Life is filled with ups and downs, often having us experiencing a full range of emotions on a daily basis, sometimes without us even realising. Essential oils can play an important role in balancing and supporting these emotions and bringing us back to centre.
When essential oils are absorbed through the skin, they enter the bloodstream which distributes the healing molecules throughout the body. When inhaling an essential oil, the aromatic molecules travel through two routes. Through the nasal passages, stimulating smell sense memory in the limbic system of the brain. In the lungs, essential oils pass into the blood stream and again, are carried throughout the body. The limbic system is a primitive part of the brain that associates scent with memory and emotional response. This is why certain aromas can produce powerful memories and affect our emotional state. Once the limbic system is triggered, neurotransmitters such as serotonin and endorphins are released.
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