Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils taken from plants to enhance your mind and body. These oils can be used to help alleviate aches, pains and sickness in you and in your animals.
As a Certified Aromatherapist, I know that it is extremely important to only use 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. These are oils that are free of chemical additives and are safe to use for you and your animals. I would not recommend using the essential oils that can commonly be found in health food stores. These oils are often not regulated and may contain contaminants or be highly diluted.
When you smell an aroma, it goes directly into the middle of your brain for processing. I would only want to be putting something that is 100% pure into my or my animal's brain.
There are a couple of good companies that make 100% pure essential oils and I am the happiest with Young Living Essential Oils. They also have chemical free products for the home and a nutritional line all made with the essential oils that I use instead of the chemical-laden products most commonly available for popular use.