Aromatherapy Awareness Week with Tisserand

Discover the world, with just your senses

Unlock forgotten memory, engage your imagination and discover enhanced wellbeing with aromatherapy for anyone, anywhere at any time.

Our sense of smell is intrinsically linked to our memory and one of the oldest and deepest parts of the brain. Estimated to be over 10,000 times more sensitive than our other senses like sight or sound, our sense of smell is a powerful tool to engage our brains, causing emotional and even physical responses which can enhance our state of wellbeing. But how does it work?

THE SCIENCE

Located at the top of the nose is the olfactory bulb, a part of the nervous system that captures the aroma you are smelling and carries the signal to a part of the brain called the limbic system. When we smell something, it bypasses our conscious brain, going straight to the limbic system. This area of the brain is responsible for producing and releasing our sensory experiences, such as memories, pleasure and instincts. More often than not, the body responds to the aroma before your brain has even recognised what it is.

Essential Oils are the natural aromatic compounds obtained from plants, fruits and trees, extracted from flowers, stalks, leaves, peel and petals. When we smell these in isolation, they can remind us of the plant or fruit from which they are extracted, which can be a pleasant experience in itself. Due to this amazing link with our limbic system, essential oils can do so much more than that, reminding us of an experience where we have come into contact with the aroma before, and subconsciously applyig an association with that aroma.

ENGAGE YOUR IMAGINATION

Aromatherapy – the art of using essential oils for your wellbeing – can help us relive memories, or even enhance a meditation where you are creating an image in your own head to cause an emotive or physical reaction by encouraging your senses to work with your imagination for a more real experience.

Think of a time you visited your ‘happy place’ – whether that was a relaxing spa burning exotic incense, a tropical beach with balmy jasmine perfuming the air or even simply a grandparent’s lavender or herb garden from your childhood. Imagine if you could tap into that memory and have your mind and body respond as though you were back there. With aromatherapy, its easy! Combining essential oils in a blend can create a truly personal aroma that can enhance your wellbeing whenever you need it.

AN ESCAPE FOR THE MIND

Unsure where to start with home blending? Tisserand’s National Geographic collection contains three bespoke blends inspired by the most blissful corners of the world, to escape whenever you need and renew your sense of wellbeing, whatever your experiences or taste. These blends are bottled inner calm, joy and clarity of mind – the emotions you may feel when visiting that luxurious spa, relaxing on that tropical beach, or even adventuring up the highest mountain peak and feeling the cool, clean air in your lungs.

Engage your senses, unlock your imagination, tap into forgotten memory and enhance your wellbeing with aromatherapy


THIS IS A GUEST FEATURE WRITTEN BY TISSERAND

Tisserand are experts in sourcing 100% natural, pure essential oils, bringing together a unique team of UK based experts, who source, blend and procure the finest quality essential oils from their offices in West Sussex, at the foot of the South Downs. Tisserand aim is to help improve everyone’s health, wellbeing and lifestyles through the art of aromatherapy.

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