Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The complete guide to the use of aromatic oils in aromatherapy, herbalism, health and well-being. (Text Only)

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HarperCollins UK, Nov 22, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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This is one of the bestselling aromatherapy books of all time with vital information on plant origins, medical herbalism and the properties and actions of herbs and essential oils. It covers 165 oils, their actions, characteristics, principal constituents and folk traditions and is a must for experienced aromatherapists and beginners alike.

This edition does not include illustrations.

This essential handbook is used by aromatherapists all over the world and is one of the most successful titles in this area. It includes an A–Z listing of an enormous range of internationally relevant aromatic plants. Comprehensive information is provided for each entry, for example:
• Common name, Latin name, botanical plant family • General Description – what it looks like • Distribution – where it’s found • Herbal Folk Tradition – traditional uses • Actions – what it’s good for • Extraction – How the oil is extracted • Characteristics – what the oil looks like, and which other oils it blends well with • Safety Information.

The Encyclopedia also covers:
• History of aromatherapy and herbalism
• How aromatic plants work on your body & mind,
• How to make your own blends
• Uses for oils in the home.

This is a classic guide to essential oils and will remain a vital source of information for generations to come.

 

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Contents

Cananga
69
THE QILS
75
Orange Blossom
144
Parsley
150
Pine Scotch
156
Chelsea Physic Garden the Royal Horticultural Society and my local
180
Botanical Classification
210
Woodcut from the title page of the Crete Herbal 1526
224

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57
Buchu
63

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About the author (2012)

Julia Lawless is a practicing aromatherapist and the author of numerous highly respected and successful aromatherapy books. She has her own company selling and distributing essential oils.

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