The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia: A Concise Guide to Over 385 Plant Oils
Aromatic essences can have a direct effect on our health, reduce our stress levels, and enable us to have a better overall outlook on life, as well as improve our relationship with our natural environment.The power of essential oils and aromatherapy has been understood and studied for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians were expert practitioners in the science of natural essential oils. While much of the knowledge of the Egyptians has been lost for many centuries, the importance of these aromatic oils, and their use, has continued in every culture across the ages.Today, the use of essential oils is growing rapidly as both society and scientists are recognizing the benefits and life-enhancing properties of these precious substances. Aromatic essences can have a direct effect on our health, reduce our stress levels, and enable us to have a better overall outlook on life, as well as improve our relationship with our natural environment.Carol and David Schiller, recognized experts in the field of aromatherapy and plant oils, have created a comprehensive reference book. The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia includes a general introduction to proper safety, preparation, and usage of the oils, and what to watch out for in commercial products. Separate chapters provide descriptions of the essential oils, carrier oils, and infused oils, detailing their derivation and history, documented properties, and aromatherapeutic methods of use.This guidebook, which also includes category listings of oil properties and cross-reference lists from botanical to common names, will prove a useful resource for those experienced in aromatherapy as well as for beginners just starting to learn about essential oils.
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