The practice of aromatherapy uses natural plant extracts, such as essential oils, hydrosols, and carrier oils, in a variety of ways to heal the body, mind and spirit; returning the body to a state of equilibrium. Aromatherapy is typically used topically and via inhalation to promote and help harmonize emotional, physical and spiritual health through the application of these natural plant extracts. Aromatherapy is described as both an art and a science because it takes the knowledge of the scientific aspects of the plants and oils and combines it with the art of producing a successful aromatherapy blend in a synergy of science, art, and the practitioner’s knowledge of both, and how to apply it.