The history of aromatherapy goes back to approximately 3000 years prior to Christ when the Egyptians of the ancient times utilized burning incense crafted from aromatic herb and woods in honor of their deities. It was by the 12th Dynasty (circa 1800 BC) that aromatics were efficiently introduced for both medicinal and cosmetic purposes.
The use of aromatherapy was additionally noticeable among the ancient Chinese who refer to massages utilizing infused oils in texts dated around 2650 BC. This then reveals that the Chines might also have come before the Egyptians in their use in addition to the expertise of aromatherapy.
In ancient Greece, although much of the medical understanding of aromatherapy was obtained from the Egyptians, it was primarily the Greeks that established aromatherapy substantially. According to some sources that deals with the history of aromatherapy; it was virtually 2500 years earlier when Hippocrates, called the Father of Medicine, wrote something concerning the advantages of aromatic baths. He also promoted the use of massage using olive oil that has absorbed the fragrance from flower petals and herbs.
The existence of aromatherapy was additionally observed in England, especially during the 2nd visitation of the Black Death (1603 AD) when the only people that were claimed to succumb to the plague were the workers associated with perfumery and aromatics. Since that time, numerous writings were published both in America and Europe extensively highlighting the merits of essential oil recovery. This was then supported by a variety of clinical studies that paved the way for a complete understanding of the idea of aromatherapy.
It remained in the 20th century when countless contributions towards the additional understanding of the healing properties of essential oils were given and observed. In France, it was the French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse that created the term “aromatherapy” after effectively treating a burn to his hand with pure Lavender Oil. This discovery was then supported by an additional event when a French doctor named Jean Valnet employed essential oils to deal with psychological and medical conditions. The outcomes of which were actually published in 1964.
Later in France, Madame Marguerite Maury who had examined the work of Dr. Valnet presented the first holistic technique to aromatherapy. It was this introduction then that resulted in the reintroduction of the initial idea and application or practice of aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is currently thought about as one of the finest methods to battle with the detrimental impacts of stress and anxiety, recovering the beauty, harmony and tranquility of nature into the lives of everyone. It is worldly referred to as a potent method of balancing and harmonizing the body, mind, and spirit to promote an utmost wellbeing.