Simplified: Aromatherapy

If you’re new to aromatherapy… or maybe just aren’t very knowledgeable on the topic, aromatherapy is an alternative holistic treatment to better your physical and emotional health. Simply, it’s a treatment that uses the aromas from concentrated essential oils derived from ingredients found naturally in the environment. Some common ingredients include lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus; all found to contain numerous health benefits.

If you’re a skeptic…historically, aromatherapy has been used in Persia since the 10th century, as well as many other historically ancient cultures in China, India, and Egypt. Through the decades, medics around the world began using essential oils to treat severe illnesses as they were versatile and natural.

Aromatherapy functions through our sense of smell and our skin absorption of the concentrated natural oils. There are numerous methods to utilize essential oils! A straightforward option is spot treatment by applying the oil of your choice to sensitive areas such as the crown of your head, wrists, temples, and behind your ears. 

Alternative methods include using an essential oil diffuser to release essential oils into the room through water vapor. Often, this may be a less concentrated and more gradual method to aromatherapy. Diffusers are available pretty much everywhere, especially online, and there’s definitely a style out there suited to you. With over hundreds of different essential oil scents, there are ample options for finding scents that are comforting or beneficial to you. For some general info on some of the most common essential oils, consult the chart below for ideas!