It is the essential oil that was mixed into it during production, which is released as the fire melts away the wax. Aromatherapy itself may not cure someone with a serious illness such as depression but it has been proven to make the person relax to start over again tomorrow. Can an ordinary candle produce the same effect? Those who have time can sign up for a class to learn the various properties and uses of each of the oils. A beginner kit can come with four 10 ml. bottles. One example of such a kit may hold lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree and peppermint. In the course of the class, the student will learn that lavender is effective in treating anxiety and stress. It is being used everywhere, from clinics and hospitals for their pain relief treatment especially during labor and with chemotherapy to the rehabilitation of patients who have heart ailments, from the alleviation of stress and the relaxation of muscles in day spas to the beauty and cosmetic products being made. The individual can go to the store to buy the ingredients and then make it happen. An example is salt potpourri. The person will need some sea salts, colorants and fragrance oils. The salts are transparent and odorless. In order to have color and scent, it has to be mixed with the two other ingredients and then set out in a parchment to dry. Perhaps you can do your own aromatherapy massage after a wonderful aromatherapy bath. You can massage your chosen essential oils inside the warm comfort of your bathroom while you are still basking in the glow of the aromatherapy bath. Work the essential oils into the affected areas. This way, you benefit from smelling the scents from the essential oils but also your massage will induce the introduction of fresh oxygenated blood to the area that you are massaging. Various aromatherapy oils like lavender, citronella, and peppermint can also be effective bug repellants and natural insect repellents. You can do this by placing a few drops of the aromatherapy oil on cotton balls and place them in locations where insects usually thrive like doorways and windows. Since there are seemingly countless ways where one can use aromatherapy oils, it is a must to familiarize yourself what are the things you should consider before buying or purchasing aromatherapy oils.