Aromatherapy is an alternative medicine that uses the smell from essential oils to treat conditions. Learn more about aromatherapy, including what it exactly is, how to practice it and what role essential oils play.


Aromatherapy: Patchouli

The heavy scent of patchouli is sensual and exotic to some, yet repellent to others. Patchouli essential oil has antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and other qualities. Learn how patchouli is used in aromatherapy.

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  • 9 Aromatherapy Essentials
    9 Aromatherapy Essentials

    Aromatherapy - the use of pure essential oils as a natural therapy - can be a powerful healer when used properly. It has been proven effective for many conditions, including: PMS, depression, and fatigue. See more »

  • Aromatherapy

    Aroma means scent, and therapy means treatment. Aromatherapy, then, is the use of the fragrant parts of aromatic plants to improve your health and general well-being. Learn about aromatherapy and how to practice it. See more »

  • Essential Oils Profiles
    Essential Oils Profiles

    Essential oils, the fragrant, concentrated liquids extracted from the flowers, leaves, roots, bark, and fruit of an aromatic plant, are the main ingredients in aromatherapy treatments. Learn about essential oils and their properties. See more »

  • History of Aromatherapy
    History of Aromatherapy

    The history of aromatherapy is believed to have begun with the burning of fragrant woods, leaves, needles, and tree gums in ancient times. Learn about the history of aromatherapy and incense. See more »

  • How to Treat Common Conditions With Aromatherapy
    How to Treat Common Conditions With Aromatherapy

    Our aromatherapy treatments are for relatively minor problems that you would normally treat at home. These treatment recipes were designed for you to start making your own aromatherapy preparations. Learn how to treat common conditions with aromatherapy. See more »

  • Aromatherapy Chest Congestion Relief
    Aromatherapy Chest Congestion Relief

    Essential oils used in aromatherapy can provide chest congestion relief by loosening mucus, calming coughing and fighting infection. Learn how to create aromatherapy-infused vapor rub, soothing steam, and nasal inhalers. See more »

  • Aromatherapy for Depression
    Aromatherapy for Depression

    Fragrances can lift one's mood, so aromatherapy for depression uses the scents of essential oils to ease anxiety, paranoia, and mental fatigue. Learn how to use neroli or petitgrain and other essential oils as antidepressants. See more »

  • Aromatherapy Information
    Aromatherapy Information

    Remember the heady fragrance of a flower garden on a hot summer's day? These odors are the fragrance of the plant's essential oils, and these oils carry concentrations of the plant's healing properties. Learn information about aromatherapy. See more »

  • Aromatherapy Insomnia Cures
    Aromatherapy Insomnia Cures

    Make our ZZZZ Formula and get a good night's sleep. Using our quick recipe, you can make your own aromatherapy insomnia treatment, and you can tailor its scent to your own preferences. See more »

  • Aromatherapy Joint Pain Relief
    Aromatherapy Joint Pain Relief

    You don't need to spend lots of money on Tiger Balm or similar manufactured liniments for joint pain. Instead, you can make your own using readily available ingredients and our easy instructions. See more »

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