Our BE RELIEVED is in the same category as Panadol and Nurofen,we pay an annual fee as a 'Listed Medicine' yet it is still looked on as an alternative medicine. It's time for a big re-think of what we classify as a medicine. As Kurt Schnaubelt in Medical Aromatherapy Healing with Essential Oils reveals: "Modalities such as aromatherapy, which acknowledges the phenomena of the soul, will be vastly more successful in treating the real problems of our times than conventional medicine. Medicine as it stands is part of the problem, therefore it can do very little for its solution".

He goes on to say: "the substances of aromatherapy, especially essential oils, are distinguished by their molecular makeup. Every single molecule found in essential oils (or at least its precursor before steam distillation) has been a part of the evolutionary development of life. The tolerability, compatibility, and effectiveness of these molecules has developed over hundreds of millions of years and proven itself by the survival of those organisms that produce them. Aroma molecules interact harmoniously with all biological systems at once, with the combined effect being highly favourable. Synthetics, to the contrary, have not proven themselves on any substantial timescale, and the resulting disasters - when approval processes were simply not capable of predicting even short-term effects - are horrid legacy to this."

I know that I'd much rather try a 'natural alternative' which does not cause harm to the body but rather works with it to bring it back to balance before trying a 'synthetic alternative'. Our bodies and our environment, which is already heavily polluted, challenge us in these current times to find a solution that is from nature. This works holistically with our mind, our body and our soul and is where true healing takes place. 

Eventually essential oils and aromatherapy won't just been seen as 'alternative' but a real solution and the first step in the process to heal our bodies. One that respects the natural processes of life.