Aromatherapy derives from the Greek word "aroma" for essences and "therapy" for cure – literally meaning the curative treatment by the use of essences.
Essences extracted from plants have been valued throughout history for their therapeutic properties. Since the Egyptian civilization, plants and natural essences like frankincense have been used to balance psychological and physical energies.
These essences are derived from highly aromatic substances found in the seeds, bark, roots and flowers of certain plants from around the world. They are turned into essential oils via the process of distillation or extraction.