This is a practical directory of over 80 essential oils, covering many unusual oils as well as those that are in popular use. The oils are extensively categorised, with each entry offering valuable information at a glance. Helpful descriptions are given of the oils' aromas, their chemical constituents and their effects on the mind and body. Fascinating information is also included about the oils' histories, their extraction methods, and the myths and legends associated with them. There is also useful guidance on the effects of essential oils on the skin and their use in blends and treatments.
Commercially used for food flavorings, toiletry products, cosmetics, and perfumes, among others, citrus essential oil has recently been applied physiologically, like for chemoprevention against cancer and in aromatherapy. Citrus Essential Oils: Flavor and Fragrance presents an overview of citrus essential oils, covering the basics, methodology, and applications involved in recent topics of citrus essential oils research. The concepts, analytical methods, and properties of these oils are described and the chapters detail techniques for oil extraction, compositional analysis, functional properties, and industrial uses. This book is an unparalleled resource for food and flavor scientists and chemists.
Using Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Well-Being
Author: Peter Damian
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Category: Health & Fitness
The authors--professional aromatherapists--delve into the physiology and psychology of scent, citing research and clinical studies. They profile 44 essential oils, and give instructions for creating your own blends.
"Whether you have a background in chemistry or not, you will understand and enjoy this book. It will enlighten and entertain you while demonstrating, by the chemistry of essential oils, that God's power and divine nature can be seen through the things he has made. (Romans 1:20). Based on both science and scripture, this book reveals the harmony between the two. Dr. Stewart describes the relationship between the material world and the spiritual world to explain how oils bring healing."--Back cover.
Egyptian hieroglyphs, Chinese scrolls, and Ayurvedic literature record physicians administering aromatic oils to their patients. Today society looks to science to document health choices and the oils do not disappoint. The growing body of evidence of their efficacy for more than just scenting a room underscores the need for production standards, quality control parameters for raw materials and finished products, and well-defined Good Manufacturing Practices. Edited by two renowned experts, the Handbook of Essential Oils covers all aspects of essential oils from chemistry, pharmacology, and biological activity, to production and trade, to uses and regulation. Bringing together significant research and market profiles, this comprehensive handbook provides a much-needed compilation of information related to the development, use, and marketing of essential oils, including their chemistry and biochemistry. A select group of authoritative experts explores the historical, biological, regulatory, and microbial aspects. This reference also covers sources, production, analysis, storage, and transport of oils as well as aromatherapy, pharmacology, toxicology, and metabolism. It includes discussions of biological activity testing, results of antimicrobial and antioxidant tests, and penetration-enhancing activities useful in drug delivery. New information on essential oils may lead to an increased understanding of their multidimensional uses and better, more ecologically friendly production methods. Reflecting the immense developments in scientific knowledge available on essential oils, this book brings multidisciplinary coverage of essential oils into one all-inclusive resource.
Thoroughly revised and updated, this comprehensive guide to essential oils and aromatherapy, alphabetically organized for easy access, explains how to use a wide range of botanical scents and oils to promote physical and emotional well-being, providing hundreds of healing recipes for compresses, baths, inhalants, and more. Original.
How to Use Essential Oils--Such as Rosemary, Chamomile, and Lavender--To Prevent and Treat More Than 40 Common Ailments
Author: Shirley Price
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
Aromatherapy oils have been used since ancient times to cleanse the body, strengthen the immune system, and release tension. Extracted from the petals, leaves, roots, and resins of plants, these essential oils can provide a lovely and effective scented therapy used in massage, baths, compresses, inhalations, room fresheners, shampoos, and body lotions. With step-by-step instructions and beautiful color photographs, Aromatherapy for Common Ailments shows how to apply twelve of the most versatile essential oils to treat more than forty common health problems, including: • Headaches • Colds and flu • Varicose veins • Menstrual pain • Insomnia • High blood pressure • Indigestion • Hair loss • Acne • Fatigue An ideal companion volume to Massage for Common Ailments and Yoga for Common Ailments, this first-of-its-kind guide shows how easy and delightful it is to treat yourself to the art of natural healing and relaxation.
Transforming the Seasons of Your Life with Essential Oils
Author: Joni Keim
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
"A gift book, organized by season, that presents 365 daily intention exercises that bring nature's aromas and their positive, transformative qualities into one's life, showing how the action of the essential oils can change your state of mind and help you