The essential oils of various plants have been used for therapeutic purposes for hundreds of years. Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used essential oils in cosmetics, perfumes and medicines. More recently, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, a French chemist, discovered the medicinal properties of lavender essential oil when applied to a burn on his hand after an accident in his laboratory. After seeing the amazing results was dedicated to investigate the chemical properties of essential oils and record its use to treat burns, skin infections and blisters on soldiers during World War 1. Gattefosse in 1928 founded the science of Aromatherapy or the use of essential oils. For the 50’s, physiotherapists, nurses, cosmetologists, masseurs, doctors and other health professionals began to use essential oils as alternative to antibiotics. Aromatherapy did not become popular in the United States until the 80’s when they called the essential oils care massage, therapists, practitioners of alternative medicine, industry and the cosmetics business.
Today, many lotions, soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, candles, perfumes and beauty products including essential oils in its components even though there are others that added synthetic fragrances and are sold under the name unfortunately Aromatherapy which does not produce the same effects therapeutic. When purchasing any essential essential read the label carefully to verify the following: – Pure = 100% pure where not diluted – Natural = not synthetic is that it is artificial and has all the properties – Country of Origin = generally must come from best place to harvest – Organic = has been carefully cultivated without pesticides is very important to know the basics of Aromatherapy as well as the different properties and uses of each essential oil before using and which thus may obtain better results and more benefits. An expert in aromatherapy since 1995, Juliette Rivera is dedicated to educate and advise on this issue professionals, distributors, and the general public. To receive our exclusive tips and recommendations in your e-mail, and access to articles, reports, and more information about this topic, visit:.