In days of yore, true believers fired up the ol' barbie with sacramental oils to make God/Gods happy. Today, we have "Palmolive Aromatherapy Liquid Soap, Anti-Stress" and a bajillion other specially scented products to flare your nostrils into a sense of well-being whilst you toil away at the drudgeries of modern life.
So is aromatherapy real or a bunch of hooey? One thing's for sure - it appears to be a damn good marketing gimmick. However, this brings up an additional question - Is "aromatherapy" as used in marketing real or a bunch of hooey?
Nelson Handel smelled a story for the LA Times in a rather lengthy but very well researched and written report. Give it a read while I go downtown to try and score some Clorox Spring Mountain Meadow Multiple Orgasm Fresh Blossom Bleach from my local dealer.