​When essential oils are  introduced into the bloodstream, these phytochemical compounds are metabolised by the body to produce the substances and chemical reactions that stimulate the desired therapeutic effect. 


Massage, inhalation, baths, compresses and topical applications are the best application pathways and once in the bloodstream, it normally takes 20-70 minutes for the resultant, secondary metabolites to take effect. 

Please note that essential oils are very potent and should never be placed on the skin without first diluting with a carrier oil such as coconut or sunflower oil. in the united kingdom, they are for external use only. keep away from children, animals & naked flames.


How aromatherapy works