What is Aromatherapy? (What Aromatherapy is and how to use it!)

We share a lot of fun essential oil recipes on The Aromahead Blog, but let’s get back to a few basics! What is Aromatherapy, anyway?

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to support health and well-being—whether that means cleaning the house, recovering from a cold, sleeping more soundly at night, or any number of benefits!

Essential oils are naturally produced by some aromatic plants. It’s amazing how many different ways plants can produce essential oils. For example, Vetiver essential oil is stored in the plant’s rootlets, so we have to harvest those to obtain the oil. Cedarwood essential oil comes from the tree’s wood, and Orange essential oil is primarily extracted from the rind of the fresh fruit. Lavender essential oil comes from Lavender flowers, but there’s usually also some in the little leaves of the plant, too.