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For a face & scalp massage how many drops of essential oil would you add to 5mls of carrier oil?
One.
The term 'aromatherapy' was first used in 1928 by a french chemist working in his families perfumier business. What was his name?
Gattefosse
What is a synergy?
A blend of two or more essential oils that compliment each other enhancing their effects.
How long does the aroma of a top note oil last?
24 hours.
Which note has the most sedative effect?
Base.
What note is cypress?
Middle.
What does antiphlogistic mean?
Reducing inflammation.
What does astringent mean?
Contracts, tightens & binds tissues.
Is lemon antiacid?
Yes.
What does depurative mean?
Purifying the blood.
What does expectorant mean?
Removing excess mucous from bronchial tubes.
How is rose oil extracted?
Enfleurage.
What oil is said to be beneficail for a client suffering from alopecia?
Cedarwood.
How is petitgrain extracted?
Distillation.
What do you add to a bath blend to ensure the oils mix thoroughly with the water?
Alcohol or milk.
Why should you avoid drinking alcohol if clarry sage has been used?
Hightens effects.
Which essential oil is particularly effective for the treatment of burns?
Lavender.
Name an oil that is considered to dangerous to be used in aromatherapy.
Cypress.
Fennel (bitter).
Benzoin.
Which essential oil is safe to use undiluted on the skin?
Lavender.
Tea tree (sparingly).
Which note is marjoram?
Middle.
Which note is cedarwood?
Base.
Which carrier oil has a natural preservative anti oxidant to protect the blend?
Wheatgerm.
What is the recommended time to leave oils on the skin following an aromatherapy treatment?
12-24 hours.
How is eucalyptus extracted?
Steam distillation.
How is grapefruit oil extracted?
Cold compression from peel.
What note is ginger?
Top.
What note is patchouli?
Base.
Waht family is melissa from?
Labiatae.
What family is lemon from?
Rutaceae.
Name the two other categories oils in the herb category blend well with.
Trees.
Citrus.
Name the other two catagories oils in the resin catagory blend well with.
Exotics.
Spices.
Which family does chamomil come from?
Compositae.
Is rose paerticularly beneficail for:
Dry skin or
Oily skin ?
Dry skin
Has petigrain sedative qualities?
No.
Has chamomile emollient qualities?
Yes.
How quickly will a top note evaporate?
Within six hours.
How long will the aroma of a base note last?
More than one week.