On palliative care, the prevailing attitude is that unorthodox therapy methods like dance, touch, yoga, acupuncture, homeopathy, and osteopathy may be tolerated on managing chronic bodily pain but unacceptable in other areas of medical treatment outside palliative care. Thus, Bausell (2007) notes that although alternative medicine has grown in popularity in the past 15 years as a healthcare system, people still largely use it as a complement to conventional healthcare. However, evidence continues to mount that aromatherapy, especially the use of essential oils, has displaced conventional medicine as a treatment of choice in many countries. In fact, the Cochran Complementary Medicine Field in 2007 revealed that what is considered complementary or alternative therapy in one country is now considered a conventional medical practice in another (Manheimer Berman, 2007). This only confirms what the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported as early as 1978 that the majority of the world’s population has come to depend on traditional medicine for primary healthcare.Such reported increase in the clinical importance of essential oil use among all aromatherapy methods is the main topic selected for this paper because of its high social relevance and potential for achieving the goals of the primary healthcare program, which means health for all. The reason is that while other plant-based medicines are now prepared commercially to come at a cost, essential oils can be extracted at home by anyone with a backyard plot of volatile herbs and are therefore affordable to everyone. For a nurse like me, the socially oriented and community-based healthcare scenario promised by plant-extracted therapeutic oils is a special concern because, together with midwives, nurses belong to the primary healthcare loop that may work for a public health center or a general physician within a community. In this connection, Ersser (1990, in Price Price, 1999) observed: “A significant number of nurses within the health authority are now using essential oils and/or massage in their practice.”