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Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics / Edition 1

Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics / Edition 1

by Jimm Harrison


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Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics and Spa Therapy explores the complex and important chemistry and application of essential oils. With alternative and natural therapies becoming a part of daily life, this pertinent topic deserves this complete and informative treatment. Through aromatherapy, the use of essential oils is a creative, versatile, and powerfully effective treatment. This text provides the tools and knowledge necessary to understand the complexities of essential oil therapy, and confidently utilize its healing potential. The text addresses aromatherapy from multiple angles including chemically, biologically, and holistically. The reader will also benefit from the incorporation of psychology, philosophy, diet, nutrition, and lifestyle in terms of their relevance to essential oil use. Multiple photos and charts help illustrate the content. Extensive coverage of 33 essential oils presents in-depth knowledge of how these oils should be valued and used in a spa or medical setting. The book carefully notes and explains the many varying descriptions of essential oils that are out there, and describes in detail the reasons why conflicting information exists and how to filter through it. The inclusion of the plant origin of the essential oils in order to more clearly define their healing properties as well as their relationship with human hormonal balance adds dimensions to the text. In all, Aromatherapy provides a thorough and accurate essential oils study and will remain an invaluable resource in continued practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401898953
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jimm Harrison is a Licensed Cosmetologist and Certified Aromatherapist at Phytotherapy Institute and Spirit of Beauty Nutritional Skin Care.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Holistic Beauty and Skin Care Chapter 2: Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Chapter 3: The Olfactory System and The Effects of Fragrance on Body and Mind Chapter 4: Discovering Essential Oils Chapter 5: Essential Oil Biology and Chemistry Chapter 6: Therapeutic Effects of Essential Oils Chapter 7: The Essential Oils For Therapeutic Use Chapter 8: Blending and Methods of Application Chapter 9: Therapeutic and Topical Use of Carrier Oils Chapter 10: Composition of Therapeutic Cosmetic Formulas and Spa Treatments Chapter 11: Essential Oils' Synergistic Relationship with Nutrition, Diet and Supplements Chapter 12: The Holistic Consultation and Aromatherapy Treatment Chapter 13: Aromatherapy Licensing and Regulations

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