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The Complete Essential Oils Sourcebook: A Practical Approach to the Use of Essential Oils for Health and Well-Being

Comprehensive and fully illustrated throughout, The Complete Essential Oils Sourcebook is the perfect go-to reference for absolutely everything about essential oils—from the best extraction methods to the most effective treatments for ailments.Did you know that heady jasmine is a warming antidepressant and aphrodisiac, also great for stress and sensitive skin?Or that consuming herbal tea with elderflower canhelp prevent hay fever?Why not apply lavender water during and after a flightas a prevention against jetlag?Written by leading aromatherapist Julia Lawless, the text is authoritative, accessible and clearly broken down for instant and easy reference.Featuring a visual profile of 65 individual oils, comprehensive reference guide on treating common ailments, and stocking the perfect home medicine chest, this sourcebook is an essential guide for amateur aromatherapists and practising professionals alike. Complete with detailed photographs throughout, learn how to ensure you’re buying and storing oils to retain their potency and the best treatments for individual oils to treat specific complaints—from beauty and stress management to chronic ailments and ill health.The Complete Essential Oils Sourcebook is beautiful, authoritative, and comprehensive—a must for any aromatherapy enthusiast.

The Complete Essential Oils Sourcebook: A Practical Approach to the Use of Essential Oils for Health and Well-Being




    An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 1 London Bridge Street London SE1 9GF First published as The Complete Illustrated Guide to Aromatherapy by Harper Element in 1997. This revised edition published by Thorsons 2016 Text © Julia Lawless 1997, 2001, 2016 Cover and layout design by Rosamund Saunders Cover and interior photographs © iStock Note from the Publisher Any information given in this book is not intended to be taken as a replacement for medical advice. Any person with a condition requiring medical attention should consult a qualified practitioner or therapist. A catalogue record of this book is available from the British Library Julia Lawless asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the nonexclusive, non-transferable right to access and read the text of this e-book on screen. No part of this text may be reproduced, transmitted, downloaded, decompiled, reverse engineered, or stored in or introduced into any information storage retrieval system, in any form or by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, now known or hereinafter invented, without the express written permission of HarperCollins e-books. Find out about HarperCollins and the environment at Source ISBN 9780007950898 Ebook Edition © December 2015 ISBN: 9780008174019 Version: 2015-12-04







   How to use this book

   Part one: Aspects of aromatherapy























   Part Two: Aromatherapy massage


























   Part Three: Aromatic remedies


















































































































   Part four: Index of essential oils