Sagesse’s Use of Aromatherapy

By: Denise Watson, Allira Aromatics

Aromatherapy can be a very useful tool in life’s most challenging moments. Good quality essential oils are one of the only natural products that can be used to cross the blood/brain barrier (where the essential oil molecules go from the blood stream into the brain) and have a physical effect on our central nervous system and the limbic system (in the brain).

Our central nervous system is what connects our brain and spinal cord and is the pathway in which our brain tells our body what to do.

Our limbic system is where we store all our memories and the emotional responses we have. The olfactory bulb (sense of smell) is the first stop in the limbic system; therefore, memories attached to smells are quite strong. Our sense of smell is the fastest recall to our memories.

One thing of note, the physical healing properties of essential oils do the same thing on an emotional and spiritual level. Knowing this, I created a custom blend for Sagesse and the women they are empowering to heal, learn and grow. I selected four, very specific, essential oils; Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Clary Sage and Lemon.

Roman Chamomile is known for pain relief, its calming and soothing properties, and acts as a central nervous system sedative. It will aid in relaxing, calming overthinking, and encourage one to just breathe and relax.

Lavender is also known for pain relief, antidepressant qualities, it heals burns, calms, soothes, nurtures, reduces anxiety and acts as a central nervous system sedative. It will encourage ones’ state of mind, to relax and nurture ones’ self.

Clary Sage is known for pain relief, reduces anxiety, calms, and provides clarity, it is also a central nervous system sedative. It will encourage clear and rational thinking, and balance hormonal activity.

Lemon is known for being uplifting and cleansing, is an antidepressant, and aids in reducing tension. It will encourage rational thinking and give one a clear head.

The oils, together, encourage a peaceful blend of balance and calm within the user. They promote the kind of inner harmony and outer space that Sagesse strives daily to create for their clients and those around them. In essence, this particular blend is about wisdom, empowerment and strength.

Before using the spray, it is significant to create your own sentence, phrase or mantra;  to say each time you use this blend, for encouragement, healing, learning and growth.

Breathe. Relax. and know you have a clear mind to make sound decisions and have the power to move forward on this path of nurturing yourself, as it is for your greatest good.