1. Before the development of synthetic air fresheners, roots and flowers were used to neutralize unpleasant odors and repel insects to hang on the wall.

  2. Gladiators who managed to survive the brutal fight in the arena were treated with essential oils and herbs.

  3. Lavender's effects on burns were discovered when a famous French chemist accidentally immersed a burned hand in a vessel with water containing lavender essence.

  4. The first distillation of an essential oil is attributed to the scientist Abu Ali al-Husayn Ibn Sina, who came from Persia.

  5. Some plants produce several different oils, e.g. from bitter orange you can get neuroli oil from flowers, petitgrain oil from leaves and twigs and orange oil from fruit peel.

  6. The colors of oils take various forms.

  7. Oils are obtained through the following processes: distillation, maceration, squeezing, cold fat extraction, extraction with a suitable solvent.

  8. Fragrances affect emotions and mood, and also stimulate the appetite.

  9. Each of us has our own individual sense of smell.

  10. You do not need any medical knowledge to create a natural home medicine cabinet based on essential oils.

  11. Clove oil is used in dentistry as an anesthetic and disinfectant.

  12. A sauna that is not made or fully lined with wood is not a Finnish sauna, but a Roman bath.