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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