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Discover the Healing Benefits of Aromatherapy
In The Aromatherapy Companion, you'll find hundreds of soothing and healing recipes for beauty, health, and emotional well-being through every stage of life. Noted aromatherapist Victoria Edwards offers a comprehensive guide to using some of the more unusual essential oils and carrier oils and shares her secret blends for the bath, massage, perfumery, health care, and aphrodisiacs. She also includes special recipes inspired by mythology, astrology, and Ayurvedic medicine.
Edwards shares 13 years of experience to create the most comprehensive aromatherapy guide available including profiles of essential oils, instructions for blending and using them, and information on careers in aromatherapy.
Be happy, healthy, and beautiful! Victoria Edwards offers the most comprehensive aromatherapy guide available, with hundreds of recipes for beauty, good health, and physical and emotional well-being. You’ll learn how to work with essential and carrier oils and how to create your own blends customized for your own particular needs.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-273) and index.
About the Author
Internationally known aromatherapy teacher and consultant Victoria Edwards owns Leydet Aromatics, a mail-order business specializing in essential oils. She is also director of the Aromatherapy Institute and Research Center and the author of The Aromatherapy Companion and 25 Aromatherapy Oils for De-Stressing. She is a member of the National Institute of Holistic Aromatherapists and lives in northern California.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
Chapter 2: An Overview of Essential Oils and Their Properties
Chapter 3: Aromachemistry
Chapter 4: Safety and Toxicity Guidelines
Chapter 5: Carrier Oils -- The Vehicles of Delivery
Chapter 6: Basic Aromatherapy Applications
Chapter 7: Creating Your Own Blends
Chapter 8: Natural Perfumery
Chapter 9: Aphrodisiacs
Chapter 10: Aromatherapy and Ayurveda
Chapter 11: Mythology and Aromatherapy
Chapter 12: Aromatherapy for Children and Teenagers
Chapter 13: Aromatherapy for Pregnancy and Menopause
Chapter 14: Men and Aromatherapy
Chapter 15: Aromatherapy for Successful Aging