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. What is quite interesting with essential oils is the fact that they have been used with different cultures in order to better the well-being of their communities and get to live a more healthy life. Other than being just plants and oils, essential oils have been able to enable different communities to come up with incense and spices that have been combined with different perfumes and also come up with different paints and cosmetics. Egyptians were more like the modern alchemists whereby they would look for the best ingredients from different places in the world so that they would come up with unique outcomes and the best results for patients and other individuals. When it came to the Asians, they used the essential oils during acupuncture and early massage and they would mix them with over 700 different substances for the different remedies they were looking for to assist various health conditions.
For the Hindu and Buddhist practices they consume essential oils for nutrition so that they can improve on their diet and well-being. The Greeks could use essential oils for baths and massages and also to take care of different ailments and this would include extracting the medicine from over 300 plants. 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.
The herbal combinations that have been used in France have brought positive development to public health, especially when it came to treating certain infections. The lavender oil is one of the essential oils that have brought positive results when it came to treating first bouts of influenza since it had the ability to reduce the disease from spreading. In the modern world, you find that aromatic and essential oils are majorly used in spas and for holistic practices and individuals have been able to receive positive results when it comes to improving healing practices and their well-being. This talk has been based on the understanding of essential oils from their history to the modern world today and how beneficial they have been over the years.