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Aromatherapy

Melita Nedzinskaite
MF14 11

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Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants for


healing

Types of
application
Inhalation

Massage

Baths

Essential oils are gaining new attention as an alternative


treatment for infections, stress, and other health problems.

What are essential oils?


Essential oils are concentrated extracts taken from the:

What is the history of


aromatherapy?
Essential oils have been used for therapeutic purposes
for nearly 6,000 years.
Essential oils were also commonly used for spiritual,
therapeutic, hygienic, and ritualistic purposes.

What is the history of


aromatherapy?
Ren-Maurice Gattefoss discovered the healing
properties of lavender oil when he applied it to a burn
on his hand caused by an explosion in his laboratory.
In 1928, Gattefoss founded the
science of aromatherapy.

How does aromatherapy work?


Researchers are not entirely clear how aromatherapy
may work.
But scientists believe that aromatherapy works through:
The sense of smell
Interaction in the blood with enzymes and hormones

What can aromatherapy be used


for?

What can aromatherapy be used


for?

Popular aromatherapy products

Popular aromatherapy products

Side effects
rash,
asthma,
headache,
liver and nerve damage,
harm to a fetus.

QUESTIONS

What is the first sense we use


when were born? How many kinds
of different scents can an adult
distinguish?
The very first sense we use is smell.
An adult can distinguish about 10000 different kinds of
scents.

Studies showed that the use of an appropriate colour


can help us to make the correct identification of scent,
thus increasing our liking for the fragrance.What color
should be associated with the scent of:
1. Cheery
2. Lemon
3. Apple
4. Rose
5. Lavender

What are the types of


application of aromatherapy
materials?
Inhalation
Baths
Massage

What are 3 the most commonly


used essential oils?
Peppermint
Lavender
Lemon
Bergamot
Black pepper
...
And many others

What are the side effects of use


of aromatherapy materials?
rash,
asthma,
headache,
liver and nerve damage,
harm to a fetus.

Name 3 physical problems


which are cured by
aromatherapy
Muscular aches
Body aches

Circulation problems
Digestive problems
Menstrual problems
Headache

Name 3 mental problems which


are cured by aromatherapy
Anxiety
Stress
Depression

Who is he?

Ren-Maurice Gattefoss
French chemist, Father of
Aromatherapy

Name at least 3 anatomical


structures which are involved
with smelling.
Olfactory epithelium
Olfactory tract
Amygdala
Hippocampus

Thank you for attention!