Aromatherapy is a holistic, complimentary therapy using essential oils to benefit the human mind, body, and spirit. Aromatherapy is activated through two different methods:
- Smell: The sense of smell is powerful. This pathway can provide memory-based responses (good or bad associations), target the limbic system to relieve emotional and physical conditions, and lift spirits.
- Massage: Essential oils, applied through lotions, gels, creams, and massage oil absorb through the skin, into the blood stream, to relax and relieve physical discomfort.
The power of aromatherapy is individual. It can be considered a pampering of self, with very practial and real applications or a therapeutic and lifestyle necessity.
Aromas can be triggers to a higher sense of wellbeing. The use of essential oils allow for a holistic, non-toxic, sense of smell and bodily experience. Preservative free, essential oils have been used by our ancestors for homeopathic healing and health.