Essential oils have been used for therapeutic purposes for approximately 6,000 years. Aromatherapy can be defined as the art and the science of utilising naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonise and promote wellbeing and health.
Aromatherapy encompasses human pathology and the treatment of different conditions both emotional and physical with essential oils. As Aromatherapy practice developed it adopted a wholistic approach which encompassed body, mind and spirit and assists to balance the body’s energy systems.
As a wholistic practice, Aromatherapy is both a preventative approach as well as an active method to employ during acute and chronic stages of illness or disease.