Our Love of Aromatherapy
By Sarah Cox, Jun 8 2018 02:00PM
From the 11th to the 17th of June IFA are celebrating Aromatherapy Awareness Week and we just wanted to share with you why aromatherapy is at the heart what we do.
Our sense of smell has a powerful impact on our emotional and physical wellbeing. Our sense of smell is powerful for a reason: it stops us eating food that will poison us, such as fish that has 'turned' and could kill us!
The flip side of our nose protecting us from danger, is that it draws us towards what is good for us! There is an overwhelming urge to stick our noses into freshly opened rose buds and 'drink' the heavy scent deep intoour body. When we smell something pleasant we release a chemical called dopamine in our brain and receive a happy high from the experience. The brain then demands more aromas to get another little high. The fabulous 11th Century German Benedictine Abbess, Hildegard of Bingen who was a mystic and visionary, successfully treated people for illnesses by draping cloth over certain flowers at night to capture the flowery dew which her clients would drink in the morning. She understood the power of plants, scent and homeopathy even then!
These days we have cultivated wonderful systems to distil the scent and properties of flowers and plants on a larger scale to help with health and wellbeing. Aromatherapy has the ability to calm or stimulate the mind depending on the plant. As smell is associated with experiences, nothing is more wonderful than having an aromatherapy massage, reiki, reflexology or healing combining smell of beautiful flowers with relaxation and peace.
To create our growing collection of oils and sprays we fine tuned 8 beuatiful blends all containing the highest quality essentail oils and crystal energy to soothe the mind, body and soul. Shop here.