the use of fragrances to affect or alter a person’s mood or behavior.
treatment of facial skin by the application of fragrant floral and herbal substances.
the use of fragrant essential oils extracted from plants as a treatment in complementary medicine to relieve tension and cure certain minor ailments

by 1992, from French aromathérapie, attested from 1930s; see aroma + therapy.

aromatherapy a·ro·ma·ther·a·py (ə-rō’mə-thěr’ə-pē)
The use of selected fragrant substances in lotions and inhalants in an effort to affect mood and promote health.


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