I just read an article about research into the influence of aroma in a retail environment. Apparently, the smell of chocolate has been shown to get people loosening their purse strings … in a book store. Go figure.

chocolate pieces

I have a vested interest in scent of course, so I do sniff around for the little snippets that serve to grow public awareness on the powerful influence that aroma can have. Because…

The right aroma can positively impact on your moods and improve your sense of well-being

For the home setting the current perception of ambient aroma is limited to say the least. Supermarket shelves offer the standard concept of air freshener to mask bad smells around the house, but at what cost?  With numerous reports out there about respiratory problems and hormone disruption, this is not the way you want to go.

Here are three things you need to know about creating health-giving natural home aromas with essential oils:

You are not simply looking for an alternative natural air freshener to cover nasty odors

If bad smells are an issue, make powerful cleaning solutions with concentrate essential oils (Lavender, Lemon, Clove Bud, Petitgrain Bigarade etc.)

Therapeutic aroma is a whole-health approach

Which means that ingredients must be pure and organic to impact on the body in only a positive way.

More than just a nice smell – you are your own aroma therapist

Clinical aromatherapy, used in hospitals and clinics worldwide, uses olfaction to reduce stress, improve concentration, enhance relaxation and more.

Whereas the more public version of aromatherapy is a bit hit and miss in terms of quality and has been hi-jacked by mass-produced products that also use synthetic ingredients, the original revival of this ancient art emerged most strongly in France through chemists and medical doctors who discovered the potent healing properties and used them directly in their practice (see here for more).

This became clinical aromatherapy or aromatic medicine which took a hold in Europe as an integrated medical tool and is now spreading as such into the US and around the world. The main premise for this practice is the use of very high quality, pure essential oils.

You are just a few minutes away from using a revolutionary holistic medicine in your own home

With over 30 years of research and expertise behind it, aromatic medicine today, is very safe and accessible. The growth and production behind organic and medicinal-grade essential oils has become a specialist business that is second-to-none in terms of quality and efficacy.  All you have to do is be clear about your individual needs and find the essential oils and blends that best suit. An authentic company will supply products that come with clear and easy guides for usage. And because pure essential oils work with your body through your senses, you will very quickly develop an instinct and confidence for using them that is really pleasing.

Aromatic medicine can have a remarkable impact on your day to day life

An emergency medical facility in the US decided to use medicinal-grade essential oils as a central part of its staff-wellness initiative. Health professionals involved in a before/after survey reported an astonishing improvement to their daily experience: an almost 100% decrease in perceived stress, plus an 80% increase in perceived positivity in the working day.

If this is the impact in an environment where anxiety, stress, and sleep deprivation are the norm, clearly our own domestic levels are well within reach.

The benefits associated with inhaling essential oils were reported to:

  • help lift the mood
  • calm the senses
  • increase alertness
  • decrease anxiety

Plus they contribute to the quality of the immediate environment through:

  • air purification
  • increasing atmospheric oxygen
  • inhibiting bacterial growth
  • adding protection with antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties

rose petals

There are many delicious fragrances that you will discover as you grow your essential oil collection. Lavender True is the classic relaxing and calming aroma. Sandalwood is the ultimate meditative and sensual musk. Grapefruit is a pick-me-up stimulant. And Rose is an exceptional emotional tonic.

You can tune into natural energy fluxes to improve your own life experience

For practical household use where you want therapeutic fragrance with germ killing and deodorizing properties, you can, with just three versatile oils work, with an awareness of mood and energy shifts of the day, of the working week and even of the season….

Once you start you will never look back. And because we can blend essential oils to create even greater therapeutic synergy, the possibilities are infinite.

Absolute Essential has a range of Pure Blends that will give you a short-cut to using professional aromatic medicine in your home. Try Revitalize for an energy wake up. Life Lift to help get you through challenging times. Ambient Harmony for easy social vibes. Immune Plus for extra protection when bugs are rife. Or Dream Time for a good night’s sleep. You might be interested in exploring even further with Absolute Passion and Absolute Romance.

Remember, always buy your essential oils and blends from a reputable natural health store or aromatherapy store. Only 100% pure essential oils will have a true therapeutic effect on your body. Buy online from us here.


Medicinal-grade essential oils must be 100% pure. At Absolute Essential we use certified organic or wild grown (sustainable) plants to produce our oils and all extraction processes are strictly controlled to produce the best quality oil with a maximum purity and therapeutic value.