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The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia: A Concise Guide to Over 385 Plant Oils

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The power of essential oils has been recognized for thousands of years. Today, the use of aromatherapy is growing rapidly as greater numbers of people experience the benefits and life-enhancing properties of these precious substances. Aromatic essences can have a direct effect on our health, reduce our stress levels, and enable us to have a better overall outlook on life, as well as improve our relationship with our natural environment. These raw materials are also an important ingredient in perfumes, fragrances,...
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Overview

The power of essential oils has been recognized for thousands of years. Today, the use of aromatherapy is growing rapidly as greater numbers of people experience the benefits and life-enhancing properties of these precious substances. Aromatic essences can have a direct effect on our health, reduce our stress levels, and enable us to have a better overall outlook on life, as well as improve our relationship with our natural environment. These raw materials are also an important ingredient in perfumes, fragrances, cosmetics, and skin and body care products, and are extensively used for flavoring foods and drinks.

Carol Schiller and David Schiller, recognized experts in the field of aromatherapy, have created the most comprehensive reference guide on the market to date. The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia: A Concise Guide to Over 385 Plant Oils includes information on the proper safety and handling of oils, extraction methods, practical everyday uses, documented properties, and methods of use. Chapters detail ancient historical to present-day uses from around the world for carrier oils, essential oils, CO[subscript 2] extracts, absolute oils, and infused oils. This guidebook also provides a convenient category listing of oil properties for quick access, and a useful resource of alphabetically arranged botanical names that cross-reference the common name of each oil.

The user-friendly format and writing style of this book can be of great value as an indispensable learning tool for a novice as well as a vital source of information for researchers, formulators, practitioners, nurses, therapists, industry professionals, wholesalers, and retailers.

About the Author:
CarolSchiller and David Schiller are the authors of five internationally published books on the use of essential oils, and cofounders of the International Aromatherapy and Herb Association (IAHA). Carol and David have spent over twenty years studying and researching the benefits of plant oils, and determining their practical uses and applications

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591202288
  • Publisher: Basic Health Publications
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Pages: 234
  • Sales rank: 476,790
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: Aromatherapy Over the Years,     1
Safety, Handling, and Selection of Oils     3
Vegetal Oils, Butters, and Waxes     7
Essential Oils     67
Infused Oils     191
Methods of Application, Dispersion, and Inhalation of Essential Oils     195
Category Listing of Oil Properties     197
Cross-Reference of Botanical Names to Common Names     205
Plant Family Name Classification     213
Glossary     221
Bibliography     224
Index     227
About the Authors     234
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