Aromatherapy…. What is it?
Aromatherapy is the use of essences/essential oils extracted from aromatic plants to promote healing and maintain a state of well being both physically and emotionally.
Naturally aromatherapy is considered a fairly holistic therapy (treating the whole person) however it can be traced back as far as 4500BC when ancient Egyptian used myrrh and cinnamon to embalm their dead. Aromatic oil have also been recorded being used for medicinal purposes in Greek, Hebrew and Indian caltures. A little closer to home in the 17th century orange and clove were used in pomade which were held up to the nose to ward off the black death.