Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plants in the form of essential oils and waters to help support and enhance health both physically and emotionally. Essential oils can be absorbed into the body through the skin and nose. When essential oils are absorbed through the skin they enter into the blood stream that carries the healing molecules throughout the body.
When inhaling an essential oil, the aromatic molecules travel through two routes. Through the nasal passage, stimulating smell sense memory in the limbic system of the brain. In the lungs, essential oils pass through the bloodstream and where they are carried through the entire 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.
Choosing essential oils for the first time can be overwhelming. Start by asking yourself what area of your life or health you are wanting to address? Sleep, Congestion, Skincare, Stress, Immunity, etc. The easiest way to get started is by choosing a purpose blend that will help support your needs. You can browse our essential oil blends and choose your favourites. If you prefer pure essential oils, we recommend starting with some of the most commonly used essential oils such as Lavender, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Sweet Orange, Lemon, Rose 3% or Jasmine 3%. You can also read our blog on How to Choose Essential Oils.