Friday, April 18, 2014
Fact Friday -- Essentials Oil use is Ancient!
The use of essential oils is seeing a rebirth. There has been a core group that has been using them all along, but for many of us, it's something new, something that we want to learn more about, myself included. I'm on the search to learn more about them, how to use them and how they can be helpful to my family's well being.
We all know that the the "oil" are referred to in the bible, but here is a little trivia fact from "Essential Oils Overview and Refernce Guide" that I found quite interesting and hope you will too.
Ancient Egyptians were among the first civilizations to recognize the therapeutic qualities of oils. In the early 1800’s, papyrus, dating back to 1500 B.C., was found listing over 800 herbal prescriptions and remedies that included the use of many oils. They had studied the chemical properties of essential oils, the development and refinement of the distillation process. When King Tut's tomb was opened in the 1900s it had many jars with essential oil residue. This story sometimes gets exaggerated but does confirm these oils have been used for millennia.