Basically, aromatherapy is a type of medicine alternatively taken from plant materials such as essential oils. It is used for altering a human’s mind, mood & health. They are useful for the treatment of diseases. It is used for relaxing mind & reducing stress. Treatment is done by using the essential oils and there are two main mechanisms offered to tell the effects. First is using aroma on the brain, mainly limbic system & second is the direct effect of essential oils. It is the best ever therapy. It includes materials such as essential oils, absolutes, infusions, hydrosols, carrier oils, vaporizer etc. It has different application modes:
- Aerial diffusion – It is used as environmental fragrance
- Direct diffusion – It is used for producing psychological effects
- Topical applications – For massages, skin care, baths etc.
When these essential oils are inhaled by the lungs they offer both physical & psychological benefits. When it is absorbed by the bloodstream it helps in aiding health, looks etc. These aroma therapy products are very beneficial for everyone so it can be used without any problems. Aroma therapy is being used since ages in various countries. It is also used for spiritual & ritualistic purposes. It can be used for curing nausea, acne, rashes and cuts etc.
So, aromatherapy can be considered as the best therapy for healing body and soul, it offers a rejunivating effect and freshens the mind. It thus, is very effective and helpful in reducing stress.