I have used essential oils as part of my practice for over 10 years, having discovered I was an HSP, smells and sounds impact my wellbeing. This can be positive and negative. Strong smells can send my spinning, equally, aromatherapy can bring me straight back to a place of ease with a few deep breaths. I wanted to help my clients in the same way.
I started blending my own oils through reading and instinct, and incorporating them into yoga classes and Soundbaths. It's a wonderful way to feel calm almost immediately.
Aside from having pleasant aromas to enjoy, the inhalation of essential oils is a practice used by many for the physical and psychological benefits that essential oils can provide when they interact with interconnected systems in the body.
In short—essential oils are thought to have therapeutic effects by stimulating the olfactory system, which is connected to the limbic system in the brain—the part of the brain which controls functions such as breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, memory, stress levels and hormone balance.