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Aromatherapy

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Aroma Therapy Aroma Means:
an odor arising from spices, plants, cooking, etc., especially an agreeable odor; fragrance. Therapy Means:
the treatment of disease or disorders, as by some remedial, rehabilitating, or curative process How Aroma Therapy Got Started Aromatherapy is not a recent discovery or development. Cave paintings up to 18000 BC that were discovered in France, depicted the burning of aromatic plants for medicinal use. But it is believed that aromatherapy originated in Egypt.

An example of how aromatherapy works was During a tuberculosis epidemic in France. The people that worked in the flower growing district were unafected. Which means that one or more of those plants had medicinal values for preventing tuberculosis.

Another example is when a French chemist, named Rene Maurice Gattefosse burned his hand in his laboratory and immersed his hand in lavender oil to cure the burn. He was impressed by how quickly the burn healed. Since then Rene Maurice Gattefosse began studying and expanding tecniques of useing essential oils. He eventually set up a business producing oils for use in fragrances and cosmetics. Through the century's Egypt, China, India, Rome, and Greece have been using Aroma Therapy . Egyptians began to use aromatherapy by extracting the oils from aromatic plants for medicins, cosmetics and the preservation of dead bodies. Oils were also used to tackle mental illnesses such as mania and depression. These oils were also utilized in hygiene and communal baths, as well as massage. Mini Quiz: Class Activity Makeing citris body lotion Step 1: fill cup about half way with lotion Step 3: Use the stick to carefully mix the essential oils and lotion Now the orange-ginger energy lotion is ready! What you need: 1.)A cup with lid 2.)Wood Stick Any Questions??? Thumbs up or Thumbs Down on how well you understand Aromatherapy 2.) Who was the first to use aromatherapy? 3.) What is 1 way that the Egyptians used Aromatherapy... a. Dog Buiscuts b. to Atract skunks c. Medicins d. to Make wine e. none of the above 5.) Write one interesting fact that you learned. 4.)Do we still use aroma therapy today? If you answer yes then give one example. Some Aromatherapy oils are... Lavender-relaxes,relieves
Ginger-makes you more alert
Ylang Ylang-Lifts the spirits
Orange-Cheers you up
Lemon-revives sences Step 2: Take droper and drop3-4 drops of the essential oil into the lotion Aromatherapy: is the use of fragrances to affect or alter a person's mood or behavior. How we use Aromatherapy Today! Where you can buy Essential oils , and Already made aromatherapy, Lotion Soap, Shower Gel and more! Ozark Natural foods Bath and body works GNC Maries Natural Foods Vitamin World Walmart Bed Bath &Beyond Walgreens JoAnn Fabrics Hobby Lobby Target Michaels Whole foods Sally's Beauty Aromatherapy Today Aromatherapy is used in many places like health spas, and hospitals. In general, Aromatherapy seems to relieve pain, improve mood, and promote a sense of relaxation A Few essential oils that do this are...
*lavender
*rose
*orange
*bergamot
*lemon
*sandalwood
and others -- have been shown to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression.Other conditions for which aromatherapy may be helpful include:
*hair loss
*Agitation
*insomnia
*rheumatoid arthritis
*cancer (using topical chamomile)
*headaches (using topical peppermint)
All of these require less medication when you use aromatherapy. Although essential oils have been used for centuries, few studies have looked the safety and effectiveness of aromatherapy in people. Scientific evidence is lacking, and there are some concerns about the safety and quality of certain essential oils. More research is needed before aromatherapy becomes a widely accepted alternative remedy People with severe asthma, and people with a history of allergies should only use essential oils under the guidance of a trained professional and with full knowledge of your physician.
Pregnant women and people with a history of seizures should avoid hyssop oil.People receiving chemotherapy should talk to their doctor before trying aromatherapy. Should Anyone Avoid Aromatheapy? What is the Future of Aromatherapy? Some Aromatic plants Are: Lavender Ylang Ylang Ginger, Orange, and Lemon
Sandal Wood Grapefruit 1.) Name three different aromatic plants...
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