A classic, practical guide to the history, science, and art of aromatherapy, updated throughout with recent research and developments • Details more than 70 essential oils classified by botanical family, with discussions of their specific actions and energetic and spiritual properties • Provides specific formulas for common disorders such as digestive and circulatory ailments, headaches, insomnia, and menstrual and sexual problems • Explains techniques for using plant essences for beautifying, cleansing, and healing and addresses the controversy surrounding some methods of application Updated throughout with recent research and the latest developments in the use of essential oils, this 30th-anniversary edition of Marcel Lavabre’s classic Aromatherapy Workbook provides the most comprehensive practical guide to the history, folklore, science, and art of aromatherapy available today. Examining the origins and applications of aromatics, from the mythical Queen of Sheba to René-Maurice Gatefossé, the author traces the medical, alchemical, and spiritual development of this healing art from classical civilizations up to the present. He explains the mysteries of the olfactory system and how this most ancient sensory system affects our moods, our emotions, and our sexuality. Illustrating the biochemistry of essential oils and how they work on the physical, energetic, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels, he explores more than 70 essential oils classified by botanical family, with detailed discussions of their specific actions. He shows how to use appropriate plant essences for beautifying, cleansing, and healing the body, as well as in massage, aromatic baths, ritual, and spiritual practice. He also addresses the controversy surrounding different methods of administration and explores in depth the risks, benefits, and safety guidelines for each technique. Addressing the fundamental issues of purity and quality, the author discusses the various methods of extraction in detail and includes a special section devoted to the art of blending. He offers specific formulas for common disorders such as digestive and circulatory ailments, headaches, insomnia, and menstrual and sexual problems. Lavabre also includes extensive reference tables to provide the reader with concise information on each essential oil and its therapeutic uses. This revised edition offers a perfect step-by-step guide for beginners as well as an ongoing reference for practicing aromatherapists.
The ideal journal for Irish aromatherapy enthusiasts. This creative workbook seeks to expand your knowledge of essential oils. Keep a list of your inventory, try new blends, record your favorite recipes, and keep a wish list of new oils. Practice making blends for health, cleaning, and beauty. This unique workbook comes with over 80 unique essential oil recipes. A truly special workbook and an asset to any aromatherapy collection. Shamrock design makes this workbook an excellent gift for Ireland lovers. As always, please consult a doctor prior to using essential oils. Use of essential oils is at your own risk. Always dilute oils when applying topically. When diffusing, follow the instructions on your personal diffuser.
The ideal Gothic journal for aromatherapy enthusiasts. This creative workbook seeks to expand your knowledge of essential oils. Keep a list of your inventory, try new blends, record your favorite recipes, and keep a wish list of new oils. Practice making blends for health, cleaning, and beauty. This unique workbook comes with over 80 unique essential oil recipes. A truly special workbook and an asset to any magical collection. Makes an excellent gift for Halloween lovers, Gothic fiction fans, and artists. As always, please consult a doctor prior to using essential oils. Use of essential oils is at your own risk. Always dilute oils when applying topically. When diffusing, follow the instructions on your personal diffuser
Aromatherapy for Health Professionals covers the full spectrum of theory and practice from essential oil science and the foundations of practice to the application of aromatherapy for specific conditions. The fourth edition of this highly successful book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to aromatherapy as practiced in modern health care settings. It gives valuable information for any health professional wishing to develop their understanding of the subject, providing the in-depth knowledge needed to use essential oils in the practice environment. NEW FOR THIS EDITION * Two new chapters – Wound Care and Bereavement – provide valuable additions to the text * The chapter ‘Aromas, Mind and Body’ has been enhanced * Several new essential oils – giving properties, indications and cautions – have been added * New case histories illustrate the practical application of theory and techniques described * References have been updated and new research added The book is supported by a CD-ROM of ancillary tables covering essential oils for general use in health-care settings including indications for safe, therapeutic uses of essential oils; those to be used with caution; and essential oil definitions.
A Comprehensive Guide to the Use of Essential Oils & Hydrosols with Animals
Author: Kristen Leigh Bell
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
It is only in recent years that aromatherapy, or essential oil therapy, has gained substantial acceptance; this is primarily due to French veterinarians who have begun using essential oils and hydrosols in their practices. Laypeople, of course, have been enjoying great success treating animals with the very same substances for many years; for it is not just the medical professionals who can safely and effectively administer these aromatic oils. Anyone enabled with quality essential oils or hydrosols and adequate knowledge can use a plant's most concentrated and energetic byproducts to improve the health of their animals, and treat and prevent various illnesses and common ailments. Aromatherapy is actually a science that has a much larger archive of supported scientific data than most other holistic care methods. However, most of these studies were originally published in French or German. Aromatherapy was the first natural, holistic therapy the author began using, and she relies on it as my primary form of healthcare to treat and balance all sorts of minor ailments and discomforts in the lives of her family and their pets. She has rarely needed to use any other sort of remedy to achieve the desired result. These powerful substances are the most fascinating, sensual and complex of all natural therapies -- a combination that proves to be so enthralling it eventually develops into a grand passion for many.
Here is a complete guide to aromatherapy, a modern healing technique with ancient origins. Essential Aromatherapy organizes essential oils into alphabetical listings, providing their profiles, applications, and the physical and emotional conditions that warrant their use. Also included are detailed treatments for a variety of ailments and special circumstances.