What is Aromatherapy?

By: Rania Watts

It is almost unbelievable to consider that an aroma literally has the capacity to make a human being feel better. 

When I started to research aromatherapy for this blog I had no idea that it had roots steeped in some of the most “ancient cultures in China, India, Egypt and elsewhere which incorporated aromatic plant components in resins, balms, and oils”.  

Aroma therapy can be absorbed cutaneously or through the sense of scent. However, please note to check the bottle before placing anything on your skin, as some essential oils could potentially be toxic to touch but not to scent. There are various tools that assist in disseminating the aroma into your environment with the use of “diffusers, aromatic spritzers, inhalers, bathing salts, body oils, creams, or lotions for massage or topical application, facial steamers, hot/cold compress, and clay masks which can be used alone or in any combination.”*

It has been suggested that if you are going to purchase any essential oils, to do it from a manufacturer who is reputable. That way you ensure receiving a product that contains no additives or synthetic components. This is because there are no FDA regulations when it comes to monitoring essential oil quality. 

Always remember to thoroughly research any product before purchasing, check to make sure that quality ingredients are being used. 

Some benefits include: “manage pain, improve sleep quality, reduce stress, agitation, anxiety, soothe sore joints, treat headaches and migraines, alleviate side effects of chemotherapy, ease discomforts of labor, fight bacteria, virus, or fungus, improve digestion, improve hospice and palliative care, and boost immunity” * to name a few.  All those benefits from not just applying these essential oils topically, but even just inhaling their fragrance which is remarkable.

Any personal opinions expressed in this blog solely belong to the author Rania Watts and not the Practitioner advertised in this website or social media.

The content above is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and does not constitute medical or other professional advice.  

*Healthline https://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-aromatherapy#TOC_TITLE_HDR_1

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: