Aromatherapy is a natural method of feeling better by inhaling the scent of essential oils that come from plants. It is not exactly a scientific method for treating people with medical conditions; however, it is one of the oldest forms of treatment in the world and was used before there were any doctors. Some essential oils, like tea tree, contain certain anti-microbial effects, which are supposed to help protect you against bacterial and viral infections. But again, no scientific research has support this theory. But there are people who say they feel better after inhaling the scents of these plant oils and extracts. It is just a matter of personal preferences and the biology of their brain.
Aromatherapy is known for stimulating the part of the brain that is responsible for emotions. Once the molecules from the essential oils make contact with the nerve receptors of the nostrils, they get sent directly to the parts of the brain where memories, pleasure and emotions are generated. Anytime the limbic system gets stimulated in this way, it will release chemicals into the central nervous system that eliminates feelings of pain and anxiety. Serotonin is the chemical that fights anxiety and endorphins help reduce pain and stress. People generally apply essential oils to their skin in order to get aromatherapy all day long. Essential oils also have chemical properties that will deodorize and cleanse the skin in the process. That is why you should always apply essential oils around your face. You can get multiple benefits at the same time that way.
Believe it or not, the most traditional benefit of aromatherapy has to do with meditation and prayer. Ancient Buddhists and Hindus first began using essential oils from plants to create a relaxing atmosphere in the temples where they prayed and meditated. Since meditation is all about relaxing the body and mind, the scents from these oils helped assist them in accomplishing this. Perhaps you can think about using aromatherapy when you are trying to relieve stress at work or at home. There are multiple kinds of essential oils that are each supposed to have a different affect on you. But if you are not into essential oils, you can also get aromatherapy from wood as well. Wood materials made of cedar, redwood and larch are said to provide people with aromatherapy just from being near the wood. Some people even built wooden hot tubs out of this material. There is just no limit to the methods you can utilize to get aromatherapy in your life.