What is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils for improving and maintai ning health and beauty. Several ancient civilizations (Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Chinese and Indian) have used Aromatherapy for their physical and mental well-being. The actual word “AROMATHERAPIE” was coined in 1928 by Rene Maurice Gattefosse, a French chemist.While conducting experiments, his hand was sever ely burned in a lab explosion and he found that LAVENDER healed it. He is referred to as the modern day fath er of Aromatherapy. Today there is growing interest in this gentle but effective method to balance body, min d and spirit!!