Little is known about the history of aromatherapy. What we do know is, like everything else, it originated in Africa. Egypt, to be exact. Egyptians are credited with developing one of the first distillation machines to extract oils from certain plants that were actually used to embalm the dead. The practice of using infused aromatic oils as a mood enhancer, however, is thought to have roots in China.
How Does Aromatherapy Work?
According to Aromatherapy.com, aromatherapy is thought to work by stimulating smell receptors in the nose, which then send messages through the nervous system to the part of the brain that controls emotions called the limbic system.
How Should You Apply It In Your Life?
Whether it be essential or aromatherapy, oils have impactful healing capabilities. Aromatherapy is based on the principle that natural fragrances, or essential oils, from certain plants or flowers, can affect our moods, and consequently how we think or feel at any given time.
Below are a few tincture mixtures to try out in your bath, lotion, massage oil, shampoo, towel or