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Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils in Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health and Well Being
     

Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils in Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health and Well Being

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by Julia Lawless
 

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This is one of the bestselling aromatherapy books of all time with vital information on plant origins, medical herbalism and the properties and actions of herbs and essential oils. It covers 165 oils, their actions, characteristics, principal constituents and folk traditions and is a must for experienced aromatherapists and beginners alike.This essential handbook

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This is one of the bestselling aromatherapy books of all time with vital information on plant origins, medical herbalism and the properties and actions of herbs and essential oils. It covers 165 oils, their actions, characteristics, principal constituents and folk traditions and is a must for experienced aromatherapists and beginners alike.This essential handbook is used by aromatherapists all over the world and is one of the most successful titles in this area. It includes an A–Z listing of an enormous range of internationally relevant aromatic plants. Comprehensive information is provided for each entry, for example:• Common name, Latin name, botanical plant family• General Description – what it looks like• Distribution – where it’s found• Herbal Folk Tradition – traditional uses• Actions – what it’s good for• Extraction – How the oil is extracted• Characteristics – what the oil looks like, and which other oils it blends well with• Safety Information.The Encyclopedia also covers:• History of aromatherapy and herbalism• How aromatic plants work on your body & mind• How to make your own blends• Uses for oils in the home.This is a classic guide to essential oils and will remain a vital source of information for generations to come.

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“at last a clear and systematic distillation of useful information about a truly comprehensive spectrum of essential oils and absolutes.” John Steele, American Aromatherapy Association.“A comprehensive and timely contribution to aromatherapy, herbalism and the whole field of holistic health care. An authoritative, reliable guide that will serve its readers for many years.” David Hoffmann, the American Herbalists Guild & California School of Herbal Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007145188
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
09/25/2014
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
358,871
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.62(d)

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From the Publisher
“at last a clear and systematic distillation of useful information about a truly comprehensive spectrum of essential oils and absolutes.” John Steele, American Aromatherapy Association.“A comprehensive and timely contribution to aromatherapy, herbalism and the whole field of holistic health care. An authoritative, reliable guide that will serve its readers for many years.” David Hoffmann, the American Herbalists Guild & California School of Herbal Studies.

Meet the Author

Julia Lawless is a practicing aromatherapist and the author of numerous highly respected and successful aromatherapy books. She has her own company selling and distributing essential oils.

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Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils in Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health and Well Being 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
RNJennB More than 1 year ago
Every person studying Aromatherapy is recommended to have a copy of this book. Not only will it cover the properties and uses for over 100 essential oils, but it also provides some tips on blending. I am a nurse studying clinical aromatherapy and find this book to be more than useful...it's necessary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very thorough, many obscure & rarely used oils listed & described.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago