Pure, Natural and Effective
We love the inexhaustible variety of plants and flowers and the healing properties of their natural oils and extracts. There’s an art and a science to working with them. Taking the purest natural ingredients, we create blends that enhance the oil’s inherent properties, turning them into rich, beautifully scented products that deliver fantastic results.
Every ingredient in every product has a positive role to play. In some instances, we use bases such as regenerative Damask Rose water in our products. We also use Vitamin and Omega-rich plant oils such as Jojoba, Evening Primrose and Arctic Strawberry Seed oil, and Shea and Murumuru butters. These have a natural affinity with essential oils, helping them to work to their best potential.
The natural ingredients and essential oils we use may have slight variations in colour, this in no way impacts the potency or benefits of the products and is only due to the natural variation of crops each year.
The integrity of our ingredients is vital to us. We ensure every essential oil and plant extract that goes into our products are up to our standards. Our raw materials are native to some of the wildest and most remote places in the world. We work with the farmers who produce them to ensure our ingredients are grown to the highest degrees of purity, quality and ethical standards.
Below are some of the common questions we receive about our products. For any time sensitive requests or any order specific questions please get in touch with our customer service team either by email or telephone.
Q: Are your products natural?
Aromatherapy Associates is passionately committed to producing natural essential oil-based products, without compromising quality, safety and efficacy. Our founders use of essential oils spans over thirty years. We use this knowledge to develop the purest blends and cleanest products. Products that allow the essential oils within them to work most effectively for immediate and far reaching results, for your total wellbeing.
Q: Are your products organic?
Whilst the positives of organically grown produce are well reported, and it is a philosophy we endorse, it is not always realistically practical to source essential oils that are of sufficient quality and have this certification.
Q: How do I know what products to use on my face/body?
The best way to find out what the best prescription of products for you are is to have a consultation, and ideally a treatment, with one of our brand ambassadors. This can be done in one of our many spa and retail partners. For a full list please see our Spa and Beauty Room Finder. Alternatively, we offer consultations via phone or e-mail. Contact us by email or telephone to speak to one of our trained therapists.
Q: Are your products cruelty friendly? Tested on animals?
Aromatherapy Associates do not test on animals we only use certain animal derivatives such as honey, beeswax and silk for their benefits to the skin.
Q: I am vegan – can you tell me if your products are still suitable for me to use?
Aromatherapy Associates use a few animal derivatives such as honey, beeswax and silk in the following products; Rose Infinity Moisturiser, Rose Infinity Eye Cream, Rose infinity Triple Effect Mask, Moisturising Lip Balm, Mattifying Skin Serum, Anti – Ageing Rich Repair Eye Cream, Renewing Rose Body Cream.
Q: I have a nut allergy – are your products still suitable?
The majority of our products are suitable for nut allergy sufferers, and we do not use peanuts, however in some instances ingredients derived from tree nuts are present in the formulation. If you have a nut allergy it is recommended you avoid using Anti-Ageing Rich Repair Nourishing Cream, Hydrating Triple Rose Renewing Moisturiser, Mattifying Purifying Facial Scrub, Mattifying Deep Cleanse Face Mask, Inner Strength Soothing Cleansing Balm, The Refinery Revitalising Moisturiser, Face Scrub and Face Mask, Nourishing Enrich Body Oil, and the Aromatherapy Associates Lotion. Scientific studies have found Coconut Oil, Shea Nut Butter and Peach Kernel Oil do not pose any known or likely allergy risk as contrary to popular belief they are not classified as nuts.
Q: From what age can your products be used from?
Our Support Supersensitive Body Oil blend although created for people with sensitive skin, psoriasis and dermatitis, it can in fact be used on children from 3 months old. If you are under the age of 16 our products should be used under the supervision of an adult.
Q: Can bath & shower oils be left on the skin or used as facial products?
Bath & Shower oils are highly concentrated treatments in a bottle. They should be used as indicated on the product and not left on the skin or used as a facial product.
Q: What is the International federation of Aroma-therapists? (IFA)
Aromatherapy Associates founders Sue Beechey and Geraldine Howard were also founding members of the IFA. As a self-governing body, the IFA, promote the preservation of health by advancing the knowledge and practice of Aromatherapy via education, teaching and training. For over 30 years they have been safeguarding standards in the practice of Aromatherapy through their official Codes of Professional Practice and the formation of the Professional Aromatherapy Diploma syllabus in 1988.Their quality mark is recognised globally as professionalism and excellence within the field.
Q: Do Aromatherapy Associates products contain preservatives?
We love using natural ingredients but will not compromise on product safety or stability. That is why, in our gels, lotions and creams, we use a limited number of naturally derived or synthetic preservative systems such as Phenoxyethanol where no alternatives are suitable for the product. We follow the latest research and development in this area and are constantly searching for effective, natural alternatives.
Q: Do Aromatherapy Associates products contain alcohol?
Aromatherapy Associates is passionately committed to producing natural essential oil-based products, without compromising quality, safety and efficacy. Some Fatty Alcohols are beneficial to the skin and can be found in our products; examples include Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Oleyl Alcohol and Stearyl Alcohol. They are not considered to be drying to the skin unlike Ethanol and other volatile alcohols. Denatured alcohol is occasionally used in very limited quantities as a solvent when no alternatives are available.