Aromatherapy, as the name suggests, is ‘healing through aroma’. Formally, it is ‘the therapeutic application or the medicinal use of natural aromatic substances for holistic healing.’
How does it work
When inhaled, the scent molecules travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and especially impact the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain. When applied topically, essential oils take 22 seconds to reach the brain, after 2 minutes they can be found in the bloodstream and within 20 minutes they are already supporting the body systems.
The beginning of Aromatherapy
While making fragrances one day in his laboratory, French chemist René-Maurice Gattefosse burnt his arm very badly and thrust it into the nearest cold liquid - which happened to be a tub of lavender oil. He was surprised to find that the pain lessened considerably and that, far from developing into a normal burn reaction of redness, heat,
inflammation, and blisters, his wound healed very quickly and left no scar. From then on, Gattefosse dedicated the rest of his life to researching the remarkable healing properties of nature's essential oils. It was he who coined the term 'aromatherapy’.
These days the medicines and household goods we use are mostly chemical-based. The cumulative effect of these, and the unknown effects as they react together within us, cannot be good for us.
By taking aromatherapy into our lives we find a way to provide our family and home with the protection and pleasure they need without polluting ourselves or our environment with chemicals.
In doubt about how to begin?
Or, already using but you feel Aromatherapy doesn’t work for you,
Or you’re doubtful about what oil or other products to use for your cause?
We’re offering free interactive sessions with our Aromatherapists. Just share your problems with us, and get the most holistic and chemical-free solution.