Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of pure essential oils through topical application or inhalation. Essential Oils are volatile aromatic substances. The oils are extracted mostly through steam distillation from herbs, flowers, seeds, barks or woody portions of plants, although there are other methods of extraction, including cold pressing (citrus oils), solvent extractions (absolutes) and carbon dioxide extraction.
Sites listed here will offer non-commercial information about the healing art of Aromatherapy.

NB Sites selling aromatherapy products do NOT belong here, and are listed in Shopping/Health_and_Beauty/Alternative/Aromatherapy. Suggesting these sites here will significantly delay their review.

Schools offering live, correspondence or home-study "certification" courses. Please note that in the US today Aromatherapy Certification carries no legal standing; if you wish to practice on clients you are required to have whatever other certification your home state requires, ie. to do aromatherapy massage you will need massage therapist licensing, to provide aromatherapy skin care you will probably need an estheticians license. Very few home study courses will provide the background necessary to practice as a healthcare professional.