Aromatherapy: The Power of Scent

Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds to provide an alternative therapy for relieving stress, improving sleep, and promoting relaxation. While studies are inconclusive about whether aromatherapy really works, essential oils reveal levels of antimicrobial activity, including specific properties such as antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant. To benefit from aromatherapy, the best applications are topical and inhalation.