Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils, extracted from plants, to help emotional, mental and physical disorders.
Essential oils not only give the aroma to the plant, but they also contain dozens of complex chemicals that can do anything from beautifying skin or speeding the healing process to making you sleep better or numbing a headache.
The chemical make-up of the essential oil will determine the affect that it will have on a person. This explains why some oils stimulate, whilst others have a calming effect. As well as affecting us emotionally some oils have physical properties and are natural healers such as antiseptics, antifungal or antinflammatory.