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Who can use aromatherapy?
Everybody! Many of us have lifestyles in which we are too busy to be sick or cannot afford to get sick, using essential oils on a regular basis can help us in many aspects of our lives and the lives of those around us.
Aromatherapy can be used by all family members: babies, pregnant mothers, children, adults, the elderly, breastfeeding mothers, teenagers.
In addition, therapists and health specialists also use aromatherapy and get the most out of it when they use it with their patients. Many reflexologists, chiropractors, osteopaths, Reiki therapists, acupuncturists, doctors, nurses, masseurs, naturopaths… use essential oils every day in their consultations and with their patients.
Discover the characteristics of the best essential oils
In this list you will find the most used essential oils.
Pure and therapeutic grade essential oils work holistically and can help us:
- Dealing with nervous tension and mood swings
- Indigestion and constipation
- Premenstrual syndrome and menopause
- Rheumatism and muscle aches
- Trouble sleeping
- Breathing problems
- Skin Problems
- Chronic fatigue
- During pregnancy
Get to know the properties of the most important vegetable oils
The information you will find here is updated and explained in such a way that everyone can learn and try in first person the benefits that aromatherapy and vegetable oils can have on our physical and emotional well-being.
Know the best applications and recipes of essential oils
You can apply essential oils in your daily life. Discover their most common applications according to their therapeutic and cosmetic properties and the synergies or mixtures you need at all times.
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a branch of phytotherapy. It is based on the essential oils of flowers, leaves, branches, roots, barks, seeds, resins and fruits. It is a holistic therapy that involves the use of essential oils to help the body, mind and emotions to maintain a state of balance, to help the health and well-being of the person. Aromatic plants have been used for thousands of years in different cultures for their healing and medicinal qualities.
Aromatherapy is very dynamic because it can be used for many things and in many areas of our lives.
Origin of the word aromatherapy
It was the French perfumer and chemist, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, who coined the term “aromatherapie” when he published his book with the same name in 1937. His book “Aromathérapie” contains clinical findings on the use of essential oils in a variety of physiological ailments.
In my understanding, Gattefosse’s intention to coin the word “aromatherapy” was to distinguish the medicinal application of essential oils from their applications in perfumery. Gattefosse was a perfumer and had a great love and passion for aromas. However, in 1918 he deepened the study and application of essential oils for medicinal purposes. He was very active during the 1930s writing articles and working in hospitals to test the therapeutic actions of essential oils.
In summary, we can intuit that Gattefosse coined the word “Aromatherapy” to refer to the therapeutic application or medicinal use of essential oils. As aromatherapy has developed in recent years, it adopts a more holistic approach encompassing body, mind and spirit (energy).
History of aromatherapy
The use of plants to cure diseases is as old as mankind. Man has always depended for his food on the plant world, so he inevitably had to realize that after ingesting certain plants he felt differently, thus developing a plant-based medicine. This must have been risky at first, as many of them are poisonous. But whatever the case, we have proof that as early as 18,000 B.C. plants were used for therapeutic purposes.
It was the Chinese who wrote the oldest known herbarium: the “Pen Tsaso” or “Great Herbal”, compiled by Shen Nung, an emperor who lived between 1,000 and 700 BC. It mentions more than 350 medicinal plants and remedies.
We are going to make a brief summary of how aromatherapy has evolved throughout history and we will end up explaining how modern aromatherapy developed.