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Aromachology to Turn Your Home into a Haven
Two scientific disciplines that often go hand in hand are aromatherapy and aromachology. You may already be acquainted with the term aromatherapy. In this medical area, essential oils are used to prevent or cure diseases, often in the form of massage, inhalation and water immersion. Who would question the effectiveness of a pleasant massage to unwind both physically and mentally? The qualities of eucalyptus vapors in case of a cold beyond all doubt - and don't you love the mild taste of a valerian infusion which makes you slumber so much better?
Aromachologists work in more subtle ways. In contrast with aromatherapists, they study the influence of odors on human behavior and examine the relationship between feelings and emotions. They focus on the effects of odors on relaxation, sensuality, happiness and well-being. Our superb-quality Aromatech® products are highly valued by the world's most renowned aromachologists. After all, you only need to sprinkle a few drops on the diffuser pad and within minutes, the room is filled with a pleasant aroma. Not only does it offer a nice fragrance, but also specific benefits to the mood and mind.
On the Way to Rediscovery
For far too long, we have been unaware of the impressive qualities which perfumes and fragrances hold. We didn't know of the astonishing effects they may have on our temper and spirit. The science of aromachology itself is age-old and has been passed through the generations to modern times. Yet, with the advent of synthetic drugs and the industrialization of their production, the knowledge was all but pushed to the background. Even worse, doctors became skeptic about the use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes and dismissed the notion of treatment by diffusing essential oils.
This is ironic, considering that a precursor to aspirin, one of the first and most famous drugs in the world, is in fact found in leaves from the willow tree. Anyone who has ever read the "Earth's Children" epic fiction novels by Jane M. Auel will nod in agreement. Throughout history, herbs and flowers have been the providers of trusted treatments and therapies.
Luckily, the attitudes of certain doctors and specialists started changing by the end of the 20th century. In 1982, aromachology acquired its present name. From then on, organizations such as the Fragrance Foundation, the International Federation of Aromatherapists and the International Fragrance Association started dedicating themselves to comprehend the workings of fragrant plants, flowers and herbs on the olfactory system. Nearly forty years later, a lot of nearly forgotten information has reemerged, and researchers can show the first results of scientific tests. Some doctors may still be skeptical about the use of essential oils for physical and mental treatment but generally will allow them as an additional or alternative remedy. At least this is positive.
The Confrontation with Someone Suffering from a Mental Disorder
According to the NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health), mental illnesses affect tens of millions of people in the United States and across the globe each year. Are there more cases than ten, twenty, fifty or two hundred years ago? It's difficult to tell since we've only just started counting such numbers. However, we cannot close our eyes to the facts. While you personally may rejoice in perfect physical and mental health, other people are suffering from anxiety disorders, autism, ADHD, depression, schizophrenia or other mental illnesses.
Are you a parent, loved one, sibling, friend or relative? While it may be a challenge, your acceptance, love and boundary setting are pivotal. Knowledge is power, so inform yourself well about the specific ailment. Be aware that the internet offers reliable resources as well as quacks, so choose your source of information wisely. Even worse, some people will present themselves as specialists, but in truth, they don't care. They just want you to buy their (usually over-priced) products.
AromaTech® Essential Oils and Realistic Expectations
Since certain doctors will accept aromachology as an additional or alternative therapy, AromaTech® essential oils may make a difference in the life of a patient who has a mental disorder. You can consult an aromachology practitioner to choose a specific fragrance or to create a bespoke blend. If you cannot find a suitable specialist, consult us. Renowned experts all over the world adore our AromaTech® essential oils because of their high quality. Moreover, it stands to reason that we know which essential oils and blends may improve mental wellness.
Lavender quells anxiety and slows down the nervous system. Vanilla stabilizes the heart rate and improves the blood pressure. A few droplets of AromaTech® Lavender Vanilla aroma and essential oil blend will create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere.
AromaTech® Oud Saphir contains orange oil, fir needle oil, cedarwood oil, pepper oil, patchouli oil, elemi oil, ylang ylang oil, guaiacwood oil and galbanum oil. Use this blend to spread a feeling of warmth.
Induce a wake-up-wonderfully feeling with AromaTech® Waffle Cone aroma and essential oil blend. It consists of vanilla cream, white sugar and coffee. Why the rich smell of coffee pleases us so much, is still a mystery to many. We'll let you in on the secret. When coffee beans are roasted, the process produces volatile compounds. Their smell of these compounds is similar to that of baked bread.
Many more AromaTech® essential oils will assist you in creating an inviting atmosphere in any room. Our pure essential oils are certified non-GMO, vegan, and don't contain any parabens or harmful chemicals. When used correctly in a cold-air diffuser, they are 100% safe for your home and family or friends.
At all times, realize that you nor we are a doctor or a specialist and that what works for one person may be ineffective for another. Also, don't consider your home a hospital all at once. It should be a haven, a trusted place, and the ones who live there should be dependable. Especially in the case of a person with a mental disorder, there's no such place as home.