Imagine whiffing lavender or ginger oil and you’ll surely time travel to your grandma’s backyard and it will surely bring back a lot of pleasant memories.
But more than the pleasing smell of essential oils, it can also soothe your body and relieve pain.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy or also known as essential oil therapy is a traditional holistic treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being.
It was believed to have rooted in ancient China and was popularized by the Egyptians as they developed the first distillation machines to extract oils from certain plants that they use to embalm the dead.
The Greeks also has contribution in the history of aromatherapy as they claim in Greek mythology that the Gods were gifted with knowledge of fragrance and perfume.
However, the term “aromatherapy” was only invented in 1937 when a French chemist discovered the healing power of essential oils and the medical benefits of essential oils has been used widely during World War II.
Fast forward to today, a lot of people are now using essential oils to alleviate various ailments in the body and mostly for pain.
There are a number of different oils that are said to quickly ease muscle tension, pain and swelling and if you want to know a pain reliever that is more natural, you might want to consider using essential oils.