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Aromatherapy - Definition
and Meaning

Room deodorising isn't typically part of the classic aromatherapy. However, when it comes to room deodorising there is a noticeable trend in the majority of people keen to use 100% natural essential oils. Natural essences can have positive effects on humans, e.g. lemon oil can be refreshing and lavender oil calming and relaxing. In addition natural essences in contrast to synthetic oils have a lower/lesser allergy potential.

Aromatherapy is the science of using plant essences for the treatment of illnesses (according to Hörner & Pohl 2002). The term „Aromatherapy“ (French aromathérapie) was coined by the French scientist René-Maurice Gattefossé. He published the first book entitled "Aromatherapie“ in 1937.

Whilst many people are familiar with the term „Aromatherapy“, they may not understand its true meaning. Often, cosmetic and other products will carry the words "Aromatherapy" or "includes essential oils" without using them for their therapeutic effects as classic aromatherapy was originally intended.

What exactly is a therapy with essential oils? Click here to read more.

Aromatherapy is more than 'just' an alternative treatment method. Prof. Dr. Dietrich Wabner (TU München) says "Our doctors have rediscovered lost roots in their science." Aromatherapy is an integral part of the so called classic western medicine. So it's not surprising that more and more doctors and pharmacists in Europe use this form of therapy in their daily work.

Quoted introduction from Prof. Dr. Dietrich Wabner (from the book "Aromatherapie für Pflege u. Heilberufe von Eliane Zimmermann – 1998")