History of essential oils
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years and date back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome and China. Ancient healers, including Hippocrates, recognized the healing powers in many plants which then used them as natural remedies to treat a variety of ailments.
Although, it has only been in the last few decades that we have shown interest in alternative medicine to rediscover their amazing uses and benefits.
Oils may be inhaled, applied topically, and in some cases, even ingested.
Topical Application: Apply directly to skin or add to bath. Many essential oils can irritate the skin so they should be diluted with a carrier oil.
Inhalation: Directly inhale or diffuse.
Ingestion: Not recommended, unless under the guidance of a qualified professional.
Pregnant women, nursing mothers, or young children should consult with their doctor prior to using essential oils. Ingesting essential oils should be only under the guidance of a qualified professional. Essential oils should NEVER be ingested by children. People with asthma, epilepsy, kidney or liver conditions should especially careful when using essential oils.