Essential oils are concentrated extracts obtained by distillation from a wide variety of herbs, flowers, fruit peel, wood or roots. A natural essential oil is one that is extracted by mechanical methods, distillation or cold pressing, as opposed to unnatural essential oils, which are extracted by various methods with chemical solvents, and which have nowhere near the healing effects of natural essential oils. Essential oils bring considerable improvements to the physical, mental, mental and emotional health of people who use them consistently and consciously.
Aromatherapy is a form of therapy that uses the volatile essences of medicinal plants in the treatment of various ailments.
History of aromatherapy
The term aromatherapy was introduced by Rene Maurice Gattefosse in 1928, but the use of essential oils in the treatment of disease is an ancient practice used by Egyptian, Indian or Chinese physicians thousands of years ago. There are also references to the use of aromatic oils in the Old Testament, and the Romans frequently used essential oils in the treatment of infected wounds for their antibacterial effect, along with honey.
The spread of the use of volatile oils in Europe in the 16th century was due to the discovery of the method of distillation in glass containers and the possibility of extracting volatile components from plants. In the 18th century, treatment with essential oils was much more common than today, as synthetic medicines and antibiotics did not exist then.