WHAT IS AROMATHERAPY?
Aromatherapy is an art and science that uses organic compounds such as natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. This practice has been documented for thousands of years and dates back to ancient cultures in Egypt, China, India, and many other places around the world. While the incorporation of aromatic plant components in resins, balms, and oils previously focused on the beauty and religious applications, more recent research into both physical and psychological benefits of essential oils have given rise to it's application as a natural therapeutic agent in the healing of a person's mind, body and soul.
Essential oils are made from made from flower, herb, and tree parts, like bark, roots, peels, and petals. They are derived from the plant's "essence" which gives a plant its fragrant smell. When an essence is extracted from a plant, it becomes an essential oil. This oil, when applied safely, can then be used to activate your smell receptors, which send messages through your nervous system to your brain. The areas activated by essential oils include your limbic system which plays a role in your emotions, and your hypothalamus which may respond to the oil by creating feel-good brain chemicals like serotonin.
Recent studies therefore suggest aromatherapy can be an effective and natural solution when one needs to
“The air was fragrant with a thousand aromatic herbs, with fields of lavender, and with the brightest roses blushing in tufts all over the meadows.”
RELAX & UNWIND
"Take the sourest lemon life has to offer and turn it into something resembling lemonade"
“Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.”