René-Maurice Gattefossé, inventor of modern aromatherapy
The Foundation was created as a tribute to one of the company’s iconic founders, René-Maurice Gattefossé (1881-1950). Throughout his life, he conducted numerous studies on aromatic plants, convinced of their virtues and of the powers of the essential oils they contained. In 1937 he published “Aromatherapy”, with the intention of promoting the use of essential oils in the treatment of infectious diseases.
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