Aromachology vs. Aromatherapy

When you pair a lovely aroma:
  • with the intention to conquer a difficult situation,
  • while following your breath during a mediative practice,
  • while envisioning harmony,
  • when participating in creative or relaxing practices,
    eventually the aroma alone, may help to produce feelings of empowerment and in turn will create pleasant olfactory autobiographical memories.

      That's the therapy in Aroma-therapy or more aptly Aromachology.  

      AROMACHOLOGY relates to the study of odours on human behaviour from a psychological perspective. Scent preference is a very subjective experience. When a scent is detected by the olfactory system that is appealing it can elicit a positive response such as relaxation, exhilaration, happiness, and well-being.

      Psychology is a branch of science related to the development of human personality, behavioural traits, the emotional and mental state of humans and their reactions and coping strategies (or lack thereof) in relation to everyday experiences. 


      AROMATHERAPY is a common term associated with the theory that essential oils support the human body from a physiological perspective when they are added to various mediums and applied to the body or when their aromatics are inhaled. The application of such mediums are then used by professionally trained therapists either in private practice or by those who practice at complementary health care clinics and at spas.   

      Physiology is a branch of science related to the function of a living organism related to that organism's structure, their organs and systems.

      There is an enormous amount of literature available in hard-copy print and via online sources that make reference to the health benefits of using essential oils.  SOME information is GOOD and is supported by empirical research.

      However, please be cognizant, that many references online are simply marketing ploys luring the reader into believing that essential oils play a vital role in health care, or that a particular brand of essential oils are better or more therapeutic. 

      The information and statements on this site are intended for educational purposes only and not intended to prescribe, cure, prevent, treat or diagnose any disease or condition. None of the information herein has been evaluated by Health Canada or by the Federal Drug Administration.

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