Organic Cosmetics Review -- 21 Drops
- Saturday, 07 May 2011
How is your spring going? While it is so wonderful to get outside, smell the fresh air, and see blooms and green…spring can have its pitfalls. Don’t get me wrong – we love it and are enjoying it – but our spring has brought some upheaval to our home front.
It seems that you hibernate all winter long and then, Ta da!, you are thrust into springtime activities with a vengeance. It can leave you exhausted and cranky, and…stuck.
Monica Bloom’s past two shows have been on getting “unstuck” for spring. Check out her latest post on the subject and follow the links on her blog to hear her radio shows.
Another way to deal with stress and imbalance is aromatherapy, and I have broken some out recently. We have always used Aromatherapy Personals, but I recently had the opportunity to try out a new brand. 21 Drops.
21 Drops is a brand of different essential oil blends in handy little roller-tip bottles. This company uses pure therapeutic grade, organic and sustainably-produced oils, packaged in recycled cardboard.
But how, exactly, does aromatherapy help us?
Aromatic molecules from the essential oils are carried through the nasal cavity via olfactory nerves to the limbic system in the brain. The limbic system influences the endocrine system and the autonomic nervous system.
The endocrine system is a network of glands that produce hormones which regulate our mood, metabolism, growth, and development.
Basically, the aromas inhaled through the nose reach the area of our brain that influence, among other things, our mood, heart rate, respiration…how we feel. The healing components in essential oils help to moderate these functions. 21 Drops offers a more in-depth explanation ...