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Essential Oil Use Throughout History

Essential Oil Use Throughout History

A variety of plants cover the Earth in different shapes, sizes, colors, and scents. Many of these plants contain compounds that typically can’t be seen with the naked eye—they hide within the roots, flowers, seeds, bark, or other areas of the plant. These compounds are known as essential oils. They are highly concentrated, making them extremely potent. Also referred to as volatile aromatic compounds, essential oils give a plant its aroma, protect it from harsh environmental conditions and insects, and even play a part in plant pollination.

Even though some people may view oils as a new trend, history shows that ancient civilizations used plants for things such as aromatherapy, personal care, religious ceremonies, beauty treatments, and food preparation.


Essential Oil techniques from Greece and Roman traveled to Europe as civilizations transferred world power. These techniques where improved and many of the distillations process from that time are still used today.

For more information on the fundamentals of essential oils, visit the blog spotlight page here.

Now that you know what an essential oil is and where essential oils come from, it is time to learn how to use them. You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy of benefits of essential oils and natural products. Join me for classes or email me at for a 1 to 1 consultation.

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