Personal Study and Review: Aromatherapy History

In this quiz, you will be tested on aromatherapy history covered in Aromatherapy’s History Part 1 & 2 and the distillation process discussed in the lesson, What is an Essential Oil.

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Which culture added perfume to the mortar during the building of their temples?


True or False: Cleopatra announced her arrival from the river Nile by drenching her ships’ sails in essential oils.


Paracelsus, a doctor of the fifteenth century, coined what phrase?


In the ______________ century, synthetic material for fragrances were introduced.


French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse began studying the therapeutic properties of essential oils after he ____________ himself and used ________________.


What did Dr. Jean Valnet, a French scientist and army physician and surgeon, use to successfully treat wounded soldiers during World War II when antibiotics ran out?


True or False: The three methods of extracting essential oils in ancient times were expression, maceration, and steam distillation.


Myrrh, frankincense, and Benzoin oils are extracted from what part of their respective trees?


Of the five most common methods of essential oil extraction used today, which is rarely used because of its long, complicated, and expensive process?


Describe the steam distillation method. (Choose three answers; one is incorrect!)