Aromatherapy refers to the inhalation and topical application of essential oils.
Aromatherapy has been used for thousands (and I do mean THOUSANDS) of years.
The Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all recognized the therapeutic properties of essential oils and plant extracts.
During the Dark Ages, the Catholic Church banned aromatherapy. They believed that illness was a punishment of God, which only prayer and bleeding could cure.
In the 1800’s, researchers began using botanical extracts in studies and publishing reports in medical journals.
Aromatherapy has health benefits of reducing anxiety, easing depression, boosting energy levels, speeding up the healing process and so much more.
Aromatherapy made it to the US around the 1980’s.
The term “aromatherapy” was coined by French Chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse in the 1920’s.
Aromatherapy is among the fastest growing fields in alternative and holistic medicine.
9 Facts About Aromatherapy
Updated: May 16, 2018