Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that promotes health and well-being by using natural plant extracts. It is also known as essential oil therapy because it uses aromatic oils that are medicinal in nature and improve health, mind, and spirit. It helps enhance physical as well as emotional health.
For the longest of time, aromatherapy was only thought of as an art form, but in recent years, it has gained more importance and recognition in the fields of science and medicine.
Aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years, but it’s only recently that people have started giving more importance to it.
Aromatherapy works through the sense of smell and skin absorption. There are various products through which this therapy can be practiced. Some of them are diffusers, aromatic spritzers, inhalers, bathing salts, body oils, creams, facial steamers, hot and cold compresses, clay masks, and a lot more.
Aromatherapy comes with a lot of natural healing. It helps in managing pain, improving sleep quality, reducing stress, agitation, and feeling of anxiety.
A few other perks of aromatherapy are that it soothes sore joints, treats headaches and migraines as well as alleviates side effects of chemotherapy.
For women who go through labor, it helps in easing the labor pain.
It also is one of the best ways to fight bacteria, viruses, or fungi.
It helps in having an effective and smooth digestion process, boosts immunity, and improves palliative care.
Alongside having these medicinal benefits, aromatherapy is also known for purifying the air around one’s house or workspace. It acts as a good humidifier and purifies the air that calms and relaxes you.