Essential Oils: History, Uses and Medicinal Properties (Infographic)

If you’re familiar with alternative or holistic medicine, you’ve probably heard about essential oils before. If you’re new to this field, you might be wondering what the heck they are and why, or even how, you would use them.

Essential oils are not just like your average cooking or even mineral oils – they are highly concentrated extracts and must be diluted to between 2-10% depending on the purpose and use.

The use of essential oils and aromatherapy date back centuries to the days of the Egyptians, and the practice continues today in a variety of uses that range from headache treatments to insect repellents.

Thanks to our friends at MindBodyGreen we have this wonderful infographic for both routine users and those who are just curious what all this essential oil business is about.

To purchase your own essential oils, Mountain Rose Herbs provides an amazing stock of almost every essential oil imaginable, most of which are organic or fair trade.


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