Startup of the Week: Saudi firm eyes holistic healing

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Updated 13 August 2019

Startup of the Week: Saudi firm eyes holistic healing

  • Sometimes it is called “essential oil therapy” because it uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve health

RIYADH: For people who would like to be healthy using natural products, there is Mrs.Aromatherapy.
The beauty, cosmetic and personal care startup offers soap, oils and candles made of natural products in Jeddah, which are available to order across the Kingdom.
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being.
Sometimes it is also called “essential oil therapy” because it uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve health.
Nada Adnan Jamjoom is the founder of Mrs.Aromatherapy.
She told Arab News: “A few years ago, I started looking for substitutes to medication that would help me ease pain. After a lot of searching, I came across essential oils.
“I was surprised by how effective they were, and I started to expand my search for all these essential oils and natural remedies. I took the initiative and earned an online diploma in the benefits and uses of aromatherapy.
“I started to understand how complex all of it was and that essential oils could be used in our daily lives, through lotions, soaps, perfumes and so much more. Aromatherapy has helped me overcome many of the health problems I faced, and I now deal with most of my problems naturally,” she added.
“I learn a new thing about aromatherapy every day. It is a very broad topic with so many aspects. It is a way to go back to nature and away from harmful chemicals.”
You can follow Mrs.Aromatherapy’s Instagram account for more details of products and how to order items, @Mrs.Aromatherapy.

Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

Updated 22 October 2019

Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

  • “We share common values,” said Majid Al-Qasabi

TOKYO: Saudi Arabia has a “special relationship” with Japan, which is “reliable strategic partner and friend” of the Kingdom, the Saudi Minister for Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qasabi said on Monday.

The minister was speaking at the launch in Tokyo of the Japanese-language online edition of Arab News, in the latest stage of its global expansion. The event came on the eve of Tuesday’s ceremonial enthronement of Emperor Naruhito in the Japanese capital. “This is a great opportunity, a moment in history,” Al-Qasabi said.

The news website, published in Japanese and English, will focus on enabling the exchange of information between Japan and the Arab world in business, current affairs, and arts and culture. “It will be good to have news in Japanese so many Japanese can read about the Arab world,” Japan’s Defense Minister Taro Kono said at the launch.

Common values

“We share common values, we have a high respect for the elders and we think that the family is very important … to me we are friends and I think we need to work together.

“In order to do that we need to know what people in the Middle East are actually thinking, what is happening on a daily basis, and we haven’t got the source for that — but now Arab News is in Japan.

“This is a very good means to exchange information between the Middle East and Japan, so I am very much looking forward to it.”