Essential oils have stood the test of time
You may think that essential oils and aromatherapy are a buzz words of the 21st century, but in fact the history of essential oils dates back hundreds of thousands of years, right back to ancient times. The Egyptians stored vials of essential oils in the tombs of kings. There is even reference to essential oils in the bible where the three wise men took gifts of frankincense and myrrh to the baby Jesus. These two essential oils are still considers some of the most valuable oils today.
The Roman soldiers used to take vials of myrrh into battle with them for its’ antiseptic qualities and ability to help them treat wounds. Cleopatra used rose oil in her queen’s procession down the Nile which gave off the heady aromas to ensure everyone was in a blissful state of love as she passed.
The work of the grandfathers of medicine; Hippocrates who wrote the Hippocratic oath , Pliny the Elder who in AD-77 wrote the epic piece Naturalis Historica and Galen (AD 129-200) who was a visionary in medicine and the first to acknowledge that there must be observation before diagnosis; were some of the first to recognise the healing powers of the humble plant and their extracts.
Through the decades, the evolution and knowledge about the benefits of essential oils and plant extracts has continued to grow. Even though the history of essential oils is long and legendary, today they still as relevant, if not more so, as more people look for natural alternative to mainstream, chemical laden products, as supportive tools on their health and wellness journey.
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