The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia: A Concise Guide to Over 385 Plant Oils

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Basic Health Publications, Inc., 2008 - Health & Fitness - 234 pages
Carol and David Schiller, recognized experts in the field of aromatheraphy and plant oils, have created a comprehensive reference book. Includes a general introduction to proper safety, preparation, and usage of the oils, and what to watch out for in commercial products. Separate chapters provide descriptions of the essential oils, carrier oils, and infused oils, deetailing their derivation and history, documented properties, and armatherapeutic methods of use. With category listings of oil properties and cross-reference lists from botanical to common names.
 

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Contents

Aromatherapy Over the Years
1
Safety Handling and Selection of Oils
3
Vegetal Oils Butters and Waxes
7
Essential Oils
67
Infused Oils
191
Methods of Application Dispersion and Inhalation of Essential Oils
195
Category Listings of Oil Properties
197
CrossReference of Botanical Names to Common Names
205
Bibliography
224
Index
227
About the Authors
234
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About the author (2008)

Co-author of seven internationally published books on the use of essential oils and cofounder of the International Aromatherapy and Herb Association.

David Schiller is an author of eclectic interests whose books include "The Little Zen Companion, All-American Carioke", and "The Runaway Beard". He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife, three children, and (only) three guitars.

Jeffrey Schiller, the illustrator of the book, is cofounder and president of the International Aromatherapy and Herb Association (IAHA), and publisher/editor/photographer of Making Scents magazine. Jeffrey instructs classes on aromatherapy, photography, and organic gardening for colleges and other educational organizations.

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