- Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants obtained through steam distillation or mechanical methods, such as cold pressing.
- Essential oils have many medicinal benefits and can interact with your body in several ways. When applied to your skin some plant chemicals are absorbed.
- Inhaling the aromas from essential oils can stimulate areas of your limbic system, which is a part of your brain that plays a role in emotions, behaviors, sense of smell and long-term memory.
- The limbic system also plays a role in controlling several unconscious Physiological functions, such as breathing, heart rate and blood pressure.