The skin is an absorbent organ of nutrients, medicines and essential oils that can be used with therapeutic purposes.
The skin absorbs many chemicals, such as hormones and analgesics. The use of essential oils to therapeutic advantage isn’t something new, nor magical. Reports on the use of essential oils on the skin date over 3,565 years ago.
The use myrrh, for example, is extracted from the cortex of a tree named Commiphora Myrrha (Africa, Arabia and Turkey) it’s documented in Egypcian Papyrus where physicians would spread them on wounds and heal. Romans used myrrh extract to prevent wine from turning to vinegar (elimination the Acetobacter bacteria).
In the XVII century, bacteria is discovered by Leeuwenhoek and in 1860 Pasteur discovers that bacteria are the main cause for infections. In 1920 the Australian chemist Arthur Penforl published an article on the In Vitro use of Tea Tree Oil extract as an antimicrobial and treated infected wounds on sold…