Aromatherapy has a long history which can be traced back to thousands of years. Ancient civilization in China, India, Egypt and South East Pacific region have been using aromatic components in oils, balm and resins.They have been used not only as decongestants, but also to enhance mental acuity, energy and focus. Some even claim higher sense of consciousness. Also known as essential oil therapy, aromatherapy is an alternative form of holistic treatment that uses essential oils by either breathing through the nose or applying on the skin. It improves the health of the body, mind and spirit from anxiety to poor sleep. The exquisite aroma and natural healing power harnessed from plants improves the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Benefits of Aromatherapy More than one hundred essential oils are available in the market. Each essential oil has an array of unique property and blending creates even more benefits. • Ease anxiety, stress and depression • improve sleep • treats headaches and migraines • alleviate side effects of chemotherapy • soothe sore joints, ease muscular aches and pains • ease sinus congestion • fight bacteria, virus, fungus • strong antioxidant • improve digestion • improve hospice and palliative care • boost immunity • treat erectile dysfunction and menstrual issues Using Aromatherapy • Add some essential oils to body lotions or carrier oils and apply topically. • Enhance a facial toner, shampoo or conditioner with essential oils. • Incorporate into liquid soap, toothpaste or mouth wash. • Create the perfect therapeutic ambience with candles or essential oils on a burner or diffuser • Pour into a bath Side Effects Aromatherapy is safe. However, it may irritate eyes, skin or mucous membrane and also cause mild allergic reactions, rashes, and nausea and asthma attacks. You should take some precaution when using them as well as be aware of the side effects, especially if you are under medication. Always use carrier oils to dilute before applying essential oils directly to your skin. If you'll be exposed to sunlight, avoid citrus essential oils as these oils make your skin more sensitive to the sun. It's rare that people take essential oils through mouth, unless prescribed by a doctor. Drinking can hurt your kidneys or liver.Children and women who are pregnant or breast feeding should use these oils cautiously and only under the supervision of a doctor. Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy and we highly recommend you to consult your doctor so that it can be tailored to work together with any medical care or treatment you are receiving. It's not meant to replace any doctor approved treatment.