The use of aroma, usually with a preparation of fragrant essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, and fruits, to enhance or create a feeling of well-being.

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Secret Ingredient: Peppermint

December 1, 2010

Ancient Greek and Romans crowned themselves with peppermint during feasts and adorned their dining tables with its sprigs.

Pregnant Clients: Essential Oils to Avoid

April 1, 2009

It's hard to believe that the practice of aromatherapy could be harmful to a pregnant client.

Retail Boutique: Aromatherapy

November 1, 2008

It’s time to start bundling up and heading inside as winter approaches. These aromatherapy products will give you all the more reason to enjoy the warmth indoors this season.

The Science of Aromatherapy

August 1, 2001

The most powerful component in aromatherapy – and the one least understood or acknowledged – is the direct role our sense of smell has on our bodies. Why does ylang-ylang relax and rosemary stimulate? Why do some nail techs become immune to the smell of acrylic? It’s all about smell, memory, and the scientific magic that connects the two.

Essentials FACTS about Aromatherapy

April 1, 1999

No doubt, adding aromatherapy to your services can greatly benefit clients, but beware that the use of certain essential oils can also cause harm. With almost 50 million Americans suffering from allergies, adverse reactions to aromatherapy are far from rare.

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