Essential Oils: A Timeline

18 February 12, 2016 - Essential Oil History, Essential Oils, Infographics, Wellness, Young Living Lifestyle, Young Living Resources

For centuries, people have used essential oils in religious ceremonies, to support wellness, and for cosmetics. These oils hold a special place in world history, so we thought we would take a look back at how far essential oils have come!


Young Living Essential Oils: A Timeline Infographic


What’s something new you learned about the history of essential oils? Let us know in the comments!



  • Erin February 7, 2017 - 5:59 pm Reply

    What a cool timeline, really puts plant based essential oils into perspective.

  • stacy kilwein October 17, 2016 - 1:02 pm Reply

    I to would love a poster!! Very good info!

  • Kris Tekei June 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm Reply

    This is really good as a poster in my room as oil lover!

  • loren April 17, 2016 - 6:04 am Reply

    Wow. Love how far back we can track natural medicines! Thanks for this infographic, please make more like it:)

  • Allen T."Tim" Stanley March 30, 2016 - 5:43 am Reply

    great for a poster

  • K Mann February 28, 2016 - 5:16 am Reply

    Very interesting information.

  • Denise Mychele Hutchinson February 24, 2016 - 1:07 pm Reply

    Beautiful. I agree there should be a way to share this. Thank you for sharing and all that you do!

  • Susan February 23, 2016 - 11:36 pm Reply

    This was very interesting. 6000 BC God created everything, all the plants in the garden.
    Genesis 1: 11 And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants[e] yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so…… 🙂 Thank you!

  • kathy battista February 19, 2016 - 8:52 am Reply

    Thanks for sharing. Love this.

  • Nozipho February 18, 2016 - 6:44 pm Reply

    Awesome news ❤️. I too would love a poster.

  • Barbara Hauck February 15, 2016 - 9:56 am Reply

    I would love this as a wall poster for my office. Any chance you all might offer these in the future?

  • Sarah McBride February 14, 2016 - 10:37 pm Reply

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • carole boudreau February 13, 2016 - 5:39 am Reply

    I had learned in my Aromatherapy classes that it went way farther than that…

  • deanna avery February 13, 2016 - 1:12 am Reply

    I love the story of the Myrrh groves brought to Egypt!

  • Doug Joyner February 12, 2016 - 8:13 pm Reply

    Looking forward to connecting with in the knowledge base of essential oils. Currently attempting to learn more of the wellness pathway, naturalist, aromatherapy, whole food, live energy, supplements, herbs, etc. community. We currently live near the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. My wife (Lynn) and I are retired. We are expecting our first grandson in March. We raised, train, board, and breed Chocolate Labrador English Retrievers. Our dogs live the same natural lifestyle that we do. We are interested in the essential oils for canine wellness.

    • Nan March 10, 2016 - 8:10 pm Reply

      Hi Doug, I have used young living oils for myself and my animals since 2006. They support our emotional and spiritual well being. Best to you and your family.

  • Jeanne February 12, 2016 - 5:59 pm Reply

    Amazed at when distillation started.

  • Joni February 12, 2016 - 2:59 pm Reply

    Distillation goes back 3500 BC

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