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Love is in the Air

February is the month for love and there is no scent which quite hits the mark than the essence of Rose.  In fragrance, the two most popular species of Rose are Rosa centifolia  from Tunisia, Morocco and France and Rosa damascena from Bulgaria and Turkey.  Rosa damascena has a firm place in the apothecary due to its popularity with clients for their wellness and love of its rich delicate aroma.

Many clients love the scent of Rose and ask for it to be included in their bespoke formulations and have kindly let us know their natural rose-scented products have had a positive impact on their life.  Often, they’ve reported it’s helped them with stress, anxiety, low mood and has helped them have deeper sleep at night.  Many have seen an improvement in their general wellbeing and their skintone.

Although Rose features in many fine fragrances for men as well as women, when it comes to natural cosmetics and products created for many, it’s highly restricted as it shares a compound found in Clove essential oil, called Eugenol.  You’ll often find Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) and possibly Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii) are included in those recipes for their delicious and delicate rose-like scents.   Depending on the level of their concentration, you may find Eugenol, Geraniol, Linalool and Citronellol listed as ingredient allergens# on your product labels.

In terms of professional clinical aromatherapy and bespoke formulations, as mentioned above, Rose is extremely popular especially for clients looking for stress relief, improving their mood, and feeling pampered.  We even came across an evidence-based research study looking at its potential for anti-ageing properties in skincare.  Pharmacologically it has featured in small evidence-based research studies for dementia, male and female hormone systems, menstrual pain, anxiety and relaxation.

#As well as having studied physiology and pathology, professional clinical aromatherapists will have studied aromatherapy chemistry and should be well-versed in the chemistry of the essential oils they work with and be familiar with the aromatherapy compounds listed above.

When an in-depth consultation takes place, professional clinical aromatherapists will assess your wellness, medical history and lifestyle and hopefully take into consideration your personal scent profile for the strength and proportion of the essences before prescribing and formulating your bespoke products which best suit your personal lifestyle.  There’s a lot more to it than simply sniffing a smell.

Our in-depth consultations over Zoom or FaceTime generally last 45-60 minutes as we explore your wellbeing and your personal scent palette to ensure your bespoke natural skincare products suit your lifestyle with the scents that you personally love.  Afterall, why would you want to receive a bubble bath when you’re a shower person or a body lotion with Lavender when you dislike Lavender and instead love the scent of Rose in a body oil.

Get in touch for a complimentary discovery call to see how we can support your mood, sleep and wellness with the scents you love.

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