Featured Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Listing:

National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy
The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing public awareness of the benefits of true aromatherapy. Mention AromaWeb and receive $20 off your new membership!

AromaWeb Logo | Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Info Connect on FacebookFollow AromaWeb on TwitterPinterest

Advanced Search


Categorized Global Essential Oil & Aromatherapy Business Directory

Regional Essential Oil & Aromatherapy Business Directory

Aromatherapy Educator Directory

SunRose Aromatics

Nature's Gift Aromatherapy

From Nature With Love

Samara Botane Aromatic Apothecary

Artisan Aromatics

Kelley Pure Essential Oils



Home Page > Aromatherapy Articles & Guides > Aromatic Ingredients > What are Aromatherapy Oils?

What are Aromatherapy Oils?

The term aromatherapy oil generally refers to all of the natural essential oils, CO2s, absolutes and other oils and natural liquid plant aromatics that are used within the scope of holistic aromatherapy.

The meaning behind the term aromatherapy oil, however, can differ depending on who is using the term. For instance, some people mistakenly think that synthetic fragrance oils are suitable for use in aromatherapy. Sometimes synthetic fragrance oils are mistakenly referred to as aromatherapy oils.

AromaWeb strives to avoid using the confusing term aromatherapy oils since it sometimes can mean different things to different people. When you come across the use of the term aromatherapy oil to refer to particular oils, you will need to explore and find out what specific type of oil it is.

For detailed definitions of each of the type of natural oils used in aromatherapy, click on the following links:

Definition of Natural Aromatic and Vegetable Oils Utilized Within Holistic Aromatherapy:

Essential Oils

Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extracts (CO2s)


Carrier Oils

Infused Oils

Fragrance Oils - Fragrance oils are not used in holistic aromatherapy, but I include their definition here so you can understand the difference between natural essential oils and synthetic fragrance oils.


Stay Connected With AromaWeb

Share This Page:

Like/Follow AromaWeb:

Connect on FacebookFollow AromaWeb on TwitterPinterest



Aromahead Institute of Essential Oil Studies - Courses in blending, teacher training and business

Stillpoint Aromatic Studies

Stillpoint Aromatics

Learn why it's
smart to shop with
AromaWeb's advertisers



Wendy Robbins (Cert. Aroma ACHS), Founder of AromaWeb, is a Professional Level Member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.

Alliance of International Aromatherapists National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy

Plant Therapy

Copyright © 1997-2018 by AromaWeb, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
AromaWeb and the AromaWeb logo are registered trademarks of AromaWeb, LLC.

No part of AromaWeb may be duplicated or incorporated
into any other work without express written permission.
By using AromaWeb, you agree to the Terms of Use.

Connect on FacebookFollow AromaWeb on TwitterPinterest