According to aromatherapy legends, René-Maurice Gattefossé was a chemist and perfumer who burned his hand in a laboratory accident. It was after dipping it into Lavender essential oil that he discovered its remarkable healing properties.
According to a 4o-minute documentary film produced by the Gattefossé Foundation, that classic tale isn’t entirely true. In my opinion, the real story is even better.
What do you think of this documentary about the “Father of Modern Aromatherapy”, René-Maurice Gattefossé?
The story of the laboratory accident is in Part II.
The Founding of Aromatherapy – Part I
The Founding of Aromatherapy – Part II
The Founding of Aromatherapy – Part III