The wonders of essential oils in aromatherapy
History tells that even before the dawn of modern civilization, essential oils have been derived and used to heal, relax, and restore people. In fact, the first civilizations from Egypt are believed to have administered the use of these essential oils in their everyday lives. But due to the discovery of modern healing in the medical field this practice through the use of scents has slowly disappeared.

But, with the trend of going back to basics in the fitness world, healing through essential oils has regained its place. Blended with the term "aromatherapy," essential oils now play an important role in holistic therapy not only the body but the mind and emotions as well. In fact, essential oils are believed to be present in almost all aromatic products like essence oils, absolutes, resinoids, and concretes.

Why essential oils are important in aromatherapy

Basically, aromatherapy involves the use of pure essential and absolute oils that are derived from different plants gathered across the globe. These oils are known to have varying degrees of fragrance, complexity, and volatility are and each type is believed to emulsify and contain a certain aromatic energy.

Today, one of the latest trends in terms of aromatherapy healing is the utilization of highly and carefully selected fragrant substances called "essential oils." These oils are now being integrated to aromatherapy by combining them with lotions and other inhalants so as to promote health by affecting a person's mood.

Usually administered through massages, the use of essential oils in aromatherapy has become quite popular in almost all parts of the world. This is because people believe that the therapeutic properties of essential oils will be absorbed directly by the person's blood stream through his or her skin.

Aside from using essential oils in aromatherapy through massage, they are also used in other forms such as hot and cold compress or mixed with lukewarm water in baths. One of the most creative ways of using essential oils in aromatherapy is through inhaling. Here, specially designed diffusers are being used which enable essential oils to condense into thin air and inhaled directly by the person to calm his or her senses.

Aside from numerous spas and fitness centers, essential oils through aromatherapy are now also being adapted by hospitals and other health care establishments. This is because even the people in the medical field are somehow convinced that these oils can greatly help relieve stress and depression among patients. In most cases, aromatherapy through the use of essential oils even helps patients to tolerate or control the pain they feel brought on by medication or medical operations. Apart from taking advantage of its soothing and therapeutic properties, aromatherapy, through the use of essential oils, are also being used to treat various skin problems while reducing the effects of the specific disease.