The roots of Aromatherapy can be traced back more than 3,500 years and the history of essential oils is intertwined with the history of herbal medicine.
Throughout the history of herbal medicine, herbs, aromas and essential oils have been revered as sacred and useful in day-to-day life. Herbal medicine has been used for more than treating minor ailments and disease; it has been instrumental in providing life-enhancing benefits. In most ancient cultures, people believed plants to be magical, and for thousands of years herbs were used as much for ritual as they were for medicine and food.
Aromatic plants in the form of oil and incense were elements of religious and therapeutic practices in early cultures worldwide. In addition, anointment with perfumes and fragrant oils was an almost universal practice.
In addition, fourth-century Greek philosopher Aristotle, who is widely hailed as the first genuine scientist in history, noted his belief that plants had psyches. His student, Theophrastus of Athens continued this and investigated everything about plants including how scents affected the emotions. He wrote several volumes on botany including ‘The History of Plants’, which became one of the three most important botanical science references for centuries to come. He is generally referred to today as the Founder of Botany.
The power of scent should not be underestimated. It can be a boost to our emotions and mental well-being. Odours can even change our mood.
There are many different ways to explore the benefits of Aromatherapy, and I have chosen the following to deliver my products:
– Via cosmetic aromatherapy, which combines essential oils with facial, skin, body and hair care products such as soap, bath salts and shampoo bars.
– Via olfactory aromatherapy, which releases essential oils into the environment around you – my Aromatherapy Candles and wax melts are the perfect solution to help with relaxation, anxiety, stress relief and for sleep preparation.
My range of therapeutic products will fill your room with effective and beautiful scents.