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What is aromatherapy? | How does it work

Aromatherapy is derived from the ancient practice of using natural plant essences to promote health and well-being. It consists of the use of pure essential oils obtained from a wide assortment of plants, which have been steam distilled or cold-pressed from flowers, fruit, bark, and roots.

There are a couple of theories to explain how aromatherapy might work. One is that you directly absorb the oils through the skin into your body. 
The second relates to your sense of smell. The nerves used to smell are found high up inside your nose and they connect directly to your brain. Flowers, perfumes and plants all release tiny molecules into the air and stimulates your smell nerve cells. The cells send a message to your brain which interprets what the smell is, in turn this can set off a reactions in your body, both emotionally and physically. For example, it might change your heart or breathing rate or make you feel calm or excited. Because essential oils can stimulate your sense of smell, and in turn change physical attributes it is thought that this process may play a part in the effects of aromatherapy.

We can use aromatherapy can help ease a wide assortment of ailments like easing aches, pains, and injuries, while also relieving the discomforts of many health problems. It can also act on the central nervous system, relieving depression and anxiety, reducing stress, relaxing, uplifting, restoring both physical and emotional well-being.

At Soul And Soap we have a wide range of products that contain essential oils.  We have special range of aromatherapy bath bombs enriched with essential oils that will take your bath to the next level, and provide skincare benefits too. They are all enriched with kind to skin ingredients like grapeseed oil and sea salt crystals to moisturise and care for your skin. Try one and feel relaxed, calmed and totally unwind after a hard day. Sink into a bath of warm water with one of our bath bombs and let the aromatherapy stimulate your senses.

Find out our aromatherapy bath bombs HERE

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