About Aromatherapy

What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is a form of herbal medicine that utilizes the use of essential oils to improve one’s mind, mood, and physical health. There are generally three approaches to the essential oil applications in aromatherapy: aerial diffusion (in the form of home fragrance), direct inhalation (for respiratory disinfection and mood improvement), and topical applications (in the form of massage, baths, and therapeutic skin care).

According to the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists at cfacanada.com, aromatherapy is defined as “the art and science of using essential oils for improving and maintaining health and beauty. Several ancient civilizations (Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Chinese and Indian) have used Aromatherapy for their physical and mental well-being. Today there is growing interest in this gentle but effective method to balance body, mind and spirit.”

What aromatherapy is not?

Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils are in no way a substitute for medication treatment. We do not diagnose, treat any medical condition, or prescribe medications. Should you have any health conditions, please seek the advice of a professional healthcare provider.

About Essential Oils

What is essential oil?

Pure essential oils are extracts from a wide variety of flowers, trees, shrubs, and herbs with a long history recorded from the era of ancient Egypt.

Each essential oil contains numerous natural chemical components and in unique ratios that chemists identified single or blends of essential oil could benefits our human body, such as improve our mental and body systems, fight back bacteria and fungus, etc.

Essential oils are usually diluted and then applied through inhaling the aroma or spread directly on our skin. Essential oils are able to work therapeutically because they penetrate from our skin deep down to our organs, and leave our body in great efficiency with no toxins left behind. Therefore, they are still widely used today in aromatherapy.

What should I know about essential oils?

  • Ensure the essential oils are 100% pure, with their Latin botanical names and country of origins on their labels before use
  • Oral ingestion without guidance from a qualified aromatherapist is not recommended
  • In case of any accidental spillage on your body or clothing, wash with full fat milk
  • In case of accidental ingestion, drink and wash your mouth with cold milk then seek medical attention and bring the bottle of product with you. Do not induce vomit on your own unless advised by a qualified medical professional.
  • In case essential oil enters your eyes, wash your eyes with full fat milk or with soap and water. Consult a doctor if pain continues.

Under what circumstances should I consult an aromatherapist and doctor before using essential oils?

  • If you suffer from high blood pressure, epilepsy, cancer or have undergone a recent surgery
  • If you have a history of miscarriage
  • If you suspect of having contraindicating conditions
  • If you are unsure about the safety of certain oils
  • If you are in the first 4 months of pregnancy or your pregnancy is unstable
  • If you have developed skin irritation, redness or soreness due to earlier application. Stop the treatment and clean affected area immediately, consult doctor
  • If you have asthma, refrain from steam inhalations as concentrated steam can trigger an attack
  • If you are breastfeeding

In what circumstances is it safe to use 100% concentrated essential oils?

A certified aromatherapist must be consulted in order to apply or consume 100% concentrated essential oils. Essential oils must always be diluted in a carrier base before direct application on skin with the following exceptions; you may use one to two drops of:

  • Lavender / Chamomile/ Tea on minor burns, cuts or insect bites

What are some of the health benefits of using essential oils?

  • Functions as antimicrobial against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites
  • Protect and promote our immune system
  • Enhance our psyche by lifting our moods, fighting mild or moderate depression, enhancing alertness and memory, instilling sense of peace as well as relieving stress and anxiety
  • Relieve insomnia, mood swings, grief, anger, as well as physical and mental fatigue
  • Assist in natural pain relief
  • Energize the body
  • Perform anti-inflammatory functions
  • Rejuvenate, repair, and moisturize skin
  • Relieve skin issues, including minor cuts, burns, wounds, and eczema conditions
  • Soothe muscle tension and reduce cramps
  • Relieve digestive issues (bloating, stomach gas, dyspepsia, nausea, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome) and improve appetite
  • Support and promote the circulatory system to help overcome problems like cold hands and feet
  • Protect nerve tissues and restore neurological balance
  • Assist the endocrine system, regulating and balancing hormones and secretions
  • Support the urinary system and help relieve problems like cystitis
  • Relieve PMS, menstrual pain and menopausal syndrome
  • Relieve headaches and migraine
  • Relieve cold, flu, and other respiratory issues such as bronchitis and sinusitis

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About Our Products

Where can I purchase Studio Aroma products?

Our products are available at Etsy, selected retail locations, seasonal craft shows and markets. Please visit our Contact page for the latest stockist list and Events page for our participated events.

