The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless
This essential handbook is used by aromatherapists all over the world and is one of the most successful titles in this area. It includes an A–Z listing of an enormous range of internationally relevant aromatic plants. Comprehensive information is provided for each entry, for example:
Common name, Latin binomial, botanical plant family
General Description – what it looks like
Distribution – where it’s found
Herbal Folk Tradition – traditional uses
Actions – what it’s good for
Extraction – how the oil is extracted
Characteristics – what the oil looks like and which other oils it blends well with
The Encyclopedia also covers:
History of aromatherapy and herbalism
How aromatic plants work on your body & mind
How to make your own blends
Uses for oils in the home.
This is a classic guide to essential oils and will remain a vital source of information for generations to come.
“at last a clear and systematic distillation of useful information about a truly comprehensive spectrum of essential oils and absolutes.” John Steele, American Aromatherapy Association. “A comprehensive and timely contribution to aromatherapy, herbalism and the whole field of holistic health care. An authoritative, reliable guide that will serve its readers for many years.” David Hoffmann, the American Herbalists Guild & California School of Herbal Studies.