herbalism + aromatherapy
At Amber Blue we practice the art and science of aromatherapy and herbalism and seek to unify the physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process.
Aromatherapy utilizes naturally extracted aromatic essences (essential oils) from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of the body, mind and spirit.
Herbalism is the medicinal and therapeutic practice utilizing the botanical healing power of leaves, flowers, roots, resins, bark, seeds or fruit of a plant to support the healing function of the body.
Civilizations have used aromatherapy for thousands of years for the art of healing, seduction, religion, funeral, and marital rituals. At one time, our ancestors gathered medicinal plants and herbs to create home remedies for illnesses and ailments. The ancient Greeks, Romans, Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Babylonians, and Native Americans were all herbalists. In France, and much of Western Europe aromatherapy is incorporated into mainstream medicine. The father of Modern Aromatherapy French Chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse, in 1912 badly burned his hands while working and treated himself with Lavender Essential Oil. Amber Blue is obsessed with all things french and especially the power of lavender which you will find in most of Amber Blue Skincare products.
Scientific advancement has taken us away from nature based products and instead inserts harmful chemicals into our products causing digestive problems to cancer and immune disorders as well as being plagued by allergies, skin problems and chemical sensitivities.
Amber Blue draws on the energetic or vibrational qualities of plants as well as their physical properties for healing & pampering of the body, the psyche and the soul through various products that we handcraft. Amber Blue uses a holistic practice that encompasses the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of a person to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.
Co-Founder Jen, is both a certified herbalist and certified aromatherapist and formulates and handcrafts all Amber Blue products.