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Health through the healing properties of plants.
The fine essence of plants is gathered and transformed into essential oil by a traditional natural distillation method. Through their rapid action and multiple properties, essential oils are sources of innumerable health solutions for the human body.
Aromatherapy is the treatment or prevention of disease by use of essential oils. Other stated uses include pain and anxiety reduction, enhancement of energy and short-term memory, relaxation, hair loss prevention, and reduction of eczema-induced itching.
Essential oils are very expensive and highly sought substances. They are therefore very often adulterated by the addition of poor quality oils or by the addition of much less costly synthetic products. At Ambrosia, we use biological essential oils to improve the quality of the therapeutic work.
Essential oils deteriorate quickly if not properly stored (light, atmospheric oxygen, temperature). Obtaining essential oils and to ensure their quality is a complex business that requires a lot of experience. In France, as well as in Quebec neither selling essential oils, nor the practice of aromatherapy are regulated. It is therefore very important to obtain quality-assured essential oils and to deal with qualified people in aromatherapy.
The most common uses of essential oils are:
- self-medication for comfort, calm and relaxation (baths, massages, cosmetics) and preparation for sleep;
- One of the components of traditional medicines and naturopathic medicine: Ayurveda, etc.;
- an aromatic use in psychology.
Among the uses in conventional medicine or not we find:
- disinfection and wound healing or treatment of trauma: burns, etc.
- complementation with chronic medical treatment;
- dermatology and cosmetic dermatology.
In aromatherapy, one always limit essential oils treatments for very young children (enzymatic immaturity of the infant), pregnant women (especially during the first three months when tissues are in formation), for allergy sufferers (asthma, etc.), for animals such as dogs and cats (absence of certain enzyme systems metabolization). The practice of aromatherapy always requires the opinion of an experienced professional.
Some essential oils are very well tolerated pure on the skin, but they are the exception. Some essential oils potentiate each other and are therefore more effective in combination. Formulas combining different essential oils in certain indications, such as those mentioned in specialized literature thus make sense. At Ambrosia, we use organic essential oils to enhance personalized therapeutic work. We create essential oil combinations on request and according to individual needs. These essential oils are also sold at the Spa here on St-Denis Street in Montreal.