AROMATHERAPY VS AROMACHOLOGY
The comforting smell of toast, the invigorating effect of the scent of orange blossom: the sense of smell has been providing us with various emotions since our childhood. But what if the secret of well-being lay in smells? We explain a new method of well-being linked to scents, called aromachology.
What is aromachology?
Since ancient times, plants have been used to heal the body and mind. Often underestimated, the sense of smell is nevertheless an enormous sensor because the human being can perceive at least 10,000 different odours.
Aromachology, which emerged in the early 1980s, studies the effect of fragrances and odours on emotions and well-being. Numerous scientific studies have shown that this method can have an impact on sleep or stress, for example.
In a diffuser or applied on a cloth or directly on the skin, the diffusion of essential oils is a technique of aromachology commonly used. To reduce stress, essential oils of lavender, citrus fruits such as mandarin or bergamot or marjoram are recommended, and for toning effects, essential oils of peppermint, cypress and rosemary.
If you want to improve your sleep, you can use Roman chamomile or true lavender essential oils in a diffuser. As you may have understood, true lavender is a real gem in aromatherapy...
Aromatherapy vs. Aromachology
The two methods are often compared or even confused, yet they are quite different. They can however be complementary in their practice.
Aromatherapy uses essential oils for therapeutic purposes while aromachology works more on well-being through scents and perfumes.
In the products Les Panacées, we have combined these two methods: aromatherapy through the use of a few drops of organic essential oils in our products to provide you with relaxation and well-being on a daily basis, and aromachology through the use of Grasse fragrances integrated into our solid bath products like a Proust's madeleine or the fragrant memory of a flowery spring.