Aromatherapy is the diffusion of pure, natural aromatic essences from plants and botanicals for the purpose of promoting harmony of the body, mind and spirit. It’s a natural technique that’s non-invasive yet all-encompassing in its ability to affect overall well-being through the use of one of our most powerful senses – the sense of smell.
The use of essential oils for mood is found in many cultures and has been practiced for thousands of years to promote wellness and improve outlook. Lavender for relaxation, chamomile for sleep, peppermint to invigorate and excite – essential oils for mood enhancement can help you start your day out right and end your day on a high note.
So how exactly do essential oils work to improve our mood? Scientists still aren’t exactly sure, but there are two mechanisms of action that get the most attention. The first is through the effects of aromas on the brain, which work through the olfactory system (our sense of smell) to affect the limbic system (specific structures in our brain involved with emotion and feelings of pleasure). The second is through the direct effects of the beneficial substances found in essential oils, such as certain phytochemicals.
Just keep in mind that aromatherapy is not intended as a cure for any ailment. Rather, it helps to promote overall well-being for better life balance. And best of all, it’s easy to do and affordable.
Ready to try a new aromatherapy mood? It’s easy to get started with our great selection of mood-lifting essential oils, as well as our essential oil blends and ultrasonic diffusers. And our attention to detail and steadfast commitment to quality will also make you happy!