Aromatherapy: The Miraculous Natural Cure
How to Choose the Right Essential Oil?
A Quick Recap on Aromatherapy
Stress has become an inseparable part of our lives. To fight it, people are
consuming a large number of medicines and chemicals that can eventually
damage their bodies. The best approach to reduce stress is to concentrate on
the mind rather than the body since a refreshed mind can drive away stress.
There are many natural methods to reduce stress such as physical exercise,
yoga, massage, traveling, or just plain relaxing. Another natural method of stress
reduction is aromatherapy. Let us first explain what aromatherapy is.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a process of using essential oils for therapeutic benefits.
Several scientific studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of
aromatherapy and all of them have accepted that aromatherapy can reduce
stress and provide therapeutic benefits. The distinctive nature of this therapy is
that the extracted oils have a typical aroma that helps to bring comfort to the
body and mind. In fact, because the main process of healing is dependant on the
aroma of the oils, the therapy is called aromatherapy.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are oils extracted from natural resources like tree bark, roots, fruits
and flowers. These kinds of oils have healing properties and can assist in healing
physical as well as mental ailments.
A Short note on the History of Aromatherapy:
Aromatherapy has been discovered by a chemist called Rene-Maurice
Gattefosse. Maurice Gattefosse discovered essential oils and their therapeutic
benefits when he accidentally burnt his hand and used lavender oil (one of the
essential oils) to ease the pain. The effect was miraculous and this led the
French chemist to investigate further into the therapeutic benefits of essential
oils. He researched for many years and his research clearly revealed that
essential oils could effectively cure ailments afflicting both the body and