Aromatherapy is a holistic healing practice that uses many natural plant extracts, known as essential oils, to promote physical, mental, including emotional well-being. These essential oils are derived from various parts of plants, such as flowers, leaves, bark, stems, and roots in order to bring forth healing of health and emotions. Aromatherapy has been used for centuries and is often used in conjunction with other complementary and alternative medicine practices.
Essential oils contain volatile aromatic compounds that can be inhaled or applied to the skin, where they are absorbed into the bloodstream. The aroma of these oils can have a direct impact on the brain and nervous system, influencing mood, emotions, and overall health. Different essential oils are believed to have different properties and effects, so they are often selected and used based on the specific needs and desired outcomes of the individual involved.