Aromatherapy can be a key element in your healing journey.
Have you ever walked into a place you've never been before but you are taken back to a wonderful place in your life based solely on smell? THAT is aromatherapy - of sorts.
As you inhale the essential oil scent(s) you actively engage your olfactory system - the part of the brain that is connected to the sense of smell. Your brain files away that scent and attaches it to the experience you are having. Not only that, but essential oils can evoke specific feelings and emotions.
One of my favorite oils to introduce people to is Wild Orange. It is REALLY hard to be grumpy while smelling the scent of an orange. Why? Because citrus oils are known to elevate your mood. Take that anxiety and frumpiness!
Of course, there are many reasons to use aromatherapy. My favorite reason is the fact that it is non-invasive. You can literally utilize aromatherapy anywhere and anytime. You can grab a lava stone necklace or bracelet. You can keep a diffuser in your car (electric or hanging clay). You can keep a roller bottle in your purse and apply it on your wrists. You can keep a spray bottle in your bathroom as an air freshener... win-win.
You can use aromatherapy for the simple issues you face and for the layered issues you've accumulated over your lifetime.