1 oz/30 ml
Description: Tangerines grow on small evergreen trees with glossy leaves and fragrant flowers
Method of Extraction: Expressed from peel
Chemical Constituents: Citronellol, linalool (alcohols); citral (aldehyde); cadinene (sesquiterpene); limonene (terpene)
Aroma: Sweet, light and tangy
Properties: Antiseptic, tonic, antispasmodic, sedative, stimulant (lymphatic)
Effect on Skin: Increases lymphatic drainage; helps with healing of scars; helps to clear mild acne and congested skin; good for fluid retention and cellulite; lessons stretch marks.
Aroma-therapeutic Uses: Calms the central nervous system, hypnotic effect; uplifting and revitalizing to ease depression and anxiety; helps with insomnia; relieves muscle spasms
Blends Well With: Lavender, Lemon Grass, Orange Flower, Ylang Ylang
Caution: Generally regarded as non-irritating, non-sensitizing
For more info, see Description and Product Knowledge Manual
If you choose or if your client prefers, you can select from the assortment of essential oils and scents to give a pleasant fragrance to your products and to your treatments.
Try scenting your towels with any of the essential oils that your client prefers. Having the oil(s) in a diffuser wafting around the room is another way to incorporate aromatherapy into your treatment without applying the essential oil directly to the skin.
Essential Oils are highly concentrated substances extracted from various flowers, bushes, shrubs and trees from all over the world
The oils are considered the “life force” of the plant and are extracted from many parts of the plant or tree, including the: flowers, leaves, seeds, stems, roots, or bark
HISTORY OF ESSENTIAL OILS
Essential Oils have been used throughout history, dating back to the most ancient civilizations.
- In Egypt, they were used during religious ceremonies for spiritual upliftment and as embalming agents in the mummification process.
- Using essential oils for healing is mentioned throughout the Bible.
- The Greeks used them for medicines.
- The Romans used them for pleasure and beauty and as antiseptics during the plagues.
- Ayurveda, a traditional medicine practiced for more than 3000 years in India, incorporates aromatic massage as one of its main aspects.
- Early 1900’s, a French chemist, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, Ph.D., coined the term Aromatherapy. During work in the laboratory, he burned his hand and swiftly immersed it in a vat of lavender oil. The oil took away the redness and healed the burn quickly with no scarring. He was so impressed that he began to research the healing properties of essential oils.
- Over the years, essential oils were found to counter the effects of disease and illness, whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.
Research into the oils is ongoing, and discoveries are validating what has been generally thought of as folklore.
The last 40 years of research has brought together a multitude of these oils into a form that is both science and art.
This multifaceted healing art using essential oils in a holistic approach to promote health and well-being of the body, mind and spirit.
The healing powers of pleasure is ground in new science: Psycho-Neuro-Immunology. It has been proven that pleasurable experiences (smell and touch) strengthen the body’s immune defenses.
HOW AROMATHERAPY WORKS
Essential Oils enter the body in several different ways:
By causing signals to be transmitted through the nervous system directly into the limbic system of the brain.
Limbic system is one of the earliest parts of the brain to develop in evolutionary terms.
It is where our memories, instincts & vital functions are controlled.
Sense of smell is a very basic instinct and can evoke strong impressions.
Limbic system registers existence of specific oil molecules – in response, the brain releases chemicals that communicate with the nervous system to relax or stimulate it.
These chemicals can also affect the body physically, which is why Essential Oils can be so effective in the relief of pain.
Applied to the skin through cream, massage or bath water, the molecules are extremely small and can pass through the epidermis to the dermis.
The dermis is well supplied with capillaries and the Essential Oils pass into the capillaries and then into the rest of the circulatory system.
When inhaled, a very small quantity of EO molecules become part of gas exchange between alveoli (small air sacs) of lungs and then capillaries.
The molecules pass into the circulatory system through these capillaries.
Essential Oils do not remain in the body – they are expelled through sweat, exhalation, urine and feces, between 3 to 14 hours.
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