a lot of these more rare essential oils come from. So, it really was about the ethics and the integrity. There are other essential oil companies that have broken away from Young Living and wanted to do something and I didn’t like those vibes. I just didn’t like the vibes so, I stuck with Young Living because first and foremost, I genuinely loved the products.

I could not be this passionate about essential oils if I did not genuinely love them and genuinely think that everybody’s life can get better with them. I’m not making any crazy claims. I know what people say about Young Living and people say they just make all that stuff up. I am not that. I like for people to understand that my job is to be a voice of reason at the junction between Western and alternative medicines. I take the radical stance that the two work alongside each other and I find that as a pharmacist, now that I know how many people are using oils, how many people are using herbs and how many people are using supplements, it’s my job to be sure that people do that in an educated manner.

Okay, so if I wanted to get started with any type of essential oil, obviously you would prefer that they choose Young Living and there is a business component to this, right?

Yeah.

So, if I were to want to get started, where would I start? What would I do? What kit would you suggest? What if I wanted to diffuse it? How do I do that? Is it two drops? Is it twenty drops? Is it water? Is it diffused water? Do I put my Diet Dr. Pepper in there with my drops? I don’t know, tell me what do I do?

I recommend that everyone gets started with a premium starter kit. When you head over to my website, there’s actually a 25 plus video course that steps you through how do you use each of these products that are in the premium starter kit and then how you can care for your diffuser. There are videos to help you understand how to be sure that you’re using them appropriately and  how to fill a capsule. There are also some great DIYs that you can do with them. So, that’s going to really step you through how to get started using essential oils. And after I enroll you, David, then you can just have anybody who also wants to enroll, reach out to you and then everybody gets essential oils.

I love it. So, what’s the website?

It’s www.lindseyelmore.com.

We’ll be sure to put that in the show notes or it’ll be on our website; www.insporising.com. They can go to your website. They can buy the premium starter kit. And then I know you have an amazing resource. I believe you said it’s the largest resource of teaching and education on essential oils that you know of. It’s called The Club and it’s an online membership program. Why should somebody join that and who is it for?

So, this club is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about comprehensive natural wellness. We have more than a hundred and fifty videos at this point, about essential oils, herbs, natural homecare products, natural personal care products. And then we also have more in depth Masterclasses, where we tackle really big subjects like what are potential allergens in supplements and herbal products? What are contraindications for people with respiratory disease? What are drug interactions with blood thinning medicines? So, really diving deep into the science of natural wellness. We also get together live twice a month for something called Club Hangouts, where we tackle all kinds of different subjects. We’re doing prepping for summer this next week. We did adrenal fatigue. Another topic of like, is it real, is it not, does it exist?

We also do business education because so many people, especially pharmacists and healthcare providers will say, “How the heck did you do this?” So, I teach marketing as well. How do you know who you’re talking to? How do you know what they need, etcetera? We do all different kinds of education there in the Club Hangout and we also get together live for events once a year. People can come to the Club Bash and get their Club gear, etcetera. You can come in and join the club. Your first seven days are always for free, so come and give it a try. I actually don’t sell the essential oils on my website but if anybody is interested in getting started with them, you can just send an email to hello@lindseyelmore.com or they’re welcome to reach out to me on any social media channels, it’s just @lindseyelmore.

Why don’t you sell them on your site? What is the reasoning behind that?

I don’t sell oils, I sell education. Young Living sells oils.

But you’ll connect them? You’ll make the connection.

Yup.

Okay, so hello@lindseyelmore.com. One of the things that I want to make sure that people are hearing; this obviously has physical health benefits but if I’m feeling stuck, if I’m going through a divorce, if I’m trying to get over a divorce, if I’ve got a kid who’s going off to college, if I’m feeling like I’m dissatisfied in my job, these are things that can help me be focused in that moment and find healing and transformation. Is that what you’re saying, correct?

Yes, and there’s actually some really great techniques that go through how to physically transform, how to mentally transform and how to shift emotions. Dr. Carolyn Mein is one of my favorite writers in this arena and she says part of emotion is just realizing that the laws of physics also apply. For every emotion there is an equal and opposite emotion. And so, instead of feeling stuck, feel in continuous motion. Instead of feeling angry, she says the opposite of anger is laughter. You cannot simultaneous be angry if you are laughing. So, she goes through some techniques to help release those emotions.

I am also certified in something called “the aroma freedom technique” and this is a technique that helps to purge traumatic memories. That’s what it’s there for because part of dealing with our own emotional baggage is just having the courage to see that emotion, acknowledge that it’s there, acknowledge that you’re angry that you’re getting a divorce. Acknowledge that you’re lonely. Acknowledge that you’re scared. And just realize for every emotion, there’s an equal and opposite emotion. Instead of being scared, let’s be brave. Instead of being angry, let’s just laugh at the irony of the situation. There is nothing that can be done by dwelling in these negative emotions. All the negative emotions are trying to do, are trying to protect you.

As Marianne Williamson said, “We’re not actually scared that we’re not enough, we’re scared that we’re powerful beyond measure.” Negative emotions are just us not being brave enough to say, “I am going to be powerful beyond measure and watch me. Watch me.” So, yes, essential oils help to transform emotions. For example, there’s a study of school girls because there is a stigma among women that we’re not good at math. So, these school girls, they were all put into a room and they were told, “You’re going to go take a math test.” Half of the girls wore necklaces containing lavender essential oil. Half of them just wore necklaces containing nothing. They were all told, “You’re going to go take this hard math test. You’re going to be compared to the boys. Go in there and take the math test.” The girls that were wearing the lavender essential oil, reported having less anxiety in the testing environment and performed better on the test than the girls who did not.

Why does this consistently happen? Humans are terrible at describing it but we know that it shifts emotions and we also know why we’re terrible at describing it, because the structures in the brain that encode these signals that transform scent information into emotional information, is buried, buried, buried in the deepest most inner recesses of the brain and we can only study it in living participants. So, it’s a catch twenty-two. There’s a limit to how much we know about the sense of smell. Dale Purves and his absolutely brilliant textbook Neuroscience, writes that even though the sense of smell is our oldest sense, believe it or not, humans have more than 950 odorant receptor genes present on every chromosome except for one in woman and two in men. The sense of smell very much permeates our entire body. The sense of smell is our largest set of genes in our body. The sense of smell encodes a full three to five percent of our entire genetic code. We are our sense of smell and it has evolved with us because the sense of smell doesn’t just say, “Oh, this smells nice.” The sense of smell also says, “Wake up! Your house is on fire.” It also says, “This food is rotten, don’t eat it.” It’s there to protect us as much as it is to be enjoyed.

You’re an oil evangelist. Amen! Come on now. I love it. Alright, www.lindseyelmore.com, of if you want to purchase Young Living essential oils you can email hello@lindseyelmore.com. Make sure to check out The Club and get your seven day free trial. Get in there and check things out for your online membership area. There are over 150 videos for people to be educated on the subject. Lindsey, thank you so much. I appreciate it.

Absolutely.

You smell great today. You smell awesome.

Thank you! Oh, man. Your smell-o-vision is on point. On point.


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