Aromatherapy is one of those things that we all probably lust over when reading the menu of spa treatments. But do you really know what it means and what the benefits are - other than being left feeling totally blissed out? As part of Aromatherapy Awareness Week we’ve pulled together an introduction that will have you floating through life in no time.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing therapy that is used to improve physical and psychological health. It comes in all different shapes and sizes, from massages to diffusers, face masks, body oils and bathing products (yes, ours included!) these are all the ‘therapies’. What they have in common is the use of natural, essential oils that help your mind, body and spirit to regenerate their energy sources. That’s what makes Aromatherapy such a perfect self care practise!
What are Essential Oils?
There is no aromatherapy without Essential Oils. These are concentrated oils that are extracted from special plant cells that can be found below a plant's surface. They are full of naturally occurring vitamins, antibiotics and hormones that have helped the plant thrive in its life. When you engage with aromatherapy practises and treatments - you then get to benefit from these revitalising sources too. Think of them like an instant super vitamin supplement!
How can it help me?
As we said before, Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils is a beautiful self care practise - here are some of the benefits that will show you why:
- Reduces stress, agitation and anxiety
- Boost immunity
- Improve quality of sleep
- Energise the body
- Focus the mind
- Ease headaches, nausea and pain
Where can I find them?
Essential oils for your own aromatherapy practises can be easily bought online through health stores. Alternatively, the Miss Patisserie shower steamer collection has been crafted to perfectly harness the powers of Aromatherapy, some of our favourites are:
Up-Lift - it is packed with lemongrass essential oil that reduces the feeling of fatigue and invigorates the senses. Perfect if you need an extra hand with getting going in the morning.
Sleep - using the all time favourite lavender essential oil to calm the mind and body, helping you to get a deep and restful sleep.
Love - dare we suggest this is a shower for two situation!? using jasmine flower essential oil to release lots of love and empathy to be inhaled, it’s a real heart throb.
Shower Steamer Set - this is just because they are all so lush and it’s difficult to choose! Containing our best selling aromatherapy shower steamers for all different kinds of holistic healing.
Is there anything else I should know?
Aromatherapy is considered as medicine and with its physical effects on the body, we do not recommend using any essential oils or infused products whilst pregnant.