Simple Definition of aromatherapy
: the use of natural oils that have a pleasant smell to make a person feel better especially by rubbing the oils into the skin
Full Definition of aromatherapy
: massage of the body and especially of the face with a preparation of fragrant essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, and fruits; broadly : the use of aroma to enhance a feeling of well-being
Origin of aromatherapy
French aromathérapie, from Latin aroma + French thérapie therapy
First Known Use: 1949
Medical Definition of aromatherapy
: inhalation or bodily application (as by massage) of fragrant essential oils (as from flowers and fruits) for therapeutic purposes <Aromatherapy relies on very concentrated “essential” oils from the flowers, leaves, bark, branches, rind or roots of plants with purported healing properties.—Jane E. Brody, The New York Times, 26 Dec. 2000>; broadly : the use of aroma to enhance a feeling of well-being
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