Aromatherapy An A-Z: The most comprehensive guide to aromatherapy ever published

Front Cover
Random House, Jul 31, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 336 pages
1 Review

This is the most comprehensive encyclopaedia of aromatherapy available today, with over 400 entries covering more than 200 conditions, and 82 essential oils. It explains the properties of essential oils and the health conditions that benefit from them. There is also advice on hazardous oils. There are recipes and formulae for baths, creams and tonics. All the entries are comprehensive, fluently written and provide an easy-to-understand introduction to a wide range of topics.

'The simple fact that the a-z has sold over 300,000 copies worldwide since it was first published speaks for itself. It has earned and kept its place amongst the handful of indispensable reference books on aromatherapy ... this book has been justly subtitled 'the aromatherapist's Bible' - Aromatherapy Quarterly

'... one of the most thoroughly researched books written on aromatherapy' - The International Journal of Aromatherapy


What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This was a great reference book for me while studying aromatherapy as part of the International therapy examination council diploma. It gives detailed information on historical and medicinal uses of all known aromatherapy oils in use. I liked how it touched on herbal medicine as both are essentially intertwined. 


Alphabetical Entries
Recipes and Formulae

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Based in the Southwest of England, Patricia Davis is an aromatherapist with many years' experience. She is the best-selling author of books that include Subtle Aromatherapy, A Change for the Better and Astrological Aromatherapy.

Bibliographic information