Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils to promote or improve both psychological and physical health and well-being.
Aromatherapy practices include the internal, topical and inhaled use of essential oils.
Aromatherapy products include personal care products and household products containing essential oils. Some companies also sell drugs or dietary supplements which contain essential oils.
““Aromatherapy” is an all-inclusive term, covering cosmetic and psychological effects, as well as medicinal ones. In order to make a distinction between the more commercial aspects and the medicinal use of essential oils, terms such as clinical aromatherapy, aromatic medicine, and essential oil therapy have been used. Some practitioners regard essential oils as an integral part of the materia medica of herbal medicine, others as therapeutic additions to a massage oil.” writes Robert Tisserand
Learn more about the History of Aromatherapy: aromaweb.com/articles/history.asp
The AIA Definition of Aromatherapy: alliance-aromatherapists.org/aromatherapy/definition
How Aromatherapy works: ifaroma.org/us/aromatherapy-explained/what-is-aromatherapy
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