Aromatherapy is a hands-on approach to applying essential oils for stress reduction and other psychological benefits as well as to enhance overall health and wellness. Some common uses for essential oils include reducing stress/anxiety, headaches, insomnia, musculoskeletal problems, hormonal problems, arthritis, skin conditions, chronic fatigue and sinus problems.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are components within a plant that protect, defend, heal and attract pollinators. They are the distilled or expressed aromatic extracts from plants. Each essential oil has dozens of chemical components working together to provide therapeutic properties.
Essential oils are powerful and should be used with caution - always dilute your oils with a carrier oil/lotion and use sparingly in diffusers (1-5 drops) in a well ventilated room. Refer to the Essential Oils Guide & Blending Table to help you select the best products for your needs.
FUN FACT: Rene-Maurice Gattefosse was a prolific writer on the medicinal uses of essential oils and coined the term "aromatherapie" in 1937, interpreted to mean the therapeutic application or the medicinal use of aromatic substances (essential oils).