AROMATHERAPY makes use of the essential oils of a large number of aromatic plants, shrubs and trees extracted in very specific low temperature methods. It affects both the physical and mental state of an individual.
The antiseptic properties of certain oils, such as thyme, were greatly appreciated by the ancient Romans and Greeks as a fumigating agent, while the Australian aborigines used eucalyptus and lately tee tree oil. Myrrh and Frankincense were two of the gifts the Christ child received at his birth. Basil is another example of a plant that has been used by many different cultures for thousands of years and is regarded to be sacred in India to the god Krishna.
AROMATHERAPY is an age-old form of therapy derived from herbal medicine. The Greeks, Romans, Chinese, Egyptians, Arabs, Persians and the aboriginal people of Australia, India and Africa are all known to have used plant oils as perfumes, medicines and incense. Cleopatra among other historical figures used oils to soothe, heal or create an atmosphere – romantic or relaxing.
The French chemist, Rene Gattefosse coined the term AROMATHERAPY when he discovered by accident that lavender oil had a beneficial effect on burnt skin. During WWII another Frenchman, Jean Valnet discovered that essential oils were invaluable in the treatment of wounds and the psychological state of the individual.
AROMATHERAPY is used among other things for skin care, circulation, muscles & joints, respiratory system, digestive system, genitourinary & endocrine systems, immune and nervous system.