the aromatherapy lab
AROMATHERAPY SKINCARE AND SCENTS EXPERTLY BLENDED FROM THE HEART AND SOIL
I am Amanda Hitchcock, the founder of The Aromatherapy Lab. I am a qualified Massage Therapist, trained in Sports Level 4, Holistic, Hot Stones & Aromatherapy. I studied at Brighton Holistics College and am a registered with the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT.org).
As a massage therapist, you get to see and touch a lot of skin. When I first started out, I was quite suprised at how many of my clients were suffering with skin conditions and seeing how this was affecting them emotionally was upsetting. Many would come with a full face of make-up to cover up their Acne or Eczema. Some would be suffering so bad from Eczema on certain parts of their bodies, they would have painful and open sores. However, after a few aromatherapy massage treatments, many would say how their skin had improved and ask if I could make them an oil to use as their current products didn't appear to be helping.
People are becoming more aware of what they put on their skin. The harmful ingredients that continue to be used in the beauty industry is not only shocking but entirely unnecessary when mother nature provides all we need.
Essential oils and plants contain the best nutrients for our skin as well having a therapeutic effect on the mind, body and soul. Their powerful effects have been known for centuries. Our skin is an excretory organ and works constantly to throw off toxic waste within our bodies, which is why any skin condition should ideally be dealt with holistically to find the route cause. Looking at other factors such as diet, emotional well being, stress and anxiety is crucial for happy healthy skin. Skincare does not have to be complicated.
The same goes for candles. I have been aware for some time now the harmful effects of paraffin-based candles and the synthetic scents often used. Many Soya based candles claiming to be natural still contain synthetic scents which are petrochemicals and harmful to humans. Aromatherapy Candles are not only 100% natural, but also have a therapeutic effect. There is no comparison in my opinion.
My bath bombs have been created to provide a nourishing all over skin treatment. They are organic and specifically blended for different purposes. The lavender and peppermint will guarantee a good night’s sleep. The Chamomile and Grapefruit is for soothing and treating skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Helichrysum and Geranium for stress and anxiety. A bath is the prefect way to provide much needed selfcare. Something that we all seem to neglect with today’s extremely busy lifestyles. Me included.
Creating essential oil blends has become a real passion for me. From the selection of the oils, to the blending and the final creation of the product. Sourcing the best products and packaging with the environment at the forefront of all decisions. I hope you enjoy my products as much as I love making them.