Essential oils are extractions created from many parts of a plant, tree or shrub which can include and vary from the flower, leaf, resin, bark, root, twig, seed, berry, rind and rhizome. Essential oils can enter the body through the nose (inhalation) and the skin (applied externally)

When you inhale essential oils, the aroma is lead directly through our brain and respiratory system through the olfactory nerve cells in our nose. The molecules of essential oils attach themselves to the oxygen molecules in our lungs which are circulated throughout every cell in our bodies. When the molecules of essential oil are dispersed, the body will activate its ability to improve health and heal itself. Essential oils have been proven to have incredible medicinal properties that can strengthen the self-healing processes by indirect stimulation of the immune system

Essential oils create a sense of emotional wellbeing through the mind, body and spirit

The four modes of interaction essential oils have with the human body include:

Pharmacological – effects of chemical changes which take place when an essential oil enters the blood stream and reacts with hormones and enzymes

Physiological – affects the systems of the body resulting in sedation or stimulated

Psychological – an individual’s response to the inhalation of the essential oil

Holistic – the human body’s total response to an essential oil which may or may not include some or all of four modes

Astara Collective highly recommend keeping your essential oil blends in a cool, dry space that does not have bright light. Essential oils will polymerise if left in bright light

Astara Collective highly recommend removing crystals and florals prior to burning to ensure safety and a clean, even burn for longevity

When you light your candle for the first time, always allow the wax to burn so that it melts across the entire surface to the edges and pools to the edges of the container. This will effectively assist in preventing tunnelling and help promote an even burn for the duration of the candle's life

Try to ensure that your wick is always kept to 5mm long at all times. We recommend trimming the wick every 3 hours of burn time. When trimming, always extinguish the flame, let the candle cool down to room temperature, remove any wick debris and trim the wick before relighting

Astara Collective highly recommend consulting your physician regarding the use of essential oils during pregnancy and breastfeeding

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