Everyone has heard the term Aromatherapy, but, not everyone truly understands what it means or what it does.
Exactly as its name implies, Aromatherapy is therapy that is derived from aroma. In Aromatherapy our sense of smell is used for healing. It is a fact that the sense of smell is one of human’s most powerful senses.
In Aromatherapy it is the scents of essential oils derived from plants, flowers, trees and other natural ingredients that induce healing for a variety of ailments and also in general bring feelings of peace, calm, health and wellness.
Consider for a moment how it feels to smell something, be it bad or good.
We have an instant body and mind reaction to scent, be it based on a positive or negative memory associated with that smell or being turned off by something that smells bad.
Perfume and cologne are powerful aphrodisiacs and can induce and create all types of different moods.
There is extensive scientific research as to the effectiveness of these essential oils to bring about healing for various maladies, not the least of which is stress.
Likely, you have been using a similar method as aromatherapy in home remedies for years without realizing it through home medication like vapor rubs and electric vaporizers.
Vicks Vapor Rub uses eucalyptus or menthol, which is the active ingredient that clears stuffy noses.