Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile liquid plant materials, known as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds from plants for the purpose of affecting a person's mood or health.

As a form of alternative medicine, Aromatherapy is considered by some as essential to a personís mood or well-being. Aromatherapy had been around for 6000 years or more. Different cultures had different uses for essential fragrant oils. The Greeks, Romans, and ancient Egyptians all used aromatherapy oils.

Itís considered a holistic way of taking care of the body by enhancing the senses with pleasant smelling botanical oils. These aromatherapy oils can be utilized by massaging directly into the skin or by adding them to bathwater and the essential oils are found in aromatherapy products. Many will stimulate their olfactory nerves by inhalation of these essential oils.

Perhaps the most common method of using an aromatherapy product is by diffusing the oils to scent an entire room. Considered by many as a way to promote relaxation, improve mood and reduce anxiety, and provide stress relief, essential oils are very much a part of society.

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