Aromatherapy is the enhancement of the body, mind, and spirit utilizing aromatic, botanical, essential oils. The essential oils of each plant are its life force, containing both medical and aromatic characteristics, and the oils remain potent and stable when properly extracted from the plant. These oils are obtained from the various parts of plants: leaves, flowers, bark, stems, berries, fruits, and roots.

The oils provide tremendous healing and balancing properties when used according to proper guidelines. Most often used in baths, massages, and inhalations, they affect the brain and its release of neuro-chemicals. Depending on the essential oil used, aromatherapy can help you relax, enjoy, rejuvenate, increase mental alertness, and much, much more.

Aromatherapy is used as a complementary medicine. Used correctly, it provides a safe and effective method of improving health. Essential oils are well known to have a direct impact on the ability of the muscles to relax, to release tension, and to give a toned and firm appearance while penetrating all layers of the skin.

Aromatherapy is called a holistic therapy because it can simultaneously affect a person in many different ways. Inhaling therapeutic essential oils increases blood supply to the tissue, which helps the cells regenerate. Many essential oils are safe to use directly on the skin. Popular areas include ears, temples, abdomen, upper back, and the soles and the top of the feet.