History of essential oils


About production of Young Living essential oils:
traditional wisdom meets modern technology


About production of Young Living essential oils:

Traditional wisdom meets modern technology

According to a study published in February 2019, global essential oils market is expected to rise dramatically from 226.9 kilotons in 2018 to 404.2 kilotons in 2025. Essential oils are no doubt all the rage these days but they are not a recent invention. In fact, the use of aromatic extracts is a long-standing practice dating as early as 3000 BC with ancient Egyptians usually being given credit as the first culture to use them. Over a dozen Egyptian medical papyri have been preserved, many of which contain descriptions of diagnoses, herbal remedies and recipes. The most famous, extensive and best-preserved of these is probably the Ebers Papyrus, a 110-page scroll, which is about 20 metres long. As such, the Ebers Papyrus was written about 1550 BC, but it is believed to have been copied from earlier texts. In addition to the kingdom of Egypt, aromatic plant extracts were employed in ancient India, Persia, China as well as in classical Greece, Rome and the pre-Columbian Americas.

Essential oils have stood the test of time

While countless civilizations have known for millennia that essential oils work, it was only recently that we discovered how. Using a calibrated frequency monitor, a device specifically designed to measure the frequencies of essential oils and their effects on human frequencies, Bruce Tanio, of Washington-based Tanio Technology, found out that the measured frequency of essential oils can go as high as 320 MHz, which is about five times the frequency of a healthy human body (62-70 MHz). Upon inhaling them, essential oils make us feel better by raising our vibratory quality through the principle of entrainment – oils entrain the cells of the body.


The following is a table containing the frequencies of the most popular essential oils according to Tanio.

Essential oilFrequency (MHz)
German Chamomile105
Idaho Tansy105

Interestingly, the rose has the highest vibrational frequency of not only all essential oils but also any natural substance known to man. This is why the plant is a potent symbol revered across the globe and centuries. In the Iliad, one of the most famous ancient Greek poems, Aphrodite protects the body of Hector using the “immortal oil of the rose” while in the Christian world, the rose symbol led to the creation of the rosary and other devotional prayers. In the Islamic world, each year during the pilgrimage to Mecca, the black cloth covering the Kaaba shrine in the holy city is sprinkled with rose water, and rose oil is burnt in the Kaaba’s oil lamps. The rose is also adopted as the national floral emblem of the modern-day United States, and it is also the national flower of England.

In addition to their remarkably high frequencies, there is another reason why essential oils are so powerful. It’s true that a wide range of sensory stimuli are involved in the process of creating emotions and impressions; however, some senses turn out to be a lot more important than we think. Astonishingly, a human’s sense of smell is estimated to be over 10,000 times more acute than other senses such as hearing and taste. When sniffing a flower, odour molecules from it are drawn to the top of the nose as we breathe in. They then dissolve in the olfactory epithelium, a flat sheet of mucous membrane lining the roof of the nasal cavity. The olfactory epithelium contains specialized neurons that bind to odour molecules and send signals to the brain that are interpreted as smell by our limbic system.

The following notable historical figures studied effects of aromatherapy extensively:

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