What is Aromatherapy?
Before progressing into Aromatherapy blends and practical usage of essential oils it is important to understand the basics of Aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy by definition “is the practice of using plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological and physical well-being.”
Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils distilled from the leaves, fruit, roots of plants, as well as bark from trees, moss and even, in some cases, animals, in order to create a therapeutic or emotional sense of wellbeing.
Aromatherapy has wide-ranging benefits, from its use in complementary medicine to the ability to deliver psychological benefits such as relaxation, sensuality, the relief of nervous tension and stress relief to name a few.
Aromatherapy touches all our lives no matter where we live or what we do. A few examples of the effects of Aroma upon our daily lives can be seen in just a few examples:
A quiet walk down a path on a cool summers night, you pass a jasmine in full bloom, its scent fills the air and your mind.
On a shopping trip to the local mall, you pass by a bakery selling hot cinnamon buns still hot from the oven, this drives your senses into overload!
Whenever the aroma brings a feeling that’s Aromatherapy at work. The art of aromatherapy is to harness the power of plant fragrance, by way of one of the over 400 essential oils available, in order to achieve an emotional or therapeutic benefit.
The good news is that with the right essential oils, anyone can use basic aromatherapy methods without intensive training. It is vital that the highest quality essential oils are used. The best news is that The Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Centre carries one of the largest selection of essential oils and aromatherapy products available.