Aromatherapy has been used for centuries to help with a wide variety of conditions. Conditions like insomnia, the common cold, and headaches can all be eased with the use of certain essential oils. The specialists who use this holistic form of healing to help their clients are called aromatherapists.
Our in-house aromatherapists are now available for consultations regarding all of your essential oil questions. They can help point you to the correct essential oil or blended oil that will best suit your needs. To reach one of our aromatherapists email us with your top health concerns and they will create a custom plan just for you.
What Is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years as a healing treatment that utilizes plant extracts to increase health and well-being. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body and mind simultaneously.
Although aromatherapy has been around for centuries, it has recently become a staple in the medicine cabinets of those who are looking to avoid unnatural treatments and want to opt for a more holistic approach to healing.
Origins of Aromatherapy
Aromatics have been used in ancient cultures for thousands of years. Greek mythology states that the gods were given the gift of perfumes. The word “aromatherapy” was first coined in the 1920s by French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse. Gattefosse popularized the word after a burn incident spurred his curiosity about the healing power of essential oils. Gattefosse burned his hand while working and stuck it in a vat of lavender. He realized that it was an excellent and instantaneous pain reliever. He used his findings to treat soldiers during World War I and published studies on his journals to support the use of essential oils for healing.
Prior to Gattefosse’s naming of the treatment regimen, the Egyptians used essential oils and some of the more rare oils are said to have been more valuable than gold. The ancient civilizations in China, India, and Greece all used essential oils medicinally as well.
In China, doctors used sandalwood to treat cholera, while the traditional Indian herbal healing medicine practice of Ayurveda uses an assortment of plant-based oil blends to treat patients for a vast array of illnesses.
How Can Aromatherapy Help Me?
There are many ailments and maladies that aromatherapy can help you manage. While aromatherapy is a highly effective treatment for a number of health issues, it’s always a good idea to consult with an aromatherapist to ensure that you are using the right oil or blends for what ails you. Here’s a brief overview of just some of the most common uses for essential oils:
- Pain management
- Stress and anxiety reduction
- Muscle and joint pain
- Headache relief
- Reduce the prevalence of bacteria, fungus, and molds
- Upset stomach
- Increased immunity to illnesses
- Skin conditions
Talk To An Aromatherapist Today
Our staff aromatherapists can help you choose the right blends or standalone oils to help ease your aches and pains or to help you get a good night’s rest. To get a customized essential oil profile from one of our expert aromatherapists today, send us an email and we’ll get back to you with a personally tailored essential oil outline to help you find your perfect oil combinations.
There’s no better blend than informed and holistic healing. Contact us today to find out how essential oils can improve your health and well-being.
“Aromatherapy is a caring, hands-on therapy which seeks to induce relaxation, to increase energy, to reduce the effects of stress and to restore lost balance to mind, body and soul.”