Essential Oils


What Are Essential Oils?

Essential Oils originate from parts of certain plants such as barks, leaves, herbs, and rinds. Producers of Essential Oils employ a variety of methods to concentrate them into oils. They can be added to bath gels, vegetable oils, or even creams.

They can also be utilized for their sent or for a person to rub into their skin. Many users like to use them when having a bath. Research has shown their health benefits.

Aiding Anxiety:

Smells of oils such as rosewater, lavender and chamomile can aid people`s anxiety by calming them. By breathing in or rubbing diluted upon a person`s skin it has also been known to help people. Mood and emotion within the brain can be overcome by anxiety at times and scientific evidence believes that chemical messages can be sent to the parts of a person`s brain most affected by these oils. The aroma can help to relax people who find themselves stressed at times.

Care must be taken all Essential Oils. It is strictly forbidden to use peppermint, cinnamon bark and Lemongrass inside a person`s eyes, nose, mouth or on their genitals.


Here at Doc Conorwe like to make you aware of possible allergic reactions to natural substances such as Essential Oils.  It’s best to dab a little of each oil on a person’s skin first before using a great amount of the oil in order to avoid adverse breathing or a skin irritation.

A general rule when using and storing oils is to avoid storing them and using them over a 3 year period. Oils that age can become exposed to oxygen and it may be come spoiled.

Though Eucalyptus Oil can be beneficial when rubbing it on your skin or by breathing it in, it must not be ingested as it can cause serious damage. Similarly, Cumin Oil may cause blisters on the skin but if used in food it can be flavored. Citrus Oil is bad for the skin but may be successfully used in food.

It is always sensible to consult your medical doctor before using Essential Oils so as to avoid using oils that contradict your specific medical issue. Avoid using Essential Oils on damaged skin. Please consider the age of the person who is using the Oils. Small children or the elderly may be extra sensitive to Essential Oils. Dilution of oils is sensible. Children younger than aged 6 need to be especially wary of using these Oils and ideally they should avoid using them. Birch and Wintergreen should be avoided by children and the elderly also.


If pregnant avoid using Wormwood, Lavandula Stoechas, Camphor Rue, Oak Moss, Parsley Seed, Sage and Hyssop. Ask your medical doctor if you’re unsure.

Oils Nose Your Brain

More and more medical evidence now suggests that our brains’ health can somewhat be defined by our sense of smell. In general terms, the better your sense of smell the better your brain health. Abilities of the brain such as being able to seek or experience pleasure, understand or experience emotion, and having a good or poor  memory are all areas that can signpost whether our brain is in good working order. Having a good sense of smell is directly linked to parts of the brain such as these.

In one scientific study, researchers went to 2,900 peoples’ homes between the ages of 57 to 85 to examine their recognition of smell. Odors such as leather, orange, fish, peppermint, and rose were tested on the individuals. Five years after this initial set of tests the researchers returned. It was discovered that those that were unable to recognize at least 4 of the 5 odors ( since the first test) were two times more likely to developed dementia by that second round of testing. Other forms of memory loss including Lewy body, Dementia, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease have been shown similar findings in studies also.

Other neurodegenerative diseases have displayed that a decline in the sense of smell can also be related to greater brain health. With the buildup of higher pollutions in cities and cities getting bigger there is a greater possibility of viruses, bacteria and overall pollutants affecting our children and the population at large. Studies have shown that this can have adverse effects on overall brain health.


As populations live longer people are at a greater risk of neuro-degenerative diseases. Also, younger people and children need to be aware that if the olfactory nerve is compromised in some way through the inability of their sense of smell then there is less information and stimulus going towards their brain. Therefore, the importance of natural aromas being used is central for overall brain health.

Used for nearly 6,000 years, essential oils can improve peoples’ health and their moods. Smelling essential oils in a safe manner can help respiratory disinfection, decongestant and human beings in a psychological way too. By also using certain oils safely (as an aroma or massage oil benefits are possible instead.