Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy that uses natural plant extracts (plant leaves or flowers) to promote health and well-being and help balance your mind, body and quality of life. Aromatherapy is considered a type of odor therapy or essential oil therapy, the latter including diffusers, aromatic spritzers, inhalers, bathing salts, body oils, creams, or lotions for massage or topical application, facial steamers, hot and cold compresses and clay masks.
People have used aromatherapy for thousands of years for medical and religious purposes in many cultures, due to its undeniable physical and psychological benefits. Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy. It does not provide a cure for diseases, rashes or illnesses, but it can support conventional treatment of various conditions.
People respond to the sense of smell on an emotional level more strongly than with any other sense. In fact, a single aroma can trigger forgotten memories and induce feelings similar to those experienced at that time.This action involves a very complex process to do with the Limbic system; an area of the brain associated with smell and memory. The combination of two or numerous essential oils creates a powerful effect on the body. All essential oils have their own properties so you should never apply them on your skin directly if you do not know how to use them. Aromatherapy is combining various oils to make the ideal oil. A wrong combination can have adverse effects on pregnancy or cause an allergic reaction.
Nowadays, aromatherapy has gained significance and is used in spas, meditation, yoga classes and hospitals to promote alternative healing and general human wellness. In the past, there were few countries that knew and promoted aromatherapy as an alternative medicine. This knowledge is now gaining popularity around the world.
With the perfect combinations, aromatherapy does wonders. It reduces depression, relieves stress, improves sleeping quality, relieves anxiety, increases creativity, sharpens focus, boosts energy, balances your hormones, nourishes the skin and hair, and reduces pain. In a chaotic world, we should go back to the roots, to nature... Our boundless source of wisdom, beauty and healing.