When plague struck the ancient country of Athens, Hippocrates ordered the burning of roses and aromatic plants on the street corners to prevent the epidemic from spreading. Hippocrates was aware that the essential oils released from these plants and roses had an effective role in fighting the spread of the disease.
The Romans took most medical knowledge from the Greeks and tried to improve it. They usually washed their hands after food in containers filled with water and roses. They also used this recipe throughout the day to wash the face, hands and the rest of the body to remove the smell of sweat. Headaches are also soft.
As for the role of the Arabs, Ibn Sina developed this science and gave him the most important achievements, which was the use of distillation and extraction of concentrated oil to put it in pharmaceutical bottles for use in the treatment of various diseases, and Ibn Sina to distill alcohol to reduce the density of oil before putting it on the skin. In the 20th century, French chemist René Maurice Gattivos was the first to conduct research on medicinal essential oils. In an experiment, he burned his hand in the laboratory and placed it in lavender oil. He was very astonished when his hand quickly recovered from burns.