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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Who Uses Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is growing in interest in the U.S., perhaps not in the traditional way, but with the help of celebrities who use products containing essential oils.  Although these products are often high end 'aromatherapy' products, and not a simple bottle of essential oil, it is helping to get aromatherapy noticed.  Stars such as Jennifer Anniston are often seen talking about their 'health habits'.

Traditionally, the aromatherapy market has been predominately female in the 40 - 60 age range.  However, I became interested in aromatherapy at the age of 34, and many younger women are turning to aromatherapy products, seeking a more natural solution to synthetic skin care products.

Aromatherapy is still seen very much as a 'female thing' by a vast number of the male population.  However, many of the pioneers in aromatherapy were, in fact, male; these include:

  •  Rene-Maurice Gattefose - the French chemist who 're-discovered' aromatherapy
  • Robert Tisserand - a pioneer in English aromatherapy and author of several books
  • Kurt Schnaubelt - a pioneer in American aromatherapy and author of several books.
Many women who use aromatherapy introduce their children to aromatherapy too; although not as popular in the U.S. as in the U.K. and the rest of Europe, natural aromatherapy (that is essential oils, not the use of fragrance oils) is growing in interest.  Aromatherapy has many uses and properties, depending on the essential oil chosen.

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