Essential oils can be used as a therapeutic sensory tool to promote self-regulation. When we breath in an aroma, this sensory information is sent straight to the limbic system of the brain – this is our our emotional switchboard. This may be why smells are so successful at influencing emotions….. and therefore behaviour.
Autism is behaviourally defined, which means that there is no biological testing, no blood test, no DNA test or brain scan that can be done to diagnose the condition. There are currently no identified biological markers. A diagnosis is based heavily on anecdotal reports from family, therapists and teachers.