Well its been another busy week with many new creations in the workshop.
Scented Nails has been officially added to the new range after the success of the birthday party last week.
15 young ladies went home with their goodies and have been talking up the town about Outback Aromas.
I have decided that we will hold pamper parties for 6-99 yrs olds. We (Outback Aromas) will come to your parties and entertain your guests with Body butter, Lip gloss, Soap making. We also now stock Party bags for your guests with these products, if you just want the goodies if your time poor or just need the goodies, as we all like to pamper ourselves.
Until the end of October your can get the 6 colours in the range for $20 after that they will be $28 for the set.
I have been working on the pamper packs, this includes:
1 x Loofah
1 x Scented nail polish jar
1 x guest soap
1 x Lip gloss
1 x Nail brush
1 x Tea light
1 x Bath bomb
These will be listed this week and ready for sale on the 30 October.
Our new range of Bath Bombs are ready to go too.
Rose & Lavender
Peppermint for feet
Sex on the beach
Our gift hampers will be ready to roll from the 30 October full of all our Outback goodies.
Stay tuned till next time 30 October
Tracy & Outback Aromas
“E-motions are energy in motion. If they are not expressed, the energy is repressed. As energy it has to go somewhere. Emotional energy moves us, as does all energy. To deny emotion is to deny the ground and vital energy of life.” John Bradshaw
How an essential oil’s fragrance acts upon the brain
Tracing the path of an essential oil’s fragrance through the olfactory system is fascinating.
When a fragrance is inhaled, the odor molecules travel up the nose, and are trapped by olfactory membranes These membranes are very tiny, and well-protected by the lining inside the nose. They contain about 800 million nerve endings, that receive the micro-fine, vaporized oil particles, carry them along the axon of the nerve fibers and connect them with the secondary neurons in the olfactory bulb in the brain.
Each odor molecule fits like a little puzzle piece into specific receptor-cell sites lining a membrane, known as the olfactory epithelium. When stimulated by odor molecules, this lining of nerve cells triggers electrical impulses, which are then transported to the limbic system and olfactory sensory nerves at the base of the brain. The olfactory bulb then transmits the impulses to
- the gustatory center (where the sensation of taste is perceived),
- the amygdala (where emotional memories, such as fear and trauma, are stored), and
- other parts for the limbic system of the brain, passing between the pituitary and pineal glands.
Because the limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels and hormone balance, the fragrance of an essential oil can have profound physiological and psychological effects.
The link between the sense of smell and emotions
The sense of smell is the only one of the five senses directly linked to the brain’s emotional control center, the limbic lobe. Anxiety, depression, fear, anger and joy all emanate from this region. The scent of a special fragrance can evoke memories and emotions before we’re even consciously aware of it. (Where smells are concerned, we react first and think later.) All other senses (touch, taste, hearing and sight) are routed through the thalamus, which acts as the switchboard for the brain, passing stimuli onto the cerebral cortex (the conscious thought center) and other part parts of the brain.
The limbic lobe (a group of brain structures that includes the hippocampus and amygdala, located below the cerebral cortex) can also directly activate the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is one of the most important parts of the brain, acting as our hormonal control center. It releases chemical messengers that can affect everything from your sex drive to energy levels. The production of growth hormones, sex hormones, thyroid hormones and neurotransmitters, like serotonin, are all governed by the hypothalamus. Thus, the hypothalamus is often referred to as the master gland.
Essential oils — through their fragrance and unique molecular structure — can directly stimulate the limbic lobe and the hypothalamus, exerting profound effects on your mind and body. Not only can inhalation of essential oils be used to combat stress and emotional trauma, you can also use them to stimulate the production of hormones from the hypothalamus.
In 1989, Dr. Joseph Ledoux (New York Medical University), discovered that the amygdala also plays a major role in storing and releasing emotional trauma. He found that aromas have a profound effect in triggering a response from this gland. Dr. Ledoux theorized that this could provide a major breakthrough in helping to trigger the release of pent-up emotional trauma.
The effects of fragrance beyond the brain
Olfactory nerves are like other nerves and organs of the body. They respond to electrical signals and impulses that form coded messages, dispatched to various areas of the body. This may be why inhalation of some oils, which can have such profound effects in the brain, will also increase the production of endorphins, neurotransmitters and antibodies.
Conclusion: The opening of a new medical frontier
Essential oils, and the power of their fragrances to stimulate the olfactory nerves, could well be one of the most exciting breakthroughs in modern healthcare. They remain a relatively unexplored frontier in medicine, but interest is growing!
Aromachology studies the effect of aroma upon human psychology. Specific scents stimulate the olfactory pathways in the brain and can sub-consciously induce feelings of reassurance, confidence, relaxation, happiness and well-being, amongst other emotions. It is said to differ from Aromatherapy, which is associated with the use of essential oils to enhance wellbeing in a physical way however aromatherapy for mental health and wellbeing and quality of life in challenging circumstances forms the larger part of professional aromatherapy.
I have been using both the Aromatherapy & Aromachology in our home lately.
- We have Outback Aromas candles to light our way, Essential oils to – e.g. energising, confidence boosting
- Lavender & Jasmine washing powder to help with keeping calm and create sleep at night.
- Chamomile – Tea for any time with a friend
- Eating healthy with plenty of fruit, vegetables & water.
- Soy Shots to smell at any time for connections with fragrance and memory.
It’s helped our family to achieve some healing in the home. Give it a go if you need to unwind.
Some of Outback Aromas Essential Oil candle range
|Sage Sweet grass Cedar|
|Sandalwood & Jaz|
|Sandalwood & Lime|
Love to chat about the lastest flavour that is selling like hot cake Monkey Farts!
We also did a trail with other fragrances –
Some of the other winners in our soy shot trial are Rainwater, Watermelon, Aussie Bush, Lime, Basil & Mandarin.
Ok stop and think about what you just had as a image, you would be wrong. Its not disgusting or horrible its just what the name of
the fragrance. This unique fragrance begins with top notes of fresh bananas and juicy grapefruit, middle notes of kiwi, juicy bubblegum, and strawberries; and a hint of vanilla as a base note.
Its sure to be winner in you home today. I have been around the district with our famour Outback Aromas candles and you should see some of the faces people show us when we ask if they want to try our Monkey Farts candle or soy shots.
IF you want o give it a go Monkey Farts.