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21 Drops Gives the Ancient Art of Aromatherapy a Stylish Modern Makeover: Hippocrates was doin' it 2500 years a...

21 Drops Gives the Ancient Art of Aromatherapy a Stylish Modern Makeover: Hippocrates was doin' it 2500 years a...

Hippocrates was doin' it 2500 years ago, mixing the powder made from the bark & leaves of willow trees to cure headaches, pain & fever. The ancient Egyptians were also doin’ it when they soaked the bandages of their Pharaoahs with essential oils, as were people throughout the Arabian Peninsula as documented later by Herodotus in the fifth century. Even cavemen were doing it, according to the 17,000+ year old murals adorning the caves at Lascaux which reference plant medicines. And a century ago, French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse stumbled across the medicinal properties of lavender oil when treating his burned arm, inadvertently rediscovering the curative powers of aromatherapy.

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