13 hours ago
Let’s get nerdy for a second and talk about the science behind essential oils 🤓
Essential oils are the “lifeblood” of a plant. These essential oils protect plants from disease, provide nutrients, and help plants adapt and grow within their surroundings. They can be found in a plants’ stem, leaves, flower, bark or fruit, and are extracted through steam distillation, cold pressing, or resin tapping.
The chemical compounds that make up these essential oils are what give each plant their unique healing attributes and characteristics. These components are made up of tiny molecules that are easily absorbed and interact with, and help support, various systems in our bodies such as digestive, nervous and muscular.
When you inhale an essential oil, receptor cells in the olfactory organ receive the aroma and send signals to the limbic system of the brain, which is the centre of emotion and memory. It is connected to areas of the brain that control blood pressure, breathing, heart rate, hormone balance and more.
While oils have gained popularity over the last few years, they have been used for a very long time. Essential oils were man’s first medicine! Today, oils can be used to bring health and wellness to the body mentally, emotionally and physically.
Pretty cool, huh? 😊