“Scent is the most enduring of our senses.
It has the power to transform our emotions, and
heal our bodies. “
Aromatherapy is the entirebranchofbotanical medicine using volatile aromatic plant compounds-Essential Oils– for treatment of various conditions.. Beyond acting through the limbic system (the brain region immediately affected by the smell sense), many essential oils have proven antibiotic, antiviral, antispasmodic, antifungal, antiseptic and sedative.
Aromatherapy, as a holistic medicine, is used both as a preventive and active approach to treating and generating emotional and physical healing energy. Research has confirmed centuries of practical use of pure essential oils, and many properties of pure aromatherapy essential oils have deeply rooted histories of benefiting numerous psychological and physical afflictions.
Essential Oils. Essential oils are typically extracted from plant matter via steam distillation.
The health benefits of using pure essential oils to protect the body, boost the immune system, revitalize the mind and influence mood are innumerable and, in particular, have no side effects. They are fast and effective.
Essential oils are known to have an effect on us in three different, but overlapping, ways.
- On the mind and emotions via the Sense of Smell and the Limbic System
- On the physical body, both locally and systemically, via the lymphatic and blood circulation
- On the energy system of the body via the energy vibration of the individual oils themselves.
Essential Oils and the Mind
The Mind and Emotions are affected by essential oils via our sense of smell. Stimuli goes straight to the Central Nervous System and the response is instant.
Smell is the only one of the five senses directly linked to the limbic lobe—the emotional control center—of the brain. From anxiety to depression, fatigue to stress, essential oils have long been appreciated for their uplifting, calming, and clarifying effects on emotional wellness.
By diffusing essential oils or applying them topically to targeted areas of the body, therapeutic constituents reestablish balance where stress, depression, or mental discomfort has disrupted healthy emotional function
Regardless of your emotional health, the therapeutic properties harnessed in Essential Oils can help you improve or regain an optimal state of emotional wellness.
-Depression, anxiety, procrastination, ADHD, motivation, sleep disorders, addictions, fear, grief, anger, impatience, irritability, etc.-
Essential Oils and the Physical Body
When Essential oils are applied to the surface of the body, either via Massage, Baths, Compresses, Creams or Lotions, they will have an effect locally and Systemically (i.e. throughout the body). Essential oils are absorbed through the skin into the Lymphatic Circulation, and released into the blood stream.
Once in the blood, they are carried to the target organs.