EO HISTORY

 

Oils Throughout History

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Essential oils are often considered mankind’s first medicine.

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They have been used around the world for centuries in religious rituals, to treat various illnesses, and for other physical and spiritual needs.

Research dates the use of essential oils back to 4500 BC.

Ancient Eqyptians Uses Essential Oils

Ancient records demonstrate that oils were used for treating illness & performing rituals and religious ceremonies.

According to Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians used oils thousands of years before the time of Christ.

 
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Essential Oils used on feet in Ancient Scriptures

There are more than 188 references to oils in the Bible.

Precious oils like frankincense, myrrh, rosemary, cassia, and cinnamon were used for the anointing and healing of the sick.  Additionally, biblical prophets recognized the use of essential oils as protection against disease.

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The reintroduction of essential oils into modern medicine began during the early 20th century.

Rene Maurice Gattefosse is considered the father of Aromatherapy

In 1921  Dr. René- Maurice Gattefossé, a French cosmetic chemist, was working in his lab when there happened to be an explosion.  He  received a third degree thermal burn on his hand, wrist and forearm. Knowing he needed to reduce the temperature, he reached over and plunged his hand into a nearby container of Lavender oil.  As the story goes, it healed his burn without a trace of a scar.  Being a chemist, he took the lavender apart to understand and find out how it healed his burn without a scar.

Since that time essential oils have been used traditionally to kill harmful germs, as well as spiritually to balance mood, lift spirits, and dispel negative emotions.