We are all unique individuals – and although we have many similarities and commonalities between us, bottom line is we are all unique. How we think, how we feel, how we see and experience the world is all unique to us.
We all have our own likes, dislikes, preferences and loves. How a disease or illness manifests within us is individual to us as well. Our body composition is unique and therefore our needs are individual as well. In fact, every area of our lives are individual to us.
Everything in our lives is bio-individual. Every part of your life, no matter how big or how small, has been selected by you for a reason. That reason has been chosen because it makes you feel good or because it resonates with you on some level.
All of this means that in terms of our health and wellbeing, a one size fits all approach just won’t work.
What is bio individuality?
The term bio individuality was developed by Joshua Rosenthal, the founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York. Essentially bio individuality means there is a no one-size-fits-all diet, each person is a unique individual with highly individualised nutritional requirements. This is why many people fail on diets – they are following a generic model that may not be the right one for them.
What’s this got to do with aromatherapy and essential oils I hear you ask. Well, our sense of smell is unique too. How we perceive the smell, how it makes us feel, that is all individual to us. Our experiences, your backgrounds, our memories, all impact how we perceive the smell.
Marguerite Maury, an aromatherapy pioneer, conceived the notion of individual prescription. She has been quoted as saying “to reach the individual we need an individual remedy. Each of us is a unique message. It is only the unique remedy that will suffice. We must, therefore, seek odiferous substances which present affinities with the human being we intend to treat, those which will compensate for his deficiencies, and those which will make his faculties blossom” (1989). She encompasses the idea of bio individuality perfectly.
If you want to use essential oils to support your health and wellbeing, then following a recipe or protocol is not the best approach. That one size fits all approach won’t work for essential oils just like it won’t work for dietary needs.
And that’s where I, as a qualified aromatherapist can help you. I can help create a healing plan to meet your particular needs and preferences.
A professional aromatherapy consultation
When you have a consultation with a qualified aromatherapy professional, the experience can be amazing. We connect with each other on a deeper level and figure out what you need by asking quality, open questions and using active listening skills. We then use our knowledge and experience of essential oils to create an aromatherapy plan to meet your needs. Generally, a custom aromatherapy blend will contain 3 to 5 different essential oils, blended specifically to meet your needs.
A professional perfumery consultation
Our custom created perfumery blends take into account your bio individuality. We talk about your likes, your dislikes, your passions, your desires, and how you want to feel wearing your own unique perfume. From there, we create a perfume unlike no other. We capture the spirit of your favorite aromas, and carefully craft your perfume. In a custom perfume, we could use 7 or more essential oils, CO2 extracts and other aromatic compounds to create your unique signature perfume.
In summary, whether we call it bespoke blend, custom blends, individual prescription or bio individuality, it all boils down to the same thing. Each of us is unique, and our health and wellbeing deserve to be treated individually too. And this is the premise behind my custom blends.
Whether I am creating a plan to help support your health concerns or create an individual perfume, it is all based on YOU.
Contact me now to create your individual custom blend now.
Maury, M. (1961:1989). The Secret of Life and Youth: Marguerite Maury’s Guide to Aromatherapy: Forward by Daniele Ryman: The C. W. Daniel Company Limited: Safron Walden.