Jurlique was founded on the deep belief in the healing power of nature, and aromatherapy has been a vital part of our holistic approach to skin care since we began.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy involves the use of aromatic plant materials, particularly essential oils, to alter one’s mood and promote wellbeing.
As the name suggests, its primary benefits come from inhaling the scent of these essential oils, which have a predominantly psychological effect.
The history of Aromatherapy
While the word ‘aromatherapy’ was only coined in the 1930s, the use of aromatics is as old as civilization itself. Ancient Egyptians used incense for celebrations and ancient Romans for healing purposes. The 1950s onwards saw the development of holistic aromatherapy.
This increasingly saw essential oils being used not just in massage, but as psycho-therapeutic substances capable of changing one’s mood.
Benefits of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment that enhances wellbeing by treating the mind, body and spirit.
It works by stimulating the body’s olfactory system or sense of smell with essential plant oils. When the olfactory receptors in the nose detect the aromas of these oils, it triggers the brain’s limbic system, which controls the emotions.
The benefits of aromatherapy vary depending on the essential oils used. Some will soothe and relaxe while others will energise.
They draw on our rich heritage of promoting wellbeing by making it easy for all of us to reconnect to nature.
How to use
Close your eyes and mouth and spray your Aromatherapy Mist from above your head. Inhale deeply and let it transform your mood and wellbeing with a Revitalising, Calming or Balancing scent.