Oil therapy is essentially known as aroma therapy, has a range of traditional, complementary, or alternative therapies that include the usage of essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds. For nearly six thousand years, essential oils have been used to improve a person's health and mood. It is defined as a therapeutic application or the medicinal use of aromatic substances, mainly essential oils, for holistic healing.
Essential oils used in aromatherapy have a range of antimicrobial activity and possess antifungal, nematicidal, antiviral, antioxidant, and more such properties. This therapy includes massage, inhalation, and topical applications. But this therapy should be done by a professional only since excess inhalation of such aromatic substances can be hazardous to health. Hence it is important to follow the advice of a professional while using such aromatic substances.
Aroma therapy is used basically through inhalation or as a topical application. By using the essential oils, it not only provides a pleasant smell, but it can also provide respiratory disinfection, psychological benefits, and decongestant. Inhaling these essential oils stimulates the olfactory system; it is the part of the brain connected to smell, including the nose and brain.
The molecules passing through the nose reach the lungs and other organs of the body; it affects the limbic system linked to the blood pressure, memory, breathing, stress, etc. In this way, the therapy can have a holistic effect on the body.