Aromatherapy is the practice of using the pure natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance emotional, spiritual and physical well-being.
The basic definition of an essential oil is a hydrophobic liquid that contains aromatic compounds. They are sourced from plant materials such as leaves, roots, stems, seeds, fruits, flowers, or bark. The term “essential” oils is used because the liquid contains the essence of whatever its source plant is. The oil itself is a highly potent, highly concentrated substance.
The aromatic oil from a plant has many different healing properties. For over 5,000 years, aromatherapy has been a trusted practice among cultures around the globe. Natural healers turn to aromatherapy for the many antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of aromatic essential oils.
What is aromatherapy used for? Some of the most common reasons that people use oils are managing pain, improving sleep quality, reducing stress, overcoming symptoms of depression, improving skin conditions, stimulating hair growth, soothing sore joints and many other reasons.
Essential oils are extracted one of two ways: either by steam distillation or expression, or pressing. Start your course here
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