World of Aromatherapy

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The voices in this collection are those of leading British and American women active in aromatherapy today. They write with verve about the growth of the distillery process and the essential oil industry, discuss such technical issues as whether synthetic or natural products are best, and describe how they use oils and blends in healing, skin care, and stress reduction.
 

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Contents

Aromatherapy Then and Now by Alexandra Avery
3
A Day in the Life of an Egyptian Embalmer by Wanda Sellar
9
Two Products of Distillation by Jeanne Rose
26
Are Synthetic and Natural Oils Identical?
32
The Science of Essential Oils and Their Toxicity
39
An Exquisite Aromatherapy Skin Care Treatment
53
Aromatic Inspirations by Zia WesleyHosford
65
Bathing in the Souls of Flowers by Barbara Bobo
70
Culinary Aromatherapy Chart
164
A Fragrant Dinner from Around the World
165
Benzoin by Shirley Whitton
169
The Womens Oils by Victoria Edwards
177
Mints Are Not Just for After Dinner by Linda Hein
192
Essential Botany by Jeanne Rose
200
Planting Aromatherapy Seeds by Elizabeth Jones
219
Aromatherapy and Health in the Theatre by Lucy Scott
227

Your Medicine Tin of Five Essential Oils by Candace Welsh
83
Nurturing During Pregnancy with Aromatherapy by Ixchel Susan Leigh
94
Aromatherapy for Pregnancy and Birth by Susan Earle
100
A Scentual Mix
111
Magic at Our Fingertips by Emilee Stewart
113
Scent Soul and Psyche by Julia Lawless
116
Goddess Traditions and Aromatherapy by Leila Castle
125
Oils and Crystals by Tricia Davis
131
Perfumery with Rare Essences by Christine Malcolm
140
Essential Oil Blends to Perfume Your Body by Jeanne Rose
147
Culinary Aromatherapy by Mindy Green
152
Aromatherapy Institute Case Studies
242
Is Aromatherapy an Effective
250
Bringing Credibility to the Aromatherapy Industry
265
Endometriosis Infertility and Aromatherapy
277
Percutaneous Confusion or the Evidence on Cutaneous
288
Scientific Research Validates Psychological Benefits
298
Making Sense of Scents by Meg Seiter
313
A List of Essential Oils and Their Correct Latin Binomials
332
The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy NAHA
348
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About the author (1996)

Susan Earle is an undergraduate in women's studies at San Francisco State Univeristy. Jeanne Rose is an aromatherapy educator and author based in San Francisco.

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