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what is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy

"The therapeutic use of essential oils from plants for the improvement of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being" - NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information)

In essence, aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses essential oils to promote health and well-being.

The word 'Aromatherapy' has been around since the late 1930s, a term invented by French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse to describe the healing benefits of essential oils.

In the early 1900s, after burning his hands badly in a laboratory accident, "He took his bandages off and coated his skin with lavender oil", which to his absolute surprise, did wondrous things to help heal the burn. After his experience and being inspired by what had occurred, he began his extensive research into these amazing essences, and in the late 1930's he gathered his findings and produced a book called 'Aromatherapy', where he wrote about their properties and effects, the benefits they have on disease and illnesses and so much more. This book has since been translated and illustrated but is still used to this day. Learn more about the History behind Aromatherapy and essential oils.

You would mostly expect to see these oils being used in a beauty therapy salon or a spa, or during a massage, but times have moved on and these essential oils are becoming more readily available to all.

Although some can be expensive, these oils offer amazing benefits you won't find in synthetic medicines or fragrances. The reality of this cannot be ignored and has been handed down through the ages from the most ancient of civilisations.

Aromatherapy sees experienced therapists and professionals blending essences for their properties, to create aromatherapy oils to help with certain ailments, issues, and emotions. Our Aromatherapy products are expertly blended and created to support these issues easily in the comfort of your own home.

what is aromatherapy good for?

 

As stated throughout history, Aromatherapy is good for the mind, emotions, body, and spirit and in almost all avenues of life. Essential oils contain many healing properties including anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, stimulants, calmatives, anti-depressants, antiseptics and so many more.

For example, we have a range of blends to help support some issues in everyday life, two of them being:

Relax Blend - contains calmative, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic properties.

Soothe blend - contains antiviral, antiseptic, decongestant, stimulanting properties.

...and many more.

 

Explore our range of Essential Oil Blends to see more.

Essential oil blends are also great for the body when diluted in a carrier oil and used to massage over an area of pain. For example, our Comfort essential oil blend would be a fantastic blend to use therapeutically to help with menstrual and menopausal symptoms as it contains oils with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties for pain and inflammation.

How to use Aromatherapy essential oils?

There are many ways that you can use essential oils for Aromatherapy in the home.

 

You of course have the option to use Aromatherapy in the form of Candles, Reed diffusers, and Wax Melts. These options contain a blend of natural ingredients and pure essential oils, or you have our pure essential oils bottle blends, which are blends that I have put together for their therapeutic properties. These blends contain the pure essences extracted from the named plants through different extraction processes. Learn more about how essential oils are made

These oils are available in 10ml amber dropper bottles and can be added to your diffuser, bath, or massage oil and used in many other ways. If you would like to try all 9 of our blends, order our Sample Blend box and find a blend that works for you.

Learn more about dilutions and how to use essential oils on the body.

15 Simple and Easy ways to use essential oils

Or download our 12-page guide 15 Simple & Easy Ways to use Essential Oils in your daily life, which includes methods and directions for the home and body.