Aromatherapy by dōTERRA
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of
essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds,
bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and
powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect
plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their
beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment,
and health-care practices.
Because essential oils provide such a powerful way to influence the emotions, dōTERRA created the Emotional Aromatherapy System with essential oil blends designed to target specific emotions. Each essential oil blend in the Emotional Aromatherapy System uses specific plant extracts and chemical components to help promote feelings of motivation, happiness, peace, comfort, and more.
History of aromatherapy
Just as essential oils have been used for centuries, the idea of aromatherapy is not a new fad or trend. In ancient civilizations like China, Greece, Rome, and India, people recognized the power that essential oils had to influence human emotion, and often used essential oils for religious ceremonies and rituals for this very reason. Although these ancient people recognized the power of aromatherapy, the term “aromatherapy” wasn’t officially coined until the 20th century. It took many years for scientists to realize how beneficial essential oils are for the emotions, and it wasn’t until the 1990’s when substantial research helped biologists to prove what the people of ancient Greece and China knew—that essential oils create responses in the body, and can be used to influence our emotions and mood.