The Complete Illustrated Guide to Aromatherapy: A Practical Approach to the Use of Essential Oils for Health and Well-being

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Element, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
This encyclopaedia of remedies and techniques covers every application of aromatherapy, from cosmetics and clincial aromatherapy, to perfumery, and explains how aromatic oils can be used simply and effectively to treat a wide range of health complaints. The Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all practised aromatherapy, but it was only in the 1980s and 1990s that the benefits of aromatic oils were generally recognized. Many essential oils have antiseptic and revitalizing properties, and have been proven to benefit people suffering with stress-related disorders, respiratory and skin problems. This encyclopaedia of remedies and techniques covers every application of aromatherapy from cosmetics and clincial aromatherapy to perfumery, and explains how aromatics oils can be used simply and effectively to treat a wide range of health complaints.

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Both of these superbly illustrated books give an excellent overview of aromatherapy. Walters's book is perhaps photographically more pleasing, while Lawless's volume distinguishes itself with the handy index of essential oils. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Julia Lawless is a practicing aromatherapist and the author of numerous highly respected and succesful aromatherapy books.

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