My essential oil classes at Whole Life Center instruct students in the miracles of aromatherapy. The class includes discussion on how essential oils are made, how to diffuse them, how to use the oils in the home, and more. At the conclusion of Whole Life Center essential oil classes, students will be given the opportunity to purchase a Young Living Essential Oils starter kit.
To expand on what can be learned at essential oil classes, essential oils are a highly concentrated, natural liquid that contains volatile aromatic compounds derived from shrubs, trees, flowers, roots, herbs and more. The oils capture the ‘essence’ (scent, flavor) of a plant, and are known to have both physical and psychological benefits.
Also called essential oil therapy, aromatherapy is the application of the plant-based substances. Essential oils can be massaged into the skin, ingested, or inhaled. Some consider aromatherapy as both an art and science because essential oils are used medicinally to support a healthy body, mind, and spirit.
Essential Oil Classes: Extraction & Distillation of Essential Oils
There are several methods for extracting the plant compounds which are cold pressing, resin tapping, steam distillation, and solvent extraction. The way in which the oils are made is important because essential oils obtained through chemical processes are not considered true essential oils. A process of extraction and distillation is used to obtain a plant’s essence, or scent and flavor. The individual plant oils are unique in their aroma and uses.
The distillation process is attributed to the Persians in the 10th century, although the practice may have been in use much earlier. In the 16th century Germany, information about essential oil distillation was published, and 19th-century French physicians acknowledged the potential of essential oils in treating disease.
Today, essential oils are used in pharmaceutical manufacturing of such things as pills, powders, suppositories, medicinal cakes, pastes, and salves. They can also be found in many food and drink items as a flavoring agent.
Aromatherapy with essential oils affords wonderful support of all body systems – the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, endocrine, respiratory and immune systems, as well as hormones. The oils have been found to be truly ‘essential.’ They support brain health and are used to help the body maintain a healthy weight. Likewise, essential oils are used extensively for emotional and spiritual support. In addition, they can be a healthy alternative to toxic chemicals used for cleaning the home.
Diffusing essential oils can provide a soothing atmosphere to come home to at the end of a long workday. Many people use essential oils and oil-infused products for aromatherapy and rely on them to help sustain a more pure lifestyle in an affordable way.
Essential Oil Classes At Whole Life Center
We offer essential oil classes in person and online for people who want to learn all about aromatherapy and essential oils – what they are, how they are made, how to use them and where to get the highest quality essential oils to be found anywhere. Previously recorded classes can be viewed on our YouTube channel.
Some of the essential oil classes offered at Whole Life Center are:
- Essential Oils for Emotions
- Essential Oils for Cravings
- Skin Care With Essential Oils
- Savvy Mineral Makeup
- How to Use a Diffuser and What to Diffuse
- Winter Wellness
- Oils for Sleep Time
Upon completion of essential oil classes, students will know how to use combinations of essential oils for personal care and how to prepare a specific application for another person. They will know how to use the oils topically and internally in a safe and effective way. Additionally, students will also learn how to use the oils to support various body systems.
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