What Exactly Is Aromatherapy?

So what exactly is aromatherapy? You've probably heard it before but you don't know what it means or what it is?

No worries, we are here to share the information!

In this post we will be sharing exactly what aromatherapy is, how it works, its benefits, and lots more!

 

What is Aromatherapy?

So, in short, aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts (essential oils) to promote health and well-being.
Sometimes it’s called essential oil therapy. But aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. And it enhances both physical and emotional health.

Where does it come from?

Humans have used aromatherapy for thousands of years. 

Ancient cultures in China, India, Egypt, and elsewhere incorporated aromatic plant components in resins, balms, and oils. The natural substances were used for medical and religious purposes. They were known to have both physical and psychological benefits.

Essential oils distillation however is attributed to the Persians in the 10th century. 

Essential oil distillation is when you dilute the essential oils with water and use it to purify your air and inhale it yourself. 

Today, we use Diffusers for this.

How does aromatherapy work?

Aromatherapy works through the sense of smell and skin absorption using products such as these:

  • diffusers
  • inhalers
  • bathing salts
  • body oils, creams, or lotions for massage or topical application
  • facial steamers
  • candles

You can use these alone or in any combination.

Aromatherapy Benefits

  • manage pain
  • improve sleep quality
  • reduce stress, agitation, and anxiety
  • enhances mindfulness and intentionality 
  • pleasent aroma
  • releases endorphins
  • And more!

If you're interested in trying out aroma therapy, check out our aromatherapy page!

We use 100% non-toxic and organic ingredients.

We sell aromatherapy through diffusers, essential oils, candles, and insence!

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