The apothecary science

organic therapeutic power explained

A background in
herbalism, pathology, anatomy, physiology

Speak directly with a therapist who has an academical background in the science to ensure the proper usage and allow them to implemented the art with precision effectively on individuals.

Is it even possible for consumers to comprehend what is good for them with new skincare technology emerging everyday, and which we know for a fact that the industry is heavily marketing driven? We are truly conscious of the problem.

SOVOS is about delivering a more grounding and practical way in helping you find this ultimate solution in fitting complex individual skin and body needs. In achieving such goal,  we make it possible for customers to meet and directly interact with a fully qualified professional therapist accredited by international recognized institutions. In terms of production, we have also completely reinvented the supply chain, bypassing ultra long shelve lives requirements by typical distribution channels, bringing only the freshest and most potent botanical ingredients into your hands. 

 A new revolutionary wellness solution which goes further, using only:

  • the right herbal species
  • ingredients from the right soils around the globe (over 40 countries)
  • handled by the right professionals
  • delivered at the right timing, to preserve vital therapeutic essence of botanic

Our brand represents a community of aromatherapist focused in practising clinical aromatherapy in treating individuals with a symptom focused approach. All our therapist are internationally qualified aromatherapist with accreditation from the US, UK, Germany, Switzerland. Every product you see are made and formulated by therapists who know exactly what’s inside the bottle, how each ingredient works, and able to provide in-depth diagnostic for individuals who seek for an ultimate solution in treating their daily skin or body symptoms.

 A little history about Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a form of compliementary therapy with well supported clinical studies and is scientifically based. The skilled and controlled use of 100% pure essential oils extracted from botanical sources - to balance and treat the body, mind and spirit.

Aromatherapy is the skilled and controlled practice of using pure essential oils, extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots of a plant to enhance physical and psychological well-being. A form of complimentary therapy with well supported clinical studies and scientifically based.

It has been used throughout history in the traditional medical practices of the world's greatest civilizations. It was used up to 6000 years ago in ancient India, China, Greece and Italy. The ancient Egyptians used many herbs in beauty preparations, for ceremonial occasions and religious rituals. Roman soldiers used herb oils like lavender, to rub into their skin after bathing, which helped heal skin wounds after battle and acts as an insect repellent.
In the 1920s, René-Maurice Gattefossé, a French chemist, burnt his arm while making fragrance and immediately plunged it into a jug of lavender oil. To his amazement the pain was less than expected and the blistering was greatly reduced. The healing process was faster and left with little scarring. He was so impressed that he devoted the rest of his life to researching the healing properties of essential oils and he coined the word "Aromatherapie". He brought aromatherapy to the modern world and established a clear link between essential oils, health and well-being.

Today, aromatherapy is considered alternative remedy that many people are finding a better choice than a dependency on synthetic chemicals.

How Aromatherapy Works

Essential oils have a very powerful effect on the body and mind. It takes approximately four seconds for an essential oil to reach the brain through the sense of smell and four minutes to be absorbed into the blood stream through the skin. 

Aromatherapy oils are absorbed into the body in two ways:

  • The skin
    Aromatic molecules are so tiny they penetrate the skin into the bloodstream, which circulates them throughout the body and to the according tissues and organs. The concentration of the essential oils is found in the body after 20 minutes of applying it to the skin and they will eventually be secreted through the skin (sweating and sebum), lungs (exhaling) and kidneys (urine).
  • The sense of smell
    Aromatic molecules are inhaled through the nose and transmitted via the Olfactory Bulb to the Limbic System. This is the part of the Brain which influences the nervous and hormonal systems, and which is connected to higher functions such as memory and emotional behavior.

Pure Essential Oils

Essential oils are pure essences derived from flowers, leaves, fruits, berries, roots, seeds, grasses, wood, bark, and gums, and are usually extracted by steam distillation and expression. All oils have their own unique aromas and therapeutic properties, which can be used to treat anybody because the oils work on the whole person, not just the symptom or ailment. 

Essential oils, like all organic compounds, are made up of hydrocarbon molecules and can further be classified as terpenes, alcohols, esters, aldehydes, ketones and phenols etc. Healing properties essential oils offer are based on theses chemical componentsFor example, Esters are found in lavender & clary sage, their therapeutic effects include being sedative and antispasmodic. Some Esters also have anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. 

Since essential oils are powerful and concentrated, they should never be applied to the skin in undiluted form. Other natural ingredients such as cold pressed plant oils, floral water, whole milk, sea salts, sugars and clays, are used in aromatherapy as a carrier to dilute essentials oils prior application. Following are some great applications of aromatherapy:
  • Beauty and Self Care
  • Physical & Emotional Wellness
  • Mental & Spiritual Support
  • Hygiene Conditions
  • Home First Aid
  • Pregnancy, Babies & Children
  • Pets 

Some therapeutic properties of essential oils listed by category:

  • Anti-depressant: bergamot, lemongrass…
  • Anti-microbial: myrrh, thyme…
  • Anti-rheumatic: cypress, juniper…
  • Antiseptic: bergamot, rose…
  • Anti-spasmodic: bergamot, orange…
  • Aphrodisiac: clary sage, sandalwood…
  • Astringent: cedarwood, frankincense…
  • Calmative: chamomile, neroli…
  • Detoxifying: cedarwood, lemon…
  • Disinfectant: juniperberry, myrrh…
  • Diuretic: cedarwood, eucalyptus…
  • Refreshing: bergamot, peppermint…
  • Sedative: chamomile, neroli…
  • Uplifting: bergamot, grapefruit…
  • Warming: black pepper, marjoram...
Q&A : Pure Essential Oils VS Perfume / Fragrance Oils  

Pure essential oils should never be confused with perfume or fragrance oils, which are synthetic substances created in a laboratory and don't offer the therapeutic benefits. In fact, perfume or fragrance oils can irritate or induce allergic contact dermatitis, causing redness, burning, itching and swelling.