Aromatherapy: the use of essential oils and other fragrances from plants to affect someone's mood or health, and is commonly associated with alternative medicine.

Many essential oils have medicinal properties that have been applied in folk medicine since ancient times and are still widely used today. One of the best known essential oils for aromatherapy is lavender, which is recommended by practitioners for treating wounds, and to aid sleep by combating anxiety and insomnia. Other popular scents include rose and jasmine. 2004

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