Aromatherapy is that branch of herbal medicine that makes use of essential oils extracted from plants and aromatic herbs for their therapeutic properties. Aromatherapy is said to benefit the body in almost all aspects of our health, including mental, physiological, emotional, and even physical.
Used in holistic healing and herbal medicine, aromatherapy has become increasingly popular these past few decades.
There are many methods of applying aromatherapy in the home. As its name implies, aromatherapy involves aroma or smell therapy where the scent of fragrance and essential oils are used to soothe and calm the body. But aromatherapy is more than just smelling and inhaling scents.
It also about absorbing these essential oils in the skin by adding them in warm baths or using them in combination with massages.
Diffusion is the process of allowing the natural fragrance of essential oils to be released into a room. This is accomplished through various methods, such as heating, burning, and steaming. The commonest method is perhaps burning, such as incense sticks or aromatherapy scented candles.
Since almost the beginning of civilization, the ancient Chinese have been burning incense in temples not only to honor the gods but also to inhale the therapeutic benefits of these herbal incense sticks. The idea of burning aromatherapy scented candles is based on this ancient religious practice.
In Victorian England, people have discovered that inhaling smoke from burning certain plants can have rejuvenating effects on people recovering from illnesses.
Aromatherapy scented candles are very popular these days. Especially since more and more people are now beginning to re-discover the many benefits of aromatherapy and leading a holistic lifestyle. Aromatherapy scented candles are used during yoga sessions, finding the soothing fragrance of essential oils from the melting wax help yoga practitioners achieve that meditative state they constantly strive for.
Aromatherapy scented candles are also used in day spas and massage centers. While you relax under the tender ministrations of your massage therapist, a single aromatherapy scented candle is allowed to burn in order to diffuse the aroma into the air around you. This increases the relaxing effect of the massage, working synergistically with the massage oils your massage therapist is using on you.
Aromatherapy scented candles can also do well to improve the atmosphere in the house. After you come home from work for instance, you can light an aromatherapy scented candle and let it burn for a bit enough to fill up the room with its scent. Then you can sit in the couch, cuddling with the rest of the family while you watch a TV show.
Not only does aromatherapy scented candle have physical and emotional benefits for you, it can also help strengthen the bond you have with your family.