Essential oils are not a new trend
While some view essential oils as a new trend, the use of plant extracts and plant-based products is deeply rooted in traditions of the past. Ancient civilizations used plants for things like aromatherapy, personal care, health care practices, religious ceremonies, beauty treatments, and food preparation.
How Were Essential Oils Historically Used?
Essential oil use is not a fad, but rather a long-time tradition that began centuries ago in civilisations all over the world.
France: Rene Gattefosse, a French chemist, is credited as the first to coin the phrase “aromatherapy” as he studied and researched essential oils thoroughly in the 19th century.
Greece: In ancient Greece, men like Homer and Hippocrates explored the aromatic uses of plants, building on discoveries made by early Egyptians.
Egypt: Egyptians used plant-based products in beauty treatments, food preparations, burial rituals, and religious ceremonies.
India: Ayurvedic medicine, a holistic healing system native to India, has developed over the span of 5,000 years and includes the use of aromatic and plant compounds.
China: For centuries, traditional Chinese practices have included the use of plant materials to promote wellness.
Rome: Ancient Romans often used plant extracts for massage, perfume, and scented baths.
Iran: In medieval times, people in the region of Iran often used and traded spices or resins for perfumery and maintaining health.
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