The Benefits of Nature's Aromas

In this busy world we live in, big cities, developments expanding, chemicals all around us. It’s hard to remember how nature, and the wonderful feeling and smells of being outdoors can make us feel. Scents can control our moods, thoughts, feelings, movement, respiration, metabolism, hormones, and resistance to illness. The greatest benefit of some aromas is their ability to restore harmony to our bodies when we are overstimulated. 

Any pleasant smells can inspire relaxation, promote ease of breath, help boost the immune system, and protect the body from the harmful physical and emotional effects of stress. Essential Oils extracted from nature are most potent in improving well-being in every sense: mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

While modern life separates us from nature, the essential oils drawn out of plants and flowers and the usage of these aromas connect us to it. Essential oils are the source of the therapeutic fragrances we smell in nature. Specifically, they are precious liquids extracted from flowers, plants, roots, barks, leaves, or within their rinds, seeds or other parts.

There are 3 ways for essential oils to enter the body:

  • Inhalation is the most effective way to instantly retain the therapeutic effects of essential oils, by diffusing different oils and blends for different therapeutic properties and wearing the oils topically, in a roller bottle, diluted with fractionated coconut oil or on a diffuser bracelet or necklace.
  • Dermal absorption(diluted), which is absorbed through the skin, as well as inhalation of the essential oil and its benefits.
  • The ingestion method is not recommended unless prescribed and supervised by a qualified medical practitioner. 

Studies have shown that the least effective way to absorb an essential oil is through ingestion. Taken this way, the oil ends up going through a slower intake process by way of the digestive tract where it must pass through several large organs before it reaches the bloodstream. By this time, the oil’s chemical composition will have been altered by every other material it will have passed in these organs before being expelled from the body. Essential Oils can have high levels of anti-bacterial properties, which in turn could be bad for the good bacteria in the intestines.

It is found that the human body was built best to absorb essential oils through inhalation and dermal absorption with a carrier oil. At Pomona Pure our Essential oils and blends are for external use only, not for ingestion.  

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