Although the main focus of this blog is the effect of aromatherapy and herbal preparations on the quality of the skin, it is important to mention that essential oils also have positive effects on emotional wellbeing. When you inhale essential oils, they stimulate your olfactory nerves and signals are sent to the emotional part of your brain. This emotional part (called the limbic system), controls your breathing, blood pressure , heart rate, hormone production and memory.
When the olfactory nerves send signals to the limbic system, physiological, emotional and hormonal responses are triggered. For instance, the inhalation of Lavender essential oil triggers the brain to relax the muscles and calms the nervous system. As a result, stress is reduced and it is easier to sleep.
The stress-relieving powers of aromatherapy can be experienced in different ways. You can use various blends to calm your nerves, reduce anxiety and help your muscles to relax.