Starting out as therapists in the early 1970s, Aromatherapy Associate's founders, Geraldine Howard and Sue Beechey, connected with the emerging practice of aromatherapy. Training under renowned aromatherapist Micheline Arcier, who had herself studied aromatherapy with its original pioneers, they experienced first-hand the powerfully positive effects of essential oils on our physical and emotional wellbeing. Geraldine and Sue's passion for teaching, practicing, and blending oils spilled into a desire to share the benefits of aromatherapy with a wider audience. And in 1985, Aromatherapy Associates was born with a small range of therapeutic-grade products and treatments.
Princess Diana, much ahead of her time in mental health and wellness practices, was a long-standing believer in aromatherapy and a devoted customer of Aromatherapy Associates. Co-founder Sue Beechey would make up essential oils in her Chelsea practice and courier them over to Kensington Palace where Diana would often use these during sessions of acupuncture. She favored the Revive Evening Shower + Bath Oil, often wearing it as her perfume. Regarded as one of the finest aromatherapy purveyors, Aromatherapy Associates have been celebrating and sharing the wonders and benefits of essential oils for over 30 years with an ever-growing range of award-winning products and transformative treatments that can be found all over the world.