Of all your 5 senses your sense of smell is the fastest way to reach your brain.
The modern science around the ancient school of aromatherapy is called Psychoneuroimmunology - how all our experiences affect our emotional wellbeing and immune health.
Where do they come from?
Essential oils are the aromatic liquid that’s extracted from plants and there are hundreds of them, each containing unique components that are responsible for their healing properties. Lavender, for example, is a natural antibiotic and antiseptic. Its properties also promote skin regeneration.
It’s these complex components that distinguish essential oils from fragrant oils, which may smell nice but don’t have the therapeutic benefits.
How to use them
Just the tiniest drop of an essential oil can improve your mood and completely lift your spirits. Essential oils can be mixed with carrier oils (such as almond oil) and massaged directly onto the skin or added to body washes, bath water and shampoo. They can also be inhaled with a diffuser.
Our favourite essential oils
Lavender – an antiseptic and antibacterial can be applied directly to minor cuts, promotes a restful sleep, helps create a sense of calm and balance blood pressure levels
Peppermint - helps digestion, aids nausea, helps the respiratory system, improves mental clarity
Lemon – purifies and disinfects, improves energy & mental focus, uplifting
Frankincense – calming and uplifting, assists immunity, reduces scars
Clary sage – assists sleep, relives stress and anxiety, supports mental clarity
Oil blends for your skin and hair
Try these combos as a natural and effective way to boost your endochrine system (one of our 11 systems of the body) responsible for healthy hair, skin and nails.
NORMAL SKIN: Lavender, geranium, ylang-ylang
ACNE-PRONE SKIN: Patchouli, lavender, sandalwood
DRY SKIN: Rose otto, geranium, lavender
OILY SKIN: German chamomile, lavender, jasmine
DEHYDRATED SKIN: Patchouli, lavender, sandalwood
MATURE SKIN: Frankincense, neroli, geranium
SCARS: Lavender, Roman (also called English) chamomile, neroli
INFLAMED SKIN: German chamomile
DRY HAIR: Lavender, rosemary, geranium, sandalwood
DANDRUFF: Rosemary, lemon, lavender, peppermint