Essential oils are naturally occurring aromatic compounds found in the seeds, stems, bark, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. They can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications.
One of the quickest ways to shift a mind state, or mood, is via our sense of smell. Following the inhalation of an essential oil aroma, the scent is processed in the brain’s olfactory system. This system is responsible for our sense of smell. The olfactory system is connected to the limbic system, the part of the brain where our memories and emotions are stored.
Specific aromas elicit specific emotions, feelings and responses. In this way, essential oil applications stimulate the body to heal itself both physically and emotionally. We can select certain essential oils to elicit desired feelings and emotions, especially when we are looking to promote relaxation or reduce our stress response.
Each essential oil has a unique chemical profile which gives the oil certain properties and benefits. My greatest responsibility as an essential oil educator is to help my clients select and use safely the oils that may best support not only their emotional needs but their overall health and wellness goals.
Within the next few years we may begin to see more holistic style clinics incorporating essential oils as a part of their wellness treatments and recommendations. These holistic clinics will have traditional doctors fusing modern medicine with chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and other professionals in the healing arts under one roof and working together in support of their patients’ overall health and wellness.
Should you be interested in learning more about essential oils and how they may support you in living a more natural lifestyle, please contact me through the highlighted link at bottom of this page. I am available for both private and group consultations. *These consultations are complimentary.