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What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is harnessing the power of essential oils from plants to provide therapeutic support and improved wellbeing.

The power of aromatherapy

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How does Aromatherapy work on our wellbeing

Essential oils enter our bodies either by absorption through the skin or inhalation via the nose. They can affect the body and create an effect quicker than taking a pill, which must travel to the stomach and begin to be digested before any effect can be seen.

Inhalation: when we inhale essential oils through the nose, the airborne molecules of the oil interact with the olfactory organs and can interact with the brain almost immediately.

The olfactory system has a direct connection to brain structures involved in memory and emotion (hippocampus, thalamus, amygdala, frontal cortex – the limbic system).

Scent triggers emotion, influencing mood, behaviour and habit formation through these neural connections and linked memories and experiences.

The Limbic system is directly connected to the parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, memory, breathing, hormone balance and stress levels - which is why a smell can trigger such a powerful emotional response in us.It’s also why inhaling certain essential oils can make us feel calmer or more alert almost instantly - and why we often associate certain smells with particular memories in a way that doesn’t occur with our other senses.

The Power of Essential Oils

Herbs and plants have been used for thousands of years to treat all sorts of complaints; the use of essential oils is an age-old tradition that has become popular again in recent years.

An essential oil is a highly concentrated plant component.They can be distilled from various parts of a plant, including leaves, flowers, fruits, woods and seeds.

Essential oils can trigger emotional and mental responses from the brain as well as physical reactions within the body.We can use them in all areas of our lives: to relax and sleep, or to wake up and focus. They can improve our digestion and help to clear and brighten skin.

An essential oil is far more than just a smell; the healing effect can be mental, physical and emotional.

Tried and Tested

We recently asked over 500 customers about their experience of using our products and had some amazing responses: 67.7% use Scentered products at least once a week or more to support them.

Sleep Well: 87% respondents use it to get to sleep.

De Stress: 100% of respondents said it helped reduce their levels of stress.

Escape: Over 93% said they use it regularly.

Focus: 89% use it to help boost concentration and boost confidence.

Happy: Over 92% say it has helped lift mood, increase positivity, to start the day off  with energy.

Love: Over 76% say it has helped them.

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