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Essential Oils 101

Updated: Oct 23, 2020

The fundamentals of essential oils.

Essentials oils have amassed a considerable amount of attention in recent years but what’s all the fuss?

What are essential oils?

Essential oils have been used for nearly 6000 years with the aim of improving mood or

wellbeing through a technique known as aromatherapy. These oils are comprised of natural

extracts, such as plants, flowers, seeds, herbs (and more) which have been infused or

distilled into the oil. Essential oils can be used topically, ingested or inhaled with the aim of

improving both physical and emotional health.

Why should you use essential oils?

Essential oils are known to have a great variety of health benefits and are great for things

like easing anxiety and stress, improving sleep, reducing inflammation, alleviating certain types of pain such as aching joints – this is due to their antibiotic and antimicrobial properties.

Research indicates that essential oils are quickly absorbed by the body, stimulating parts of

the brain which sends messages throughout the nervous system. Both the hypothalamus

and the limbic system are affected by these oils which can have physical healing properties as well as affecting the emotions. Essential oils are a great holistic method to use alongside

existing treatment plans both for your physical and emotional health.

Why does the quality of your oil matter?

The quality of your essential oils is important but not all essential oils are made equally.

Essential oils can be expensive, so lots of companies unfortunately add fragrances to their

oils to cut costs. By doing this, the quality of the oils is undermined. Your skin is highly

absorbent, so you don’t want to be putting nasty fragrances on or in your body. When

choosing essential oils, try to look for third-party testing to ensure you get premium quality.

The better the quality, the more effective the essential oils will be!

Why Mama Lunar?

Here at Mama Lunar, we appreciate the amazing benefits that essential oils have to offer.

The next time you go to purchase a ‘cheap’ and ‘nice smelling’ candle you should think

twice. Whilst they might smell nice, they won’t be doing your body any favours. Our non-

toxic, essential oil infused candles on the other hand, will be sure to give you a relaxing

experience whilst helping your health, not hindering it.

#essentialoils #aromatherapy #naturalliving

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