Gudi’s Aromatherapy offers a variety of aromatic remedies, care products and more

By Diane Y. Welch

For 12 years Gudi Rubbo and her husband, Philip, have been blending aromatic remedies that ease ailments the natural way. They also formulate skin care products and fragrances that contain tried and trusted essential oils, long used in European countries.

Both are certified aromatherapists who create body and facial care products, first aid treatments, respiratory and muscoskeletal remedies, and environmental fragrancing.

With winter season fast approaching so is cold season. According to the couple, Gudi’s Aromatherapy can help stave off colds by boasting the immune system, and can also provide relief for cold and flu symptoms when viruses take hold.

Upper respiratory problems like blocked sinuses may be treated with an inhaler that comprises a blend of hyssop, tea tree, lemon and birch, which aids to loosen up mucus, causing it to drain.

“Thereby clearing your air passages so you can again breathe freely,” Gudi explained. For chest complaints, lavender —an aid in muscle relaxation — blended with hyssop helps relieve bronchial spasms and eases sore throats. It is a blend that also alleviates ear pain related to congestion, she said.

Gudi’s products never contain man-made chemicals or synthetic preservatives and are based on European blending techniques that have been handed down through many generations.

“I grew up in Europe where we do not separate between healthcare and natural health. This is what we do to take care of our bodies. It is not uncommon for the doctor to write a prescription which contains essential oils that the pharmacist will then mix up for you,” said Gudi, a native of Vienna. “This is what sets us a part from aromatherapy in America.”

Musculoskeletal remedies for sore muscles, tendons, or joints, combat inflammation, stiffness and pain. Blended from eucalyptus, lavender and peppermint, these remedies strengthen tissues and provide pain relief management.

Skin care products focus on hydration. For cleansing, glycerin soaps are gentle, non-drying and free of chemicals. Witch hazel is used to tone and tighten the skin. And a nourishing facial skin serum – with an organic aloe vera base – helps lock in moisture. Aloe vera penetrates the skin four times faster than water, so it is an optimum vehicle to get nutrients into the skin, Gudi explained. Chamomile, jasmine and geranium add fragrance while frankincense helps rebuild healthy skin cells. Antioxidants, such as evening primrose, rose hip and jojoba oil, are blended as an aid to the skin’s defenses and cell regeneration.

Gudi’s Aromatherapy was founded in 1999. The Rubbos initially formulated blends for their own use and to help friends and family.

“When we realized that these remedies are beneficial for so many people in our area, we decided to make them available in our neighborhood,” said Gudi.

For the Holiday Season, Gudi will create individual gift baskets for customers. “You may pick and choose what you want to include, we arrange the products in a basket and add a complimentary ornament. Then we can deliver it to your family and friends,” she said.

Customers may meet Gudi and Philip Rubbo at the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club’s Sassy Santa event, to be held at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 18, and again from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Nov. 19. They will also be appearing at the Encinitas Street Fair on Nov. 20. They may be found each Saturday and Sunday at the Seaside Bazaar in downtown Encinitas. Visit to see the full line of products.