Natural aromatic plant materials, such as essential oils, have been used by ancient cultures for thousands of years to support the wellbeing of both the body and the mind.
Our senses are one of the many factors that can affect our moods and emotions and one of the strongest connections is seen with our sense of smell. The way in which our sense of smell is wired to our brain is quite unique. The part of your brain that processes and interprets scents also deals with memory and emotions.
Aromatherapy is valued for its use of the natural aromatic essences of plant material in order to promote general feelings of wellbeing and to enhance the health of the body, mind, and spirit.
There are many ways to utilize essential oil aromatherapy. It can be used in diffusers, in sprays for rooms, showers, or linens, and in products like candles, bath salts, and bath oils. Even your daily soaps and moisturizers, made with real essential oils, of course, can add some relaxing or energizing moments to your day.
Essential oils can lift your mood with a simple whiff of their natural aroma. Each oil has a different chemical make-up and therefore a different effect and since we are all unique, not all oils will affect everyone in the same manner.