Essential oils have been used for nearly 6,000 years, with the aim of improving a person’s health & mood.
Essential Oil Therapy (aka Aromatherapy), refers to a range of traditional, alternative or complementary therapies that use essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds and is technically defined as “the therapeutic application or medicinal use of aromatic substances (essential oils) for holistic healing.”
A range of essential oils have been found to have various degrees of antimicrobial activity and are believed to have antiviral, nematicidal, antifungal, insecticidal, and antioxidant properties. Aromatherapy applications include massage, topical applications, and inhalation.
Essential oils have a very personal aspect to them. How you use them for your personal health and wellness will depend on many individual things, and this page will give you a better understanding of what they are and how you can do just that!
Essential Oils / Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy. It does not provide a cure for diseases, rashes or illnesses, but it can support conventional treatment of various conditions, and has been shown to reduce:
- Nausea and Digestive problems
- Pain and body aches
- Anxiety, agitation, stress, and depression
- Fatigue and insomnia
- Muscular aches and pain
- Circulatory problems
- Hormone Imbalances
- Menstrual problems
- Menopausal problems
- Alopecia, or hair loss
This is just a short list. There are many other health and wellness benefits to be gained from Essential Oils!