What is Aromatherapy?

What are aromatherapy oils?

Aromatherapy oils aka essential oils are liquid components of plants, trees, and grasses.

Found in different parts

Aromatherapy oils can be found in different parts of plants such as:
rose petals, cinnamon bark, Frankincense resin, and eucalyptus leaves.

Back to the 1920s

Did you know the term aromatherapy goes all the way back to the 1920s?

French Chemist

It happened when French cosmetic chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse discovered the different healing properties of essential oils.

Laboratory Explosion

It all happened when he had sustained severe burns to his hand from a laboratory explosion. He quickly applied some undiluted lavender.

Without a Scar

Thanks to the lavender his burn healed without a scar. How Amazing that would been to be there to witness this! Sorry, I get excited when it comes to essential oils. I just love all natural and holistic health.

Antiseptic and Pain Relievers

He also, discovered that essential oils we’re great antiseptic and pain relievers. If it wasn’t for Mr. Gattefosse we may not have known essential as we do today.

Two Italian Doctors

During this time two Italian doctors discovered therapeutic effects from smelling essential oils.

Holistic Use Developed

In 1950 Austrian Marguerite Maury further developed holistic use of essential oils by combining essential oils with massage.

Thought To Be True Founders

Egyptians are thought to be the true founders of aromatherapy. The Egyptians extracted oils from flower petals. They used the oils in perfumes and incense.

Greeks

Later the Greeks started the use of the oils in baths.

Romans

The Romans then used the oils in healing salve and in massages.

Chinese

The Chinese believed essential oils had magical powers to help them have a better life.

Now, you know what aromatherapy is and how it came about. I hope you found this information valuable.

If you have any questions, comments, or anything you would like to add please comment below. I really would love to hear from you. Until, next time have a Scensational day 😊

How Snow Sensations Started

I know it has been awhile since I have blogged. Thanks have been busy with family, health, and this journey we all call life. I have been asked several times how did you get started with Snow Sensations. So, here it is…..

migraines

I started making soy wax tarts 9 years ago when I got tired of getting migraines from parrafin and parrafin soy wax blends candles, and tarts.

Researched waxes

I did research and found two other kinds of wax. I found someone who knew how to make soy and 🐝 wax candles. She gave me a recipe on how to make both kinds in a microwave.

First Batch

I made and tested my first batch. It was amazing and no migraine. I then made more batches of soy wax candles with my kids. We had fun. It was our hobby and family time.

Allergies

Due to having so many allergies, psoriasis, and sensitive skin I also learned how to make soap, bath fizzes, and bath salt.

Hobby Today,Business Tomorrow

3 years later our hobby grew into a business. I decided that even if the business doesn’t work out I still had a hobby I loved and can enjoy making with my family💚. Win win situation. Now you know how I got started and how much the all natural products mean to me.

Olympics In The Closet

I remember one Saturday morning when I was 8 years old, I was watching the Olympics for the first time. The event that interested me was the gymnastics as I loved doing cart wheels, flips, and other gymnastic moves.

olympics

The announcer announced the next Olympian for the uneven bars. I still remember her name today. Mary Lou Retton walked over to the uneven bars with such confidence. I was in such awe of her. Yes, I wanted to be like her, but no the Olympics was not my dream. She started by rubbing chalk on her hands after putting on the brace like things on her wrists. Mary then went over to the line and then began running, jumped up onto the uneven bars and began flipping and switching bars with such grace. After a few minutes a doing her routine she flipped off the bars and landed her dismount.

Watching Mary Lou Retton perform her routine on the uneven bars, I decided I can do that. How can hard could it be? I went upstairs to my bedroom. Changed into my swimming suit. I took all my clothes that were hanging on hangers out of my closet. Then, I took all the empty hangers and threw them on the floor of my closet. I know you are probably thinking why the closet. Well, it is simple I had three bars in my closet. two high bars, and one lower bar. So, at the time I was thinking I have uneven bars in my closet.

Olympics in my Closet

Instead of jumping up to the bars in my closet, I stepped onto a chair to get up on the bar. Then, I kicked the chair away. I began to doing flips and hanging upside down from the first high bar. I then decided I was going to swing from bar to the lower bar.

After I swung back and forth a few times before attempting to swing and reach for the lower bar. When I got the courage to move to the lower bar, I reached for the lower bar, and let my legs go off the higher bar. I ended up flipping and missing the lower bar landing on my tookers.

Stuck!

I proceeded to get up, but couldn’t. I was stuck! That tangled mess of hangers was attached to me. I got those hangers untangled from me when I noticed another hanger sticking out from behind me. When I tried pulling on it, all of a sudden I felt a sharp pain and burning sensation coming from my back side. I pulled on it again. Ouch! that really hurt.

I ran down the stairs making a thud every time the hanger hit a stair. Every time the hanger hit a step, I screamed. I finally got down the stairs, and located my mother. By the time I told her the whole story, my brother is rolling on the flooring laughing. . She just left the room shaking her head. When my mother returned with wire cutters, she told me to bend over her knee. I was thinking I’m getting a spanking for getting a hanger stuck in my tookers that’s not right, but I dare not object to my mother. I did as she instructed. She pulled, clipped, pulled, clipped, and pulled some more until finally the hanger was out. Don’t do this at home…

My mom put a Band-Aid on it and told me I am going to get a scar. I was a little disappointed about that. She then proceeded to tell me that the scar would remind me DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.

That is how the Olympics started in my closet, didn’t stay long, and never returned again.