aro·ma·ther·a·py - noun - The use of volatile plant oils, including
essential oils, for psychological and physical well-being.
Aromatherapy is defined as the use of pure, therapeutic grade
essential oils to facilitate the health of body, mind and spirit.
Scent is the most enduring of our senses. It has the power to
transform our emotions, and heal our bodies. It can take us to
another place and time.
Let us guide
you to your aroma destination...
|As a holistic therapy,
aromatherapy is believed to benefit both the mind and
body. Here, the aromatic substances from a flower
stimulates the olfactory bulb and neurons. The desired
emotional response (such as relaxation) is activated
from the limbic system of the brain.
It is an all encompassing treatment
which incorporates the senses of touch and smell. The pleasurable
scents of the essential oils work to relieve stress, and comfort the
mind, balance emotions and treat numerous physical ailments.
Add in soothing massage and hot muscle relaxing baths, which are
regular recommendations in the aromatherapy treatment and its no
wonder why people would choose this powerful modality of healing.
Organic essential oils distilled for therapeutic aromatherapy are
potent natural remedies and represent the life force of the plant!
Essential oils and aromatherapy can be very effective for many
alternative medicine applications. But using therapeutic
quality organic essential oils is VERY important to obtain good
Each of the essential
oils used in Aromatherapy can be used either alone or in
combinations to create a desired effect.
The aromatherapy oils are found in
different parts of the plant such as the flowers, twigs, leaves and
bark, or in the rind of fruit. For example, in roses essential oils
are found in the flowers, in basil it is in the leaves, in
sandalwood in the wood, and so on.
The methods used to extract the
essential oil are time consuming and expensive and require a high
degree of expertise. Given that it takes in excess of 220 pounds of
rose petals to produce only 4 or 5 teaspoonfuls of oil, it is a
process probably best left to professionals!
Due to the large quantity of plant
material required, pure essential oils are expensive, but they are
also highly effective - only a few drops at a time are required to
achieve the desired aromatherapy effects. Synthetic oils are
available at a lesser price, but they do not have the healing
aromatherapy powers of the natural oils
Essential oils have an immediate
impact on our sense of smell, also known as "olfaction". When an
essential oil is inhaled, olfactory receptor cells are stimulated
and the impulse is transmitted to the emotional center of the brain,
or "limbic system".