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Aromatherapy For Animals

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Background In the early 1900's, Rene Maurice Gattefosse fathered modern aromatherapy. He was interested in using essential oils, the aromatic or volatile part of a plant, as medicine. Before he began using these oils on people, he tested them on dogs and horses. He was pleased with the results, and began working with people. His studies on horses and dogs combined with those of his contemporaries formed the beginning of modern aromatherapy. To date, most aromatherapists have concentrated on humans. In the nineteen-nineties, aromatherapists, like Nelly Grosjean and Kristen Leigh Bell, did research involving essential oils and animals. A lot of the information...

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