The wonders of essential oils.
Essential oils contain constituents that are both calming and stimulating. In fact researchers have found that, depending on the state of the individual, essential oils can be either stimulating or calming. They seem to “know” what is required of them. So, an anxious person will find they receive a calming effect from a particular oil, while another patients who is feeling listless may find a restorative effect from the same oil. In aromatherapy, we refer to these oils as “adaptogens” because the type of effect they induce will depend on what an individual needs to restore their balance.