əˌrōməˈTHerəpē/noun: 1. the use of aromatic
plant extracts & essential oils in massage or baths.
The Art: Passion & Mystery, History & Evolution, Biology & Botany, Communion with Plants, Intuition & Protocol, Aesthetic & Spiritual, Earth & Humanity
The Science: chemistry similar to gasoline, kerosene & paraffin. EO have a molecular size so small that some even cross the skin & blood-brain barriers. Their therapeutic value is achieved via many routes.
Clinical aromatherapy is the use of essential oils (EO) for specific measurable outcomes at a physical or psychological level. The choice of EOs is based on research & chemistry, as these indicate the properties of the EO and thus the indications & best method of use (RJ Buckle & Associates). As a clinical aromatherapist, these are my favorite resources:
- doTERRA mutli-level marketing, supplements & sundries
- Nature's Gift specialty EO, hydrosols, carriers/bases, floral waxes etc.
- Nu Essence Kabbalistic/ Biblical aromatic expertise
- Snow Lotus aromatherapy according to Chinese medicine theory
Schnaubelt, K., (2004). Aromatherapy Lifestyle: Science based self-medication
Stewart, D. (2006). The chemistry of essential oils made simple; God’s love