It’s been well documented that aromatic oils have a positive effect on your spirit and psyche by working in concert with the Limbic system. That’s because minuscule essential oil molecules are absorbed into the blood stream via the lungs when inhaled or applied to the skin. Aromatherapy aids in the reduction of anxiety, helps to manage pain, improve sleep quality, soothe sore joints, treat migraines, fight bacteria, and much more.
For centuries, essential oils have found their importance as a fragrance with a curative potential on the body, mind and spirit. These aroma molecules are very potent organic plant chemicals. Their versatile characters contribute to the antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory nature. They are immune boosting and work with the body on various levels—hormonal, glandular, emotional, and circulatory.
At Make & Mary we create all of our products with pure essential oils, including cannabis essential oil. From our face serums to our inhalers, are goal is to raise vibrations and reduce inflammation.
Inhaling essential oils give a direct interaction with the limbic system in your brain. The limbic system is known to be a powerful emotion processing center and is responsible for learning, memory, and emotional aspects of behavior. It is also the “brain’s alarm system” according to NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The Limbic system along with the Hypothalamus and Amygdala are functionally linked. The Hypothalamus is in control of regulating various things in the body like heart rate, respiration, hormone secretion, blood pressure, and body temperature. It allows us to respond to our internal and external environment and maintain homeostasis.
The HPA Axis includes the Hypothalamus, Pituitary gland, and Adrenals. Acute exposure to stressful stimuli activates the HPA Axis. The Hypothalamus releases a hormone which stimulates a release of hormones from the Pituitary gland. Those hormones travel through the bloodstream to the adrenal glands where several types of hormones like cortisol are then released. Cortisol follows a circadian rhythm and is beneficial in many ways including the formation of glucose and suppression of inflammation in the body. With high levels of stress and chronic stress, however, the body releases high levels of cortisol which can lead to various health problems. People experience stressors in different ways based on our life experiences, and patterns of coping with stressors are effected by our environment.
Inhalation of essential oils has given rise to olfactory aromatherapy, where simple inhalation has resulted in enhanced emotional wellness, calmness, relaxation or rejuvenation of the human body. The release of stress is welded with pleasurable scents which unlock odor memories.
Aromatherapy is good for your skin and hair care too!
Simply using our light and bright CBD Face Serum supports cell rejuvenation at the skin’s deepest level. It’s strong anti-aging properties help to nourish the skin, erase fine lines, prevent premature wrinkles, restore, strengthen and improve tone. Some of the Essential Oils we use are:
? Rose Geranium to promote vitality. This uplifting oil has an overall balancing effect and helps stabilize both oily and dry skin
? Carrot Seed to support cell rejuvenation at the skin’s deepest level and breathes new life into dull skin cells. It’s rich in caretenoids which are powerful antioxidants.
? Frankincense as a natural astringent, it strengthens skin and improves tone. It’s also used for fighting acne, reducing large pores and tightening the skin to reduce the signs of aging.
? Lavender as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Lavender oil is great for soothing and healing skin. It helps to reduce redness, blotchy patches, and acne scarring.
You can find a list of the oils we use on our Ingredients page.