(Last Updated on : 23/03/2017)
Aromatherapy is the alternative branch of medicine
, which, in literal sense, means "Treatment through Fragrance". Aromatherapy is the modern name for a very ancient knowledge of healing and improving overall well being, using fragrant natural plant extracts. These plant extracts are called "Aromatherapy Oils
" and can be extracted from the herbs
, bark, roots or the resin of some trees
. These magical extracts from plants can amazingly affect the physical, mental, emotional and even the spiritual being. The Essential Properties of Aromatherapy Oils
provide relaxation to the body and mind soothes and heals the same from various diseases.
History of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy has also been used for many centuries in India. Ayurveda
, the traditional medical system of India, uses dried and fresh herbs, as well as aromatic massage as important aspects of treatment. The use of therapeutic oils was spread throughout Asia and North Africa in ancient times, with India giving us a rich tradition of strongly perfumed oil such as sandalwood
Aromatherapy Industry in India
From the late 20th century onwards into the 21st century, there is a growing resurgence to utilize more natural products including essential oils for therapeutic, cosmetic and aromatic benefit. The use of essential oils never ceased, but the scientific revolution minimized the popularity and use of essential oils in ones everyday life. Todays heightened awareness regarding the use of synthetics coupled with the increased availability of aromatherapy information has refuelled the use of essential oils for therapeutic, cosmetic, fragrant and spiritual use.
But throughout recent history, there have been recorded instances of therapeutic healing oils being used to treat many complaints successfully, and today, aromatherapy has become an international industry. The modern multi-billion dollar aromatherapy industry has spawned a wealth of aromatherapy products, such as essential oils, creams, candles, soaps, air fresheners, and fragrance infused papers, textiles and novelties.
Use of Aromatherapy Products
Aromatherapy oils have such widespread applications along with the natural benefit of good fragrance that they can be incorporated in every sphere of daily life. The therapeutic properties of essential oils can benefit all the family members at one go. One can create an ideal atmosphere at home by using Aromatherapy Products
like Room Fresheners and Vaporizers, Pot-Pourri and Wood Fires. Apart from these, many other products can also be made from the essential oils to clean the environments as disinfectants.
Elevating the moods by aroma oils and curing the diseases are the obvious preferences with aromatherapy oils. Even the healing power of Aromatherapy during Pregnancy
is extremely helpful. Aromatherapy benefits can help to lessen the uncomfortable problems, such as nausea, swollen hands and feet, general aches and pains and fatigue. Aromatherapy for Children
can also prove very beneficial through massages. Though massage is the most common form of giving aromatherapy treatment to the child, there are many ways of giving aromatherapy treatment as well.
Aromatherapy is gaining increased popularity in beauty treatments including Aromatherapy Massages
, Body Care with Aromatherapy
, Aromatherapy Baths
, Face Care with Aromatherapy
and Skin Care by Aromatherapy
. Aroma oils can be employed to treat skin diseases
and problems in different manner for different types of skin. Not only that, it can effectively fight wrinkles, cellulite and acne while having other holistic cures at the same time. Different aroma oils with different recipes are given for dry, oily, combined and mature skin.