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Your nose is underrated, according to science. Besides being an excellent way to identify wet dog and wasabi, your olfactory sense is a direct path to your brain—emotions, memories, even the chemical toolbox your brain uses to keep your body healthy. Research has shown that childhood memories linked to scent stay with you throughout life. That means the smell of woodsmoke or the sweet tang of orange peel can pull you back to experiences and emotions across decades of time—and this mental shortcut can be used as a safe, easy-to-use form of alternative medicine.
When you understand the biophysical mechanics behind aromatherapy, it makes sense that this process has an outsized physical and psychological impact using just your sense of smell. From perceptions of physical pain to emotional catharsis, studies have shown that aromatherapy offers multiple powerful health benefits, including:
Aromatherapy works by stimulating smell receptors in the nose, which sends messages through the nervous system to the limbic system — the part of the brain that controls emotions. By tapping into this master control system, numerous serious health problems can be eased and mental/emotional challenges can be alleviated.
One of the biggest advantages of essential oil aromatherapy is that anyone with a good sense of smell can give it a go. When used as recommended, the vast majority of essential oils are both safe and easy to use. We suggest starting with a simple experiment … breathe the scent of an essential oil directly from the bottle. Take note of how you feel, and how your body reacts over the next several hours. When you find an oil you like, you can also get efficient exposure to using an ultrasonic diffuser. These simple devices use tap water and a few drops of essential oil to fill a room with aromatherapy mist. They also offer the advantage of allowing you to easily blend two or more of your favorite oils for a synergistic effect.
When first experimenting with aromatherapy, begin by looking at an essential oil uses chart to determine what kind of results you want for your body. Is your goal deeper relaxation? Try N8 Essentials certified organic Lavender essential oil. Do you need energy late in the day? Go for our certified organic Orange or Peppermint essential oils. Each N8 product has a nuanced aromatherapy effect—Eucalyptus offers warm focus, Geranium brings a tension-busting emotional calm. The essential oil that will work best for your body depends both on your physical chemistry and your mental association with that particular scent. So jump in and begin experimenting with essential oil aromatherapy … it’s a sweet and comforting way to practice natural self-care for both your body and your mind.
Ready for a quick pop quiz? Pencils down … it only has one (important) question—what is the best essential oil company, and why? You might have thought you’d left tests behind when you finished high school chemistry. But don’t sweat this one—this time you are handing out the grades, and we’re in the hot seat.
In all honesty, we’ve got this one in the bag. At N8 Essentials we have a deep and enduring passion for quality. We rigorously test every product for purity and potency so that you can have complete trust in the natural products we offer. And when we say every product, we mean exactly that—from our USDA Certified Organic essential oils sourced from organic botanicals to our triple-tested CBD (hemp oil) products. You can even scan the QR code on our CBD packaging to see the results for the very product you have in your hands. Visit hemptestingcenter.com and enter the lot number from the package for all the detailed results of that product.
As a consumer, how do I identify good quality essential oils?
In a world full of counterfeits, forgeries and imposters, it’s all too easy for a consumer to feel lost in the hype. So we don’t try to persuade you about the quality of our natural products with questionable messaging or scare tactics. We just show you the science. We use only authentic essential oils with zero added filler or chemical fragrances—don’t fall for lower-quality alternatives containing perfumes and synthetic oils. We start with our own rigorous in-house testing with our Ph.D. chemists, and then add third-party testers to triple-test our products and post the reports for you to enjoy. Each oil is rigorously GC-MS tested for quality by independent research. This includes screenings for purity (to confirm that our products are exactly what they say they are), potency (to ensure that the strength of the oil is what we and our customers expect), and quality (because we know what you expect). For those looking to support their health naturally, N8 Essentials offers the most trusted products available.
Why the Perfectionism?
It’s simple, we want to be the most trusted natural health brand, known for setting the standard in the natural health industry. What brand of essential oils do you trust most? If it isn’t N8 Essentials, we would enjoy earning your trust. You may have sensed that it’s a bit of the wild west out there in the essential oil industry. Standards, rules, and regulations are still in flux for many of the natural products that you’ve come to depend on and love, and some people are happy to take advantage of that fact. Think of us as a breath of honesty. We impose strict quality standards on ourselves … not because it’s required of us, but because it’s the right thing to do.