CPTG essential oils and emotions
How nature and nature-based products can support well-being
CPTG essential oils
When walking in a field or in the woods, or perhaps even in a city, you may have sometimes been attracted by a certain scent. You may have followed this scent with your nose and maybe even turned your head to find out where the scent comes from. You might have paused to smell it more intensely, enjoying the feeling of the pleasure it provided. Perfumes are one of the ways that nature uses to communicate, to attract and to repel, which are the two main activities of the immune system.
Essential oils are aromatic volatile substances that are extracted from plants, fruits, flowers and herbs by steam or pressure distillation. They are the specific molecules that give plants their scent and that make up their immune systems. Once extracted and processed into essential oils, these molecules have the ability to interact with the biochemistry of the human body, whether through the nose, the pores of the skin, or ingestion. This is why we are attracted to certain perfumes and flavours, and why these can have a beneficial effect on our state of mind and our health.
Humans have known about essential oils since ancient times and they have become the object of an increasing number of scientific studies by some of the most prestigious universities and independent laboratories. They are now widely used for their physical-emotional effects. Essential oils are an effective and practical help for sustaining psycho-physical wellbeing and they can be effectively integrated into daily habits.
The process of caring for and cultivating plants, herbs and flowers and of harvesting and distilling them can make a difference on the quality of the essential oils produced and therefore on the impact on our emotional intelligence and general well-being.
In our work, we only use CPTG essential oils in line with the highest level of purity available on the market.
What are CPTG essential oils?
CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) essential oils have a purity that is derived from several factors, linked to the quality and sustainability of their natural and social environment, as well as to the research and care applied in all phases of the production.
Elements that are essential for an essential oil to be qualified as CPTG essential oil are:
- organic farming in places where the product is in its best habitat, where the microclimate and the soil composition allow it to have a high percentage of the main chemical components that determine its specific function. For example, the lavender cultivated in Bulgaria, thanks to the proximity of the Black Sea, has the best percentage of linalool, the main chemical constituent that is responsible for the famous relaxing effects of lavender on our body and our emotions.
- steam or pressure distillation, without the aid of chemical substances and directly at the collection point of raw materials, to ensure that the medicinal properties are intact. Steam distillation is a slow process that naturally allows the volatile molecules to detach themselves from the rest of the plants, flowers, herbs while not reaching a temperature superior to 40 degrees that will destroy the chemical composition. Essential oils derived from citrus fruit are obtained with cold pressure.
- testing carried out by independent external laboratories on the entire production, which control not only the presence of heavy metals and other substances harmful to health, but also ensure that the chemical composition falls within a predefined range in order to guarantee that the essential oils can be used in therapeutic contexts. The results of this analysis are available online at www.sourcetoyou.com, guaranteeing the quality of the products and the rights of consumers to be informed.
- direct agreements with producers that allow them to have a long-term vision. This creates stability through the fair remuneration of the workforce and thereby impacts the whole community, especially in low-income areas. It also guarantees the sustainability of production and collection, avoiding the depletion of natural resources and allowing nature to follow a sustainable, regenerative cycle.
- constant research in cooperation with research institutes and universities to guarantee adequate and calibrated usage suggestions.
- constant training opportunities that are made available to those using the oils in their families or for professional purposes
How should CPTG essential oils be used for strengthening emotional well-being?
Because of their guaranteed purity, CPTG essential oils can be used in several ways throughout the day or night, depending on the needs of the user. They are most commonly used aromatically in cold diffusers or through direct inhalation from the vial. Essential oils can be used topically by direct application on the skin in a pure or diluted way or through the use of beauty and hygiene products based on essential oils. They can also be used internally by ingestion in capsules or when added to food or water.
CPTG essential oils are pure nature in a bottle. This is precisely why they are so effective and once applied (aromatically, topically or internally) their molecules can reach the entire human body within seconds because one drop of essential oils contains 40 million trillion molecules. Candace Pert, the famous neuroscientist, was the first to discover that there are several receptors all over our bodies and not only, as was originally believed, within the brain. Her discovery opened the door to a series of studies that scientifically proved the link between body and soul. In other words, what we feel on an emotional and physical level is the result of bio-chemical processes happening in our body. It is thanks to these receptors all over our body that this information is brought to our brain and processed.
When we apply essential oils, their molecules travel throughout our body, chemically interacting with one another. This chemical reaction influences our well-being and affects whether we feel positive or negative. Each CPTG essential oil has a clear chemical composition that makes it suited to a specific purpose. Wild orange CPTG essential oils, for example, because of its high limonene content has the capacity to influence the production of serotonin, the happiness hormone. This is why smelling wild orange makes us happier as a result of the chemical processes in our body and the communication between the receptors, the brain, and other neuro-receptors.
Making CPTG essential oils part of our daily routines, whether as pure or diluted oils or in products based on essential oils, is a great way to maintain our well-being by preventing and reducing the risk of physical sickness and by making us more resilient towards emotional stress factors.
CPTG essential oils or products based on CPTG essential oils are only available from qualified practitioners and consultants in conjunction with their educational work or from their online shops. We recommend contacting the ones that have been involved in this project if you wish to receive advice on which oils could be best for you and how to introduce them into your personal and professional routine, as well as how to have them sent directly to your home.
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For the past 20 years I have been fascinated with strengthening people and organisations throughout Europe in liminal phases to learn from and for the future with creativity and in harmony with their inner call. At the centre of my methodological approach is above all mindfulness, Otto Scharmer’s “Theory U”, embodiment practices and the healing power of nature and essential oils. Born in Italy, I have lived and worked in many countries. I am currently living in Austria and serving as the president of alp and co-founder of LIMINA and emotion-wise network.
I am certified as an emotions mentor and with AromaTouch, MBSR, Mindful Self-compassion and Mindfulness in Education (with school, teachers and parents), Social Presencing Theater of Arawana Hayashi.