Essential oils have been in existence for many years and this includes during the days that our ancestors used plants and minerals to come up with different solutions to medicine. In this talk, we have the opportunity to look at an overview of essential oils with the relevance they have been able to portray over different generations and how beneficial they have been. These oils have been used with a variety of cultures that represent different communities in order to improve their health and well-being. These oils are no longer seen as simple plants and oils since they have been able to be used to make paints and cosmetics including combining them with different perfumes in order to come up with a variety of incense and spices. When it came to essential oils you find that Egyptians were seen to be more like to modern-day alchemist that would be able to look for the best ingredients all over the world so that they may be able to receive the best results for their targeted market. Asians, on the other hand, used the essential oils when it came to activities such as acupuncture and massage and they would mix them with more than 700 substances for them to come up with the best solutions to meet their medical needs.
Essential oils are quite popular with the Hindu and Buddhist practices where they would be able to be consumed for nutrition to improve their diet and also their well-being. For the Greeks the oils were able to be extracted from a variety of plants which could total to 300 and were majorly used for baths and massages and also for making medicine that could be used for different ailments. During this period for the Europeans to deal with plague they had to use essential oils that were combined with tree barks and flowers so that they could mask the smell of the disease.
France has also been able to benefit from the majority of herbal combinations and this has led to positive results to the progress of public health in treating different infections. The lavender oil has been known to reduce the first bout of influenza from spreading and this has brought positive effects in the medical world. In our world today, aromatic and essential oils are used in many massage parlors and spas and also for holistic practices in order to increase the well-being of an individual and improve healing practices. In this article, we have had the opportunity to take you through several key elements that individuals should know about essential oils and their relevance in the olden and modern world.