The connection between your nasal receptors and your brain is the reason why essential oils are effective. Think of how instantly uplifting it is to take a whiff of sea air. Or the sense of dread evoked by the smell of antiseptic.
The oils are produced through a process of distillation of plants including flowers, fruit, wood, bark, herbs and spices. Drops of the oils can be used in burners, candles and diffusers to release their aroma into the air. They can also be combined with carrier oils and used topically in massage or as skin treatments.
Aromatherapy is when the oils are used to enhance the body’s ability to heal itself. For example, to relieve stress, enhance mood, relieve congestion, heighten energy and awareness, relaxation of muscles and even address snoring. Who would have thought?
Free workshop in Sydney
If you’re keen to learn more about essential oils and how you can use them to support your physical, mental and emotional wellness, there are two free workshops on in Sydney with health and wellbeing specialist, Julie Martine. The 'Introduction to essential oils for beginners' workshops are on Tuesday, 29th November from 7pm to 8.30pm and Wednesday, 30th November from 7pm to 8.30pm. Bookings are essential.
All workshops are held at 58 Malga Avenue, Roseville Chase, Sydney. RSVP Juliet on 0413199649 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm you would like to attend the Essential Oils workshop. And feel free to bring a friend!