Aromatherapy for Women: A Practical Guide to Essential Oils for Health and Beauty

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Mar 1, 1996 - Health & Fitness - 176 pages
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Extracted from flowers and herbs, aromatic essential oils have been used for centuries to heal and beautify, offering a gentle yet effective alternative in the treatment of illness, stress, and imbalance. Maggie Tisserand brings a wealth of practical experience to this book, focusing on women and their particular health and beauty concerns. She shows how the unique properties of specific essences can be used to maintain healthy hair and skin, ease minor complaints, and assist in treating more serious health problems.

The author shares her techniques for enhancing general well-being and sensual satisfaction with massage. She also gives advice on how to use aromatherapy during pregnancy and childbirth, and includes a chapter on remedies for children's illnesses. Tisserand's knowledge of aromatherapy is both accessible and comprehensive, providing the reader with excellent guidance to the healing benefits of aromatic essences.

Revised and expanded edition of the aromatherapy bestseller.

Includes recipes for preparing your own oils, baths, perfumes, masks, compresses, and other remedies.

A resource section directs you to reputable suppliers.
 

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Absolutely wonderful book. My mother gave me her copy for my 35th birthday, and it's the best
2nd hand book I have ever had. It's full of good old-fashioned advice (which works) written in a lady
-friendly way. Her section for children is spot on too. her recipes use ordinary things which you can buy in your high street chemist (like almond oil, coconut oil, mineral water) 

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Contents

GETTING THROUGH THE DAY
13
GYNAECOLOGICAL REMEDIES
28
SEXUALITY AND SENSUALITY
37
MASSAGE
47
HEALTH AND HEALING
53
AROMATHERAPY AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
76
SKIN AND HAIR CARE
86
PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH
102
BLENDING
136
RECIPES
140
GLOSSARY OF METHODS OF TREATMENT
157
SOME USEFUL CONVERSIONS
163
BOTANICAL NAMES OF ESSENCES
164
BIBLIOGRAPHY
166
USEFUL ADDRESSES
167
INDEX
172

AFTER THE BIRTH
111
REMEDIES FOR CHILDRENS ILLNESSES
117

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Page 9 - ... put through a process of distillation, where the volatile, odiferous substance is captured. It is this liquid which is known as an essential oil.

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About the author (1996)

A Practical Guide to Essential Oils for Health and Beauty

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Getting Through the Day
2. Gynecological Remedies
3. Sexuality and Sensuality
4. Massage
5. Health and Healing
6. Aromatherapy and the Immune System
7. Skin and Hair Care
8. Pregnancy and Childbirth
9. After the Birth
10. Remedies for Children's Illnesses
11. Blending
12. Recipes
Glossary of Methods of Treatment
Some Useful Conversions
Botanical Names of Essences
Bibliography
Useful Addresses
Index

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