In 1983, OSA began as a company exclusively dedicated to aromatherapy and the beauty and superiority of truly unadulterated authentic essential oils. Then, as now, we believe paying a little more for a smaller quantity of an authentic oil is a much better deal than buying cheap or cleverly diluted product. We have only on objective:
Offer genuine and authentic essential oils.
We maintain that knowing the producer is the best safeguard against adulteration. We also analyze our essential oils by GC/MS, but we know that analysis alone has not kept adulterated oils out of aromatherapy. To the contrary, analysis hype is often used to sell cleverly adulterated oils and justify homogenization. We use analysis to discover the variations arising from growing regions and to confirm the fingerprint of our trusted distillers.
Interested in learning more about blends and synergies?
The Aromatherapy Course is authored by Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD and comprises over 350 pages of clearly presented information on the most relevant topics in the field of aromatherapy. The goal is to become deeply familiar with genuine and authentic essential oils so the student is empowered to create the most effective therapeutic formulae and blends.
Prior editions were exclusively based on scientific French style aromatherapy with authors Pierre Franchomme and Daniel Pénoël (l’aromathérapie exactement) working with Dr. Schnaubelt to develop the application protocols. The 4th Edition remains rooted in the scientific French approach yet explores additional contemporary viewpoints: Biology explaining how evolutionary advantages lead to healing properties, California style blending and Chinese Medical Aromatherapy healing strategies.
Modern Magic Therapeutic Blends
How they are formulated
"Modern Magic" Therapeutic Blends are exclusively formulated by Monika Haas with genuine and authentic essential oils from Original Swiss Aromatics to address specific issues or complaints.
How their activity is mediated
Contemporary biology demonstrates that essential oil components interact with the cell membrane and many specific molecular targets inside the cell to mediate their healing effects on tissues, organs and the whole body.
Many of the blends are intended for specific issues, but others are intended for lifestyle applications. E.g. the Mouthwash or Shower blends. These blends accomplish a dual purpose. They are powerful antiseptic agents and make grooming pleasant and refreshing. At the same time the presence of many essential oil components on the skin will effectively trigger an improved immune response.