We know by now the power of nature to heal the body. Essential oils are potent forms of specific plants, flowers, woods, seeds, and other parts of the plant. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their abilities to heal not only the physical body, but the emotional body and mind. Our sense of smell is connected to our entire being and on a subconcsious level can make positive changes to our mood due to the oil's reaction in the brain.

Technically speaking, an essential oil is extracted from the plant into a highly concentrated component. It takes a huge amount of a plant to produce even a tiny amount of oil - which is why high quality essential oils are more expensive (you really do pay for the quality). As an example, it takes 4,000 pounds of roses to produce one pound of rose oil. It's worth doing your research into which companies sustainably source their oils.

There is an essential oil for almost every ailment out there, and can even be used around the house. Essential oils have the ability to trigger responses in the body from the brain. An essential oil is far more than just a smell, they have the true power to change the way your body acts and responds to environmental or mental stimulus.

"When we inhale essential oils through the nose, the airborne molecules of the oil interact with the olfactory organs and can interact with the brain almost immediately. Molecules inhaled through the nose or mouth can also interact with the respiratory system via the lungs. One way essential oils can be very effective is through interaction with the emotional brain or limbic system. The limbic system is directly connected to the parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, memory, breathing, hormone balance and stress levels - which is why a smell can trigger such a powerful emotional response in us. It’s also why inhaling certain essential oils can make us feel calmer or more alert almost instantly - and why we often associate certain smells with particular memories in a way that doesn’t occur with our other senses. " - Scentered, UK.

At Forme Spa we currently stock a range of products called Scentered that have been specifically designed to help calm and soothe various mental and emotional ailments. Each Scentered wellbeing fragrance contains up to 25 essential oils, expertly blended by leading British perfumers to create beautiful fragrances with therapeutic benefits. We believe Scentered fragrances are natural perfumery at its best, combining sophisticated fine fragrance with health and wellbeing benefits.

To check out the range from Scentered, have a look online here or pop into a local Forme Spa - see locations here.