The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils
Author: Julia Lawless
This handbook, used by aromatherapists all over the world, contains A-Z listings of an enormous, internationally relevant, range of 193 aromatic plants. Chapters also cover the history of aromatherapy and herbalism; how aromatic plants work on your body and mind; how to make your own blends; and uses for oils in the home.
For each plant the following information is provided: common name; Latin name; botanical plant family; synonyms (other common names used); general description (what it looks like); distribution (where it's found); other species (related plants); herbal folk tradition (traditional uses); actions (what it's good for); extraction (how the oil is extracted); characteristics (what the oil looks like), and which other oils it blends well with; principal constituents (what it's made from); and safety information.
About the Author
Julia Lawless is a practicing aromatherapist and the author of numerous highly respected and successful aromatherapy books.
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