“Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived”
~ Helen Keller
Aromatherapy has been around for centuries
dating back to ancient civilizations to the present day boom of the essential oil industry. It is a process that uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering one’s mood, cognitive, psychological or physical well being.
While that definition is a little dry, it accurately captures the benefits gained through aromatherapy.
A pioneer in the area of aromatherapy
Cleopatra appeared in the historical scene of Egypt in 50 B.C.E. as an intelligent & ambitious young queen who also became the centre of interest of prominent Roman kings like Julius Caesar. Her secret to her exquisite beauty has been a point of interest for both men and women around the world since. As a charismatic ruler, she was known to have employed potent natural ingredients of delicate flowers with her knowledge of using the rich plant & mineral resources of Egypt in progressive ways to enhance her beauty, to enchant and heal those in need with her perfumes and healing oils, as well has her knowledge of plant medicine.
The rise of the perfume industry
As the rise of the perfume industry thrived, so too did the everyday uses of aromatherapy not only in the cosmetic industry but also the holistic and conventional health industries as well. With today’s climate of stress, insomnia and anxiety, more people than ever are relying on the therapeutic values of both essential oils for example, in meditation and yoga to herbal oils for natural skin care to several categories along the spectrum of mind, body, spirit wellness.
Essential oils are derived from the pure essence of a plant; when used properly, it can have physical and psychological benefits including (but not limited to) relieving stress, helping to prevent insomnia, and increasing energy to reduce fatigue.
The inhaled aroma of the essential oils can help to stimulate brain function, while the absorption of the herbal infused oils through the skin can assist in whole body wellness.
Herb infused oils can also help to greatly increase oxygen in the body, increase the effectiveness of massage therapy, help to detoxify the body, and help cells assimilate nutrients more efficiently.
While it may be difficult to believe, the power of plant therapy can heal the body, invigorate the mind and the rejuvenate the spirit; all through the sense of smell.
I incorporate aromatherapy in nearly all of the services offered including customized blends for skin health and healing, massage oils for circulation and lymphatic drainage as well as for muscle strain and overall relaxation. You may purchase specific custom blends and herbal infused oils from me or you can purchase essential oils directly from the manufacturer from me at wholesale savings to you as by client.