Sunday, May 25, 2014

What is Aromatherapy?

According to the National Association of Holistic Arometherapy, Aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.  It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process.

It was the French perfumer and chemist, Rene- Maurice Gattefosse, who coined the term “aromatherapie” in 1937 with his publication of a book by that name. His book “Gattefosse’s Aromatherapy” contains early clinical findings for utilizing essential oils for a range of physiological ailments. It seems vital to understand what Gattefosse’s intention for coining the word was, as he clearly meant to distinguish the medicinal application of essential oils from their perfumery applications.

So we can interpret his coining of the word “Aromatherapie” to mean the therapeutic application or the medicinal use of aromatic substances (essential oils) for holistic healing. As the practice of aromatherapy has progressed, over the years, it has adopted a more holistic approach encompassing the whole body, mind and spirit (energy).
"Aromatherapy is... the skilled and controlled use of essential oils for physical and emotional health and well being."  Valerie Cooksley
You'll Need A Diffuser 

The Solum Nox aromatherapy diffuser is a theraputic grade ultrasonic nebulizer designed with serious practitioners in mind. Our units are made from wood and glass use no heat or water to vaporize oils.


The Solum Nox wood base is a beautiful dark wood round base with a choice of glass bottle diffuser bottle. 

There are three beautiful choices of glass tops to choose from: Merus, Vitis and Telum. 


The Salum Nox line is designed to cycle with 10 drops of aromatherapy oil or carrier oil - and automatically turn off.