As you may have guessed by now, we're very passionate about health and well-being, and the use of essential oils and aromatherapy to enhance and improve one's mental and emotional state.
Back in the early days, when we were developing our products, I posed the question to my late wife and co-founder of the business, Linda, who was a qualified aromatherapist, whether it was possible to be able to create a a range of fragrances that not only smelled incredible, but also harnessed the power of aromatherapy.
And, through a lot of trials and tribulations we were successful. With our customers' help we were able develop the ranges into what they are today.
As an example, our Nirvana range was developed to help bring about a sense of calm and peace. It does so through the combined effects of these essential oils...
Lavender - Lavender works as an anxiolytic (an anxiety reliever) and as a sedative, to increase relaxation and calm, and help bring about sleep
Roman Chamomile - Roman is a mild sedative to calm nerves and reduce anxiety by promoting relaxation
Vetiver - Vetiver is known as a sacred herb valued because of its uplifting, soothing, healing and protective properties
Sweet Orange - Well-known for its uplifting and worry-reducing properties, orange oil carries cheerfulness while simultaneously calming, making it ideal as an overall mood enhancer and relaxant.
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To learn more about Aromatherapy we have included an article that we found to be very informative.
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes it’s called essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health.
Aromatherapy is thought of as both an art and a science. Recently, aromatherapy has gained more recognition in the fields of science and medicine.
How long has aromatherapy been around?
Humans have used aromatherapy for thousands of years. Ancient cultures in China, India, Egypt, and elsewhere incorporated aromatic plant components in resins, balms, and oils. These natural substances were used for medical and religious purposes. They were known to have both physical and psychological benefits.
Essential oils distillation is attributed to the Persians in the 10th century, though the practice may have been in use for a long time prior to this. Information about essential oil distillation was published in the 16th century in Germany. French physicians in the 19th century recognized the potential of essential oils in treating disease.
Medical doctors became more established in the 19th century and focused on using chemical drugs. However, the French and German doctors still recognized the role of natural botanicals in treating illness.
The term “aromatherapy” was coined by a French perfumer and chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé in a book he wrote on the topic that was published in 1937. He had previously discovered the healing potential of lavender in treating burns. The book discusses the use of essential oils in treating medical conditions.
Aromatherapy works through the sense of smell and skin absorption using products such as these:
- aromatic spritzers
- bathing salts
- body oils, creams, or lotions for massage or topical application
- facial steamers
- hot and cold compresses
- clay masks
You can use these alone or in any combination.
There are nearly one hundred types of essential oils available. Generally, people use the most popular oils.
Essential oils are available online, in health food stores, and in some regular supermarkets. It’s important to buy from a reputable producer since the oils aren’t regulated by the FDA. This ensures you’re buying a quality product that is 100 percent natural. It shouldn’t contain any additives or synthetic ingredients.
Each essential oil has an array of unique healing properties, uses, and effects. Combining essential oils to create a synergistic blend creates even more benefits.
Aromatherapy has an array of benefits. It’s said to:
- manage pain
- improve sleep quality
- reduce stress, agitation, and anxiety
- soothe sore joints
- treat headaches and migraines
- alleviate side effects of chemotherapy
- ease discomforts of labour
- fight bacteria, virus, or fungus
- improve digestion
- improve hospice and palliative care
- boost immunity
This article appeared on the Health Line Website. To read the full article, visit their website here - https://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-aromatherapy