Aromatherapy is the use of essential plant oils to assist in anything from relaxation and emotional support to aiding the treatment of physical ailments. The use of therapeutic plant oils goes back through most of human civilization, and today there are dozens of different essential oils available and myriad ways of utilizing them.
HealthPost carries a vast range of essential oils, as well as accessories to enable you to make the most of these beautifully fragrant products.
The majority of aromatherapy focuses on the inhalation of essential oils by various means to produce desired effects on the limbic system, but some oils are also used in other ways for their physical effects in certain situations, including in household cleaning, and as natural perfumes.
Some of the most popular methods of utilising oils include the use of electric vaporisers – a safer and more effective method that has largely overtaken older oil burners – and scented candles, as well as their use in carrier oils in therapeutic aromatherapy massage. Essential oils are available on their own as pure oils such as lavender, peppermint and tea tree, or in various combinations such as Decongestant, Tranquil Sleep or Sheer Bliss blends.