Essential oils are the volatile substances extracted from the aromatic plants by steam distillation, expression, maceration or solvent extraction.
Aromatherapy is a branch of herbal medicine. It offers a materia medica specializing in aromatic plants and their extracts that is highly dynamic and vibrant.
Aromatherapy is a part of the naturopathic tradition in healing.
Naturopathy is the healing system that places the study and following of history, but was first developed as a methodical system by Greek physicians such as Hippocrates. In naturopathy only substances found in nature are used.