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1 Aromatherapy Lesson 2 Hydrosols & How to use Essential Oils

2 How are Essential Oils Made? Through the process of Steam Distillation – most herbs Through a process of Cold Expression – most citrus fruit Through the process of Carbon Dioxide Extraction Through a process of Hydro Diffusion – steam runs from top down Through the process of Enfleurage – fats and rose petals

3 Steam Distillation Steam distillation – hot water is pushed up through the plant materials and the e/oils rise Creates a by-product called a hydrosol – well come back to this a little later

4 Cold Expression Citrus oils are created using cold expression of rind

5 Carbon Dioxide Extraction Carbon Dioxide is subjected to high pressure to become liquid. Essential oil particles are extracted when they separate from the carbon dioxide

6 Hydro Diffusion A type of steam distillation where steam is fed in via the top of the material instead of the bottom. Less steam is used, time to process is shorter and there is a higher yield of essential oils

7 Enfleurage Rose petals are embedded into purified fat and left to deposit their essential oils.

8 Now Back to Hydrosols - Hydrosols are produced during steam distillation – Remember? Theyre mild Safe for children and elderly Great for skin conditions Great as body, pillow, & room spray

9 Types of Hydrosols Rose Lavender Peppermint Roman Chamomile Neroli Geranium are just some of many

10 Qualities of Hydrosols Hydrosols / floral waters are the distillate water from a flower or plant that is extracted during the process of creating essential oils They are hydrating, soothing, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory. Low in pH. Soothe the skin and have a powerful subtle effect on the emotions (positive in general)

11 Benefits of Hydrosols continued Mild Ok for children, the elderly & those with delicate health due to mildness Rose and Lavender hydrosols are very helpful in cases of burns as is Peppermint A nice complement to Aromatherapy or Phytotherapy

12 Routes of Absorption Oral – through digestive tract Rectal – as enema Skin – absorbed through surface of body Lungs – via breathed air and aroma Vaginal douches – through vaginal tract

13 Specific Properties of Hydrosols Rose – Rosa damescena – mouth ulcers, tones all skin types, good for wrinkles, calming & sedative Lavender – Lavandula augustifolia – intestinal antibiotic, rheumatism, soothing pimples, burns & insect bites Peppermint – Mentha x piperita – antiseptic, itching, inflammation, cooling, refreshing

14 Specific Properties of Hydrosols continued Roman chamomile - Chamaemelum nobile – cardiac calmative, anti-inflammatory, infections, calming Neroli – Citrus aurantium - cardiac calmative, uplifting, nervous depression Geranium – Pelargonium graveolens – antibacterial, acne, pimples, shingles, hormone balancer for women

15 Hydrosols Are relatively SAFE and EFFECTIVE Are MILD – in smell and effect Dont require DILUTION Presentation Compliments of: Shekinahs Holistic Healing Promoting: Peace & Harmony

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