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Aromatherapy, oil magic and healing through essential oils has its origins in the civilization of Ancient Egypt. Some of the first documentations of herbal distillations and remedies were found in the medical papyrus and on the walls of the temples of Hathor and Horus.
These temples were where the priest and priestesses were trained in the healing arts. Recipes of oil infusions are carved on the wall in both temples and even a faint shadow of scent can still be detected in the distillery rooms even to this day. Egypt was the perfume capitol of the ancient world. They had perfected a method of distillation that is still being used.
The ancient Egyptians believed that one must go forth whole in this life and the afterlife. To do that one must be perfumed or ‘smelling good’ to the gods. Each oil that was derived from a plant had a medicinal, as well as an esoteric meaning. Oils were used to anoint in religious ritual, for adornment and for healing. Read the rest of this entry »