4000 years ago

Vor 4000 Jahren

Scents have been greatly coveted since time immemorial. As early as 4000 years ago they were used in perfumes, for care purposes and as a cure. Even Ancient Babylon had a culture of mint and eucalyptus-scented anointments as well as of jasmine-scented oils and rosewaters.

2000 years ago

Vor über 2000

The antioxidant and antiseptic qualities of essential oils were used more than 2000 years ago – for example by the Egyptians for conserving and preserving. In China, India and Persia, the healing and astringent effect as well as the knowledge of beauty care with essential oils were also used at a very early stage, for example the cell-regenerating effect of Ylang Ylang or the wound-healing effect of myrrh.

Greek doctors concerned themselves with the effect of essential oils on people's well-being.

Vor über 2000

The Arabs had concerned themselves with steam distillation around 980 B.C., and taught the art of healing with essential oils.

In the year 980

980

The Arabs had concerned themselves with steam distillation around 980 B.C., and taught the art of healing with essential oils.

In the 16th century

16.Jahrhundert

In the 16th century, the doctor Paracelsus linked the effect of essential oils and plants to certain ingredients. The first high-proof distillates from oils were used as universal medicine.

In the 18th century

18.Jahrhundert

The 18th century heralded the start of the perfume era. The French were the pioneers in this field.

Scents and spices were among the most coveted trading commodities.

Today, we greatly appreciate the power of oils and use their effect not only in the manufacture of perfumes but also in aromatherapy.

Through the oils, nature holds a large reservoir of resources that alleviate and heal many complaints, and indeed in a pleasant manner.

In the 20th century

20. Jahrhundert

The beginning of the 20th century saw the discovery of the healing power of essential oils for use in modern medicine. At that time, the French doctor René-Maurice Gattefosse (1881-1950) treated wounds, fever and pain using the oils.

René-Maurice Gattefosse is regarded as the founder of aromatherapy. As a productive researcher and meticulous collector, he invented the term “aromatherapy” and developed applications in the field of dermatology and cosmetics. 

The oils have an influence on the soul, the psyche and the nervous system. It is a gentle, integral, natural treatment method that strengthens the will of sick people to live, thus contributing to healing.

The essential oils are used both externally as well as internally.