Aromatherapy is considered a complementary therapy and forms an integral part of holistic healing.
The fact that essential oils (for example) are added to carrier oils, ointments, creams, gels, bath salts, sprays, etc. makes the application and use of aromatherapy quite extensive.
It is often advisable to treat complaints simultaneously from both the inside (internal herbal remedies such as tinctures) and the outside (aromatherapy).
There are, for example, essential oils which strengthen the immune system. They can be added to a warm bath. Echinacea can then be used to boost from the inside, while the essential oils will boost from the outside.
Besides the myriad of medicinal benefits, it is lots of fun to experiment with different combinations to treat our bodies.
It is important to note that Aromatherapy not only consists of the use of essential oils.
There are many forms in which aromatherapy can be used. These include:
Essential oils that can be applied neat – insect bites or burns & scalding (only a few)
Essential oils in combination in different bases – For instance added to carrier oils for massage purposes
In humidifiers or nebulisers for inhalation
Floral waters for cosmetic purposes or room sprays
Infusions in baths or foot baths or even to use as rinse for hair
There are many many more.
If you love essential oils as much as I do, this is definitely the section for you to explore!
I stock an extensive range of Escentia Products‘ essential oils, as well as all kinds of related products in my shop in Eldoraigne x3, Centurion.