"Aromatherapy is the skilled and controlled use of essential oils for physical and emotional 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."
"Aromatherapy can be defined as the controlled use of essential oils to maintain and promote physical, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing."
Aromatherapy was used by the most ancient civilisations and according to most records is at least 6000 years old. Aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, can be defined as the art and science of utilising naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonise and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process.
It was the French perfumer and chemist, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, who coined the term “aromatherapie” in 1937 with his publication of a book by that name. His book “Gattefosse’s Aromatherapy” contains early clinical findings for utilising essential oils for a range of physiological ailments. It seems vital to understand what Gattefosse’s intention for coining the word was, as he clearly meant to distinguish the medicinal application of essential oils from their perfumery applications.
So we can interpret his coining of the word “Aromatherapie” to mean the therapeutic application or the medicinal use of aromatic substances (essential oils) for holistic healing. As the practice of aromatherapy has progressed, over the years, it has adopted a more holistic approach encompassing the whole body, mind and spirit (energy).
I use the finest organic essential oils and base oils. When I am assessing what oils to use for you as an individual I will always take into account the over all health of your mind body and spirit. Aside from the oils I use for your specific aliments, the actual healing touch of massage is beneficial in itself, as it improves lymphatic drainage, circulation and joint mobility, soothes the nerve endings which are all well know catalysts for eliminating pain. The oils not only penetrate the skin and affect the physiology but they also have a wonderful affect on the olfactory system, which transports the beautiful aromas from your nose to your brain, which in turn enhances your emotional wellbeing.
I have a luscious range of Aromatherapy ‘From nature to nurture’ organic superfoods for your skin which includes therapeutic bath products, Eco candles and natural fragrances.
Butterflybees products are 100% natural and I also have an Eco friendly ethos with packaging etc...you can find them on this site, on the shop page!