Gina Flores of Essential Body Wisdom talks about what essential oils and aromatherapy are. Many essential oils have proven to be anti-bacterial, fungal or viral, making aromatherapy one of the fastest growing fields in holistic medicine.  Ancient Egyptians, Indians & Chinese have documented the healing benefits of essential oils for over 6,000 years and modern science is catching up. Essential oils are derived from various sections of plants and are most commonly extracted through distillation methods. In Curriculum AUM, essential oils play a role in each Faculty scent.  Learn more about what oil or scent represents each Atmatype in the Mind+Body Dialogue Atmatype section.