Essential Oils are literally humanity’s first medicine kit:
An oil distiller over 6,500 years old was found in Pakistan.
As early as 4500 BC, written records show substances with aromatic
properties were used for medicinal and religious purposes.
The Egyptian architect, Imhotep, around 2700 BC, was credited with using
herbs, oils and aromatic plants for medicinal purposes.
A sacred room in the Temple of Isis portrayed a ritual called, “Cleansing the
Flesh and Blood of Evil Deities.”
The Egyptians believed a soul could not move on to its afterlife if it held
King Tut’s tomb contained alabaster jars enough to hold 350 liters of oil.
Robbers chose to steal the oils first over all the other gold treasures.
There are over 180 references to aromatics, oils and ointments in the Bible.
Moses used hyssop branches and lamb’s blood to ward off the plague.
Traditionally, Hyssop is known for its antiseptic and anti-infectious
properties. The three wise men presented the Christ child with gifts of
Frankincense and Myrrh.
During the Middle Ages, a group of spice merchants robbed dead corpses. The
“thieves” used a blend of Clove, Cinnamon, Lemon, Eucalyptus and other oils to
protect them from the Black Plague.
Modern day usage of Essential Oils began when a French physician used them in
hospitals during World
War I for their antibacterial and wound-healing
properties. Dr René-Maurice Gattefossé, a French cosmetic chemist, is considered
the father of Aromatherapy. In 1910, he was burned in a laboratory explosion. Dr
Gattefossé said that, “both my hands were covered with rapidly developing gas
gangrene.” He further stated, “just one rinse with Lavender essence stopped the
gasification of the tissue.”
Another French doctor, Dr Valnet, used therapeutic grade Essential Oils in China
during World War II to counteract infections. Two of Dr Valnet’s students
expanded his work in the early 1960s by clinically investigating the anti-viral,
anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties in therapeutic grade
It was only in 1989 that scientist discovered the amygdala gland plays a major
role in storing and releasing emotional trauma. Studies at New York Medical
University proved this gland does not respond to sight, sound or touch but does
respond through the sense of smell. Through our scents we now have a way to
release stored emotional trauma.
Essential oils are truly yesterday’s wisdom developing into tomorrow’s
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