Aromatherapy as its name indicates is a kind of therapy that uses plants and essential oils to treat patients as a standard or as a complimentary therapy.
Basically, getting help from this method aims to experience an improvement in mood as well as changing psychological state of mind of a person.
It is not a secret that a pleasant perfume causes a good feeling when smelling it.
The brain collects and sends signals in the presence of a sudden change of the aroma in the air and on the skin when applied directly.
This kind of treatment is defined as part of Alternative Medicine in spite of the fact that there is no proven evidence that aromatherapy prevents or cures diseases.
The method is also known in religious and spiritual events, used from the early days by several cultures all over the world, from ancient China and Egypt, through Greece and Rome, and till today.
Safety is a major concern when dealing with aromatherapy.
The most important rule is preventing children from reach these ingredients, they are not aware of the damage they can produce. It is imperative to keep oils in a secure place, out of reach of children.
The second important rule is learning about each oil and its properties as everyone has different characteristic by itself and also when mixing with others.
Applying the right dose is very important as well, overdosing or overusing some of them could be harmful.
Ingesting essential oil could cause a toxic reaction, most of them are good only for external use.
There are many aromatherapy ready made products on the market, some of them include artificial ingredients blended with essential oils, it is advised to avoid them as they could be probably less effective than blends of pure oils.