What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the practice of using volatile oils – known as essential oils – to promote psychological and physical well-being.

Essential oils are the pure ‘essences’ found in flowers, berries, grasses, roots, seeds, bark, fruits and herbs, and are extracted mainly by steam or water distillation. All oils have their own unique character, aroma and therapeutic properties; as they are highly concentrated, a little goes a long way.

Essential oils consist of tiny aromatic chemicals that aid in a variety of health, beauty and hygiene conditions. We can benefit from these via massage, bathing, vaporisation and inhalation (see the How to use your Essential Oils section).

Before using essential oils, please refer to the Essential Oil Safety section on this website or the leaflet which comes with the products.