"At last a clear and systematic distillation of useful information about a truly comprehensive spectrum of essential oils and absolutes." –John Steele, American Aromatherapy Association
The definitive AZ reference guide to essential aromatherapy oils. Aromatherapy expert Julia Lawless shares her extensive knowledge in this detailed and systematic survey of more than 190 essential aromatherapy oils. From commonly used oils such as lavender, frankincense, ylang ylang, and tea tree oils to the more obscure oils including deertounge, oakmoss, cananga, and angelica, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils offers a wide variety of uses and cures for everything from wrinkles to kidney stones.
The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils gives detailed information on the most commonly available and widely used flower oils and aromatics including:
- The exact origins, synonyms, and related plants
- Methods of extraction
- the herbal/folk tradition for each plant
- the uses of each plant
- aromatherapy applications
- home and commercial uses
This easy-to-use volume lets you access essential information in a variety of ways with a Therapeutic Index, a Botanical Index, and Botanical Classifications, plus safety information.