Even long before science could back up the helpful health issues that prove the benefits of Aromatherapy, there is a long history of the use of the treatments using essential oils.
Holistic therapy and the therapeutic and medicinal benefits of essential oils are used today but have been used long ago. And today, the benefits are seen in in-patient and outpatient wards today for dealing with stress, insomnia, pain, nausea, depression, anxiety, and general well-being.
When Is the First Recorded Uses of Aromatherapy?
The recorded uses of Aromatherapy date as far back as 4000 B.C. in ancient Egypt. According to the scholarly publication: The Aromatherapy Book: Applications and Inhalations by Jeanne Rose, aromatic therapy were used by Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. According to the historian Rose, the beautiful and exotic Cleopatra use scented oils to seduce her lover Anthony. She bathed in scented oils and had them rubbed on her body as well as inhaled the rare and mysterious scents.
The first recorded use of Aromatherapy goes back to 4000 B.C. when the scents were used for religious purposes primarily, and sometimes used for medicine. Not only did the Egyptians and Greeks have them for healing purposes, but so did the Indians and Chinese.
In China, the use of plants and herbs is a key part of their medicines. The doctors often used the sandalwood to treat cholera. Also, a book that's more than 2,000 years old called the Yellow Emperor's Book of Internal Medicine shows the benefits of Aromatherapy.
Doctors in India treat the entire body -- mental, spiritual, and physical -- with herbal medicines. They would, for example, burn Sandalwood to heal wounds and Cypress oil to ease stomach aches.
In Ancient Greece, the great physician Hippocrates used Chamomile as a way of easting fever and today it's used as a tea to help sleep.
In the Middle Ages, knights would return from the Crusades and bring back secrets of medicines from plants and herbs to treat certain illnesses.
During the Great Plague in 1649, a doctor published papers talking about the benefits of wearing masks filled with herbs and spices that protected the wearers from the disease.
Who Came Up with the Term "Aromatherapy"?
The actual term "aromatherapy" was invented by the French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse in 1935. The chemist treated burn victims effectively with lavender essential oil and wrote about the successes.
Some scientists have used essential oils and applied them directly to the skin, ingested an herbal concoction, or used it as a body wash, shampoo or bath. Many of the tinctures are mixed with water and diluted before ingesting. Some people use the essential oils in pill form or dropped under the tongue.
Hospital nurses have long touted the use of aromatherapy to promote and improve the moods and coping of their patients, as well as reducing anxiety and stress and minimizing the post-operative issues of vomiting.
Until Rin'GO came along, the most common way to get the essential oils into your body was to inhale them either directly from a bottle or by using a humidifier or a diffuser.
Another common way is simply to pour the oils into your hands and breathe them in by placing your nose into your hands.
But, the skin is not as effective as breathing it in, and diffusers or oil lamps are sometimes messy, complicated, or do not provide the direct inhalation that is necessary.
When Did Aromatherapy Become Mainstream?
Dr. Jean Valnet researched the antiseptic and healing properties of essential oils by treating battle wounds during the Indochina War. That established Aromatherapy as a therapy that proved successful during the war.
To continue the research, an Austrian biochemist, Marguerite Maury, discovered that when she applied the essential oils to the skin. Oils were massaged and absorbed into the skin. In 1961 in the United Kingdom, Maury wrote the book The Secret of Life and Youth that was the pioneer of the use of essential oils.
Science has long supported the use of aromatherapy, and the main reason more people in the world are not taking advantage of the use of it is that it is inconvenient, especially for people on the go.
Today, there is a lot of stress and chaos in the world, and humans need a way to find a soothing way to relax Rin'Go is the way, using aromatherapy to help you with your daily issues.
It is simple. The safe rings rest between your nostrils and you can breathe in while continuing to work, commute, or rest. There is no mixing, no lighting, no plugging in anything to get the benefits.
And when the scent is over after 10 to 20 minutes, you can throw away the safe biodegradable cellulose ring.
There's never been a simpler way to introduce aromatherapy into your body, and we have specific rings for ideal mixtures that can help contain stress, smoking, anxiety, insomnia, and other issues.
Give Rin'GO a go for the easiest way to use essential oils and experience the benefits of aromatherapy.