The Essential Blog
A blog by volant, helping people live a natural and healthy life.
The use of aromas to achieve altered states of consciousness is a scientifically-proven approach to the improvement of one’s mental health. This is because aromas result from air-borne molecules entering one’s nasal passages. The molecules don’t stop there: they are absorbed into the bloodstream, circulated around the body, and finally cross the blood-brain barrier where they have various effects on the brain. But we have to choose our aromas carefully to ensure we achieve the right outcome. Each type of essential oil will cause a different effect because each oil is made of different types of molecules with unique properties.
To use essential oils safely on your skin and around your home, it’s important to dilute them. This can help to prevent skin irritation whilst also helping your essential oils to disperse effectively. But how do you dilute an essential oil, and what are the mistakes that you should avoid?
Are you looking to learn more about essential oils and aromatherapy? Following the right experts is a great way to start. In a field of many different voices and opinions, some less trustworthy than others, this can be challenging.
Lavender oil is one of the most popular and studied essential oils in the world, thanks to its wide range of benefits. These include relaxation, reducing anxiety and stress, improving sleep quality, and aiding in wound healing, among others.
Diffusing essential oils in your home can create a relaxing and calming atmosphere. Our sense of smell is extremely powerful, so it’s no wonder diffusers have become so popular. Even the faintest scent can create a physical or emotional response, just like how the smell of freshly baked bread can bring back childhood memories, or how the smell of a perfume can remind you of someone you used to know… Diffusers help spread the lovely aroma of essential oils around your home.
If you're looking to get the most out of your essential oils for topical use, you might be wondering where is best to apply them. You may be surprised to learn that there are some powerful pulse points on your body where essential oils will be most effective. But where are these pulse points for essential oils, and how do you go about making the most of them?
During menopause, many people experience unwanted and sometimes unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. This often leaves them looking for a natural solution to balance their hormones and reduce their symptoms, without having to resort to pharmaceutical solutions such as hormone replacement therapy.
Do you ever feel like you need a pick-me-up? Maybe you're feeling down, or struggling to focus. Essential oils can be a great way to improve your mood and increase your energy levels.