Since our hand-crafted products will only produce in small batches, please allow up to one-week time for production before shipping out your ordered items. Shipping quotation will be provided after we obtained the shipping address.

What is the shelf life of your products?

Our products have been tested for its optimal potency of six months. All products are produced and bottled within one week prior to shipping; once opened, each product should be consumed within six months. Our products should be stored in a dry area away from direct light and heat or hot steam in the bathroom. Not storing our products properly, exposing them to air or under direct sunlight for example will impact our delicate natural formulas and compromise the shelf life and usability of our products. It is also important to note that all toners must be refrigerated to maintain its stability.

I’m finding a slow fad away of scents in the products as I use them, why is that?

All of our products are chemical-free, and as a result, scents that are produced from the natural essential oils fads gradually after exposing to air. However, do rest assure that the effectiveness and therapeutic qualities are locked in within six months of opening and consuming our products.

What should I be aware of when using products containing phototoxic essential oils?

Many essential oils extracted from citruses (orange, lemon, bergamot, lime, etc) are phototoxic; simply put, phototoxic means that once these compounds are exposed to light, they become toxic. These toxins may produce dark spots on skins when exposed to the sun after applying on skin. Therefore, as a general rule of thumb, we recommend using these products away from the sun and not to use them during daylight hours. They are best applied at night before bed and during winter months as they help with mild cases of the winter blues.

How should I store Studio Aroma’s products?

Our products should be stored in a dry area away from direct light and heat or hot steam in the bathroom. As an option, our Face Tonic can be kept in the refrigerator for optimal stability.

Are your products tested on animals?

Our products and their individual ingredients have not been tested on animals in our entire development process. Our ingredients are sourced from farms that do not test their ingredients on animals.

Are your products vegan?

If you are a vegan and have concern on our products, it is our honor to custom make for you.

What are the proper ways of using hydrosol?

Hydrosols are byproducts of essential oils and they can be used as toner or soak bath; however, it is important to treat hydrosols with the following guidelines:

  • Do not ingest hydrosols without consultation from a qualified aromatherapist
  • Consult a qualified aromatherapist or doctor if you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or any other medical conditions before use
  • Consult a qualified aromatherapist or doctor for any possible drug contraindications
  • It is advisable to conduct a sensitivity test before use should you have concerns about allergies, see How do I know if I maybe allergic to certain ingredients used in your products? In the FAQ section for details

Are your products safe to use during pregnancy?

All of our unscented products are suitable to use during pregnancy. Unless stated specifically, refrain to use any essential oil scented products during pregnancy. And because each individual is unique, we would suggest printing out the ingredients listed on each product page and seek advice from your medical practitioner before making a purchase.

Are your products 100% organic?

Our products are not 100% certified organic, as organic may not always necessarily means better in quality. Our criteria in choosing ingredients are for their purity, natural effectiveness, and potency. Our suppliers; however, are all certified organic or certified biodynamic and they do practice sustainable farming and we only purchase ingredients from suppliers who embrace our shared value of integrity, and economic and environmentally responsible practices.

I am allergic to peanuts, should I be concerned about the nut ingredients used in your products?

We try our best not to use any nut oils in our product line; however, we suggest those with peanut allergy to discuss this issue with their doctor.

Can I use Studio Aroma products when healing after a medical procedure?

Our chemical-free remedies boast remarkable curative properties, assisting in diminishing surgical scars, reducing redness, and pain, which are associated with many postsurgical procedures. Clients have reported faster than expected post-procedural healing times when their tender skin is treated with these formulas that offer an intensive capacity to sooth and strengthen tissues. To learn if our products can help your post-procedural recovery we encourage you to discuss with your doctor.

I’m an event planner for weddings and other corporate and fundraising events. Does Studio Aroma offers customized products those these functions?

We provide customized products for weddings, and other fundraising and corporate functions. Feel free to contact us at info@studioaroma.com for more information.

There are ingredients on some products that I would like to change out and customize, can I do that?

Some products contain interchangeable essential oil and carrier oil options. If you wish to have us customize your products, please write us a note on the online form provided in the “Contact” page. Choose “Custom Products” in the subject’s drop down menu, and then specify the product you wish to customize and its ingredients in the message field. We will reply your message within 24 hours and advise ordering and shipping options.

Do you have any compliments or comments for us?

We love compliments & comments. If you have any questions or comments regarding our products and services, please do not hesitate to contact us via email. Your comments are immensely valuable for us in order to improve and serve you better.

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