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By Helen McGuinness

This moment variation of the center textual content Aromatherapy - remedy fundamentals comprises new info and contours, which mirror the alterations in attractiveness and treatment classes. a top quality color part can also be now integrated. The textual content covers all of the underpinning wisdom and past for college students learning this treatment. It offers a variety of projects, definitions and actions to make sure scholars achieve an intensive knowing of the topic. themes contain: -The significance of analysis -Data on forty crucial oils -Aromachemistry -Aromatherapy case stories -The body structure of Aromatherapy -Aromatherapy therapeutic massage suggestions

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Therefore essential oils are kept in cool conditions, as their shelf life is greatly enhanced. Key Note It is helpful if droppers supplied in essential oil bottles are of different sizes according to the viscosity of the oil concerned. Good internal droppers will have a groove on one side. With the groove uppermost the oil will come out of the bottle with a slow drip; with the groove downwards the oil will come out as a fast drip. 24 The Extraction of an Essential Oil Methods of Extraction As essential oils are extracts from plants, they are subject to several processes and can vary according to: ❃ where they are grown ❃ the climate ❃ the altitude ❃ the soil ❃ the agricultural methods ❃ the time of harvesting.

See Photo 3 on page 91. Black Pepper Black Pepper is very stimulating to mind and body and is particularly effective on the muscular and digestive systems. Key Word Stimulating Botanical name: Piper nigrum Source: dried and crushed black peppercorns Method of production: steam distillation Aroma characteristics: spicy, hot and very sharp Odour intensity: high Note: middle Blends well with: Bergamot, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang Energetic Profile Towards the Yang (warm) Therapeutic properties ❃ analgesic ❃ febrifuge ❃ antimicrobial ❃ laxative ❃ antiseptic ❃ rubefacient ❃ antispasmodic ❃ stimulant ❃ carminative ❃ stomachic ❃ detoxicant ❃ tonic ❃ diuretic Therapeutic uses ❃ Circulatory system ❃ Digestive system ❃ Immune system poor circulation, anaemia colic, constipation, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, nausea colds, flu, viral infections ❃ Musculo-skeletal system 42 muscular aches and pains, poor muscle tone, joint pain and stiffness The Essential Oils Psychological profile: Black Pepper is useful for indifference, lethargy, melancholy and mental fatigue.

Tel 0117 929 0661 Dr Jane Collins, Mill House Certified Organic Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Farm and Research Centre, Eager Lane, Lydiate, Merseyside L31 4HS. Tel/Fax 0151 526 0139. com Price In general, the price of an essential oil reflects the yield of oil in the plant along with its production costs. Rose petals produce very little oil, which makes the essential oil fairly expensive, whereas eucalyptus gives a high yield and is relatively cheap. Price is not, however, an indication of purity or quality.

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