In the 1920’s a French chemist, Rene Maurice Gattefosse, coined the term “aromatherapy.” Gattefosse suffered a serious burn to his arm, while working to refine a new perfume. He turned to the nearest cool liquid available to relieve his pain, which was a vat of lavender oil. Reportedly the chemist was rewarded with immediate relief and a speedy recovery without scarring. Occurring to Gattefosse, essential oils are not only useful in perfumery, but also as a healing agent. In 1937, Gattfosse referred to this emerging therapeutic field as “aromatherapie” in recognition of the antiviral, antiseptic, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties of essential oils.
Essential oils are the nerve/intelligence fluids of plants, being complex, volatile substances containing plant hormones, nutrients and thousands of other bio-chemicals that scientists haven’t documented yet. When smelling or applying essentials oil to the skin, they are absorbed and carried through the bloodstream to their intended target.
Essential oils have a balancing effect on the body, mind and emotions. Having a wide range of healing properties, pure essential oils are used with ease and convenience by all.