Aromatherapy

[uh-roh-muh-ther-uh-pee]

A form of alternative and complementary medicine based on the use of fragrant "essential" oils from the flowers, leaves, bark, branches, rind or roots of plants with purported healing properties. The oils are mixed with another substance (such as oil, alcohol, or lotion) and then put on the skin, sprayed in the air, or inhaled.

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