Listen to Dr. Merrel, Director of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, NY

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of plant-derived, aromatic essential oils to promote physical and psychological well-being.

Essential oils are wonderful natural plant concentrates that are used as fragrances, massage oils, and in clinical aromatherapy, topically, internally, and medicinally.  Essential oils are produced all over the world; plants are picked at special times of the year and even particular times of the day to capture the maximum essence available. Then the natural essence is distilled and tested to for therapeutic usage.  Clinical Aromatherapy is used as part of nursing care in France, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and more recently, the United States.  “Essential oils are steam distillates obtained from aromatic plants. These volatile extracts have been used for many years by French hospitals against airborne bacteria and fungi.  As antimicrobial agents, essential oils may be appropriate for specific opportunistic infections and conditions.” (J. Buckle)  Among other research, Georgetown University has found oregano effective in managing MRSA.

Essential oils are also fun to use at home because of their many uses. Peppermint oil can be added to ice cream for taste. Lemon oil smells great in home cleaning. Anise oil can be added to holiday cookies or cakes for taste. Many oils can be taken internally but only in small (drop) amounts. We offer only 100% pure therapeutic grade oils. Almost all of our oils are derived through natural distillation or cold pressing. Either method is completely natural and free of chemicals or solvents and are the highest quality available.

The entire process of growing, harvesting, distilling, and packaging the essential oils is critical, and out supplier manages all aspects to insure quality.

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