Why do we use Essential Oils?
In today’s world of artificially high healthcare cost and artificial drugs, millions of people are returning to nature to find relief from everyday health concerns. Plants have been used for over a millennia to fight disease and to help ease pain and discomfort. Today individuals are increasingly beginning to rediscover some of the amazing health benefits of pure, natural essential oils.
Essential oils are made from the roots, bark, leaves, stems, flowers, seeds and sap of plants, trees, bushes and herbs and they are highly concentrated. Essential oils that are 100% pure have wonderful therapeutic (corrective) benefits.
Using Oils for Emotions?
The first thing most people do when choosing a soap is to smell it.
Our sense of smell (olfaction) is more sensitive and immediate than any of our other senses. The Olfactory system is tied to the centres of the brain that deal with emotions. Inhaling the aroma of an essential oil is one of the most powerful ways to ignite memories, trigger emotions and influence our mood and behaviour. When we smell a scent, odour molecules enter the nose, travelling up receptor sites.
The Limbic System
One of these receptor sites is the limbic system or emotional part of the brain. The limbic system is connected to the parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress and hormone balance. It is this connection between smells and the nervous system that explains why essential oils have such a psychological and physiological effect.
Why Have you Chosen these Essential Oils?
The essential oil blends that Nic has chosen are ones that she and Katharine know blend well together. Although Angel of Wellness do not claim that the oils in their soaps will have a particular health benefit to you, they hope that you will feel the benefit of their beautiful aromas. Enjoy uplifting Lime, Lemongrass and Peppermint or relaxing and calming Lavender, Cedarwood and Geranium.