The Benefits Of Aromatherapy

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 oil, 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 oil 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 relaxed while others will energize.

How to use

Prepare for a good night’s sleep by sprinkling a few drops of Calming Blend Essential Oil on your bed linen before you climb into bed.