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Essential oils in aromatherapy

 

Read more about the different essential oils we use and their benefits! 

Lavender

It is believed to reduce stress by relaxing the brain waves, which is also said to reduce cortisol levels that contribute to the stress hormone. As cortisol leads to lower immunity, Lavender supports the immune system by helping relieve feelings of stress that can weaken health. It is believed to help balance hormones and to reduce feelings of nervous tension. Due to its calming and relaxing properties, it can work as a sleep aid for those suffering from insomnia.  

Peppermint

Its properties clear the nasal passageway to promote the relief of congestion and to encourage easy breathing. It is believed to stimulate circulation, reduce feelings of nervous tension, soothe feelings of irritability, boost energy, balance hormones, and enhance mental focus. It is believed to help relieve headaches, and its stomachic properties are known to help suppress the appetite and promote the feeling of being full. When diluted and inhaled or when rubbed in small amounts behind the ear, this digestive oil can reduce the feeling of nausea.

Eucalyptus

Used in aromatherapy, the cooling scent of Eucalyptus Essential Oil is known to relieve mental exhaustion by boosting circulation to the brain, thereby stimulating the mind out of sluggishness, and rejuvenating the spirit. It can help clear nasal passages and eliminate harmful airborne bacteria that contribute to feeling of being unwell.

Eucalyptus Lemon

Extracted from the eucalyptus lemon tree this oil is highly effective as an insect repellant especially against mosquitoes. A superior alternate to Citronella! It also has a general soothing/calming effect on the mind. On the energetic level, it's typically used for "clearing" practices, including room cleansing, removal of energy blockages & negativity energies. 

Cedarwood

Used in aromatherapy applications, Cedarwood Essential Oil helps to deodorize indoor environments, repel insects, prevent the development of mildew, improve cerebral activity, relax the body, enhance concentration, decrease hyperactivity, reduce harmful stress, ease tension, clear the mind, and encourage the onset of quality sleep. 

Patchouli

It is known to eliminate unpleasant odors in the environment and to balance emotions. The aroma stimulates the release of pleasure hormones serotonin and dopamine, thereby improving negative moods and enhancing the feeling of relaxation. It is believed to work as an aphrodisiac by stimulating sensual energy and boosting the libido.

Lemongrass

An excellent non-toxic air freshener that creates a relaxing atmosphere and deodorizes unpleasant scents. It is known to be beneficial for creating a feeling of being refreshed and renewed, for uplifting negative moods to prevent depression, and for relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, lethargy, nervousness, and insomnia. Paradoxically, it can maintain alertness and boost energy.

Pine

Pine has cleansing, stimulating, uplifting, and invigorating effects. Its purifying and clarifying properties are known to positively impact the mood by clearing the mind of stresses, energizing the body to help eliminate fatigue, enhancing concentration, and promoting a positive outlook. These qualities also make it beneficial for spiritual practices, such as meditation.

Bergamot

It is known to help reduce anxiety and stress and thereby alleviate symptoms of depression. Inhaling Bergamot Oil can also maintain metabolism by increasing the hormones and fluids that aid digestion and nutrient absorption. Relaxing and soothing smell can assist with sleep disorders like insomnia by putting you into a restful state. Its anti-congestive and expectorant properties clear nasal passages and promote easier breathing by loosening phlegm and mucus, thereby eliminating more of the germs and toxins that cause illness.

Tea Tree

Scent receptors in the brain process the smell as calming, allowing the brain and body to relax and reducing anxiety. It is also effective in facilitating the relief of congestion and respiratory tract infections. 

Information sourced from:  
https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.ca/products/essential-oils/

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