“Aromatherapy describes the use of essential oils, potent aromatic substances extracted from plants for physical and emotional healing.” Kathi Keville
Each month as a teaching tool I will profile an essential oil. This is a great way to learn about essential oils and their health benefits. Each profiles will include:
Latin Name– the genus and the species including chemotype if appropriate.
Family– The Latin family name.
Plant Parts– Part of the plant that the essential oil comes from.
Method– Method use to extract the oil from the plant.
Typical Country– Countries that grow the plant for the essential oil production.
Note/Element– The perfumery note. The elements according to Chinese five element theory( earth wood, fire, water & metal).
Functional Groups-The chemical components of the essential oil.
Type– The action the essential oil has on the body and the mind.
Ayuredic Dosha ayuredic skin/body type(Vata, Pitta,Kapha).
Scent– A description of the scent.
For Skin Type-The skin type the essential oil works best on.
Cautions– Possible dangers of the essential oil.
Physical Uses– Best physical uses of this oil.
Mental/Emotional Uses -Best mental/emotional uses of this oil.
Other Uses-Other uses such as spiritual or environmental.
Blends Well With-Best Essential oils that this oils blends with for perfumery.
Possible Substitutions-Oils that you may substitute if this oil is not available.
By becoming more knowledgeable about essential oils we can use them safely and discover their many benefits. Aromatherapy with the use of essential oils can provide a more natural way to live and enhance our lives.
Keeping Nature Alive!