By Helen McGuinness
This moment version of the center textual content Aromatherapy - treatment fundamentals comprises new details and contours, which mirror the adjustments in good looks and remedy classes. a top quality color part can be now integrated. The textual content covers the entire underpinning wisdom and past for college kids learning this remedy. It presents quite a lot of projects, definitions and actions to make sure scholars achieve an intensive knowing of the topic. subject matters comprise: -The significance of study -Data on forty crucial oils -Aromachemistry -Aromatherapy case reports -The body structure of Aromatherapy -Aromatherapy therapeutic massage innovations
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Adulterations may take one of several forms: ❃ A very small quantity of the essential oils may be diluted in a spirit base and therefore is ‘let down’. ❃ A quantity of the main chemical constituent may be added to the essential oil to ‘stretch’ it; for example, linalool is commonly added to Clary Sage, Lavender, Neroli and Rosewood. ❃ Synthetic aromatic substances may be added, resulting in a fabricated oil. ❃ An essential oil from a cheaper plant may be added, for example, Lemon to Bergamot or Citronella to Melissa.
Also, farmers do not use pesticides if there are no pests! Organic farmers should not use any pesticides on essential oil crops. If a pesticide is needed it must be permitted (by the Organic Certiﬁcation authority) and the name of the product and date of application recorded. These details should be available to the purchaser. Organic farming also covers other aspects of agricultural knowledge and expertise. For example, for essential oil crops, the grower should select named botanical species for cultivation.
It is recommended that sweet fennel is used in aromatherapy and NOT the bitter fennel, as it is more gentle. See Photo 10 on page 93. Frankincense Key Word The chief uses of Frankincense are in skin care and respiratory infections. Botanical name: Boswellia carteri Plant origin: resin of the tree Method of extraction: steam distillation Aroma characteristics: woody and spicy fragrance, with a rich balsamic undertone Odour intensity: high Note: middle to base Blends well with: Black Pepper, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Orange, Melissa, Myrrh, Patchouli, Pine, Sandalwood Energetic Proﬁle Therapeutic properties 52 Meditative ❃ anti-inﬂammatory ❃ digestive ❃ antiseptic ❃ emmenagogue ❃ astringent ❃ expectorant ❃ carminative ❃ sedative ❃ cytophylactic ❃ uterine Towards the Yin (cool) The Essential Oils Therapeutic uses ❃ Digestive system dyspepsia ❃ Endocrine system menstrual problems ❃ Immune system colds (head) ❃ Nervous system anxiety, nervous tension, stress-related problems ❃ Respiratory system asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, laryngitis, shortness of breath ❃ Skin care regenerating on mature skins, acne, abscesses, scars and blemishes ❃ Urinary system cystitis Psychological proﬁle: Frankincense is helpful for anger, apprehension, fear, grief, hopelessness, insecurity, irritability, lack of faith, nervous tension, remorse (dwelling on the past), tearfulness, vulnerability and worry.
Aromatherapy: Therapy Basics, Second Edition by Helen McGuinness