Throughout history, plants have provided humans with food, shelter, clothing, medicine, energy and skincare. Today there is increased mindfulness of how botanicals and their extracts work to create health and well-being of the body and skin. This knowledge will help the esthetician enhance personalized botanical formulas for precise treatments results and define herbal ingredients and extracts, discuss benefits and uses of botanicals in skin care, identify plant compounds, discuss the methods of botanical extraction, name 11 botanicals for skin care, discuss aromatherapy and essential oils, explain the sense of smell and olfactory response, discuss essential oils and their chemistry, list contraindications to essential oils, name 13 essential oils, discuss how essential oils are blended, prepare recipes for skin and spa, discuss issues surrounding an aromatherapy practice, describe a holistic consultation, discuss legal considerations of using essential oils and botanicals.
Milady Standard Advanced Esthetics Ch. 13