What Is Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is the ancient art of using the healing power of aromatic essential oils. Essential oils are distilled from organic plant sources, from flowers, leaves or bark of trees. They are highly concentrated, and contain therapeutic phyto-chemicals from the plants. The use of the natural aromatic power of plants, is one of the oldest, most effective ways to maintain a balance of mind, body and soul.
Pure essential oils, like precious jewelry or fine wine, are the gems of nature -- the quintessential life force of aromatic plants, sometimes called the "soul" of the plant. People who truly appreciate the qualities of pure essential oils consider each drop a precious jewel to be savored, enjoyed and protected. Essential oils absorb into the fluid surrounding the cells beneath the skin's surface for a variety of effects including deep cleansing, nourishing, rejuvenating and balancing. Essential oils also diffuse into the air to provide olfactory benefits.
Everyone has emotional responses both pleasant and unpleasant, to certain scents. The idea behind aromatherapy is, first, to find the scents, unique for each individual, that evoke positive sensory feelings and emotions; and then to introduce those scents into our everyday life to enhance well-being. Natural scents keep us connected to the earth, sparking memories and emotions.