INTRODUCTION: The essential oil obtained in aromatherapy is an extract obtained by distillation or pressing plants.
HISTORY OF AROMATHERAPY: The use of herbs to purify the body and mind to restore balance, also known as aromatherapy, was born in ancient times.
Prehistoric man did not know what was the aroma, but I knew that by burning some plants gave off fumes healthy, exercised a protective effect against diseases.
In India, Ayurvedic medical texts cite the essences of aromatherapy from Egypt terapéuticos.En procedures known antiseptic properties of essential oils of aromatherapy balms anoint prepared with myrrh, calamus, cinnamon and casia.Grecia and Rome were Religious ceremonies and solid ointments, perfumes, powders, oils after bathing.
After the fall of the Roman Empire some works were translated into Persian, Arabic and other languages, eg: Galen, Hippocrates, Theophrastus, and Herodotus. In the East grew rich on the Arab Avicenna .. There are plenty of used oils in aromatherapy:
Aromatherapy came to the West at the hands of the Crusaders. He kept mixing these beliefs in different signs, in the nineteenth century, the scientific method led to experiments in aromatherapy, but it was not until the early twentieth century when the essential oils of aromatherapy themselves were reintroduced into medical practice, the French chemist Rene -Maurice Gattefosse, should the name of the branch of natural medicine with the term aromatherapy. Marguerit Maury, a French biochemistry introduced aromatherapy in beauty treatments, which give the skin rejuvenating effects. At this point we have seen the history of aromatherapy in the following articles we will see the types of aromatherapy oils used, the time of absorption of the oils in aromatherapy, as obtained in aromatherapy oils, etc.