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Module 1 – Introduction of Essential Oil

Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts that are obtained from the leaves, flowers, stems, roots, or other parts of plants through a process of distillation or cold-pressing. They are known for their aromatic and therapeutic properties and have been used for centuries for a variety of purposes, including perfumery, skincare, and medicinal purposes.

Introduction of
Essential Oil

Essential oils are composed of a complex mixture of organic compounds, including terpenes, alcohols, esters, and phenols, among others. Each essential oil has its own unique chemical composition, aroma, and therapeutic properties.

The use of essential oils has become increasingly popular in recent years as more people turn to natural remedies for health and wellness. Essential oils can be used topically, aromatically, or even internally, depending on the oil and its intended use.

Some common essential oils include lavender, peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, and lemon. Each of these oils has its own unique properties and uses. For example, lavender essential oil is known for its calming and relaxing properties, while peppermint essential oil is often used for its energizing and invigorating effects.

While essential oils can offer many benefits, it is important to use them safely and properly. Some essential oils can cause skin irritation or other adverse reactions if not used correctly. Additionally, essential oils should be properly diluted before use and should never be ingested without the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Overall, essential oils offer a natural and versatile way to support health and wellness, but it is important to use them responsibly and with caution.

  • Define essential oil

  • History of aromatherapy

  • Essence of plants

  • Secretory structure of plants

  • Extraction methods

  • Endangered species in essential oil therapy

  • Common essential oil chemistry and effects

Learning Outcomes

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