Our essential oils are unique because we distill many of them on-site using copper alembic stills. After distillation the oils are sent to an independant Australian laboratory for testing. All oils are derived from organically grown and sustainably harvested plants that we collect locally. All other oils not distilled by us are obtained directly from other essential oil distilleries within Australia and all over the world, including Asia and Europe.
How do you feel when you walk into a florist shop, walk amongst a lovely garden or go for a driving in a rainforest? Do you open up your lungs and take several deep breaths? When entering hospital or treatment room does your breathing tend to become shallower? Does a faint whiff of a particular scent bring back sensations and feelings from the long forgotten past?
Our sense of smell has a profound effect, influencing us even when we are not necessarily aware.
Aromatherapy is a word to describe when essential oils are used in a positive way to maintain good health and revitalize the body, mind and spirit. The most common and effective ways to use them are by external application to the skin or via direct inhalation. Ingestion of an essential oil is less common but may be indicated by some practitioners for digestive orders.
It is the odoriferous molecules of essential oils that make up the aroma which is inhaled. Although aromatherapy products are applied externally, their penetrative power is sufficiently great for them to act on organs adjacent to areas to which the topical applications are made. Essential oils are extracted using different methods from many varieties of trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses and flowers. The oils are a natural product of plants found in the roots, stems, bark, leaves, fruits and flowers of different plant species. They are also be found in the sap and wood. There are over 400 oils in general use today by professional practitioners. Each oil has different therapeutic effects and fragrant properties. Factors affecting an essential oil’s quality include the method of extraction, storage conditions, and ecological variables such as soil type, climate, use of chemicals whilst grown, the time of harvest, and genetics.
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