from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The use of selected fragrant substances in lotions and inhalants in an effort to affect mood and promote health.

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  • n. The use of selected fragrances in lotions and inhalants in an effort to affect mood and promote health.

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  • n. the therapeutic use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils in baths or massage


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