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What are Essential Oils?

by Nina Hargrave |

From the beginning of early civilisation aromatic plants have been used for their therapeutic benefits. Essential oils are volatile liquids that are distilled from plant seeds, bark, leaves, roots, stems, flowers and fruits. Essential oils are the powerful regenerating, protective and immune-strengthening properties of aromatic plants.

How do Essential Oils work?

When essential oils are inhaled through the nose they enter and affect the limbic system of the brain. The limbic system is the area of the brain responsible for processing emotions, memory and smell. This area is closely tied to the olfactory (smelling nerves) and is associated with the amygdala. The amygdala plays a vital role in processing and perceiving emotions.

How to benefit from Essential Oils

  • They can help stimulate a response in the brain so you can connect with yourself more easily
  • Breath the scent in deeply and apply the scent to your pulse points, back of neck, soles of feet and chakras whenever you feel the need
  • Breath slowly and deeply for a few moments, allowing yourself to observe how you are feeling
  • Allow yourself to take a few moments to reconnect with yourself as many times during the day as you can

Our lives are a series of moments… moment by moment we breath… each breath is a new beginning.

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