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All About: Aromatherapy

All About: Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing method that uses essential oils (natural plant extracts) to promote both physical and emotional health & wellness.

It normally involves either topical application, or inhalation through a diffuser or spray.

Aromatherapy works by activating smell receptors in the nose, which send messages to and activate areas of the brain such as the limbic system (which affects emotions) – think brightening grapefruit or calming lavender.

When applied to skin, they also can cause a skin response – think cooling wintergreen or warming cinnamon.

Aromatherapy is generally a very safe wellness method, with issues usually limited to skin irritations.

When used safely, benefits may include reduced tension in the mind & body, improvement of mood, and more. It’s a great method to try!