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The Essence of Aromatherapy

Jan 31, 2016 10:15PM
By Laina Poulakos
Aromatherapy is the use of plants’ oils, or essential oils. Not only are these oils full of beneficial properties to promote physical and psychological well –being, they have numerous medicinal uses. Thus, they can uplift the mood and soothe body ailments.

Essential oils can be inhaled into the body where they encourage cellular renewal, enhance emotions and rejuvenate the spirit. When inhaled, the molecules of the oil carry in the aroma where it penetrates the bloodstream through the lungs. This causes a physiological change in the limbic area of the brain, which is the oldest part of the brain and is related to emotions and memories.

Essential oils can also beneficial when applied topically and diluted with a carrier oil. If used correctly, with knowledge of their properties, aromatherapy can be very beneficial to add to one’s way of life.

Laina Poulakos is the founder of Mother’s Nature Store and is available for private consultations about aromatherapy by calling 703-851-0087 or visiting


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