Essential Oils: A Timeline

22 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!

  • Gilbert Santiago

    Used in WW1 by field doctors to treat wounds when medicine was low.

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

  • stacy kilwein

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

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

  • loren

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

  • Allen T.”Tim” Stanley

    great for a poster

  • K Mann

    Very interesting information.

  • Denise Mychele Hutchinson

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

  • Susan

    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

    Thanks for sharing. Love this.

  • Nozipho

    Awesome news ❤️. I too would love a poster.

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

  • Sarah McBride

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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

  • deanna avery

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

  • Doug Joyner

    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

      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

    Amazed at when distillation started.

  • Joni

    Distillation goes back 3500 BC

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