Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche

Using Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Well-Being
By (author) Kate Damian
By (author) Peter Damian

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Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche
Using Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Well-Being
By (author) Kate Damian
By (author) Peter Damian

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Pages : 264

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892815302

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : September 01, 1995

Format : Paperback Book

Aromatic oils have been used for thousands of years and has returned to widespread use in recent years. Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche is the perfect guide to their history and application. Included are profiles for forty-four essential oils and instructions for creating essential oil blends.
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About Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche

Aromatic oils have been used for thousands of years not only for their fragrance but for culinary, therapeutic, ritual, and spiritual purposes. More than a fashionable trend, aromatherapy is coming into its own as a body of knowledge and practice with specific applications that have a solid scientific base. Drawing on research and clinical studies, Peter and Kate Damian look at many applications from treating viral infections with garlic or black pepper oil to using rose oil to relax patients undergoing chemotherapy; from aromatic massage to the "environmental fragrancing" of subways and supermarkets. 

Explores:


• How scent interacts with emotion, memory, mental acuity, and sleep


• Why specific scents are so effective in therapeutic and ritual settings


• Antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of essential oils
How men and women differ in their responses to odors


• Provides a thorough exposition of the ancient practice of aromatics in China, India, Persia, and Egypt


• Details our modern scientific understanding of the physiology and psychology of scent. 


• Includes annotated profiles for forty-four essential oils and specific instructions for creating essential oil blends. 

Table of Contents

Table of content


Acknowledgments

Chapter One: Introduction to Aromatherapy
Chapter Two: Phytoarmatherapy and the Theory of Disease
Chapter Three: Smell and the Psychology of Scent
Chapter Four: Aromatherapy Today and Tomorrow: Theory and Practice, Issues and Debates
Chapter Five: Psychotherapeutic Effects of Essential Oils
Chapter Six: The Chemistry of Essential Oils
Chapter Seven: Essential Oil Profiles

Appendix

Floral Waters In Aromatherapy

Aromatic Diffusors

Basic Principles of Essential Oil Blending

Charts and Tables

Aromatherapy Usage Guide

Chakra Oil Blending Guide

Essential Oil Quick Reference Table

Selected Bibliography

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Companies

Index
Author Bio
Peter and Kate Damian were the founders of Windrose Aromatics, Inc., a supplier of pure essential oils and aromatic body care products. Together they conducted Windrose Workshops, offering training in practical and theoretical applications of essential oils, and they were charter members of the American Society for Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy, International.
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Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"With the increasing interest in aromatherapy and flurry of books coming out, it is refreshing to see an in depth approach to its effects on the mind and emotions. It is a pleasure to see such a well written and well researched book."
The American Herb Association
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AROMATHERAPY / HOLISTIC HEALTH

Aromatic oils have been used for thousands of years not only for their fragrance but for culinary, therapeutic, ritual, and spiritual purposes. Drawing on research, clinical studies, and their own professional experience, Peter and Kate Damian explore aromatherapy and reveal how it can be used to enhance almost every aspect of our lives--from aromatic lavender massage and tea tree oil baths to the treatment of high blood pressure and depression with ylang ylang.

The only sense extending directly into the brain, smell is an essential component of our mood, memory, and appetite, and a key to understanding sexual compatibility and the child protection instinct of a new mother. But which specific scents are effective in therapeutic and ritual settings? How do men and women differ in their responses to odors? What is the relationship between plant essences and the human aura?

With a thorough exposition of the ancient practice of aromatics in China, India, Persia, and Egypt and a modern scientific understanding of the psychology of scent, Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche is the perfect guide to mastering the use of essential oils. Included are profiles for forty-four essential oils and specific instructions for creating essential oil blends.

PETER and KATE DAMIAN are the founders of Windrose Aromatics, Inc., a supplier of pure essential oils and aromatic body care products. Together they conduct Windrose Workshops, offering training in practical and theoretical applications of essential oils, and they are charter members of the American Society for Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy, International. Peter Damian is the author of The Twelve Healers of the Zodiac: The Astrology Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies. Kate Damian travels internationally as a professional aromatherapist and massage practitioner.

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