As a qualified Somatologist and certified Aromatherapist, I have partnered with Soil Organics to share and educate you on the benefits of incorporating essential oils into your lifestyle. Look out for my posts and videos on how you can start using aromatherapy products. I am grateful to be partnering with a brand that shares my values, and has a holistic approach to wellness.
What are Essential Oils ?
An essential oil is a natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic odour of the plant or other source from which it is extracted.
What is Aromatherapy?
One of the safest and most effective forms of alternative medicines is aromatherapy. “Aromatherapy uses plant-based essential oils to provide the mind and body with numerous health benefits. These oils are typically inexpensive and free of harmful side effects. Even better, they work very quickly as the oils get absorbed through the skin and lungs.” Source: ‘Developing Good Habits’
What are the benefits of using essential oils?
Balance Hormones: there are essential oils that may help to balance your estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, thyroid and testosterone levels.
Boost Immunity & Fight Infections: many essential oils have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties that help to boost and fight infections. The chemical substances found in the oils, such as terpenes, esters, phenolics, ethers and ketones, have the potential to fight foreign pathogens that can threaten your health.
Boost Energy Levels: did you know that essential oils can help to boost and even improve your athletic performance? Some oils have stimulating effects and can actually increase oxygen to your brain, which will leave you feeling refreshed, focused and energized.
Help with concentration: essential oils have also shown to improve learning, memory and ability to focus. Both stimulating and sedative oils can be useful, as oils like peppermint can improve sustained attention over a longer period of time
Reduce Emotional Stress & Anxiety: perhaps one of the most well-known essential oils benefits is their ability to reduce stress and anxiety. Some have sedative properties and induce a calm, peaceful, uplifting and relaxed feeling.
Alleviate Aches and Pains: according to a systemic review and meta-analysis published in Pain Research and Treatment, there is a significant positive effect of aromatherapy, compared to placebos or control treatments, in reducing pain. - Info sourced from Dr Axe
I look forward to sharing with you how I incorporate Soil Organics products including essential oils into my daily lifestyle routine. Stay tuned!