The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality and Well-Being

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Whether through massage, a hot aromatherapy bath or a cooling compress, essential oils can bring life-enhancing benefits to everyone. In this stunning addition to the "Essential Handbook" series we learn how to incorporate them into our lives. The first section of "The Essential Oils Handbook" describes how the oils are extracted from plants, evocatively explains how they have been used traditionally in different cultures, and guides the reader in the best ways to integrate them safely and effectively into their ...

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Overview

Whether through massage, a hot aromatherapy bath or a cooling compress, essential oils can bring life-enhancing benefits to everyone. In this stunning addition to the "Essential Handbook" series we learn how to incorporate them into our lives. The first section of "The Essential Oils Handbook" describes how the oils are extracted from plants, evocatively explains how they have been used traditionally in different cultures, and guides the reader in the best ways to integrate them safely and effectively into their daily routine. This is followed by an invaluable directory of 100 oils, each complemented by a full-colour photograph of the plant from which the oil is made.Every information-packed entry offers examples of how you can use the oil to benefit both mind and body, whether massaging sore muscles with rosemary oil or adding ylang ylang oil to a bath to calm your mind. For each oil, key points are highlighted to provide essential information and fascinating facts at a glance. Authoritative yet accessible, this book will delight anyone who wants to use oils to enhance their well-being, or who simply takes great pleasure in these complex, alluring fragrances.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844836246
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/3/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 180,445
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennie Harding BA, TIDHA, MIPTI, HNC has over 17 years' experience as a specialist and healer working with essential oils, and was Senior Essential Oil tutor at the Tisserand Institute in London for 13 years. She has written books on subjects ranging from aromatherapy, herbs and incense to stress management and natural beauty. Among these is Aromatherapy Massage for You (DBP).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2009

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    This book covers a lot of oils, each one in great depth, in color, and recipes for each. This $10.00 would have saved me about $150.00 in books from my collection. Great for amateurs and novices wish I bought it first, I use it the most. Invest!

    This book is the best written and published essential oil book in my collection. I keep it with me every time I work with my oils. The size at first disappointed me until I started reading it, that's what makes this one so useful. The size of the book is perfect, amount of information, quality, and appealing reading makes this my most useful book from my sizeable collection. I carry it with me when ever I think I'll need to kill time. The size is about 5"x 5"x 1.5" and has as much information as a full size text book, with colored pictures of the source of each oil, that's why this is my best book. That saying "never judge a book by it's cover", this one "size" is a true statement. The best $10.00 you'll invest in, Easily. ENJOY I do!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2010

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    Awesome Resource - Aroma and Massage Therapy

    I picked up this little book on a whim and was quickly staggered by how much I didn't know. I think I'd heard somewhere that a few drops of peppermint oil on a cloth held near the nose can help to settle your stomach and prevent nausea. However, I had no idea that valerian, for example, had such a deep sedative effect that recipients of massage therapy with this oil are cautioned against driving or using machinery for eight hours after exposure. The camphorous aroma of spike lavender could lead to seizures and those who suffer from headaches should steer clear of ylang ylang's strong scent or the sweet floral appeal of jasmine. This book is concise and informative, with photographs, scent synopses and instructions on proper use for each essential oil.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2011

    Very insightful!

    A good book.

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