An aromatherapist is a healthcare provider who is trained to administer a therapy in which the scent of essential oils from flowers, herbs, and trees is inhaled to promote health and well-being.
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- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
- Housed within the National Institutes of Health, the NCCIH is the top governmental health organization providing information on complementary health approaches.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy
- This is a great site for general aromatherapy information. You will find a more in-depth explanation of what aromatherapy is, its history and how it works.