Aromatherapy: A Practical Approach
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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Essential oil chemistry for aromatherapy
Aromatherapy as holistic medicine 1 Chemistry and aromatherapy Chemical messengers
Nutrients in vegetable oils Using carrier oils Profiles of vegetable oils Other carriers
an art and science 4 Selecting oils for
reproductive system 4 The muscularskeletal system The cardiovascular system The skin
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