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Benefits of Aromatherapy - Where to Buy Aromatherapy Oils

Updated on March 20, 2011

Since the first human being took birth and life came into existence, nature has been providing natural resources for us to regain or maintain our health and it all started from those ancient times when technology, medicines, or medical specialists were not in existence. Human beings had to rely on roots, leaves, fruits, and edible seeds of plants to maintain and improve their health system. The ancient Egyptian mummies that are kept inside the Egyptian pyramids for 40 plus centuries now were prepared with those essential herbal oils that are now being used in cosmetic products, bathing products, natural and alternative medicine products, and also in temples for their aroma and lovely scents. After undergoing millions of tests and experiments by human beings, the art and knowledge of aromatherapy has been transferred from generation to generation to us. Today, we all have access to different sources of information on aromatherapy and essential oils due to our ancestors and we also have old and recent researches and studies that have confirmed how herbs and plants, especially essential herbal oils help in maintenance and improvement of our overall health. In this era of rapid change and accelerated lifestyle, aromatherapy comes as a gift from nature to help human being live a life full of health and vigor and prevent stress and anxiety. Use of aromatherapy essential oils not only wipe out stress, discomfort, and anxiety from our busy lives, but also provide extreme comfort and soothing to our tired body making it much more relaxed, so there are not only physical benefits of aromatherapy but also emotional benefits of aromatherapy for example aromatherapy promotes relaxation, cures emotional distress, and depressed mood.

Aromatherapy massage on beautiful back girl with essential oils
Aromatherapy massage on beautiful back girl with essential oils
Soothing oils of aromatherapy
Soothing oils of aromatherapy

Learning what aromatherapy means without any previous knowledge is not a difficult task at all because you just need to separate the name in two parts aroma and therapy and you can find the answer on your own. Aroma means fragrance (sweet, pleasant, and soothing odor) and therapy means treatment, so aromatherapy means treatment with fragrance. To be more precise, the dictionary defines it as a synonym for perfume, a very pleasant smell.

Aromatherapy provides medicinal use of pure aromas for natural treatment of a condition. Aromatherapy is an important supplement for restoring our balance and harmony.

Essential oils used in aromatherapy have many therapeutic properties which are found beneficial for humans and therefore aromatherapy becomes an invaluable element of well being.

Aroma means fragrance and therapy means treatment.
Aroma means fragrance and therapy means treatment.
Young Girl Massage to Boy - Aromatherapy Oils
Young Girl Massage to Boy - Aromatherapy Oils
Aroma massage girl
Aroma massage girl

Aromatherapy is use of essential oils extracted from plants and herbs to not only treat physical problems but also mental problems. Other benefits of aromatherapy and its essential oils include reduction of stress, relieving pain, curing depression, combating insomnia, correcting chronic stomach ailments, boosting the immune system, etc. in the recent years, aromatherapy has become an important element of alternative therapy assisting naturopathics and alternative medicine physicians in different type of situations.

Nowadays, benefits of aromatherapy are known by beauty centers, health spas, physical therapists, and sportspersons. Aromatherapy is also beneficial in curing childhood ailments, curing old age problems, etc. Aromatherapy has become a hot issue around the world because more and more people want to know about benefits of aromatherapy and are searching for its therapeutic properties plus different types of applications of essential oils to fully enjoy all the benefits of this natural healing therapy.


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    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for your comment Veronica.

    • Veronica Allen profile image

      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      I love arometherapy oils. You can benefit so much from their smells and applications.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much walkin. Yeah I am also waiting for a relaxing massage when I will get free of writing hubs. Today I have written interesting 4 hubs and I am feeling very tired.

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      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Just what I need now. A Calming massage

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      walkin 

      8 years ago from India

      You have amazing knowledge in all kind of "Oils"

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      That's really good if you found this relaxing enough. That was my purpose of publishing this hub ocbill. Thanks for your comment.

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      ocbill 

      8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      yes, these are nice and only symbolize relaxing environments for me.

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