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May 5, 2017

Costa Rica is full of delightful scents, blossoms on trees and flowers, leaves and grasses, barks and roots fragrance the air. As you drive down a road or take a walk in the jungle scent subtly plays a large part of the experience. Our olfactory system (nose and brain) works largely on the unconscious and plays a role in our sense of taste, digestion, memory, emotions and sex drive.

Heightening our awareness aromas have been used by man since ancient times both for pleasure and as medicine. Today we call it aromatherapy, highly concentrated volatile oils extracted from plants are know as Essential Oils. They has been used by health professionals in Europe since the 1930’s and in the past 30 years extensive clinical research has been done around the curing the causes of disease and to restore vitality to the body with these oils.

Many plants known for their scents grow in Costa Rica, some are wild, some primarily for food and spices, and some to enhance the landscape with color and scent....

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