Essential Oils Unique Uses
Here at Natures Essence we combine tradition and science to bring you products to enhance your
physical and mental wellbeing. Traditionally, essential or aromatic oils have been used by many
cultures around the world for thousands of years. One of the most unique aspects about the history
of essential oils is that they have been developed independently by different cultures as they saw
their unique value. From being used in medicinal treatments to the overall improvement of
wellbeing, essential oils have had a wide number of uses and popularity.
Today, we use essential oils to help ease everyday ailments such as pain and emotional stress, through to insomnia and skin conditions. We create products for body and mind, for home use and on the go, ensuring we provide solutions to benefit our fast-paced modern lives.
So here comes the science part! Essential oils can be used topically, meaning applied to the skin, the oils must be blended with a carrier oil, cream or gel. Our skin is permeable, therefore allowing the active chemicals in essential oils to be absorbed just like the ingredients in common pharmaceuticals such as hormone
replacement therapy cream and nicotine patches. Our blending oils and wash products contain
omegas, antioxidants and vitamins which are proven to support skin health in topical application.
Another way for essential oils to enter our body is through inhalation. When we inhale essential oils,
our olfactory system is triggered. The olfactory system includes all physical organs or cells relating
to, or contributing to, the sense of smell. When we inhale through the nose, airborne molecules
interact with the olfactory organs and, almost immediately, the brain.
Molecules inhaled through the nose or mouth are also carried to the lungs and interact with the
respiratory system. Therefore, inhaled essential oils can affect the body through several systems and
pathways. The olfactory system is linked to our limbic system, also referred to as our emotional
brain. The limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate,
blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance (Higley & Higley, 1998).
This relationship helps explain why smells often trigger emotions known as a semantic mechanism.
Knowing this, we can hypothesize how inhalation of essential oils can have some very profound
physiological and psychological effects!
Our products are formulated with safe yet optimal levels of essential oils for each type of
application, so you can get the best results. Our knowledge and practical experience of using
essential oils enables us to create expertly blended products to best support your wellbeing.
To discuss your individual requirements, please visit our Contact Us page.