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Aromatic oils have been used for thousands of years not only for their fragrance but for culinary, therapeutic, ritual, and spiritual purposes. More than a fashionable trend, aromatherapy is coming into its own as a body of knowledge and practice with specific applications that have a solid scientific base. Drawing on research and clinical studies, Peter and Kate Damian look at many applications from treating viral infections with garlic or black pepper oil to using rose oil to relax patients undergoing chemotherapy; from aromatic massage to the "environmental fragrancing" of subways and supermarkets.
• How scent interacts with emotion, memory, mental acuity, and sleep
• Why specific scents are so effective in therapeutic and ritual settings
• Antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of essential oils
How men and women differ in their responses to odors
• Provides a thorough exposition of the ancient practice of aromatics in China, India, Persia, and Egypt
• Details our modern scientific understanding of the physiology and psychology of scent.
• Includes annotated profiles for forty-four essential oils and specific instructions for creating essential oil blends.
|Publisher:||Inner Traditions/Bear & Company|
|Sold by:||SIMON & SCHUSTER|
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About the Author
Peter Damian, with his wife Kate, was owner of Windrose Aromatics, Inc., a supplier of pure essential oils and aromatic body care products. Together they ran the Windrose Workshops, offering international training in practical and theoretical applications of essential oils.
Kate Damian was a professional aromatherapist, licensed massage practitioner, and founding member of the American Society for Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy International. With her husband Peter Damian, she was owner of Windrose Aromatics, Inc., a supplier of pure essential oils and aromatic body care products. Together they ran the Windrose Workshops, offering international training in practical and theoretical applications of essential oils.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments
Chapter One: Introduction to Aromatherapy
Chapter Two: Phytoarmatherapy and the Theory of Disease
Chapter Three: Smell and the Psychology of Scent
Chapter Four: Aromatherapy Today and Tomorrow: Theory and Practice, Issues and Debates
Chapter Five: Psychotherapeutic Effects of Essential Oils
Chapter Six: The Chemistry of Essential Oils
Chapter Seven: Essential Oil Profiles
Floral Waters In Aromatherapy
Basic Principles of Essential Oil Blending
Charts and Tables
Aromatherapy Usage Guide
Chakra Oil Blending Guide
Essential Oil Quick Reference Table
Aromatherapy Essential Oil Companies