Essential oils are good for the body and the mind. We spend a lot of money on products that are supposed to be beneficial for our health and beauty, but many of these products are harsh, man-made and simply don’t have the desired effect. In some cases, they can even cause us to have an adverse reaction. To keep our body and mind healthy, we need to restore balance and use products in our daily lives that work in harmony with us.
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in medicine and in healing rituals. Their use can be traced back to ancient Egypt, where the first machines to distil the oils extracted from plants were invented. The Chinese used the oils to improve the mood and to reduce stress, and to bring the body back into the balance that was necessary for good health. The ancient Greeks developed their theories and knowledge about how different fragrances could have healing effects. The Romans took the Greek ideas and developed them further, then a French Chemist discovered by accident that lavender oil healed burns; the interest in essential oils for treating conditions of the body and mind grew and grew.