Aromatherapy Workbook

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Dec 1, 1996 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
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Aromatherapy Workbook, first published in 1990, is an essential guide to the history, folklore, science, and practice of aromatherapy. It features more than seventy essential oils classified by botanical family with detailed discussions of their specific actions, along with unique insights into their energetic and spiritual properties. This revised edition incorporates the latest biochemical research with the spiritual and psychological understanding of essential oils.

Author Marcel Lavabre, a founder of the American Aromatherapy Association, explains the mysterious and powerful influence of scent on our mental state, emotion, and sexuality. He discusses the various methods of extraction, devotes a special section to the art of blending, and presents specific formulas for disorders such as digestive and circulatory ailments, headaches, insomnia, and menstrual problems. Aromatherapy Workbook is an ideal guide for beginners as well as a reference for practitioners.

• More than 90,000 copies sold.

• Easy-to-follow illustrated reference for beginners.

• A desk resource and teaching tool for practicing aromatherapists.
 

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Contents

Aromatics and Perfumes in History
3
Aromatherapy A Multilevel Therapy
10
Essential Oils Extraction and Adulteration
20
The Chemistry of Essential Oils
29
Principles of Aromatherapy How Essential Oils Work
44
The Use of Essential Oils for Health Beauty and WellBeing
51
The Essential Oils
65
Essential Oils in Botanical Families
70
The Art of Blending
105
Essential Oils Reference Table
127
Aromatherapy Therapeutic Index
153
Resource Guide
164
Selected Bibliography
171
Index of Essential Oils
174
Index
176
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About the author (1996)

Born in the lavender-growing region of southern France, Marcel Lavabre has been involved in every aspect of aromatherapy for 20 years. A producer of essential oils in France, he supervised production from gathering plants and distilling to bottling and marketing. He is cofounder of the American Aromatherapy Association and now heads Aroma Vera, an essential oils company based in Culver City, California.

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