What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the use of plant essences (such as lavender essential oil), which some believe can promote spiritual, physical and emotional health and well-being.

Essential oils, when blended with a carrier oil, can be applied directly to the skin through massage, added to bathing products or lotions, inhaled with steaming water, or spread throughout a room by a spray or diffuser.

Aromatherapy massage might help people to de-stress and therefore potentially aid sleep, and the aromas from the oils may promote a sense of relaxation or well-being.