Aromatherapy uses plant materials, including essential oils, and other aroma compounds for improving psychological or physical well-being. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and health purposes.
The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, peels and other plant material. By concentrating the oils of these plants, we are literally separating the most powerful healing compounds of a plant into a single oil. They can be powerfully fragrant.
Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.
Over 3,000 varieties of compounds have been identified to date. The nature of an essential oil varies from plant to plant and from species to species
Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Want to learn how to use essential oils? Visit Aromatherapy Overview
Don’t forget to use the essential oils safely:
- Do Check the Quality
- Don’t use on damages skin
- Do Stop Use if Your Skin Reacts
- Consider Age
- Store Safely
- Speak to your Naturopath, Doctor or Pharmacist
Speak to you healthcare professional regarding the benefits for you.