When you divide the word, you have “aroma”-meaning fragrance and “therapy” – meaning encouragement of good health. The healing power of scent dates back to ancient Egypt. Essential oils are the core of the practice of aromatherapy. These highly concentrated oils are derived from various parts of plants.
Essential oils can be introduced into the body through massage, inhalation, baths, or ingestion. They are diluted in a carrier oil, and use in one of the above methods depending on the symptom. The basic uses are to relieve pain, stress and anxiety, as well as sinusitis, cuts and bruises.
Various blends of essential oils are used to treat symptoms.