Aromatherapy, as it sounds, incorporates concentrated plant extracts; these are generally in the form of liquid extracts or essential oils and compressed herbs that are used to produce natural aromas.
Smell has a large bearing on our emotional health; a single smell can take us back to a moment in childhood, an experience or a memory. The olfactory system has a close connection to the nervous system, which is why scents or aromas can have numerous effects on our health.
Natural essential oils are very different to synthetic fragrances or commercial perfumes. Essential oils contain the full range of constituents present in the original plant material used to extract the oil. It is this complex structure that benefits health and well-being and creates such a strong effect with aromatherapy.