Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from nature and is derived from the parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.
The inhaled aroma from these essential oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function and promotes soothing or calming effects. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can be distributed throughout the body for general healing.
There are a wide number of essential oils available, each with its own healing properties. Using natural essential oils and not fragrance oils is important when you are seeking medicinal properties and their effects. Although, when used properly, fragrance oils are very safe and have stronger smells or scents they should be avoid for pure aromatherapy. Fragrance oils can contain synthetics and not just the natural plant derived oils that are the basis for aromatherapy.