The growing interest in aromatherapy is giving rise to expressions of opinions and often sterile discussions between those who reject unconventional healing agents and those who embrace what was once called “plant medicine”. Unfortunately, since Dr. Gattefossé who coined the term “aromatherapy”, only a few dedicated pharmacists, doctors and researchers have provided us with scientific data and methods of applications of essential oils. Today, as a result of the increasing desire to develop a greater sense of well-being, fight oxidation and prevent disease, we are witnessing a “renaissance” of aromatherapy. The passionate followers of the fathers of aromatherapy are teaming with chemists and pharmacists to propagate their knowledge and present tools to best benefit from the use of essential oils. The cultivators of the soil, the harvesters, the artisans for whom distillation remains an art, work to produce pure and therapeutic essential oils. These oils come from all corners of the world, a feat that was once unimaginable, thus it is our duty to accept them as precious gifts from nature and learn to use them with a careful gratitude. Our mission is to research high quality oils extracted from plants biologically grown in their natural habitat while respecting the environment. We profess a natural healing method while providing the latest information on the benefits, and properties of essential and other natural oils. We advocate transparency and encourage an exchange of knowledge of empiric observations as well as anecdotal and personal discoveries. We welcome ideas and donations for the protection of plants and their environment, for future research in the domain of aromatherapy and its contribution toward alternate medicine. Our mission is to develop a model of aromatherapy and profess its natural healing powers to the world. We will do this by:
- Committing to search for high quality oils extracted from plants biologically grown in their natural habitat.
- Selecting essentials oils extracted while protecting the environment.
- Educating those who share our passion by providing continuous learning through a collection of new information on the benefits, and properties of essential and other natural oils.
- Encouraging an exchange of knowledge derived from empriric observations as well as anecdotal and personal discoveries.
- Welcoming ideas for future research in the domain of aromatherapy and its contributions toward alternate medicine.
– An Aromatic Philosophy.