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4,000 years ago, one of our ancestors named Neferturm invented aromatherapy. Neferturm is our Ancient Egyptian god of healing and Areej, often depicted with a Lotus flower on his head. The lotus flower symbolized ‘Rebirth’ due to the fact that it shrinks during the night and blooms when the sun shines. The Flower was also used as a symbol for the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt. Therefore we know that Nefertum was able to heal and rejuvenate people’s souls by using the Areej of flowers to unify their mind, body, and soul.
During ancient times, Egypt was considered to be the Mecca of Medicine. People flocked to our country from all over the world for general education and more importantly medical consultation. The Nile River provided us with one of the most fertile lands that grew unique and effective crops for food and medicine. Did you know that if you plant Jasmine (or any other flower for that matter) in Egypt it would have a totally different Areej and therapeutic effect than the one you planted in any other geographical location?
In 1975, With a sole aim to continue Nefertum’s legacy and use Egypt’s unique flowers to provide the world with the best therapeutic grade essential oils; Mr. Alaa Hashem, an Egyptian born entrepreneur, created Hashem Brothers by using our ancestors unique and fertile land to export essential oils to the finest Flavour and Fragrance companies around the world. In 2008, after 20 years of continuous research, development and collaboration with global experts, Areej Aromatherapy was rejuvenated 4000 years later using authentic Egyptian ingredients. Being The first aromatherapy brand in the Middle East and Africa, we are committed to using natural-derived and certified organic plant ingredients for the responsible development of naturally-derived personal care products with aromatherapeutic benefits. Traceability, Community and Quality are the pillars of our business, which allow us to introduce Egyptian aromatherapy products from the source. We present to you Areej Aromatherapy, therapeutic grade essential oils that will unify your mind, body, and soul.