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The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils
The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils in Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health, and Well Being
Julia Lawless
ISBN: 9781573246149
Book (Paperback)
Red Wheel
7 1/2 x 9 1/2
224 pages
June 1, 2013


“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

“A comprehensive and timely contribution to aromatherapy, herbalism and the whole field of holistic health care. An authoritative, reliable guide that will serve its readers for many years.” —David Hoffmann, the American Herbalists Guild and California School of Herbal Studies.
The definitive A-Z 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 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.

Julia Lawless is the founder of the London-based essential oils shop, Aqua Oleum. She is a practicing, qualified aromatherapist, and a member of the International Federation of Aromatherapists. She is the author of several aromatherapy books, including the Illustrated Elements of Essential Oils. Visit her at:
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