But along with its increasing popularity is the increasing number of questions about the process. What is it about? What makes it work? Is it safe? Does it really calm the nerves and relax the muscles? Aromatherapy is the practice or use of oil extracts from plants for their medicinal and aromatic benefits in order to improve psychological, spiritual and physical well being. The wisdom of these ancient people should be incorporated into modern day perspective. The massage can very well be used in this age as a sort of preventive therapy. If one takes the time to trace relations between illnesses and its causes, one will notice that a lot of the modern day ailments that befall the modern individual are mostly due to stress and a hyper active lifestyle. Aside from applying the oil or inhaling it, the same thing can be done by using incense. The person can buy a set of sticks for less than $10 from the store. These should be lit and then placed in a container so that the scent can fill the room. The use of incense is also used in other functions. Most churches use either frankincense or sandalwood when holding special ceremony. Someone with a large aromatherapy kit can mix 20 drops of lavender oil, 10 drops of rosemary and blackberry, 5 drops each of peppermint and cypress oil and use this to massage those sore muscles. Another concoction that can help the individual relax is by using 20 drops of geranium, 10 drops of bergamot and ylang-ylang with 5 drops each of frankincense and cedar wood. Aromatherapy Scented Candle When the person feels tired or troubled, there are things that can help brighten up the day. A good example is an aromatherapy scented candle, which can cheer up anyone who is not in a good mood. How can a scented candle change the way the person is feeling? First, it is not really this item that does the magic. Since the discovery of aromatherapy and aromatherapy oils, more and more have become associated with the process. Commonly administered through inhalation or massage, aromatherapy products such as essential oils, candles, incense, lotions and the like, have become a household name in reducing stress, easing sleep process, aiding sensual harmony while relaxing sore and tires muscles.