Natracure Blog — essential oils

Aromatherapy: What is it?

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Aromatherapy is the art and science of treating illnesses through essential oils and/or inhaling herbal mixtures. The sense of smell or olfactory senses are the quickest path to the brain. Once the scent molecules pass the brain, it enters the bloodstream through the lining in our lungs. Once the molecules enter the bloodstream they influence the nervous systems, adrenal glands, stomach, intestines, heart rate, circulatory, and immune systems. Now the scent molecules also stimulate or relax emotions, attitude, energy level, sex drive, concentration, memory and other brain activity. All of that from smelling scents that we already know. Essential oils...

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Botanical Oils: Massaging away Joint Pain and more

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What’s more relaxing than a massage? A massage with botanical oils! If you have arthritis, joint pain, or just muscle tension, a soothing massage can be a delightful way to reduce stress and improve your health. When you combine it with botanical oils, you add a whole new dimension of physical and emotional benefits to your massage. Read on to find out how massage with botanical oils can take you from blah to blissful.   How massage heals The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), reports that “massage is one of the most popular complementary therapies used by...

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