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

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The store’s loss prevention officer reported seeing the suspect place three bottles of aromatherapy essential oils valued at a total of $62 in her purse. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland.com, "Man thanks police after drunken driving arrest: North Olmsted Police Blotter," 8 Sep. 2019 Volunteer duties range from serving as a patient companion, providing caregiver respite, performing aromatherapy, sewing Cuddle Bears and officiating at veterans pinnings. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fishing club hosts fundraiser to benefit area Marines, youths," 9 Sep. 2019 Her areas of herbal knowledge include aromatherapy, skin care, essential oils, teas and cooking with herbs. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland.com, "Back to school in our towns, even better than ever: Sun Messages," 23 Aug. 2019 With 30,000 reviews on Amazon, most users love this diffuser for aromatherapy and to add a bit more humidity at night next to a bed. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "Breathe Easier With One of These 8 Best Humidifiers," 13 Sep. 2019 Asia has long been a hot spot of holistic therapies, but herbs, sound healing, reflexology, aromatherapy oils, and qigong are all tipping into the mainstream. Daisy Finer, Condé Nast Traveler, "Biomarkers, Sweat Lodges, and Shamans: Today's Wellness Retreats Go Far Beyond a Detox," 26 Aug. 2019 On two of five subway lines, riders had a sniff at aromatherapy. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Riders in Vienna have opted for stale subway air over aromatherapy," 10 Aug. 2019 Opt for the Callaway Signature Massage, which uses aromatherapy oils inspired by the gardens, or a Garden Indulgence Wellness Soak, which includes a botanical body polish and stress-relieving bath soak. Julia Sayers | Jsayers@al.com, al, "How to spend 24 hours in Callaway Gardens," 29 July 2019 Roommates at the University of Georgia fussed over whose bed would be closer to the aromatherapy station. Leslie Anne Tarabella, al, "If you give a co-ed a chandelier," 13 Aug. 2019

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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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aromatherapy

noun

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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