Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from plants and herbs that can be inhaled or applied through the skin. Aromas derived from these natural plant sources have been shown in clinical studies to have positive effects on the mind and the body. These essential oils, which are composed of naturally occurring chemicals, can help to support emotional balance, a sense of calm, stress relief, and feelings of well-being.

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This informative web site contains an Article Archive with over 80 articles covering an explanation of aromatherapy, its history, ingredients, safety, storage and much more. Also available are detailed profiles on 110 essential oils. Aromatherapy can be used to lessen symptoms such as anxiety, depression and insomnia that often complicate drug recovery. Click on “Oil Profiles” on the left-hand menu and choose “Essential Oils for Emotional Well-Being” for a description of specific oils that address these needs. Oils can be purchased directly online at this web site.

Updated November 21, 2014