Aromatherapy



Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.

The actual term “aromatherapy” first originated in 1937 when French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse invented the word after a burn incident spurred his curiosity about the healing power of essential oils. On the heels of Gattefosse’s “discovery” that lavender oil helped to cure his burn, French surgeon Jean Valnet used essential oils to help heal soldiers’ wounds in World War II, proving the medical benefits of aromatherapy.

Essential oils, or aromatherapy oils, are the aromatic essence of a plant. These highly concentrated liquid oils are the foundation of aromatherapy, which is based on the idea that the aromatic oil from a plant has healing properties.

Essential oils should not be confused with perfumes or other fragrance oils. Essential oils are natural to the plant, whereas fragrance oils are chemically produced to mimic certain aromatic scents for perfumes, colognes, candles, etc.

At the Savvy Soaperie we DO NOT use any chemically produced fragrances in any of our products.

Remember that aromatherapy can greatly benefit your health, but is not a cure for ailments. It’s a complementary treatment used to help alleviate symptoms.

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All information contained within this site is not intended to replace or substitute a diagnosis or treatment given by a pharmacist, physician, or any other licensed health-care professional. The Savvy Soaperie products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.


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