Aromatherapy is basically a natural treatment where plant and flower extracts are used for their healing properties and applied to the patient in order to provide him/her instant relief. This is an ancient practice that was often used even in ancient Egyptian civilization. It is a method where oils and fragrances help in the easing pain. It is a comforting and relaxing treatment that helps the body in rejuvenating and strengthening itself. Aromatherapy is conducted using an amalgamation of various oils that come as supercritical fluids, compounds and distillates that help a patient through their healing properties. Some of the basic aromatherapy ingredients include basil, clove, jasmine, ginger, grapefruit, rose, ylang ylang, chamomile, peppermint, eucalyptus and bergamot.
These aromatherapy oils, when diffused, spread their healing property that can be inhaled or applied
directly on the skin. Diffusion is a basic principle that is used in aromatherapy that helps medication.
This can be done using an aromatherapy diffuser that can help create a synergy of sorts in the
atmosphere. The fragrance and the healing properties of the oils that are spread in the air will help in
providing relaxation. One of the other techniques prevalent to diffuse fragrance is steam therapy,
where these essential oils are taken as steam by adding them in boiling water as vapors. Another
technique is to add essential oils in the candle wax. The fragrance is spread when the candle is
burned. These techniques also diffuse the properties of the oil. Some people often use nebulizers that
help in diffusing the fragrance of scented oils.
Thus, with diffusion of scented oils, aromatherapy becomes powerfully effective.