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Whether its rosemary oil for sore muscles or ylang-ylang to calm the mind, aromatic oils play a major role in todays holistic approach to health. Theyre used in massage, in aromatherapy, and to create a positive ambience at home and at work. This attractive new addition to the Essential Handbook
series is both a reference and a guide to these oils and their life-enhancing properties. The main attraction is a directory of 100 oils, complete with a discussion of the benefits of each for body, mind, and spirit, and suggestions on how it can be used. Gorgeous photographs showcase the plants that yield each oil, and an introductory section describes their traditional applications in different cultures around the world.
Whether in an aromatherapy bath or a cold compress, essential oils offer life-enhancing benefits, and this stunning book shows how to incorporate them into our daily lives. An invaluable directory covers 100 oils, with each information-packed entry featuring a color photo of the plant from which the oil derives; ideas for using the oil to benefit mind and body; and key points about the oil highlighted for at-a-glance reading.
Jennie Harding BA, TIDHA, MIPTI, HNC has over 17 years' experience as a specialist and healer working with essential oils, and was Senior Essential Oil tutor at the Tisserand Institute in London for 13 years. She has written books on subjects ranging from aromatherapy, herbs and incense to stress management and natural beauty. Among these is Aromatherapy Massage for You (DBP).
Essential oils relieve a range of physical and psychological complaints, from respiratory difficulties and digestive disorders to stress. This fully illustrated guide provides users with a practical directory of the 100 most beneficial essential oils, along with tips on creating your own blends. Each entry includes a concise, accessible breakdown of the oil's aroma, chemical constituents, medicinal properties, and its effects.
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