The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Apr 1, 1978 - Health & Fitness - 328 pages
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This complete, practical guide shows how to use the essential oils of flowers and herbs as a gentle yet effective method of natural healing. Beginning with the history and use of essential oils in cosmetics and perfumes from ancient Egyptian times to the present day, the author details 29 essences, with their properties and applications in more than 100 conditions, ranging from emotional stress to skin disorders.
Includes easy-to-prepare recipes for massage and medicinal oils, facial masks, ointments, and aromatic baths.

Explains the importance of essential oils in Swedish, shiatsu, and neuromuscular massage.

Provides tables of evaporation rates, odor intensity, therapeutic index, and glossary of medical terms.
 

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Contents

About Essential Oils
13
From Ancient Times
17
Basic Principles
45
Odours
60
The Body
74
The Mind
93
Aromatic Baths
103
Massage
116
The Essential Oils
177
Some Complementary Relationships of Yin and Yang
292
Glossary of Medical Terms
293
Therapeutic Index
297
Index of Properties
307
Bibliography
313
New Safety Information as from 1994
319
NEW SAFETY INFORMATION
320

Skin Care
143
Practical Hints and Recipes
158
Where to Obtain Essential Oils
322
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Art of Aromatherapy
The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs

Foreword
1. About Essential Oils
2. From Ancient Times
3. Basic Principles
4. Odours
5. The Body
6. The Mind
7. Aromatic Baths
8. Massage
9. Skin Care
10. Practical Hints and Recipes
11. The Essential Oils
Tables
Complementary Relationships of Yin and Yang
Glossary of Medical Terms
Therapeutic Index
Index of Properties
Bibliography
Prescribing Essences to take Internally
Epilogue
Where to Obtain Essential Oils

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