Learn More About Aromatherapy Associates
Working with botanical essential oils as artisans - combining science and tradition - the formulators at Aromatherapy Associates have developed innovative mixtures with effective healing properties. Established in 1985 by Geraldine Howard and Sue Beechey, their treatments are designed to draw upon the natural healing properties of the finest natural ingredients to enhance the state of physical, mental and emotional well-being. In addition to the traditional use of essential oils to create a dynamic improvement in mood and thought, essential oils are also able to bring healing powers to the physical body by easing muscle pains, improving circulation, cleansing cell tissues and promoting healthy skin cell turnover.
As a result, the therapeutic-grade products and treatments developed by Aromatherapy Associates are designed to improve skin health and beauty. The formulas provide carefully balanced ingredients derived from botanical sources, including essential oils and extracts from leaves, roots, seeds and flowers taken from species found all over the world. Even the carriers are carefully selected to provide the most effective formulas: Instead of water or alcohol bases, for example, such ingredients as Damask rose water or rich shea and morumuru butters - which have affinities for essential oils - are used. All ingredients are carefully sourced from appropriate suppliers, with an emphasis on traditional, renewable agriculture under fair-trade conditions. The formulas are kept free of mineral or sulphonated oils, sodium lauryl sulphates (SLS), petrolatum, propylene glycol, parabens, synthetic colors and fragrances and genetically modified plants. Animal-derived ingredients are not used, except for such by-products as silk and beeswax, and no formulas are tested on animals.