Aromatherapy and essential oils are relative to a range of traditional, integrative or alternative therapies that use essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds.
Essential oils have a history stemming back 6,000 years, with their main objective being complementary to a person’s physical, mental and transcendental health.
The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) distinctly addresses aromatherapy as “the therapeutic application or the medicinal use of aromatic substances (essential oils) for wholesome healing.”
Essential oils have been stipulated to contain various degrees of antimicrobial activity and are antiviral, nematocidal & insecticidal. Most compounds in essential oils are said to contain antiseptic properties. Other compounds may be antifungal, antiviral, carminative, or decongestant and hold antioxidant properties. The application of therapeutically-graded organic essential oils include: massage, topical applications, ingestion through their addition to food and drink and also direct inhalation or diffusion.
Nevertheless, be aware that “natural” compounds are nonetheless chemicals, so, they may be dangerous if utilized inappropriately. It is advised to seek a professional when using essential oils to avoid any hazards if one doesn’t have any experience blending or using them.