Aromatherapy is a gentle, but effective method of healing while enhancing the mind, body and spirit through the use of natural oils from aromatic plants, trees and grasses. Aromatherapy provides a valuable alternative to chemical-based medicines.

Essential oils come from all over the world, and the same species of plant grown in different countries under different soil and altitude conditions will produce oils that differ in their chemical make-up and therapeutic properties. For example, lavender grown in the South of France has a high ester content, which is soothing and healing for the skin. Lavender grown in Bulgaria has a higher alcohol content, which possesses good astringent properties and is cleansing for the skin. Lavender grown in England has a sweeter smell, than that grown in France, where the aroma of the oil is more heady and deep.

There is evidence to show that immunity and resistance to disease is linked to attitudes and behavior.  In today’s busy world, life is a time of chaos, crisis and great opportunity. That in turn creates stress, whether it is constructive or destructive. Studies have shown that depression, as a psychological state, is not sufficient on its own to predict a diminished immune system.  

Aromatherapy addresses itself to the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of those who need care. It views health as a positive state, not as the absence of disease. When you smell and enjoy the aroma of the essential oil you are using, tiny molecules penetrate the body via the nose and send tiny chemical messages to the brain to uplift the mind and spirit.