The Science behind how our essential oil blends transform you - mind, body & soul

You know using your favourite Aromatherapy Associates product makes you feel like your best self, but why and how exactly? We explain the science behind how our essential oil blends can help transform you — mind, body and soul.

1. Our Blends Are Therapeutic

All of our Bath & Shower Oils are formulated with up to 30% essential oils. We work from a therapeutic palette, selecting each oil in the right percentage to truly deliver the specific benefit you want to achieve.

2. Our Blends Can Have a Direct Impact on the Brain

Multiple scientific research has supported that during inhalation, odour molecules travel through the nose and affect the brain through a variety of receptor sites, one of which is the limbic system - commonly referred to as the "emotional brain." It is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance. Whatever blend you breathe in will have almost immediate physiological and psychological effects to help you feel your best. Check out our blog on the link between neuroscience and aromatherapy.

3. Our Blends Can Help Deliver Long-Lasting Effects

A simple morning pick-me-up has wellbeing effects on your mind & body to last the day

Inhaling essential oils activates the hypothalamus – the area of the brain which sends messages to other parts of the body. A simple inhalation of an essential oil blend can cause many changes in the body, including activating the immune system, affecting blood pressure and altering your emotions. Whether you need a morning pick-me-up, extra inspiration during work hours, or a way to de-stress and focus, aromatherapy offers long-lasting emotional and physical support from day to night.