The Art of Aromatherapy

The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs
By (author) Robert B. Tisserand

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The Art of Aromatherapy
The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs
By (author) Robert B. Tisserand

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Pages : 328

Book Size : 5.38 x 8.25

ISBN-13 : 9780892810017

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : April 01, 1978

Format : Paperback Book

Often called the father of modern aromatherapy, Tisserand introduced the use of essential oils in healing in this seminal bestseller. Includes a glossary and therapeutic index.
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About The Art of Aromatherapy

This complete, practical guide shows how to use the essential oils of flowers and herbs as a gentle yet effective method of natural healing. Beginning with the history and use of essential oils in cosmetics and perfumes from ancient Egyptian times to the present day, the author details 29 essences, with their properties and applications in more than 100 conditions, ranging from emotional stress to skin disorders.

Includes easy-to-prepare recipes for massage and medicinal oils, facial masks, ointments, and aromatic baths.

Explains the importance of essential oils in Swedish, shiatsu, and neuromuscular massage. 

Provides tables of evaporation rates, odor intensity, therapeutic index, and glossary of medical terms. 

Table of Contents

Table of content

Art of Aromatherapy
The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs

Foreword
1. About Essential Oils
2. From Ancient Times
3. Basic Principles
4. Odours
5. The Body
6. The Mind
7. Aromatic Baths
8. Massage
9. Skin Care
10. Practical Hints and Recipes
11. The Essential Oils
Tables
Complementary Relationships of Yin and Yang
Glossary of Medical Terms
Therapeutic Index
Index of Properties
Bibliography
Prescribing Essences to take Internally
Epilogue
Where to Obtain Essential Oils

Author Bio
Robert B. Tisserand is often called the father of modern aromatherapy, as it was he who brought the practice into popularity with the publication of this book. He lectures around the world, and has been actively engaged in teaching and writing about aromatherapy for twenty years. He is also the author of The Practice of Aromatherapy.
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Book Praise

"Standard reference work since it was published."
Vogue

"Robert Tisserand is often called the father of modern aromatherapy, although the art of using essential oils from plants dates back some 5,000 years to the ancient Egyptians. Tisserand brought the practice into modern popularity with his 1977 book, The Art of Aromatherapy."
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