Booklist , 08/19/94
oils have been around for centuries, and the Schillers are strong believers
the benefits of using pure essential oils--diluted in a carrier oil, such
as sesame--to relieve stress and a myriad of other disorders (communication
enhancement and cellulite reduction among them). As Aroma lamps,
which disperse the vapors, become readily available in shops, more people
may choose to experiment with aromatherapy in their homes. Other uses
for these formulas include adding oils to bathwater, for massage, in body
powders made with cornstarch, or in candles. It's interesting to just
page through the alphabetical section and learn the purported advantages
of oils from allspice (Pimenta officinalis) to ylang-ylang (Canangaodorata).
Alice Joyce Copyrightę 1994, American Library Association. All rights
rush order this book. I just received my 5th books on this subject and
found this book by
far the best of all of them. Franzesca writes for the beginner and for
those who have years in the field. I especially like the way she explains
mixing oils. For example other books use per cents and ml but Franzesca
goes further and gives drop amounts. This is very helpful for the novice.
This is a book you will continually refer back to. Thank Franzesca.
Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all practiced aromatherapy, but it is only
in the last decade that the benefits of aromatic oils have been generally
This encyclopedia of remedies and techniques covers every application
of aromatherapy from cosmetic and clinical to perfumery and explains how
aromatic oils can be used simply and effectively to treat a wide variety
of health complaints.
for Babies and Children demystifies aromatherapy for parents who
have used it themselves and wish to discover how it helps heal and soothe
and children. Leading aromatherapist, Shirley Price and Penny Price Parr,
character and therapeutic value of different essential oils and blends.
They also give
detailed and practical advice on baby and child massage. They explain
how aromatherapy massage can help a child feel emotionally secure and
physically healthy and also how it helps in the early bonding process.
This comprehensive book includes which essential oils are safe for children,
which ailments and behavioural problems essential oils can help, recipes
for blends, and baby and child massage advice and techniques.
beautifully illustrated book presents an authoritative introduction to
the therapeutic powers of aromatherapy. The origins of aromatherapy are
covered, plus advice on treating ailments, healing for physical and emotional
problems, and a useful list of resources. Color illustrations.