Since ancient times, from the beginning of recorded history, the plant kingdom has provided rare and powerful extracts and essences that have long been prized for their beauty-enhancing, medicinal, aromatic and therapeutic value. Many plants have been the basis for herbal and botanical medicines and remedies for thousands of years, and are the root of today's pharmaceuticals. The earliest essential oils usage evidence occurs in the period of 3000 - 2500 B.C. Usually the Egyptians are given credit for being the first to use aromatic extracts for beauty care, spiritual and physical well-being. However, it is believed that essential oil-like extracts were also being used in China and India at nearly the same time. Join me in this 3-part series as we travel around the globe and examine a brief history of essential oils...

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