Aromatherapy is the practice of using 100% pure and natural essential oils for physical, psychological and spiritual well-being. The natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant contain no additives.
The health benefits include its ability to relieve anxiety and depression, boost energy levels, speed up the healing process, cure headaches, boost cognition, induce sleep, strengthen the immune system, reduce pain, improve digestion, and increase circulation.
The use of Aromatherapy for therapeutic, spiritual, hygienic and ritualistic purposes goes back to a number of ancient civilizations including the Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans who used it. Around the 11th century when steam distillation first made it possible to properly extract essential oils from plant materials cultures around the world have utilized aromatherapy for a wide range of functions. The most common countries to find aromatherapy being practiced would be in India, France, Switzerland, England, and the United States, although it can be found in dozens of other countries as well.