Every scent has particular value in human life. We used to think that the scent is a combination of molecules which irritates specific nerves in order to transfer the information to brains. For this reason, nice smell affects our body because the information reaches Central Nervous System. Consequently, the scent of flowers or grass can improve your wellbeing and mood while unpleasant odour can be irritating and poison our living. From the very beginning odour is important either to avoid dangerous stimuli or improve food flavour.

Smell brings much more information about the world than the taste 4 tastes can never equal 400.000 different odours. Aromatherapy science came from a very old times and the knowledge about influential scents testified by archeological findings. Aroma-candles and joss-sticks are mentioned in Ramayana 5000 years ago.

Volatile oils are made of fruits, leaves of the plants, blossoms, wood, roots, bark and resin. But the scent will be effective only if it smells nicely. It is already prooved that volatile oils has antiseptic and antiviral power, it strengthens immune system, blocks the multiplicand of various microbes and fungals, stimulates our organism and provides with energy. Many researches has already prooved that different odour affects our senses differently.

The influence is based on induced activity of human brains which can be measured by four brainwaves alpha, beta, delta and theta. These brainwaves may differ at frequence and size and each is assosiated with various human activities, functions and states. Alpha waves mostly are seen when individual is relaxed, theta could be assosiated with intellectual tasks solving while delta waves is usually seen in deep sleep. So, with particular odour we can induce desirable activity of our brains that causes some changes in our attention or feelings.

Exparimental results showed that human brain respond to odours specifically natural odour affects in a different way. The real aroma of coffe and chocolate induce less theta activity than synthetic it's odour. Accordingly this causes relaxation and distracts your attention while intense theta activity successfully helps to coupe with analytic and cognitive tasks.

Citrus fruit oils usually peps and provides with fresh surge of energy. Bergamot, levander, pelargonium, jasmine, thyme, pine, grapefruit, tangerine and lemon helps easily to dispel your fatigue. To be more precise there are some list of exact effects of various aromatherapy oils.

Levander it's probably the most useful and versatile oil. Many effects was prooved by it's therapy levander can either calm or stimulate the body according to your needs. Also it relaxes, restores and refreshes your muscles and feet.

Lemon odour distinguishes in uplifting and cooling effects. It also provides with clarified thoughts and helps to induce alertness.

Tangerine very helpful to coupe with stress and tension because of it very calming effect.

Vanilla gently stimulating and warming odour. Usually produces feelings of happiness.

Thyme it helps to strengthen nerves system and activate the brain cells, provides with deep concentration especially in memory tasks. Very useful treating depression.

Cinnamon a reputed aphrodisiac with strong antiseptic effects. The most suitable for treating depression, feeling of weakness. Provides with warming and stimulating effects.

Camomile provides with calming and relaxing feelings. Eliminates worries and stress, gives patient and peace and for this reason odour is excellent for treating anxiety, anger and fear.

Volatile oils can reach the organism either through the operation of breathing or through the skin.

Today aromatherapy is one of the most popular unconventional medicine and it hasnt any of negative effects to your health. Therefore the scents become an integral part of bathhouses, sauna and resting rooms.

by:Rugile Kiguolyte