Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Used for a variety of applications, including pain relief, mood enhancement and increased cognitive function. When applied through the skin they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing.
Benefits of Aromatherapy
Some of the health benefits of aromatherapy include its ability to reduce anxiety, depression, boost energy levels, speed healing process, pain relief, boost cognitive performance, induce deep relaxation and sleep, strengthen the immune system, and increase circulation, among many others.
Aromatherapy has been around in some form for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the 11th century when steam distillation first made it possible to properly remove the essential oils from plant materials. Since then, cultures around the world have utilized aromatherapy for a wide range of functions.