When you breath in the aroma of essential oil, it evokes pleasant memories of the past or even creates memories of the future. Aroma can have an immense effect on our well-being and can also be associated with good or bad events. Secondly, inhaling essential oils stimulates the olfactory system, which is the part of the brain that is connected to smell, including the nose and the brain.
Apart from providing a pleasant smell, aromatherapy oils can provide respiratory disinfection, decongestant, and psychological benefits.
Essential oils are made up of components that not only define the scent of the oil, but also the effects of the oil. Unique chemical profile of the essential oil can alter our state of mind, enhance our mood, lower our stress levels in improve our wellbeing. As the molecules reach the brain, they affect limbic system, a part of our brain, which is linked to the emotions, the heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress, and hormone balance. In this way, essential oils can have a subtle, yet holistic effect on the body. Therefore, when we inhale an essential oil, we inhale the unique chemical profile of the essential oil, which has the power to alter out state of mind, mood, stress levels and wellbeing.
Essential oils can be used in many ways. You can either inhale them through the diffuser or apply them topically on your skin. However, if you have chronic lung problems, such as asthma, it is not recommended to frequently inhale essential oils, as they may act as a trigger.
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