The use of perfumes on the skin to smell better.
The therapeutic use of fragrances to promote physical and psychological wellbeing.
The treatment of a disease or disorder.
Is a volatile liquid, extracted from the leaves, bark, flowers, roots or seeds of the plant.
Is made up of a single compound.
Is very inexpensive.
Thousands of years ago.
In 1910 when Jean-Maurice Gattefosse burned his hand.
During World War II.
Are only effective against burns.
Make excellent hosts for bacteria, virus and fungi.
Can be immune supporting by being effective against bacteria, virus and fungi.
Different species have different therapeutic uses.
If you see the name on the bottle it can help confirm the quality of the oil.
Both A & B.
When it's harvested, where it's grown, altitude, and climate.
The cost of the plant.
The size of the plant.
Olfaction in the nasal cavity.
The epithelium cells in the nose.
The limbic portion of the brain.
Can damage your nasal cavity.
Has been shown to stimulate the secretion of antibodies.
Has been proven to have a minimal affect on hormones.
Essential oils can only penetrate a limited number of cells within the body.
Research has shown that essential oils get in every cell and organ in our body within 21 minutes of application.
An inferior oil will have little impact on your client.
Exist in Europe.
Exist in Europe and the United States.
Do not exist anywhere.
Must meet the AFNOR and ISO European standards for quality.
Are extracted via a custom-design steam distillery.
Both A & B.
Checking the type of container it is stored in.
Rubbing it on your skin.
Looking for the Latin botanical name on the bottle.
Amount of steam pressure, time allotted for distillation and the temperature.
Amount of steam pressure and where the plant was grown.
Amount of steam pressure and when the plant was harvested.
The greater number of times a plant is put through the distillation process, the more potent the oil extracted.
The hotter the temperature used in the distillation process, the better the oil produced.
Organically grown fruit produces better quality oils due to the absence of pesticides or herbicides.
Rinse your eyes immediately with water.
Add a base oil such as olive oil or almond oil which will "grab" the essential oil and help to absorb it.
Rub your eyes with a damp cloth.
Has levels of toxicity in their body which would need to be addressed by a qualified healthcare practitioner.
Is allergic to the essential oil.
Has never used essential oils before.
Where illness and depression are relatively unknown.
Where obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes don't exist.
Both A & B.
Look for more potent medications.
Look for a better way than drugs.
Seek out processed and synthetic foods.
They may be the first call the client makes when looking for natural approaches to illness and disease.
They will be sought out to help clients with not only physical symptoms, but also for stress relief.
Both A & B.
Be sure to use the "more is better" approach when determining how much of an oil to use.
If a client has a negative reaction to an oil, make sure you never use it on them again.
Explain the use of therapeutic essential oils to the client and ask them if they're comfortable with you incorporating them in their massage session.
Helps dilute the oil for your client's skin.
Is best used in conjunction with a lotion.
Should be blended with many drops of an essential oil.
That it actually alters the chemical structure of molecules that could be creating odors.
That it opens the skin's pores allowing the oil to saturate the body's cells.
That is "masks" the odors in the room.
Surprise them by incorporating essential oils into their session without telling them you're going to do it.
Ask them questions to let them know you care.
Use a diffuser to mask the odors in the room.
Make sure the client pays their bill.
Prepare the room for the next massage.
Get feedback from the client about how they feel.
When the client is prone and in a relaxed state.
When they first arrive so you don't forget.
After the session if you sense they've had a good experience.
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