Aromatherapy has many therapeutic uses and natural health benefits, different scents of oils can relax the body, reduce stress, stimulate the mind, and essential oils with smells that you enjoy are used for managing pain and much more.
According to Natural Aromatherapy Benefits essential oils do a lot more the just smell good. It says that 'using an essential oil diffuser with the correct oils that are therapeutic grade such as clove oil, cinnamon and oregano will help kill airborne bacteria and that viruses and fungi cannot survive in the presence of these three essential oils.'
Some very popular aromatherapy scents are:
Lavender which helps with improving mood, calming and relaxing ones mind, and improving thought processes and performance. It has been known to calm people with severe dementia. You can buy baby powder with lavender scent and sprinkle on your clean sheets and pillow cases and this will help you relax and sleep better.
Lemon scent is a great mood enhancer and a wonderful stress reliever.
Pregnant women should avoid aromatherapy because some essential oils might be harmful to the unborn fetus.