Aromatherapy is a very old practice, dating back to the ancient Egyptian civilization. Essential oils were used to soften the skin after bathing and to embalm the dead. The practice of aromatherapy continued with the Greeks, the Romans, and all the way through the 20th century and into today. Practitioners know of the natural healing properties of various herbs and oils and use them for medicinal purposes as well as for creating scented oils.
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