WHAT IS AROMATHERAPY?
Remember the smell of Mom’s freshly baked apple pie and how it made your mouth water? Have you ever remembered a loved one just from the scent of man’s after-shave or a woman’s perfume? Do you “perk up” when you smell the aroma of freshly ground coffee? One of the most powerful and influential human senses is our sense of smell.
For thousands of years, man has used fragrances to subtly alter his moods and emotions. Scents can make us feel relaxed, energized, happy, and even sensual. Airheads has combined pure O2 along with aromatherapy to create the ultimate oxygen & aromatherapy system. People worldwide are spending as much as 3 times the price of gasoline to drink the equivalent of pure bottled water. Why not breathe enriched Oxygen and receive the benefits of all natural aromatherapy?
Since the time of Cleopatra, people have used aromatic botanical essences (essential oils) to enhance the surroundings as well as promote health. Today we can all experience the abundant and profound influence of essential oils on our lives. Essential oils when combined with oxygen stimulate the senses and begin to alter ones mood or condition in positive ways. Science is just now re-discovering the power of aromatherapy through essential oils, the lifeblood of the plant kingdom.
Health practitioners contend that when essential oils are inhaled with oxygen the life force of the body is stimulated to conditions of tranquility, harmony, invigoration and an overall feeling of being refreshed. The theory is that aroma signals the part of the brain that control emotions. Research has shown specific smells produce physical effects within the body, and that is why Airheads uses aroma essences for our clients so they can literally fit the scent to the mood they wish to create.
American researchers Dr. Richard Axel and Linda B. Buck shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work on the sense of smell-showing how, for example, a person can smell lilac in the spring and recall it in the winter.
Their genetic work revealed a family of “receptor” proteins in the nose that recognize odors, and they illuminated how the odor information is transmitted to the brain.
The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute concluded that the sense of smell helps us detect the qualities we regard as positive. A good wine or a sun ripe wild strawberry activates a whole array of odor receptors.
Axel and Buck clarified the intricate biological pathway from the nose to the brain that lets us perceive and recognize smells. A whiff of an odor brings a mix of different molecules into the nose, where each molecule activates several odor receptors.
This pattern of activation is interpreted by the brain, letting people recognize and form memories of about 10,000 diverse odors. Have you ever smelled something that brought back a specific and vivid memory from your past? When you combine oxygen with aromatherapy it is like smelling the roses a hundred fold! The combination of oxygen and aromatherapy is commonly referred to as “oxygen enriched air” or “flavored oxygen.”
1st Class uses essential oils formulas made from 100% all-natural therapeutic grade oils. They have been meticulously selected from many regions around the world and handcrafted by master aromatherapists. They have also been tested for oxygen inhalation safety. Essential oils are derived from non-man made sources such as flowers, leaves, roots and seeds to name a few.
The oil of these natural substances is steam distilled from the source to maintain purity content. Our aroma essences are steam distilled and pure concentrates extracted from seeds, flowers, leaves, skin and roots of the plant kingdom from around the world.
One drop of our essential oil is often equal to one ounce of the plant.