Adding candles to the basket in a fragrance and color that matches the bath products will not only add to the visual appeal of it but will also enhance the overall effect of relaxation for the recipient when all the items are used in combination. Other products that could be included are body lotions, drawer liners, potpourri, a bath pillow, a bottle of wine, a wine glass filled with chocolates, specialty facial masks, slippers and other such items that can aid relaxation and rejuvenate the recipient.
Aromatherapy is an alternative medicine application involving the use of volatile liquid plant material. The extracted essential oils from plants are used as mood and health enhancers, and pain relievers. The chemical compositions of aromatherapy essential oils differ from herbal products, due to the distillation process, which extracts only the lighter phyto-molecules in the base material. Essential oils are potent with sesquiterpenes, esters, monoterpenes, hydrocarbons, and organic sulfides.
The use of essential oils in the treatment makes it a unique way of curing physical as well as mental ailments, like, stress, depression, anxiety, etc. It is essential to know that aromatherapy is a generic term applied commonly to traditions that use essential oils, either alone or in combination with alternative medical practices. The therapy is also associated with spiritual beliefs. Not all medical treatment methods involving the use of such scents are included in the term 'aromatherapy'.