Aromatherapy

“An oil absorbed through the skin for it’s healing quality is valuable only in essential form, a synthetic reproduction should never be used for aromatherapy. Synthetic oils are used most often because they are far less expensive than essential oils.”

Susan Miller Cavitch – “The Natural Soap Book”

 

PROFESSIONAL AROMATHERAPIST

Practitioners of Aromatherapy believe that the chemical molecules that make up essential oil, are absorbed through the skin into the blood stream where they can affect the whole body & promote our own bodies natural healing mechanisms.

Aromatherapy Essential oils & Immunity

 
“INTELLIGENT CHEMISTRY”

Essential oils contain hundreds of molecules that work together & can kill virus & Bacteria & support our bodies health. Unlike drugs… Viruses DO NOT DEVELOP RESISTANCE to essential oils because each batch of essential oil is unique depending on growing season, temperature range, time of harvest & more.  For this reason essential oils can be effective at supporting well being.

CAREFUL > Essential oils are Highly concentrated Volatile organic molecules (organic chemicals). Always dilute pure essential oil in carrier oil before applying on the skin.  DO NOT INGEST essential oils.

Essential oils  are the life force that make up herbs & plants.  Herbs, Plants, Trees, Moss, Roots, or Seeds, all  store their oils in different areas. For example  Sweet orange stores it’s volatile oils in it’s skin/rind. Rose holds its volatile oil in it’s flower petals. Cedar holds its volatile oils in it’s wood. Carrot holds it’s volatile oil in it’s seed. And ginger holds its volatile oil in it’s root.  The oils in the plants are there to serve a vital purpose, To enable its life force by either to protecting itself from it’s predators. And or to attract it’s precious pollinators. All essential oils are natural antiseptics, &  some essential oils are antibacterial eg. oregano, eucalyptus, tea tree, patchouli & lemongrass. Pure essential oils should always be diluted with carrier oils, or salts before being applied to the skin or added to a bath.

 

AROMATHERAPY IS NOT “NEW AGE” ~ A HISTORY~

1904 Cuthbert Hall proved that natural eucalyptus oil was more effective than it’s synthesized counterpart.

425 B.C. Hippocrates the ‘Father of Medicine’ advocated the value of fragrance,  teaching that ” A daily aromatic bath or massage is excellent for the health ”

1700 A.D. Essential oils were used in Main stream Medicine.

*The suggested benefits & suggested qualities of the ingredients posted &  included in Osha Mae Soap products are subject to have varying results from individual to individual. As human’s we are each as unique and individual as the living ingredients that we are using from batch to batch! We sincerley hope that you enjoy your experiences with our products!

Aromatherapy offers diverse benefits depending on the essential oil or oil combination and application.

History

Aromatic plants have been employed for their healing, preservative, and pleasurable qualities throughout recorded history in both the East and West. As early as 1500 B.C. There is evidence that the Chinese may have recognized the benefits of herbal and aromatic remedies much earlier than this. Ayurveda, a practice of traditional Indian medicine that dates back over 2,500 years, also used aromatic herbs for treatment. The Romans were well-known for their use of fragrances. They bathed with botanicals and integrated them into their state and religious rituals. The Greeks, with a growing awareness of the medicinal properties of herbs, as well.

Written records of herbal distillation are found as early as the first century A.D., and around 1000 A.D., the noted Arab physician and naturalist Avicenna described the distillation of rose oil from rose petals, and the medicinal properties of essential oils in his writings. However, it wasn’t until 1937, when French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé published Aromatherapie: Les Huiles essentielles, hormones végétales, that aromatherapie, or aromatherapy, was introduced in Europe as a medical discipline.

In the late 20th century, French physician Jean Valnet used botanical aromatics as a front line treatment for wounded soldiers in World War II. He wrote about his use of essential oils and their healing and antiseptic properties, in his 1964. French biochemist Mauguerite Maury popularized the cosmetic benefits of essential oils.

1977 – Robert Tisserand wrote the first English language book on the subject, The Art of Aromatherapy, which introduced massage as an adjunct treatment to aromatherapy and sparked its popularity in the United Kingdom.

In aromatherapy, essential oils are carefully selected for their medicinal properties. As essential oils are absorbed into the bloodstream through application to the skin or inhalation, their active components trigger certain pharmalogical effects (e.g., pain relief).

In addition to physical benefits, aromatherapy has strong psychological benefits. The volatility of an oil, or the speed at which it evaporates in open air, is thought to be linked to the specific psychological effect of an oil. As a rule of thumb, oils that evaporate quickly are considered emotionally uplifting, while slowly-evaporating oils are thought to have a calming effect.

 

The Molecular Biology of Smell

The olfactory systems of humans consists of several million olfactory sensory neurons arrayed in a sensory epithelium located inside the nasal cavity. Each of these sensory neurons espresses one of approximately 350 odorant receptor genes.