Aromatherapy The Natural Stabilizer of Mind and Body


Aromatherapy is the century old practice of using volatile plant oils (Essential Oils) to support overall health and well-being. This therapy is a part of holistic healing spectrum. In Aromatherapy essential oils used with other natural ingredients oils, herbs, salts, clays and or mud. These oils directly apply to the skin via aromatherapy massages.

Aromatherapy has been used for over 5000 years from Ancient Egypt to Modern Europe in the 1920’s and 1930’s where chemist, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse coined the term aromatherapy.

Although, Aromatherapy has often been used in sexual practices and rituals throughout many cultures and time periods. Scent has been used to attract lovers, heal a relationship; it has been used in the art of seduction and mentioned in the Kama Sutra. Cleopatra was known to have used a special blend of rose, cardamom, and cinnamon to seduce Marc Anthony. We all know that our sense of smell is tied directly to the part of the brain and is linked to our memory and our emotion. Studies have proved that different scents can produce different reactions and emotions; they can make us feel a certain way.

Aromatherapy is a kind of alternative medicine, uses with some of the essential oils and aromatic plant compounds, aimed to improve a person’s health related issues. Many people consider this aroma treatment is unscientific, but the scientific evidence of its effectiveness is growing day by day. And, so many people are taking this kind of treatment to stay and to improve their life healthy. Studies proved that aromatherapy makes you feel very good, though there was no evidence found that aromatic treatment makes you well enough.

Essential oils and aromatic plant compounds used in aromatherapy have a different composition compared to other herbal products because it is proved that the distillation used in aromatic treatment or aromatherapy recovers the lighter phytomolecules. In aromatherapy different essential oils are used for aroma treatment, such as different massaging oils that uses pure natural essential oils. Though many people are not completely sure what the source of the benefits,  if the massage or the smell or both.

Benefits of Aromatherapy:

Aromatherapy can be a great, natural and complementary health treatment in different situations. Though it does not cure major illness but very much effective at alleviating many of the discomforts associated with them. In aromatherapy one can get relaxation and relief from stress, enhance his or her mood and can balance and well-being, can relief of minor discomforts, boost the immune, respiratory and circulatory systems.

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Kabbyik Mitra, a voracious reader and health writer. He is a health & lifestyle journalist. Kabbyik is a yoga enthusiast practicing yoga for last 7-year. He is a certified yoga therapist, a science writer, communicator and journalist. He has been practicing yoga and training people to live a healthy and happy life. Get in touch with him via email: for any yoga related queries.

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