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.
Real Customer Reviews
This is EXACTLY what I was looking for! I wanted an encyclopedia of essential oils for quick reference, opposed to flipping through my gigantic essential oil reference book. I had purchased another book but it didn’t have nearly as much information on the essential oils as this book does. I bought the Encyclopedia Of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless. It doesn’t have photographs , which is fine by me. Each oils profile contains the common name, family, synonyms (other names the plant may be called), general description, distribution (where the plant grows indigenous, and where it’s cultivated), other species, herbal/folk tradition, actions (what it’s best used for), extraction methods, characteristics (including color, scent, and perfume note), principal constituents, safety data (precautions), aromatherapy/home use, and other uses. It has common essential oils and rare ones as well, many more than the last book I purchased. I am very happy with this book, and wish I had ordered this one in the first place.
HOW TO USE
Inhalations through a hot compress, diffuser, or hot water facial steams. This method uses about 10 drops and is best for colds, sinus problems, headaches, and stress relief.