Aromatherapy: Therapy Basics, Second Edition by Helen McGuinness

By Helen McGuinness

This moment variation of the middle textual content Aromatherapy - treatment fundamentals contains new info and lines, which mirror the alterations 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 treatment. It presents quite a lot of initiatives, definitions and actions to make sure scholars achieve an intensive figuring out of the topic. themes comprise: -The significance of analysis -Data on forty crucial oils -Aromachemistry -Aromatherapy case stories -The body structure of Aromatherapy -Aromatherapy therapeutic massage options

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However, data is now available that shows levels of organochlorine pesticides in various essential oils. A checklist for buyers of organic essential oils In reality, according to UKROFS, essential oils (called herbal oils by the EU) do not come under the EU Regulation 2092/92. This means that anyone can legally call any essential oil ‘organic’. The purchaser should look for organic certification. 1 ❁ The grower (farmer) of the essential oil crop must be certified as organic by a recognised authority in the country of production.

This was then collected in a sponge and squeezed into a container once the sponge was saturated. ❃ Expression is now carried out by machinery in a process known as scarification, and is usually produced in a factory that produces fruit juice in order to maximise the profit from the whole fruit. 27 Aromatherapy: Therapy Basics Second Edition Key Note As no heat is used in the process of expression, the aroma and the delicate chemical structure of the essence extracted is almost identical to that contained within the rind of the fruit.

These methods can result in a better quality oil as the larger molecules can be drawn out of the plant material. High temperature methods, favoured for modern mass production, can produce essential oils more efficiently, lowering the cost, but some of the bouquet can be lost with this method. Solvent extraction This process involves placing the plant material in a vessel and covering it with a volatile solvent such as petroleum ether, benzene or hexane, which is used to extract the odoriferous part of the material.

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