the use of aromatic oils from herbs, flowers, etc. as an alternative therapeutic technique, either by application to the skin, as in massage, or by inhalation of the scent
The use of selected fragrant substances in lotions and inhalants in an effort to affect mood and promote health.
(countable and uncountable, plural aromatherapies)
- (alternative medicine) The use of selected fragrances in lotions and inhalants in an effort to affect mood and promote health.