The Magic of Aromatherapy
You can harness the healing and uplifting qualities of plant fragrances to help you relax, unwind and even treat minor ailments.
You can find out simply and pleasurably just how beneficial aromatherapy can be by adding a few drops of lavender essential oil to the next bath that you take. You will notice the difference immediately. As you smell the relaxing fragrance of the oil surrounding you, its peacefulness and tranquility will lift your spirits, promote relaxation and soothe stress.
Aromatherapy is the art of healing with 'essential' oils - distilled essences that have been extracted from plants. These can be used in massage and inhalation techniques, added to bathroom products such as soap, skin creams, bath gel and shampoo, and also used to create room fragrances.
Aromatherapy also involves the use of incense (in loose, powdered form or as joss sticks), pot pourri, steam inhalations, scented candles and fresh flowers.
(Sourced from 'Mind, Body, Spirit')