Aromatherapy is an art and science that uses the scent of plants in liquid or vapor form as an inhalant or an application to treat a variety of physical and mental conditions. By inhaling some odors, the psyche is calmed or the person is enabled to sleep; by applying some odors externally, sores, burns, irritations are soothed and healed.
Aromatherapy can be therapy or it can be simply used for making things —rooms, products, skin care, etc. — smell good. It has value in natural perfumery. Aromatherapy should be called Essential Oil Therapy because this would help to separate it from synthetic or fragrance therapy.
Aromatherapy uses only true essential oils extracted by cold-pressing or steam-distilling from a named botanical species. Aromatherapy or Essential Oil therapy does not use any synthetic or partially synthetic fragrant product that may or may not be sold as ‘aromatherapy’.
Aromatherapy is a therapy that uses pure essential oils and their hydrosols [that are extracted from named botanical species] and used in many forms to influence, to change and to modify the mind, body and spirit; to alter physiology or mood.