Essential oils have been used for spiritual, therapeutic, hygienic and ritualistic practices in many ancient civilizations across all the continents since many many years. They are botanical extracts of various plants, coming from flowers, herbs, trees and various other plant material.
Essential oils serve as a main part of aromatherapy which seeks to induce relaxation, increase energy, reduce the effects of stress and to restore lost balance to our mind, body and soul. Aromatherapy is the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted essential oils to balance, harmonize and promote better health. Depending on the scent of the essential oil used, aromatherapy can help us reduce stress, spark creativity, ease anxiety, evoke passion and lift mood, releasing old and negative emotions, soothing tense and aching muscles and even helping to realign our chakras.
Experimenting with essential oils is important. Just as we are drawn to certain colours, flowers, or animals, we are also drawn to certain scents. The more you understand the scent you are attracted to, the more you understand the cravings of your soul, what serves you and what doesn't and what you need more to live in line with your life purpose.
By influencing our emtions through aromatherapy, we bring balance and wholeness back to our bodies' energy centres. We are able to remove hidden blockages and restore our emotional and physical harmony.