Aromatherapy is an alternative therapy that utilizes essential oils found in plants to promote physical, mental and spiritual wellness. Essential oils are produced by steam distillation. Through the process of distillation the oily component of the plant is separated from the water. The ending process is an oily volatile component which is the basis of plant scent. It dates back to ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Romans and Chinese cultures that used to burn scented flowers and herbs to enjoy aromatic baths and massage. It is also used in skin care solutions for curative and cosmetic purposes.
Scientific research has proven that essential oils may produce both psychological and physiological effects. Aromatherapy benefits include stress and headache relief, sleep improvement, mental concentration, mood boosting, hormone regulation, muscle relaxation, immune system stimulation, blood circulation, dry skin relief and more.