This approach to stress reduction refers to the use of volatile (like a vapor or gas) essestial oils, and other scented plant compounds (or substances) to affect a person’s mood or health, sometimes along with other alternative medicine practices. It is most popular in Western societies. Aromatherapy for stress relief generally produces a calming effect. Aromatic oils considered best for stress relief include:
More information related to aromatherapy and other approaches to stress reduction can be found in our Mental Health Channel.