Aromatherapy is now a popularly accepted alternative method of promoting the well-being of a person. These oils are volatile chemicals naturally found in plants. They are usually found in flowers and fruits, and these are extracted through various mechanical and chemical methods. The oils used for aromatherapy are volatile, making them easy to disperse in the air — these oils readily evaporate upon exposure to air — in order for the person to smell and experience their effects.
Although aromatherapy is not a medically accepted procedure in enhancing the physical and emotional health of a person, it is already used as an adjunct procedure to medical therapy. Some hospitals and treatment facilities are now using aromatherapy to help the patients feel relaxed and more receptive to treatments.
Aromatherapy is usually associated with the emotional well-being of a person. Each oil has a unique characteristic of dealing with a specific emotional issue. There are also some oils that could enhance a person’s emotional outlook and will help the person attain an emotional balance.
Some of the widely known essential oils for aromatherapy are jasmine, chamomile, rose, and orange for anger; rose, lavender, frankincense, sandalwood, and cedarwood for anxiety; rosemary, jasmine, grapefruit, and orange for confidence; bergamot, frankincense, lavender, lemon, and jasmine for depression; black pepper, basil, lemon, jasmine, rosemary, and peppermint for fatigue; orange, cedarwood, jasmine, grapefruit, and lemon for fear; frankincense, rose, and cypress for grief; orange, lemon, rose, and geranium for peace; jasmine, cedarwood, and sandalwood for insecurity; and benzoin, grapefruit, ylang-ylang, lavender, and jasmine for stress.