The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy

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Among the profusion of books on aromatherapy available today The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy is the first to explore the many aspects of this healing art in a single, up-to-date, illustrated volume. The author discusses all things aromatic, from essential oils to garden plants, with recipes for blending essential oils and practical tips for creating perfumes and beauty products. The numerous therapeutic uses of aromatherapy are applied to 10 major systems of the body with ...

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Overview

Among the profusion of books on aromatherapy available today The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy is the first to explore the many aspects of this healing art in a single, up-to-date, illustrated volume. The author discusses all things aromatic, from essential oils to garden plants, with recipes for blending essential oils and practical tips for creating perfumes and beauty products. The numerous therapeutic uses of aromatherapy are applied to 10 major systems of the body with specific remedies given for more than 70 ailments.

Color photographs illustrate step-by-step a full-body aromatherapy massage, accompanied by specific advice on massaging pregnant women, babies, children, and elderly people. There is also a helpful section concerning sports injuries. Useful for the beginner, this comprehensive reference is an invaluable addition to the library of the serious student and professional practitioner of aromatherapy.

The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy offers the most elegantly comprehensive package on the whole art and science of aromatherapy written to date. It deservedly takes its place among the small handful of indispensable reference books on this fascinating therapy

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Editorial Reviews

Seza Eccles
"The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy offers the most elegantly comprehensive package on the whole art and science of aromatherapy written to date. It deservedly takes its place among the small handful of indispensable reference books on this fascinating therapy."
Rachel Ramey
“There is quite a bit of reference information contained here! It goes beyond what you might expect in an aromatherapy book, too, making it extremely useful...I think this would be a useful addition to any natural home health library.”
editor of Aromatherapy Quarterly Seza Eccles
"The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy offers the most elegantly comprehensive package on the whole art and science of aromatherapy written to date. It deservedly takes its place among the small handful of indispensable reference books on this fascinating therapy."
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"The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy offers the most elegantly comprehensive package on the whole art and science of aromatherapy written to date. It deservedly takes its place among the small handful of indispensable reference books on this fascinating therapy."

“There is quite a bit of reference information contained here! It goes beyond what you might expect in an aromatherapy book, too, making it extremely useful...I think this would be a useful addition to any natural home health library.”

Seza Eccles
The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy offers the most elegantly comprehensive package on the whole art and science of aromatherapy written to date. It deservedly takes its place among the small handful of indispensable reference books on this fascinating therapy. -Editor of Aromatherapy Quarterly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892816385
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Edition description: 1st U.S. ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 392,600
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Chrissie Wildwood is a holistic practitioner of aromatherapy and one of Great Britain's leading writers on the subject. She is the author of Creating Your Own Perfumes, Creative Aromatherapy, and Sensual Aromatherapy. She has made numerous television and radio appearances and regularly writes articles for a number of health magazines.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Forward
Introduction
Part 1 Basic Principles
1 A Brief History of Aromatics
2 The Essence of Aromatherapy
3 Capturing Essential Oils
4 Essential Oil Safety
5 Apprenticed to Aromatherapy
6 Creative Therapeutic Blending
Part 2 Aromatherapeutics
7 Before You Begin Home Treatments
8 The Skin
9 The Respiratory System
10 The Hearth and Circulatory System
11 The Digestive System
12 The Urinary System
13 The Muscular and Skeletal System
14 The Endocrine System
15 The Nervous System
16 The Immune System
17 The Female Reproductive System
18 Aromatherapy for Babies and Children
Part 3 Body, Mind and Soul
19 Nurturing Your Whole Being
20 Developing Your Healing Potential
21 Scents of Mystery and Imagination
Part 4 Massage
22 The Healing Art of Massage
23 Sport Massage
24 Maternity, Babies and Children
25 Aromatherapy Massage for Lovers
Part 5 Aesthetic Aromatherapy
26 Aromatic Beauty Care
27 Create Your Own Perfumes
Part 6 Home and Garden
28 Home Sweet Home
29 The Aromatic Pet
30 The Aromatherapeutic Garden
Part 7 Aromatic Profiles
31 Guide to Aromatic Profiles
Glossary of Medical Terms
Suggested Reading
Useful Addresses
General
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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