The art and science of aromatherapy
Discovering solace amidst the whirlwind of our hectic lives can often seem like an elusive quest. Yet, when the need arises for a sanctuary of calm and mental clarity, there exists a timeless remedy that can offer respite: aromatherapy. Embrace the therapeutic power of scent, and allow aromatherapy to be your guide on this journey of tranquility.
Aromatherapy is a sensual expression of science and art—an immersive experience that bypasses our logical left brain—where overthinking and overanalyzing live—and heads directly for our emotional center where our mood, reactions, and emotional experiences begin.
Essential oils extracted from rich botanicals are blended together in beautiful synergies to create aromas that do more than please our senses—they balance our biochemistry.
By definition, clinical aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils and flowers to support holistic healing by harmonizing the mind, body, and spirit. This spectacular science is rooted in the strength essential oils possess to empower our parasympathetic nervous system—the control center for our rest-and-digest response—to counter our sympathetic nervous system where our fight-or-flight instinct is fueled.
By balancing these two operating systems, our formulas help us achieve a clearer headspace and elevate our sense of self-awareness, so we can be more intentional and thoughtful when reacting to the world around us. Through creating truly physical experiences that transform the senses, aromatherapy becomes a holistic medicine for the soul.
“Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived”
As aromatherapy has evolved, so has our understanding of the expansive powers of scent. When we inhale an aroma, its scent molecules travel through the nerves in the nose directly to the brain. The molecules born from plant-based aromas are proven to trigger a cascade of neurotransmitters that target the amygdala—the emotional core of the brain—to positively impact our biochemistry, stimulating stronger oxygen flow and facilitating the release of emotional blockages. It’s this process that gives clinical aromatherapy the ability to conjure beautiful memories, restore calm, elevate creativity and heighten our connection with our sensuality.
An intentional practice
Our founder Denise LaPalm is a Certified Professional Aromatherapist, a credential obtained from her studies at the New York Institute of Aromatherapy. When her journey to L’Beauxtique began, she worked collaboratively with other masters of aromatherapy to blend and balance countless combinations of essential oils before discovering the proprietary blend you'll find in L'Beauxtique's formulas.
Each essential oil is selected for its singular benefits, as well as the synergistic effect created when all eight of our hero oils are blended together. Together they alleviate anxiety, release tension, instill calm, uplift energy, and support an untroubled night’s sleep all at once.
In a world overrun by exhaustion, depletion, and overwhelming expectation, aromatherapy is the harmony amidst the chaos. The friend you’ll want to reach for when stress comes calling.