“My sense of smell is compromised. How can I gain any benefit from the oils if I cannot smell them?”

Whether or not one can detect the aroma of an oil does NOT impact the effect as the molecules still travel up the nostrils and reach the brain and some are absorbed into the bloodstream through the delicate membranes in the nostrils.  When we apply essential oils topically, they also are absorbed directly into the blood through the skin. This is why it is so important to think about EVERYTHING we put onto our skin.