Definition of aromatherapy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ərəʊməˈθɛrəpi/


[mass noun]
The use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils for healing and cosmetic purposes.
Example sentences
  • These therapies include aromatherapy, reflexology and acupuncture.
  • It offers a range of complementary therapies such as aromatherapy massage, acupuncture, arts and crafts, drama and music.
  • Many people find complementary therapies useful, including acupuncture, reflexology and aromatherapy.



Pronunciation: /ərəʊməθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk/
Example sentences
  • This tension-melting body treatment harnesses the aromatherapeutic power of lavender essential oils.
  • The practitioners and salespersons of aromatherapeutic products seem singularly uninterested in scientific testing of their claims, many of which are empirical and could be easily tested.
  • To ensure aromatherapeutic benefits, make sure candles and misters are made with pure oils instead of synthetics, and of course, blow out the candle before dozing off.


Pronunciation: /əˌrəʊməˈθɛrəpɪst/
Example sentences
  • The alternative therapists approached included an acupuncturist, an aromatherapist, a medical herbalist, a chiropractor, a reflexologist, and a homoeopathic practitioner.
  • It is advisable to consult an aromatherapist or other professional before using essential oil products particularly if pregnant or thinking of using the products on children.
  • They should not be consumed internally without personal counsel from a trained aromatherapist and should not be applied undiluted on the skin because they can be extremely irritating in full concentration.

Words that rhyme with aromatherapy

chemotherapy, hypnotherapy, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, radiotherapy, therapy

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