Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils. Essential oils are the remarkable components of certain plants. Each essential oil can contain over 100 chemical components, making them very complex. They serve a wide range of functions to their plant producers, such as protection and defense. When those essential oils are extracted from the plants, usually via steam distillation, the resulting product is highly concentrated and an intense source of therapeutic benefits. Essential oils are up to 100 times more concentrated than dried herbs, which is why using correct dilutions in carrier oils is so important.
Aromatherapy can benefit us in so many areas. It can:
- Support our immunity
- Increase mental alertness and focus
- Help us relax and sleep
- Support our ability to handle stress, anxiety, and depression
- Help us cope with cold and allergy symptoms
- Support us through hormonal challenges
- Settle mild digestive discomfort
- Aid with muscle soreness
- Enhance meditation, ritual, and spiritual practices
- And so much more
Aromatherapy works via two pathways: The sense of smell (olfaction), and through the skin (topical). They should not be taken internally, other than exceptional circumstances, under medical supervision. More information on essential oil safety can be found here.
Our Essential Oils: We use only the highest quality, organic essential oils. We obtain these from well established, highly reputable companies that are certified as using ethical, organic, and sustainable business practices. Most of our essential oils are GC/MS tested to ensure purity.
Our Carrier Oils: Just as essential oils are potent products of nature, rich in therapeutic properties, so too are the fixed (carrier) oils produced by seeds. Our carrier oils, like our essential oils, are 100% pure, natural and organic. We use unrefined oils, to preserve the vitamins, antioxidants, and healthy lipid profile of the oils.
Our topical blends are in a base of jojoba “oil,” which is technically a wax. Of all the carrier oils, jojoba wax is the closest to the oil (sebum) produced by human skin, so it absorbs fully and easily, with no greasy feel. It is also odorless and is very stable, so it has a long shelf life. We only use first press, premium quality, organic jojoba wax.