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  • The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy
  • by Christine Wildwood, Chrissie Wildwood
  • Paperback
  • Published by Inner Traditions Intl Ltd
  • Publication date: October 1996
  • ISBN: 0892816384
  • Seza Eccles, Editor of Aromatherapy Quarterly :
    The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy offers the most elegantly comprehensive package on the whole art and science of aromatherapy written to date. It deservedly takes its place among the small handful of indispensable reference books on this fascinating therapy.

    Book Description :
    Among the profusion of books on aromatherapy available today The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy is the first to explore the many aspects of this healing art in a single, up-to-date, illustrated volume. The author discusses all things aromatic, from essential oils to garden plants, with recipes for blending essential oils and practical tips for creating perfumes and beauty products. The numerous therapeutic uses of aromatherapy are applied to 10 major systems of the body with specific remedies given for more than 70 ailments. Color photographs illustrate step-by-step a full-body aromatherapy massage, accompanied by specific advice on massaging pregnant women, babies, children, and elderly people. There is also a helpful section concerning sports injuries. Useful for the beginner, this comprehensive reference is an invaluable addition to the library of the serious student and professional practitioner of aromatherapy.

    Synopsis:
    This comprehensive book explores the multifaceted aspects of aromatherapy in a single, extensively illustrated volume. The work discusses all things aromatic, from essential oils to garden plants. It includes recipes for blending oils and practical and inspiring tips for readers to develop their own intuitive senses. 75 color, 19 b&w illustrations.
    About the Author :
    Chrissie Wildwood is a holistic practitioner of aromatherapy and one of Great Britain's leading writers on the subject. She is the author of Creating Your Own Perfumes, Creative Aromatherapy, and Sensual Aromatherapy. She has made numerous television and radio appearances and regularly writes articles for a number of health magazines.

  • Table of Contents :
  • Acknowledgments
  • Forward
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 Basic Principles
  • 1 A Brief History of Aromatics
  • 2 The Essence of Aromatherapy
  • 3 Capturing Essential Oils
  • 4 Essential Oil Safety
  • 5 Apprenticed to Aromatherapy
  • 6 Creative Therapeutic Blending
  • Part 2 Aromatherapeutics
  • 7 Before You Begin Home Treatments
  • 8 The Skin
  • 9 The Respiratory System
  • 10 The Hearth and Circulatory System
  • 11 The Digestive System
  • 12 The Urinary System
  • 13 The Muscular and Skeletal System
  • 14 The Endocrine System
  • 15 The Nervous System
  • 16 The Immune System
  • 17 The Female Reproductive System
  • 18 Aromatherapy for Babies and Children
  • Part 3 Body, Mind and Soul
  • 19 Nurturing Your Whole Being
  • 20 Developing Your Healing Potential
  • 21 Scents of Mystery and Imagination
  • Part 4 Massage
  • 22 The Healing Art of Massage
  • 23 Sport Massage
  • 24 Maternity, Babies and Children
  • 25 Aromatherapy Massage for Lovers
  • Part 5 Aesthetic Aromatherapy
  • 26 Aromatic Beauty Care
  • 27 Create Your Own Perfumes
  • Part 6 Home and Garden
  • 28 Home Sweet Home
  • 29 The Aromatic Pet
  • 30 The Aromatherapeutic Garden
  • Part 7 Aromatic Profiles
  • 31 Guide to Aromatic Profiles
  • Glossary of Medical Terms
  • Suggested Reading
  • Useful Addresses
  • General Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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