At Aequill, we're firm believers in the aroma-therapeutic benefits of scent, and as far as we're concerned, there are few commodities in the world which offer as many olfactory benefits as essential oils; just a few drops incorporated into your daily routine can make the world of difference! That's why, today, we're sharing a little more about the incredible benefits that essential oils offer, how to use essential oils, and which essential oils might be best to try first.
What benefits do essential oils offer?
It's thought that essential oils can have many benefits when used effectively, which is why they're used in most aromatherapy practices. Within this scope, it's believed that when you inhale essential oils, they stimulate some areas of your limbic system - the part of the brain that controls unconscious functions like breathing and blood pressure, as well as emotions and even memory - which is why they're thought to be able to exert a physical benefit to your body. It's for this reason that aromatherapy practices suggest that essential oils are able to combat high blood pressure, reduce pain, relieve headaches, and even impact some health conditions.
Aside from this, it's worth noting that essential oils also have various olfactory benefits, too - from having a calming effect on the nervous system to their anti inflammatory properties when used with bath salts. That's why our first core collection, Mum's Aromatherapy Shop, sought to incorporate so many of these incredible essential oils and scents, to help encapsulate the emotional satisfaction that can be so easily derived from the right combination of fragrances.
It's worth noting that you should never attempt to use essential oils internally, as even high quality essential oils are not safe for consumption.
What are the most popular essential oils?