Aromatherapy is the systematic use of volatile plant oils known as essential oils for the treatment or prevention of disease.
It is a form of complementary therapy designed to treat the whole person and not just the symptom or disease by assisting the body’s natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself.
One of the reasons that aromatherapy has been so hugely successful is because it uses a holistic approach, whereby the aromatherapist takes into account a persons medical history, emotional condition, general health and lifestyle before planning a course of treatment.
The whole person is treated – not just the symptoms of an illness – and this is in direct opposition to the modern trend of just treating the presented condition.
The essential oils used within aromatherapy have been tried and tested on humans for thousands of years, and with great success.
Therefore, when used correctly we can be absolutely sure of their safety and efficacy without the need to test them further on animals.