mind, body, soul
is the practice of using scents to bring about physical and
emotional changes in our bodies.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to calm, boost or heal your mind, body, and spirit.
Ancient texts from Asia, the Mediterranean, and Egypt describe the rituals involved in making healing ointments, medicated oils, poultices, and perfumes.
The Chinese and the Greeks are credited as the first civilizations to use essential oils therapeutically. The Chinese used aromatic oils for mood enhancement, while Hippocrates (Greece), dubbed the Father of Medicine, is believed to have used them for healing.
It was only In 1937, that “aromatherapy” was coined by French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse after lavender oil helped heal an infected burn.
How do you make Essential oils?
There are two ways to produce essential oils: distillation or pressing.
- In pressing extractions, we squeeze the whole plant and collect the oil that seeps out. We then strain the oil of plant remnants and bottle it for use. It takes a lot of raw material to make a little essential oil- about 60 whole roses will be needed to produce one drop of oil.
- When aromatic plants are distilled (usually by steam distillation), the temperature sensitive essences undergo chemical changes and turn into essential oils themselves.
- Pure Essential Oils
- Room Sprays
- Roll Ons
How does it work?
Your senses provide the brain with information about your environment. The nervous system processes smell, taste, touch, sight, and sound before providing useful information to the brain about your surroundings. Aromatherapy oils are often used by massage therapists and facialists to relax you, and some spas have HVAC systems that actually scent the air.
In humans, smell is considered to be both our most primitive and most advanced sense. It is the brain’s direct link to its environment, as anything we smell is the result of tiny particles of that substance breaking off and entering our nose. Smells bring us a direct connection to memories and emotions. Ancient traditions and practitioners have identified various healing properties within each essential oil, and they use these markers to assign beneficial uses. Some of these properties, such as anti-inflammatory and analgesic, are known in western medicine to promote targeted healing.
Types of Aromatherapy:
Just to name a few that are being used in our Fachie products...
- Rose Oil has the highest frequency of all essential oils. It enhances every single cell, bringing balance and harmony to the body. It is known to strengthen and balance the heart chakra, inspire positive feelings, and promote spiritual growth.
- Sage has been used by Native Americans for the ritualistic purpose of cleansing and removing negative energy. Burning White Sage, known as smudging, has recently been shown to be effective at neutralizing bacteria in spaces as well.
- Lavender is known for its ability to calm the nervous system, lift the mood and even lower blood pressure. Research links lavender usage to less anxiety, depression, and better sleep.
- This is a good choice if you're feeling a bit under the weather, as eucalyptus has been shown to help open the sinuses and soothe headaches and mental fog.