The properties of essential oils include; anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptics along with the effects of relaxation while receiving treatment. An essential oil is a result of a distillation or expression process that yields different groups of chemical constituents that deliver a synergy of healing properties such as physiological, psychological and spiritual response to the individuals applying them.
A professional Aromatherapist has the skills to assess and apply essential oils professionally and safely to enhance the state of well-being and compliment the clinical and holistic environments with essential oils to bring on effective results.
There are different methods of applications when applying essential oils.
- Ointments, Gels, Lotions & Compress
Essential oils ARE NOT synthetic fragrances used in commercial perfumes – Essential oils are a cluster of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen molecules that are from a distillation yield of plants, that deliver gentle therapeutic response upon application. Whereas synthetic perfumes are primarily made from petrochemicals and attempt to duplicate the smell of a specific plant. 
Synthetic perfume fragrances tend to lead to sensitizations and allergies.
 The Practitioners Guide to Aromatherapy (Danielle Sade)