The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils in Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health and Well Being
This handbook, used by aromatherapists all over the world, contains A-Z listing 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 succesful aromatherapy books.