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  1. Essential Oils By: Hilary Long HW499 Professor Eaves

  2. What are essential oils?

  3. History of Essential Oils • Mankind’s first medicine • Talked about in religious text • Egyptian hieroglyphics • Used in the middle ages

  4. How are Oils Extracted? • Certified pure therapeutic-grade essential oils • Steam distillation • Expression

  5. Ways to Use Oils • Aromatic • Topical • Internal

  6. Lemon • Soothe a sore throat • Neutralize Odor • Elevates mood • Cleaner • Antioxidant and detoxifier

  7. Peppermint • Mouth rinse • Increases alertness • Helps you to cool off when overheated • Calms a headache • Calms an upset stomach

  8. Lavender • Anxiety • Soothes irritated skin • Helps you to sleep • Soothes bug bites and stings

  9. Conclusion • Penetrates cell membrane • Natural approach to health • Little to no side effects

  10. References • Doterra.com, (2014). What Is an Essential Oil? Retrieved March 20, 2014, from http://www.doterra.com/us/essentialDefinition.php • Essential Oil Books, (2013). A Brief History of Essential Oils. Retrieved March 23, 2014 from http://www.everythingessential.me/AboutOils/History.html • Modern Essentials A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils (4th ed.). (2012). Orem, UT: Aroma Tools.