The use of essential oils has been used in every society dating back as far as Mesopotamia 3500 BC. It has been a part of Chinese Medicine; the Egyptians used oils for beauty, perfumes, therapies, and embalming, Hippocrates and Greek physicians used herbs and oils for healing remedies.  Modern day Aromatherapy comes from France.

Aromatherapy is the practice of using volatile plant oils, which are extracted from shrubs, flowers, roots, and seeds, for spiritual focus, psychological and physical well-being.

Essential oils, the pure essence of a plant, have been found to provide both psychological and physical benefits when used correctly and safely. Absolutes, CO2s, and Hydrosols are also commonly utilized in aromatherapy. Although different methods distill essential oils, CO2 extracts, and absolutes, the term essential oil is sometimes used as a blanket term to include all natural, aromatic, volatile, plant oils including CO2s and absolutes.

In addition to essential oils, aromatherapy encourages the use of other complementary natural ingredients including cold pressed vegetable oils, jojoba (a liquid wax), hydrosols, herbs, milk powders, sea salts, sugars, clays, and muds.

Essential oils that are inhaled into the lungs offer both psychological and physical benefits. Not only does the aroma of the natural essential oil stimulate the brain to trigger a reaction, but when inhaled into the lungs, the natural constituents (naturally occurring chemicals) can supply therapeutic benefit. Diffusing eucalyptus essential oil to help ease congestion is a prominent example.

Essential oils that are applied to the skin can be absorbed into the bloodstream. The constituents of essential oils can aid in health, beauty and hygiene conditions.

To apply essential oils to the skin, essential oils are typically diluted into a carrier such as a cold pressed vegetable oil, also known as a carrier oil.

In addition to therapeutic benefit at the emotional and physical level, essential oils are helpful in other applications. Essential oils can be used in household and laundry cleaners. Some oils act as a natural insect repellent and pesticide. Citronella essential oil is the ingredient in the candles that is responsible for repelling the mosquitoes.

Essential oils can be blended to create complex aromas. Essential oils can also be blended for a particular therapeutic application. Essential oils that are blended with a therapeutic purpose in mind may be referred to as an essential oil synergy. A synergistic essential oil blend is considered to be greater in total action than each oil working independently.

 Aromatherapy Consultation

Schedule an Aromatherapy Consultation
Aromatherapy Consultations can be in person, over the phone, or via SKYPE for long-distance clients.

The Consultation begins with a health history intake form (Click here for Woman’s Health History) or you can find other Health Histories under forms on the bottom of the website.

We will review your specific wellness goals, and discuss aromatherapy applications with you, based on your lifestyle and needs, initial consultation takes about 90 minutes.

All information provided by you is held confidentially.

New clients
Education Individualized for your specific needs
Exploration of aroma and essential oil preferences
Development of overall health and wellness plan
Custom aromatherapy product formulation, and education regarding use and safety*
90min / $105.00*
Cost for the custom blend product is additional and varies**

The aromatherapist will create the blend especially for you, and then it will be available for you to pick up at a later designated time.
The charge for the custom aromatherapy product is not included in the cost of the consultation. The cost for the custom blend is dependent on the type, size, and what ingredients were used (typically an additional $10-20). This can vary due to the cost of the ingredients and current market availability. Based on your consultation, the aromatherapist will formulate the custom blend for you. It will then be available for you to pick up at a later designated time.


Aromatherapy Consultations:

  • Initial Consultation 1-1/2hrs – $105.00
  • 30 minutes – $40.00
  • 60 minutes- $55.00

Aromatherapy Classes

Nourish and Thrive offers small classes of 6 students the opportunity to learn through lecture, student exchange, and using different materials to make a number of different products. Currently we are offering three courses; An introduction to Essential Oils, Healthy Home with Aromatherapy, and Personal Care Products with Aromatherapy.

In all classes, you will learn to replace your commercially purchased cleaning and body products with products you can make yourself, reducing your exposure to chemical products that tax your immune system.
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