Essential oils have been used by various cultures throughout the world for thousands of years. What they were used for varied between cultures. A perfect example is the bible story of the three kings bringing gold, frankincense, and myrrh when baby Jesus was born. At that time, frankincense was used to help women heal after childbirth; and myrrh was used to counter infection. One of the most unique and interesting things about the history of essential oils is that they were developed independently by different cultures as they saw their unique value. Essential oils have not only stood the test of time, they have proven their effectiveness on every level. Now, with the increasing popularity and use of essential oils, many new studies are being done proving their effects on our health. What better way to use essential oils than with the energy and ambiance of a warm candle?