• Aromatherapy

    Smell and Emotions

    The olfactory sense, sense of smell, is amazing, and its link to emotions is profound.  Your olfactory cortex is the segment of the brain that processes the sense of smell.  It is a part of the limbic system which is responsible for the processing of emotions (amygdala & hypothalamus), and the formation of memories (hippocampus).  The limbic system is one of the triggers for parasympathetic, “rest and digest”, and sympathetic, “fight or flight”, responses from the endocrine and autonomic nervous systems.   The understanding of this process gives us the ability, and a tool to use, to guide the brain and body toward a state of calm.  So when a stressor…

  • Man lying down smelling aromatherapy oil

    Aromatherapy And You

    Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils to therapeutically benefit the body.  I feel it’s important to go back to basics when it comes to supporting our everyday health.  By harnessing the components in a plant’s essential oils, we can positively impact the body’s natural processes.   All while surrounding ourselves with smells that evoke positive emotional responses.  What scent makes you feel happy? Calm?  I want to know 🙂 Your partner in wellness, Sarah

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