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'Discover Aroma' at the Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui's aromatic botanical educational estate and farm.
Your accommodation at the Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui, a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, provides more than just a beautiful place to stay but equally important provides you with an educational opportunity to experience the world of aromatherapy with a stay on an aromatic botanical farm. You will be surrounded by about one-thousand aromatic plants, be able to roam the gardens and learn about the individual plants, make use of the in-house atomizers which will fill your unit with the fragrant and healthy aromatic scents, be able to attend the on-property aromatic distillations, enjoy the purest of aromatic body treatments and massage, participate in a hands-on nationally recognized scientific survey recording your specific impressions of various essential oils, and have the opportunity to peruse the literature provided within each unit and even if you wish take a beginners aromatic course which will provide you with a well-rounded introduction to the benefits and pleasures of aromatherapy.
Our belief here at the Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui is that there is tremendous potential provided by the aromatic plants that surround us in our environment to nourish us with good health and provide vitality and quality of life. Better than providing a rigid and formalized course, our tact is to immerse registrants directly into a lifestyle that is surrounded by many facets of aromatherapy which participants can appreciate in a fun and casual manner that fits your schedule. While enjoying the property, each person may incorporate a painless form of education and develop knowledge and skills that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. You may participate in as much of the program as you would like and we are confident that you will be leaving us with a better understanding and appreciation of the science of aromatherapy and how it may serve to make your life and those of your loved ones richer for the experience.
Everyone staying as overnight residents at the Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui will be asked to be a participant in a study involving essential oils that will require exactly five minutes a day to complete. (Special pricing will be inclusive for all Aromatherapy Foundation residents).
Please Call Us for Availability as our Calendar on this site is not always up to d(phone number hidden) enhance your understanding and educational experience, the Foundation has several facilities on the property that allow you to spend the night and enjoy the healing benefits of Aromatherapy, including treatments and applications that utilize Aromatherapy’s therapies. Obtain an in-depth understanding and appreciation for Aromatherapy while resting and recovering from your daily activities. The facilities on the property include the following:
Maui's 'Octagon Studio' at the Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui provides guests with a charming accommodation and an exceptional opportunity to getaway and escape from the fast paced world. Our tranquil botanical garden of lavender, rosemary, geranium and other aromatics are sure to help you RELAX. Views are sensational and dramatic from every window in this elegantly decorated hideaway.
The Octagon Studio is the perfect place for those wanting to relax, reconnect and rejuvenate or simply enjoy balanced quietude. After a day of exploring the mountain, relax in the large in-ground Jacuzzi under a colorful sunset sky.
The Octagon Studio can accommodate as many as two persons. The kitchenette and gas stove is adequate for meal preparation should you desire to stay on property, or should you want to take a break from the kitchen, delicious dining is just minutes away in fine Makawao restaurants.
The Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui [AFM] is a 501 c  non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to providing programs, education, training, workshops, therapies, scientific information, research, support and other activities and services to the public regarding the use and benefits of aromatherapy and aromatic horticulture.
Beautiful area. Tom's introduction was a bit too long (around 30 minutes) but to be fair there are some important items that visitors must be orientated to. The hot tub is not private and is not on the cabin deck. The "octagon" shares the hot tub with another, larger, visitor accommodation. There's a very short path available for people to walk and smell various plants. The highlight is the beautiful view of West Maui and the valley. Several miles north, on the same road, is a nice trail with a waterfall at the base. Recommended.
We didn't know quite what to expect at discover aroma but what we found was the most enchanting little cottage ever! It had a fantastic view and beautiful, fragrant gardens. Would highly recommend!
This is a true gem of Maui! My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights during the middle of our 9 day trip. The studio was the perfect place for us to relax, spend time together, and enjoy exploring a different side of Maui. Tom has done an fabulous job of maintaining the grounds, creating a place that must be experienced with all senses. Pictures really don't do it justice. We can't wait to return someday!
My wife and I stayed at the Octagon studio for the first 5 nights of our honeymoon. It was such a unique location and the views we were treated to at all times of day were amazing. While we used the Octagon Studio as a base for our other activities and excursions, we made sure to take time each day to enjoy the property, whether it was using the jacuzzi to watch sunsets, having a picnic, sitting on the balcony with our morning coffee, and walking the grounds. It is a very private setting, and while we would see other guests as well as Tom and Doreena on occasion, we felt like we had the property to ourselves. We would definitely recommend the Octagon Studio to anybody looking to spend some time away from the crowds, and really believe it would be best for people to stay multiple nights if possible to enjoy everything the Octagon Studio and Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui has to offer.
A hidden gem in Maui. Absolute paradise. The aroma is divine and the property is truly magical. I stayed here for my birthday, when we arrived it was raining and the view was obscured but the morning of my birthday I woke up to clear skies and a rainbow- could not of asked for a better gift. Romantic, serene and relaxing. Private location, pool and jacuzzi. Bring some food with you and utilize the cute kitchen, TRUST me, you wont want to leave to get food. Its that perfect. In love with this bohemian abode. Until next time!
Awesome!! Tom is great, very knowledgable and cares so much about this beautiful place, it really shows through every single thing he and his wife have thought about each part of your experience. Our first time using Airbnb and most definitely the start of some amazing adventures! Thank you Aroma Maui for this one of a kind experience! Truly a retreat from the world, like being in heaven.
We pleasantly stumbled upon Tom's octagon studio on AirBnB in dire need of a place to stay but left with a feeling of determining to return in the future. Tom's private studio in Makawao is not your typical vacation home. It is nestled in the gorgeous untouched mountains, and getting up there is quite the hike but so worthwhile. His studio is a part of the Aromatherapy Foundation--simply Maui's best. Enjoyed waking up to the breathtaking mountain/ocean view with the freshest air. The herbal botanic garden is fun to walk through. The octagon itself has everything that you need in a quaint space if you enjoy living simply. Incredibly happy with our stay and can't wait to come back. Thank you for giving us another perspective of Maui that we never would have gotten.
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