aromatherapy

noun
aro·​ma·​ther·​a·​py | \ ə-ˌrō-mə-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce aromatherapy (audio) \

Definition of aromatherapy

: inhalation or bodily application (as by massage) of fragrant essential oils (as from flowers and fruits) for therapeutic purposes broadly : the use of aroma to enhance a feeling of well-being

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Other Words from aromatherapy

aromatherapeutic \ ə-​ˌrō-​mə-​ˌther-​ə-​ˈpyü-​tik How to pronounce aromatherapeutic (audio) \ adjective
aromatherapist \ ə-​ˌrō-​mə-​ˈther-​ə-​pist How to pronounce aromatherapist (audio) \ noun

Examples of aromatherapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The spicy steam filled the kitchen, like aromatherapy. Eric Kim/saveur, Popular Science, "The history and mystery of America’s long-lost pickle sandwich," 14 June 2020 The conference also often features holistic healing events, morning yoga, meditation and aromatherapy. John Gittelsohn, Bloomberg.com, "Milken Conference Postponed to July as Virus Spreads Worsens," 10 May 2020 Invest in some aromatherapy candles or diffusers as well as a plush, hotel-quality robe, so mom can have a relaxing spa day without leaving the house. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "How to Transform Your Home Into a Hotel Fit for a Queen This Mother's Day," 2 May 2020 Paul Gauguin’s onboard spa provides for every little need, including skincare therapies, skin exfoliation, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, body wraps, facials, beauty treatments, nail services, and hairstyling. Sunset Magazine, "Expert Tips for Booking a Cruise," 22 Jan. 2018 The inn has warm hospitality, delicious food, and some of the rooms have private patios, aromatherapy steam showers, and fireplaces. Claire Trageser, Travel + Leisure, "The 50 Best Romantic Getaways," 28 Apr. 2020 Friend says, explaining that finding small ways to bring aromatherapy into your home can really make a big difference. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "10 Ways to Transform Your Home Into a Spa Right Now," 17 Apr. 2020 Scent works directly with our brains, and numerous studies prove the power of aromatherapy essential oils can impact our mood and overall health. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Why Vitruvi's Stone Diffuser Is Worth It," 1 Apr. 2020 Same goes for lighting some fresh-smelling candles, like Bath & Body Works’ aromatherapy collection. Anna Borges, SELF, "17 Things to Do If You Feel Cooped Up, Isolated, and All-Around Crappy," 27 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of aromatherapy

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aromatherapy

French aromathérapie, from Latin aroma + French thérapie therapy

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The first known use of aromatherapy was in 1949

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Last Updated

26 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Aromatherapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aromatherapy. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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aromatherapy

noun
How to pronounce aromatherapy (audio)

English Language Learners 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

aromatherapy

noun
aro·​ma·​ther·​a·​py | \ ə-ˌrō-mə-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce aromatherapy (audio) \
plural aromatherapies

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

Other Words from aromatherapy

aromatherapeutic \ -​ˌther-​ə-​ˈpyü-​tik How to pronounce aromatherapeutic (audio) \ adjective
aromatherapeutic oils
aromatherapist \ -​ˈther-​ə-​pəst How to pronounce aromatherapist (audio) \ noun

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