What is an essential oil

An essential oil is the vital, essential fluid and life blood of a plant. It usually can’t be seen with the naked eye as it hides within the roots, leaves, flowers, seeds, bark or other places but it can be distilled and extracted from the plant.

This fluid is full of an intelligent life force and high vibrational energy. It consists of tiny molecules that can penetrate into every cell of our human body and administer healing therapy at the most intimate levels.

THE HISTORY OF ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential oils are the oldest form of medicine in the human history and the use of them started thousands of years ago.

Here are some interesting facts:

  • In Lascaux in France, cave walls have paintings of medicinal plants used for everyday care dating from 18,000 BC. Later in the 19th century, the French chemist R. Gattefosse studied essential oils thoroughly. He was the first person to coin the phrase “aromatherapy”. 

  • The Australian Aborigines used aromatherapy dating back 7,000 years. 

  • Essential oils have been traded in the Middle East and North Africa for around 5,000 years. The ancient Egyptians bought entire boatloads from the Phoenicians and used them as incense, salves for wounds and sores, insect repellent, burial rituals, perfumes and cosmetics. 

  • In India essential oils are an integrated part of Ayurvedic medicine – one of the oldest forms of holistic healing that has been practiced for at least 4,000 years. The Vedas, India’s most sacred scriptures, lists over 700 essential oils and herbs and their uses for therapeutic and religious purposes. 

  • Chinese medicine has included the use of herbs for centuries and with profound effects and results. Shennong’s Herbal Classic – China’s oldest surviving medical text dated from around 2,700 BC, contains information and usage of 365 plants. 

  • Hippocrates, the “Father of modern Medicine”, wrote 2,500 years ago: “The key to good health rests on having a daily aromatic bath and massage.” He believed in the medicinal fumigation with aromatics and used this in the ancient Athens to fight the plague.

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