Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy

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Presents a comprehensive guide to all aspects of this popular healing art. It outlines the basic principle of aromatherapy as a means of maintaining personal happiness, health and well-being. Profiling the essential oils and aromatics, the guide explains how to use them safely and effectively.
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 194 x 252 x 26mm | 1,120.37g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • illustrations, index
  • 0747520852
  • 9780747520856

Table of contents

Base oils and blending. Buying and storing oils. How to use the oils safely: aromatic baths and showers; compresses and ointments; mouthwashes; inhalations and vaporizations. Head-to-toe guide to home treatment: common ailments; first aid; behavioural problems; psychological problems; sexual problems. Oils for women: pregnancy; childbirth; the menopause and beyond. Treating children and elderly people. The psychotherapeutic benefits of oils and holistic healing. Step-by-step guide to massage techniques: babies and children; sports massage; general healing; sensual massage for lovers. Beauty treatments, aromatherapy facials and skin conditioners. How to make your own perfumes and love potions. For home and garden: room fresheners; disinfectants; pesticides; flea collars for pets. The chemistry of essential oils and the history of aromatics. Full profiles of oils and other aromatics.
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