Little is known about the history of aromatherapy or where it originated. The Egyptians are credited for developing the first distillation machine for extracting oils from plants. Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Some are antiviral, antimicrobial or anti-fungal. Others soothe inflammation, relax tense muscles or enhance breathing. Aromatherapy can enhance your health o all levels- physically, spiritually, and emotionally.