Aromatherapy goes as far back as prehistoric times. For centuries plants and herbs were part of daily life for culinary, cosmetic, medicinal, ceremonial and religious use. The Ancient Egyptians are notorious for the use of resins and oils during mummification rituals. Frankincense was found in the Pharaoh Tutankamun's tomb when they discovered it in 1922. The Ancient Greeks adopted the use of plants and herbs in medicine from the Ancient Egyptians.
China has been using aromatherapy since its earliest record found in the Yellow Emperor's Book of Internal Medicine around 2,600 BC said to have been written by the famous Chinese emperor Huangdi.
India's traditional Ayurvedic medicine has been using plants and herbs recorded in the Vedas to treat the mind-body-spirit as a whole.
Modern Day aromatherapy came into the west as part of alternative medicine in the early 1980s. Today is is well know around the world.
Although aromatherapy seems like a new concept, as you can see it's been around for a very long time. It promotes well-being on a physical and emotional level. Medicinally it improves the mind-body-spirit into balance. It is known to calm the mind and body, relieve pain, anxiety and stress. Each oil has a personality that enhances its health benefits when artful synergies are skillfully produced with other essential oils.