Aromatherapy: Using Nature’s Brilliance
We hear the term aromatherapy everywhere. Avoid the electrical outlet plug-ins and petrochemicals. Real aromatherapy uses plant-based essential oils.
Gina Orlando, wellness consultant and coach, explains that essential oils are, “concentrated, distilled, aromatic, volatile molecules of certain plants. They are the essence of plant intelligence.”
This intelligence has evolved over millions of years, as plants developed chemicals that help defend from predators or attract pollinators. Throughout human history, we have experimented by crushing leaves and other plant parts, processing them in some way, and using the essential oils to improve our own physical or emotional health.
“We have a symbiotic relationship with plants, a biological unity,” says Orlando. “We benefit from their intelligence, healing power and beauty….There is brilliance in nature.”