The art of aromatics has been practised since the earliest of times. Strong evidences have been found to link aromatics to ancient Scriptural traditions. Though aromatic oils had been used to treat and address various ailments and conditions for who knows how long, the formal study on their properties only started in the year 1928.
Aromatics works by inducing the olfactory nerve cells with aromatic oils, which then carries out the message to the limbic system in the brain. The limbic system is the part of the brain that is responsible for controlling memory and emotions.
The art of aromatics is concerned in both the workings of the physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of the person under treatment. Physically, aromatics helps in relieving specific conditions through the stimulation of the nervous, immune and circulatory system. In emotions however, they may evoke pleasant memories. Spiritually, aromatics inevitably assists us in walking humbly before our Elohim in uncorrupted and healthy obedience.
Essential oils are derived from the distillation of the elements of a plant such as the leaves, roots, flowers, stems and bark. They hold the true essence of the plants from which they originally came in high concentration. Though termed as oil, essential oils normally do not have the real properties of oil. Some essential oils are yellow like that of the lemongrass and orange and many are clear.
These oils are used in a variety of methods: through inhalation, by adding them to bathwater and by the application of the diluted oil to the body.
The use of oil in aromatics is only restricted to those with unadulterated qualities. The purest of the essential oils alone have the therapeutic values.
In spite of the lack of formal research on aromatics practitioners and European physicians are often prescribing certain aromatic oils for a range of complaints including