Who brought Lavender into the 20th Century?
Lavenderís natural healing powers were shown to be significant at the beginning of the 20th century by chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse. Whilst he was working in his fatherís perfume and cosmetic factory a small explosion burnt his hand. He immersed it in pure lavender oil and his hand healed very quickly with no infection or scarring. Gattefosse was intrigued by this outcome and it inspired him to collate previous research and carry out his own on essential oils. He published a book in 1937 called Aromatherapie.