How Do Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Benefit Your Body?

Aromatherapy is not the soup du jour of beauty routines. The practice traces its roots back thousands of years to ancient civilizations. We are all familiar with countless tales of Cleopatra’s extensive beauty routines! 

Aromatherapy History

In fact, archeologists have discovered evidence that the Egyptian perfumers were considerably accomplished at the practice of extracting essential oils from flowers and plants – what we now refer to as aromatherapy!  Cleopatra, or perhaps her staff, had a great understanding of how these oils could be used to enhance her beauty. Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils (known as essential oils) extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of the plant to enhance both physical and mental well being! 

Difference Between Aromatherapy & Essential Oils

Unfortunately many people use the terms aromatherapy and essential oils interchangeably. Think of essential oils as the delivery method for aromatherapy.  One either breathes the essential oils through the nose to capture the benefit, or applies the essential oil to the skin (never directly) for absorption. 

Why We Use Essential Oils in Our Soap 

Soap is the perfect vehicle to allow for both breathing in the aroma and absorbing the essential oil through the skin!  In addition, soap provides an easy and routine way to adopt an aromatherapy practice, as bathing is typically a daily occurrence! 

Practicing Aromatherapy with Our Essential Oils Soap

The list of uses for aromatherapy and essential oils is endless. Below I have concentrated on what I consider to be the most popular, and where Manos Soap uses the recommended essential oil as a key ingredient!  If you would like to learn more about aromatherapy and essential oils, a variety of resources are available online, local bookstores and natural grocers. Or, feel free to email us with your questions.  Manos Soap is an ideal way to explore the benefits of Aromatherapy.     



Essential Oil Remedy

Manos Soap


Tea Tree 


Charcoal Himalayan Pink Sea Salt; French Rose Clay




Eucalyptus & Lavender



Epsom Sea Salt, Eucalyptus & Lavender

Dry, Itchy, Irritated Skin

Sandalwood, Amber







Inflammation, Infection

Lavender, Eucalyptus


Eucalyptus & Lavender; Epson Salt
Oatmeal, Milk & Honey

Wound Care


Eucalyptus & Lavender