Aromatherapy Expert Dr. Christoph Streicher, founder of Amrita Aromatherapy, was mentored by France's world-renowned Jacques Paltz, a foremost authority on using essential oils for both healing and personal skin care. Dr. Streicher also studied with a number of well-known Indian Ayurvedic physicians, learning the time-tested therapeutic use of essential oils for increasing vitality and balance. Dr. Christoph Streicher has mastered phyto-aromatherapy with a master's degree in Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Physiology where he focused on the relationship of plant life to human consciousness. He has studied both western physiology and Ayurveda - the 5,000 year-old Vedic medical science that regards physiological balance as the basis for perfect health.
Becoming quickly aware that most essential oils on the market are in some way denatured, Amrita's aromatherapy expert Christoph, envisioned Amrita as a trustworthy source of nature's pure and true aromatherapy essential oils. Dr. Streicher consistently upholds this vision each and every time he sources an essential oil.
Amrita now carries an extensive line of high quality and therapeutic grade aromatherapy products. Amrita imports oils directly from growers and distillers all over the globe to supply high quality and therapeutic grade aromatherapy products in the US and internationally.
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What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the art and science of using botanical essential oils to create and maintain physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well being.
What are Hydrosols?
Steam distillation of aromatic plants results in two complementary products - the essential oil and the hydrosol (or hydrolate). During the distillation process the ascending steam dissolves the essential oil contained in the plant, temporarily associati
What are Essential Oils?
What are essential oils? - Essential oils are not the same as the edible fatty oils made from nuts and vegetables which we use in cooking and for massage. In a chemical sense essential oils are not really oils, at all.
Beginnings of Aromatherapy
Since the beginning of human history man has been using herbs for healing. The Rig Veda, one of the oldest human records, written more than 5000 years ago, talks of the healing power of herbs. Several follow up volumes comprise the textbooks of Ayur Veda
Safety and Storage of Essential Oils
Essential oils are safe to use, pleasurable and very beneficial as long as a few common sense precautions are followed:
Purity Standards of Amrita Essential Oils
Botanical purity is the only the first step in sourcing Amrita essential oils. At Amrita, gas chromatographic analysis with chiral columns is used, as the most reliable tool for selecting only oils that are 100% from the botanical species indicated.
Interview with Christoph Streicher
Aromatherapy products are so popular these days that you can find them on the shelves of your corner drugstore. But chances are, the oil that's labeled "Lavender" and smells like Lavender may not come from the Lavender plant at all.
How to Use Essential Oils
Because essential oils evaporate easily they can be dispersed or diffused, into the air. Diffuse essential oils to create a mood, to kill air born germs and viruses, to treat colds and coughs, to fall asleep at night, or to increase clear thinking and me
How to Read an Essential Oil Label
A supplier of good quality essential oils will include information about the source of the oil on the essential oil label.
How to Blend Essential Oils
Creating an aromatherapy blend - is an art and science
Combining essential oils with complimentary properties creates a synergy, enhancing the therapeutic effect. It is an art to pick out oils that smell good together and combine them in a pleasing wa
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