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Scented Oil 101: How Aromatherapy Works

Scented Oil 101: How Aromatherapy Works
Scented Oil 101: How Aromatherapy Works

Scented Oil 101: How Aromatherapy Works : Although the term ‘aromatherapy’ only dates back to 1937,┬áthe use of essential oils for health purposes has a long and varied history.

Although the Egyptians were one of the first to extract oils from plants around 6,000 years ago, the practice of using scented oil as a mood enhancer most likely originated in China. While in ancient Greece, Hippocrates, the ‘father of medicine’, used essential oils such as myrrh for healing purposes.

4 Health Benefits of Aromatherapy

4 Health Benefits of Aromatherapy

4 Health Benefits of Aromatherapy : Aromatherapy has been around for over 6,000 years and is believed to have started in Egypt where clove, cinnamon, and cedarwood were used in ancient distillation machines for preserving deceased bodies. However, the use of diffusing, bathing with, or massaging with various essential oils for health reasons was not given its name “aromatherapy” until the 1920s.