I get that question pretty regularly. Many people think it is about only smell or perfumes and actually some of it is about smell but it is truly about the medicinal use of plant oils. According to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy it is "also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit."
"It was the French perfumer and chemist, Rene- Maurice Gattefosse, who coined the term “aromatherapie” in 1937 with his publication of a book by that name. His book “Gattefosse’s Aromatherapy” contains early clinical findings for utilizing essential oils for a range of physiological ailments. It seems vital to understand what Gattefosse’s intention for coining the word was, as he clearly meant to distinguish the medicinal application of essential oils from their perfumery applications.
So we can interpret his coining of the word “Aromatherapie” to mean the therapeutic application or the medicinal use of aromatic substances (essential oils) for holistic healing. As the practice of aromatherapy has progressed, over the years, it has adopted a more holistic approach encompassing the whole body, mind and spirit (energy)."
I personally love this because we are one unit, body and mind. Essential oils not only affect our mind but can have a profound impact on our body. They can be a very useful part of your health and wellness regimen. What can Essential Oils and Aromatherapy do for me?
Do you suffer from muscle tension or irritation from repetitive use or overuse? Tension creeping up your neck into your head? The Muscle blends were designed to work with your body to restore balance and get you off the sidelines. OR Do you just feel the grouch factor increasing? Stress got you down? The Mood blends use essential oils shown to assist in reducing stress and tension, support your emotional well-being and bring harmony back into your day. Our essential oil blends and products use pure, quality essential oils and ingredients specifically designed for therapeutic properties. W work with pure essential oils and ingredients that have been ethically sourced, are organic and/or wild-crafted and hand make every item in small batches in house.
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What are essential oils
Basic information explaining what essential oils are.