ESSENTIAL OILS THE QUINTESSENCE OF PLANTS TO RESTORE THE HARMONY BETWEEN THE BODY AND THE SPIRIT
Ancient civilizations, alchemists, considered essential oils already as the soul and the spirit of plants.
«Alchemy is not simply intended to make gold and silver, its purpose is to produce the sovereign species and then to use them to heal the diseases. » – Paracelse.
Essentials oils fascinate passion…. They are part of the most precious substances that nature can offer us, a genuine living treasure. They don’t only act on the physical body. They also have an effect on our emotional and spiritual state.
Whether it is for your health or your wellbeing, they are there to protect you, to heal you or simply for the pleasure of the senses. They offer unique properties that cannot be found in synthetic chemical medication. (or drug)
Essential oils are natural substances that are very concentrated and require well-suited dosage to prevent any risk of toxicity. It is very important to use them in accordance with the recommended daily dosage and any particular precautions to be observed in use.
In internal use, the advice of a health care professional is recommended. Etymologically speaking, the word Aromatherapy is composed of the Greek word « Aroma » and Therapeia » meaning respectively aroma and care.
Aromatherapy consists in the use of aromatic plants for a therapeutic goal. It has been used for the first time in 1928 by René-Maurice Gattefossé biochemist from Lyon, France.
The quality of essential oils is essential to avoid any falsification; they must be guaranteed «100% pure and natural ».
The main quality criteria are:
- Geographical origin
- Botanical species
- Parts of the plants used (leaves, flowers, fruits, barks)
- Organoleptic properties (colour, odour, density, refractive index)
- The chemotype identifiable thanks to the chromatographic profile constitutes the genuine «fingerprint » of essential oil.