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The Power of Aromatherapy

Updated: Dec 17, 2021

We’ve all had that moment. A certain aroma comes into our awareness and suddenly— we are instantly taken back to a childhood memory, a place we’ve traveled, or a meal our mom used to make.


Our sense of smell is incredibly powerful.


Different scents and aromas have the power to affect us on a palpable level, and have also long been used as a tool to promote deep relaxation in the mind and body.


Essential oils, which are compounds extracted from different plants, carry the core scent or essence of the plant from which they were cultivated, and are paired with a carrier oil (like jojoba or almond oil) to allow for safe use— whether it be inhalation or for use on the skin.


A Little Science


When you inhale an essential oil aroma, your olfactory system (all of your receptors and organs related to smell) send messages to your limbic system, which is also known as your “emotional brain.”


Your limbic system is connected to the parts of the brain that controls things like your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, stress levels, and hormone balance.


So it’s no surprise that when you take in certain aromas— it begins to work with your body to deeply relax and promote feelings of calm.


Aromatherapy in Massage


In addition to the sensory experience that essential oils provide, they can also be used topically during your massage session to provide pain relief, to relax the muscles, and to reduce tension.


It’s a beautiful way to enhance relaxation during your massage experience, and to allow you to fully disengage by working with multiple senses.


Our In-House Blends


We love and believe in essential oils so much that we worked to create our own private label blends– the mind, body, soul, connection collection (has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? 🤍)


Our MIND blend helps to slow down the monkey mind, promoting calm thoughts and clarity. It’s a unique blend of Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Tulsi, and Peppermint.


Our BODY blend was crafted to help with inflammation and muscle tension, and is a wonderful blend to use topically when your body needs a little extra TLC. We used Wintergreen, Juniper, Eucalyptus, and Spearmint to create a minty, yet earthy feel.


Our SOUL blend is all about passion and empowerment. This limited edition oil is meant to inspire and to awaken the senses. The combination of Cinnamon, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Rosewood, and Black Pepper make this blend perfect for the winter months.


Our CONNECTION blend works to bring us back into the present moment, and has a very grounding effect. Blood Orange, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Cedarwood, and Frankincense come together to create this smoky and sweet aroma.


To learn more about these blends, and to purchase your favorite roll-on for everyday use, click here.


With love,

Perfectly Kneaded