In ancient times, when western medicine and cosmetics were not available, herbs were well-loved and frequently used. The natural essential oils extracted from the petals and branches of the herbaceous plants contain magical powers that can condition the body and mind and awaken vitality.
Relax lavender with soothing effect on body and mind; Rose with beauty and calming effect; Lemon with significant relaxation effect and appetite enhancement, etc. There are more than 200 kinds of essential oils.
In Europe and the United States, this natural remedy using herbal essential oils for medical applications is called "Aromatherapy". In the late 1980s, the concept of aromatherapy was introduced to Japan, and it is now widely used.
Perfume, cosmetics and skin care products are mixed with various essential oils with aromatherapy effects. Therefore, many businesses began to use this as a selling point to vigorously promote the effectiveness of their products, and often exaggerated.
This situation attracted the attention of the US Food and Drug Administration, and they immediately issued a warning prohibiting the use of expressions similar to those that can treat diseases in cosmetics and perfume products.
In order to distinguish it from aromatherapy, the American Spice Trade Association put forward the concept of "Aroma Psychology". In order to allow interested readers or practitioners to improve their understanding of aromatherapy, starting from today, Senti-SCENT-E will explain aroma psychology to everyone.
The difference between aromatherapy and aroma psychology
Aromatherapy is a compound word for French aroma (Aorma) and therapy (Therapy). The French chemist, Gatforsay, was accidentally burned in an experiment. In anxiety, he immediately grabbed the lavender oil set aside and applied it to the wound. As a result, the wound healed shortly after. This accidental experience led him to start researching the long-established herbal remedies, and in 1927 he published a book entitled Aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy refers to the treatment of physical and mental disorders with 100% natural plant essential oils. In France and the United Kingdom, it is usually used in accordance with a doctor's prescription.
Aromacology is a combination of French aroma (Aroma) and psychology (Psychology). Especially refers to the fragrance of perfumes, daily chemical products, etc., which unknowingly have a positive impact on the body and mind. Nowadays, with the development of brain medicine, the scientific nature of aroma psychology has gradually been proven.
We often refer to aromatherapy and aroma psychology as the "aromatic effect".