How Aromatherapy Works

Aromatherapy or essential oils therapy, is using a plant’s aroma-producing oils (essential oils) to treat illness, emotional distress or disease. Essential oils are like juiced herbs. The oils are taken from a plant’s flowers, leaves, stalks, bark, rind, or roots. There are many things that essential oils can do for you but the Therapy comes through the Aroma or as you inhale the scent that truly makes a difference in your emotions. SO, you may ask. CAN I REALLY RECEIVE BENEFITS OF ESSENTIAL OILS JUST BY SMELLING THEM? The answer is YES! Hence the word, AROMA (or smell) THERAPY.

 

Lets take a deeper look into the how

uchr_04_img0433You know how some days you can be on top of the world for no apparent reason? You can do more; achieve more; impress more…and all with a great big, shiny smile on your face? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to order up one of those days every day? Now you can!  Just by smelling your aromatherapy jewelry can help out when your day is tough or when smiling isn’t on the agenda.  But how? In order to understand how just by smelling an oil it can really effect you we need to look inside the brain a bit.  Don’t worry, it’s not brain science, we will make it simple.  

Your Brain controls your emotions, hormones and Chemicals:

There is a part of your brain called the limbic system.  This part of your brain controls the release of things like serotonin, dopamine, endorphins, adrenalin and all the others (and there are LOTS – over 140 different hormones and chemicals).  This part of your brain doesn’t care if something is really real or if it’s imaginary. It treats everything just the same. If this wasn’t true, scary movies wouldn’t be scary, and rom-coms wouldn’t make you cry. So…I can hear you shouting at me…SO WHAT? So, if you smell something that tells the limbic system that it’s a beautiful, fantastic, awesome kind of a day, then your limbic system will give you all the stimuli you need to have that day. This is essentially how aromatherapy works: it uses essential oils to give your brain the signals it needs to fix the things that need fixing, and to tweak the things that need tweaking.  

How can smelling an oil reach your limbic system or emotional center? 

Well, as you smell an oil it goes into the nose to a part called the olfactory bulb then in turn that bulb has a direct link to our emotional system. So…I know this works in aromatherapy, but I wanted to give people a way to tune into the feeling of having a great day every day, whether that’s down to feeling better physically or having a better outlook mentally and emotionally. The result is a range of aromatherapy jewelry. You can wear something that looks great, and which will release the scents that your brain needs, thus giving you all the benefits of aromatherapy too. You can put a smile on your face; you can improve your digestion; you can leap tall buildings at a single bound…well…maybe not, but you might just feel as though you can!    download