Aromatherapy in Egypt

It is believed that ancient Egyptians were the first in the world to invent extraction of flower essences, and they are credited as some of the first perfumers in history. Egyptians were the first civilization to incorporate perfume into their culture.

The roots of aromatherapy lie in ancient civilizations, particularly that of Egypt. The goal of aromatherapy is to provide holistic therapy in such a manner that the body cannot be separated from the mind, soul, or spirit.

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  What is an Essential Oil?
  • Essential oils are volatile fragrant compounds obtained from plants through the process of extraction. Plant materials from seeds, roots, flowers, leaves, stems, bark, and resin can be used to extract the essential oil of the plant. Extraction can be done with fresh or dried plant material.