HARROGATE ORGANICS COMPANY 

Finely blended aromatherapy products
hand poured and crafted in the original 
spa town of Harrogate, England 

Aromatherapy has been in existence in different traditional cultures as far back as the 10th century. However, due to popularism and business commerce the medical spotlight has taken notice and shone its light on this practice since the 19th century, causing a lot of people to adopt this application for healing, relaxation and wellbeing.
 
Aromatherapy entails the use of oil extracted from fruits, plants, and herbs (such as lemon, rosemary, sandalwood, lavender, jasmine, ginger, and peppermint for example) for physical, mental, emotional, and psychological healing of human beings. Ancient cultures in China, India, Egypt, and elsewhere in the world blended aromatic plant components in resins, balms, and oils. These were used for medical and religious reasons. 

Essential oil production was first established by the Persians in the 10th century, though the practice may have been in use for a long time prior to this. Information about essential oil distillation was published in the 16th century in Germany. French doctors at the turn of the 19th century recognised the potential of using essential oils in the treatment of disease and illness.

It was a french perfumer and chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé that coined the word 'aromatherapy' in a book he wrote on the subject which was published in 1937. He had previously discovered the healing potential of lavender in treating burns.

HOW DOES IT WORK?


There are three different ways to use Aromatherapy products - oils through massage (which combines inhalation and topical application), inhaling through a diffuser  and direct application on the body through body or skincare products.

When utilised correctly, aromatherapy can help with the following:

* Boosting immunity against diseases, bacteria, viruses, and illnesses.
* Helps to relieve joints and body pains, which is one reason why it is used so commonly for massage.
* Helps to relieve insomnia and allows healthy sleeping.
* Helps to reduce mental stress and anxiety.
* Helps to treat asthma, menstrual cramps and irregularities and arthritis

Aromatherapy is a natural way of increasing and promoting positive mental, physical, and emotional health, and has more recently received worldwide scientific acclaim and is considered both as much an art as well as a science.

*At Harrogate Organics Company, all of our aromatherapy products are:
*Organic
*Made using ingredients derived from sustainable crops
*Made from natural essential oils, botanical extracts and fragrances
*Made in Harrogate, England - the original British spa town
*Completely paraffin free (candles)

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT


It's important to know that most essential oils are completely safe to use, however there are some simple precautions you can take when using them, especially if you are already taking prescription medications. Do not apply essential oils directly to your skin. Some of the things to consider when looking to use essential oils are:

Always use a carrier oil to dilute the oils.
Seek medical/professional advice if you are unsure about usage 
Remember to do a skin patch test before using essential oils.
Since citrus essential oils can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, these oils should be avoided if you’ll be exposed to sunlight.
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should use essential oils with care and if possible under the supervision of a doctor.
You should never swallow essential oils.