Aromatherapy is the science of the use of plant essences for healing. Classic aromatherapy is based on the powers of naturally pure essential oils.
Essential oils are also known as plant essence or perfumes and are natural, aromatic components of roots, blossoms, seeds, resin, peels, rinds, leaves or needles. Through careful distillation or cold pressing, natural oils from the plant are obtained. The fragrance is the reflection of the vitality and soul of the plant.
These oils protect the plant from sickness and bacteria as well as promote the reproductive process. A single plant contains seventy to one hundred individual constituents. These are unique for every plant, and nature has a specific offering in every oil. The result is a wide spectrum of potential for aromatherapy.
When you understand these beneficial qualities and which reactions are triggered in the body, wellbeing is increased, energetic balance is regulated and general health is improved. The knowledge and the purpose of essential oils was an integral part of life for generations before us. For example, the Egyptians and Romans both treasured these gifts from the earth and used them for healing and ritual purposes for naturopathy, therapeutic massage and hygiene.