Aromatherapy: A Practical Approach

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Nelson Thornes, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 364 pages
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Aromatherapy: A Practical approach provides thorough coverage for students and is an excellent guide for practitioners. It includes all of the essential knowledge for students following VTCT and ITEC courses and students of NVQ Beauty Therapy, Level 3. A separate, comprehensive 'Essential Oils' section allows for easy reference to the characteristics, description and practical usage of each essential oil.
The book covers a large range of topics from aromatherapy as a holistic medicine to methods of cultivating and harvesting oils. Separate chapters cover botany and chemistry, and the book concludes with information on good professional practice and the role of aromatherapy within the community.
Written by an experienced teacher and practitioner, Aromatherapy: A practical Approach is an essential guide for all practicing and aspiring aromatherapists.
 

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Contents

CONTENTS
81
Chapter 6
106
Essential oil chemistry for aromatherapy
122
Aromatherapy as holistic medicine 1 Chemistry and aromatherapy Chemical messengers
139
Nutrients in vegetable oils Using carrier oils Profiles of vegetable oils Other carriers
160
an art and science 4 Selecting oils for
176
reproductive system 4 The muscularskeletal system The cardiovascular system The skin
196
Chapter 12
308
botany and the production Benefits observed by aromatherapists 4 Working in a health
315
Appendix 3
346
Case histories Glossary
353
Index
359
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Pitman, an experienced herbalist and natural healer.

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