Essential Oils Origins
Updated: Jul 25, 2020
Essential oils are achieving worldwide recognition for their versatility, but their use is not necessarily new. The use of botanicals as healing agents is a long-standing practice throughout human story. In fact, essential oils and other botanicals have been used in wellness practices as early as 3500 BC. That's prehistoric!
Let's get started with the precursors: the Ancient Egypt.
The fertile soil around the Nile river became a source of life throughout Africa. The kingdom of Egypt grew around the delta of the Nile and its name became synonymous of power, wealth and technological advancement in many areas such as medicine.
One of the first recognised compilations by ancient healers is called the Ebers Papyrus. Although it dates from aprox.1500 BC it is believed to have been copied from earlier texts. The scroll contains recipes, ceremonies, and other informations that Egyptians considered worthy of its preservation.