Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses essential oils. Aromatherapy benefits extend to all parts of the human body including internal and external parts.
Essential oils are concentrated, hydrophobic liquids (do not mix with water) that contain volatile aroma compounds extracted from plants. (Read more)
(The aroma of essential oils used in Aromatherapy influence the brain through the olfactory system. At the scent level, essential oils activate the limbic system. The limbic system is the part of the brain that regulates emotion, behavior, long-term memory, attention span and various other autonomic functions (heart rate, blood pressure etc.). This is the primary aromatherapy benefit to be gained through this method.
When essential oils are used for Aromatherapy massage, they activate thermal receptors in the skin. In addition, when essential oils are used topically in aromatherapy, they kill harmful microorganisms and fungi. This topical use of essential oils represents the 2nd main aromatherapy benefit gained by users.)