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Aromatherapy 201:
 Holistic Aromatherapy
By Françoise Rapp
francoise@aromalchemy.com http://www.aromalchemy.com 
All rights reserved. Françoise Rapp 2003
Holistic Aromatherapy WebClassPage 1 of 6http://www.aromalchemy.com/education/classes/web/Holistic/lesson1.htm2/12/2003 
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Class Outline
Lesson 1:
Essential Oils andtheirRelationship withHumans
Lesson 2:
Defining theEnergetic Field
Lesson 3:
The DifferentApplications
Lesson 4:
Anointing theBody
February 12, 2003
Lesson 1: Essential Oils and their Relationship with Humans
Yin and Yang
Yin and Yang are the essential terms of theclassical Taoist philosophy. Speculating on thedialectics of these two principles was the maininterest of the later esoteric schools that hopedto find immortality by using very diversepsycho-physical practices. The word "yin"originally designated the northern, obscuredslope of a mountain associated with a cloudysky. Yang defined the mountain slope facing the sun and so it wasassociated with brightness. The two terms are polar manifestations of Tao in its shape of supreme ultimate (t'ai-chi), and their concretemanifestations was associated with Earth and Heaven.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are the pure energy of the plant. The essence is held within"cells" or "sockets" in different parts of the plant. In sandalwood, forexample, the essence is in the bark. In rose, it's in the petals. Gingeressence is in the root. Rosemary essence is in the leaves, etc.
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Holistic Aromatherapy WebClassPage 2 of 6http://www.aromalchemy.com/education/classes/web/Holistic/lesson1.htm2/12/2003
Lesson 5:
What Body Partsand MotionsSymbolize DuringAnointment
Lesson 6:
Hands-OnCustom Blending
Lesson 7:
Study of Cinnamon andSandalwoodEssential Oils
Lesson 8:
The First Chakra
Lesson 9:
Study of YlangYlang andOrange EssentialOils
Lesson 10:
The SecondChakra
Lesson 11:
Study of RomanChamomile andLemon EssentialOils
Lesson 12:
The Third Chakra
Lesson 13:
The most common and easiestway to extract the essential oilsis through steam distillation,which occurs about 80% of thetime. But some plant materialcannot be steam distilled, aswith the citrus family and mostprecious flowers. In the case of orange, grapefruit and othercitrus, a cold-pressed method isused. As for precious flowers,their rare essence is either extracted with a solvent or Co2, in whichcase they are called absolute.
Why Are They Called Essential Oils?
Essential oils are named after their light density. After a steamdistillation, what remains is the floral water and -- floating on the top --the essential oil. The famous alchemist Paracelsus referred to thedistilled oils as "quinta essentia" or quintessence of the plant. This ishow the term "essential oil" was born. Before him, plant material wasinfused in oil and used in anointment.
The Connection Between Essential Oils and Humans
Humans have much in common with essential oils. We are both alive --chemically and electrically.Renowned aromatherapist and author Valerie Wormwood once wrote,"Plants and humans both depend on a chelating chemical, which inhumans is red heme and transports the oxygen released from the plantsin the blood, while in plants it is chlorophyll. Chemically, the onlydifference between the two is that a magnesium atom replaces an ironatom. The similar chemical composition of plants and humans mayexplain why essential oils seem to act like keys to our physical andmental mechanisms."
The Electro-Magnetism of Essential Oils
All life has electrical properties. So do essential oils. But whatcharacterizes their polarity is their chemical composition, or morespecifically their chemical compounds. Phenyl propanes, for instance, arepositive-or yang-while sesquiterpenes have a negative energy-or yin.
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