The Truth About Stress and Essential Oils2

Text-only Preview

The Truth About Stress and Essential Oils
Therapeutic essential oils
Aromatherapy essential oils are the highly concentrated essences of aromatic plants. The oils are found
around the guarana plant such as the flowers, twigs, leaves and bark, or perhaps in the rind of fruit. For
example, in roses it is based in the flowers, in basil it's in the leaves, in sandalwood in the wood, and so
Wholesale Essential oils
Essential oils have numerous uses only one of the most popular today is aromatherapy. Each one of the
organic essential oils used in aromatherapy may be used either alone or in combination to create a
desired effect. Before using pure essential oils included in an aromatherapy treatment, you should
understand the effect the oil(s) have, and how aromatherapy works.
Aromatherapy is the art of utilizing these oils to promote healing of the body and the mind. The
techniques used to extract the oils are time consuming, expensive and require a high amount of
expertise. Organic essential oils could be extracted using a number of methods, although some are not
widely used today. Currently, the most popular method for extraction is steam distillation. To extract
the essential oil, the guarana plant materials are put into a still (very similar to a pressure cooker) where
pressurized steam passes through the plant material. Heat from the steam causes globules of oil within
the plant to burst and also the oil then evaporates. The fundamental oil vapor and also the steam then
pass out the top still into a water cooled pipe where the vapors are condensed back to liquids. At this
point, the fundamental oil separates from the water and floats to the peak. This can be a process that is
better left to professionals.
How Essential Oils Work
Essential oils have an immediate effect on our olfaction, also referred to as "olfaction". When essential
oils are inhaled, olfactory receptor cells are stimulated and the impulse is transmitted to the emotional
center of the brain, or "limbic system". The limbic product is connected to areas of the brain associated
with memory, breathing, and blood flow, as well as the endocrine glands which regulate hormonal levels
in the body. The properties from the oil along with the fragrance and its effects determine stimulation of
those systems.