as a science was only developed early last century;
it came about when a French chemist, Rene-Maurice
Gattefosse burnt himself one day while working in his
lab. Gattefosse thrust his burnt hand into a
container of neat lavender oil and gained almost
instant relief. In days to follow his hand did not
present with all the normal signs of a vicious burn
and healed remarkably quickly leaving no scar.
Gattefosse was so intrigued by this he dedicated the
rest of his life to what be named
before had it benefits been identified. The
Egyptians, the people of early India, the Chinese and
the Greek Romans all used essential oils for health
and well being dating back as early as 5000BC.
Egyptians used essential oils to embalm people of
great importance. While the people of early India
built entire temples of sandlewood to ensure an
aromatic atmosphere at all times. The ancient Greek
Romans had much consideration for Aromatics.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine said The
way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented
massage every day. If this is true then
Aromatherapy has a lot to offer conventional western
works on two levels, the psychological aspect
of the mind and the physical aspect of the
body. It works particularly well as a prophylactic
measure but is an extremely effective form of
treatment for most illnesses, be it schizophrenia, to
going bald to heart disease.
science and an art, Aromatherapy is the application
of essential oils to open the body to healing through
stimulating its senses. The most effective ways to
use essential oils are through external application,
lotions, body oils etc or through inhalation, tissue,
steamed bath or oil burner etc.
oils represent the soul of the plant they are
extracted and are the most concentrated form of
most intriguing evidence of Aromatherapy at work is
the comments of Aura Readers who have seen the
benefits of essential oils in action.
of the aura is not a new age phenomenon, and most
people have some idea of what it is. A brief
definition describes the human aura to be a living
field of colourful energy that is suspended in layers
around the human body. It really acts as an
advertisement of a person and their energy.
are gifted enough to the see the Aura with the naked
eye while science has developed cameras to photograph
the Auric image.
work with Auric Interpretation and Medical Diagnosis
agree that Aromatherapy has a notable effect on a
persons Auric Field, there comments suggest that
Aromatherapy has true benefits in the treatment of
health and general well being.
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