Aromatherapy is the art of using and blending the volatile, chemical compounds of plants, trees, herbs, flowers and roots to facilitate healing in the body. These chemical compounds, or plant medicine, are known as essential oils. Essential oils are complex constituents that, when the plant is under attack from viruses or pests, are released to protect and heal it. These organic ‘first aid kits’ are released and go to work which is why they work inside our body the same way the do for the plant.