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Trust the wisdom of the ages. And trust in the power of plants. Because that’s what essential oils are all about.

Aromatherapy, also referred to as essential oil therapy, is essentially the use of essential oils and plant extracts. To smell them. To use them. To incorporate them into your natural lifestyle. Aromatherapy is a powerful way to not only treat, heal and nourish the body, mind, and spirit, but to also help unite the body, mind, and spirit.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are distilled from plants themselves. They contain the essence of the plants. When the scent of these plant extracts reaches the nose, the essential oils eventually find their way into our bloodstream. Since smell is one of our most primitive senses as humans, our bodies are hardwired to understand and respond to scent. Did you know we have more than ten million cells for detecting scent?

Of the five senses, taste, sight, sound, and touch are the main players. But how easily are you transported back in time when you smell something familiar? When you experience a scent, this scent travels along neurological pathways, bypassing the blood brain barrier, and possibly bringing back a long-forgotten memory. The smell of certain essential oils can also stimulate the production of neurotransmitters. This “lightning up” of the brain is good for the body. In this way, essential oils can help calm fear, ease anxiety, abate stress, and help combat insomnia. Essential oils are also able to kill germs, bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

Where “fragrance” can be an overwhelming and chemical-laden scent, essential oils are a way to connect back to nature, all while reaping their inherent and powerful benefits.

People diffuse essential oils, include essential oils in their routine when they draw a bath, or apply essential oils (with a carrier oil like jojoba or sunflower oil) directly onto the skin.

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Essential Oils at Flow Cosmetics

First and foremost, quality is imperative.

Aromatherapy is at the heart of all of our products at Flow Cosmetics. Each Flow product is crafted with a love for natural aromatherapy.

Here at Flow Cosmetics, we include precious and pure plant essential oils in our natural beauty creations. We feature top quality, pure and organic-grade essential oils, each one chosen specifically for their aromatherapy benefits and their nurturing effects on the body and the mind.

We never use any synthetic fragrances.

Just getting started?

Essential oils are ideal to include in a home diffuser, to scent a sauna, to include in a warm bath, to add to massage oils, or to include in your household chores and DIY cleaning products.

Doing laundry? Use essential oils in the washing machine with your laundry and reap the anti-bacterial and refreshing properties of essential oils. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil onto wool dryer balls when you tumble your laundry dry.

Cleaning house? Make your own at-home cleaning solution with ½ part water, ½ part vinegar and a few drops of your favorite essential oil, like Organic Orange Essential Oil or Organic Lemon Essential Oil.

To explore more about the individual benefits of Flow Cosmetic Essential Oils, click here.