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Can you really smell your way to a better mood?:

Oil Garden offers essential oils for a better you everyday.
By Expert Tips
Date: January 29 2019
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Essential oil have been used for over a decade and even traces back to ancient egypt as perfumes/cosmetic and it also supports health and the wellbeing of a person. These are scented liquid taken from plants with the use of pressure or steam. In present time essential oil is being used as perfumes, food flavoring, medicine, and aromatherapy.  

Oil Garden understands only too well the therapeutic benefits of pure essential oils. It is well researched that scent can influence the way we feel and is capable of shifting moods. This is attributed to the fact that the tiny particles of oil once inhaled have direct access to our brain’s emotional centre; the limbic system. Simply inhaling a few drops of certain essential oils can influence neurotransmitters in the brain and hence alter the way we feel.

1. Lavender has been proven to be effective in the management of stress and restlessness. Its soft herbaceous scent and high levels of the compound linalool are renowned for its calming effect on the central nervous system and sedative action on the mind and body.

2. Cedarwood has been used for centuries for its restorative properties. At once strengthening to the body, Cedarwood oil is also calming to the central nervous system. A few deep breaths of this warm, woody base note will quieten the mind chatter and release persistent anxiety.

3. Sweet orange, and in fact most of the citrus oils, are excellent for lifting moods. Bright top notes are instantly refreshing and calming to the senses. The delicious citrus notes of Orange oil in particular, provide a feeling of happiness, especially around children. The high limonene content makes it a nerve tonic capable of reducing anxiety.

4. Perhaps one of the most notable oils for stress relief is Neroli or Orange Blossom, extracted from the delicate petals of the bitter orange tree, Citrus aurantium.  This exquisite floral is high in esters and renowned for its ability to reduce heightened states of anxiety. Its properties are indicated for modulating brain activity and hence stress. When combined with base oil and applied to the body it will relieve the most despondent of moods.

Oil Garden has a dedicated Stress Relief Blend for ease of use. It is formulated by experts to not only provide effective relief from nervous tension, but it also smells beautiful.  You will note this blend contains the soft, sweet notes of Orange, Mandarin and Lavender tempered by Bergamot’s sharp freshness and of course grounded by a Cedarwood base note.  

DIFFUSION. A few drops released into the air will not only rid the space of germs but also help you unwind at the end of a hectic day. MASSAGE is also a very effective method of use to target specific areas of the body. Add a few drops to 5ml (1tsp) coconut oil and massage onto skin.

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If you would want to know more, you may keep in touch with Pat, an Oil Garden Aromatherapy Specialist.

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