Many people are purchasing essential oils for their own use. You can use essential oils a variety of ways. Essential oils are often used in conjunction with massage when mixed with botanical lotion or carrier oil such as almond oil or grape seed oil.
I guess it may depend on your age on how familiar you are or are not with herbal salves, balms or ointments. Herbal salves or herbal ointments are mostly made with oils, wax, and herbs or essential oils. The herbs used in the herbal salve are either an herbal extract or herbal infused oil.
Aromatherapy dates back to ancient times and is often mentioned throughout the bible. In ancient times, essential oils were used in baths and as perfumes. In biblical times essential oils were used for anointing and protection.