It covers 165 oils, their actions, characteristics, principal constituents and folk traditions and is a must for experienced aromatherapists and beginners alike. If you're just starting out with essential oils I recommend this book. Encyclopedia of Essential Oils : The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils In Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health, and Well Being. Of course Lawless duly lists all the actions such as antipyretic, fungicidal, sedative, etc. I don't want to mislead you though, this isn't like a paperback book on aromatherapy. For each plant the following information is provided: common name, Latin name, botanical plant family; synonyms - other common names used; general description - what it looks like; distribution - where it's found; other species - related plants; 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; principal constituents - what it's made from; and safety information. Aromatherapy expert shares her extensive knowledge in this detailed survey of more than 190 essential aromatherapy oils.
Aromatherapy expert Julia Lawless shares her extensive knowledge in this detailed and systematic survey of more than 190 essential aromatherapy oils. So I will be getting the newer Illustraded version eventually but not out of dissapointment for this one, if anything because I was so impressed with the layout and information that exceeded my expectaions of this author that I took a chance on. This essential handbook is used by aromatherapists all over the world and is one of the most successful titles in this area. Lots of the aromatherapy and home use seems to be the same from plant to plant. Lots of information on how the oils are extracted and their sources, but not much about what they are used for.
The definitive A-Z reference guide to essential aromatherapy oils. I would recomend this book to anyone. This is the first edition of the acclaimed book. The book covers over 190 essential oils which are commonly used and obtained easily in today's marketplace. 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. It has a section on the respiratory system, the circulatory system, the oils for headaches, etc.
I also like that it explains how some essential oils can be uplifting and yet soothe the nerves. It includes an A—Z listing of an enormous range of internationally relevant aromatic plants. This essential handbook is used by aromatherapists all over the world and is one of the most successful titles in this area. I kind of wish there were more diagrams a more different plants, but maybe that would've made the book too long. I have not seen the new one so I can't say about it. I didn't find it as helpful as I had anticipated.
It also has a therapeutic index as well as a botanical index and classification section. This is a classic guide to essential oils and will remain a vital source of information for generations to come. This book talks about some of the most common essential oils and also some of the most complex essential oils. I bought this book used at a very good price. The Encycolpedia of Essetnail Oils by Julia Lawless As an Aromatherapy instructor, this is the book I recommend to new students. Hope this review is helpful in your choice. It never describes how one should apply or administer these plants and essential oils for therapy.
The book also teaches about creative blending of the oils which she really enjoyed. The fact that I have a now vast and still growing library of books on Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Including from authors like Worwood, Cooksley, Schnaubelt and Tisserand yet I now find myself reaching for this one more than some of these other authors. I wanted to be nice to her so I got her this book as a surprise. This book is recommended or required reading for almost every aromatherapy educational course, home use workshop, or personal study bibliography I have ever seen produced by leaders in the aromatherapy field in the United States, Canada, or Great Britain. The older one 1992 was for someone that has experience with the oils and wanted a quick guide for Family, Actions, anf Principal Constituents of the oils. I recommend at least 4 different sources of information and 7 is better. This is a very comprehensive encyclopedia.
Author: Julia Lawless Publisher: Newburyport : Red Wheel Weiser, 2013. If you haven't tried essential oils, I really recommend you do. . This book is the perfect tool for providing you with the information to do just that. 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. Aromatherapy expert Julia Lawless shares her extensive knowledge in this detailed and systematic survey of more than 190 essential aromatherapy oils.
I also like the fact that it is on my Kindle instead of having to lug around a heavy book. The rest of the book just tells about the different types of oil. It was published by Conari Press and has a total of 224 pages in the book. Later in the book it shows how to use them at home for things such as massage, skin oils and lotions, hair care, etc. She's taken courses on it, she talks about it with their friends, and she reads about them on the Internet.
I am so in love with this book. I was looking for a book that gave me much more expanded information on the uses of each oil. Application guidelines and chemistry overview are located at the front of the book. There are a few pictures, but they're just drawings and the not all that interesting; I don't want to give the impression that they don't break up the text a little bit and some of them are actually useful diagrams or representations of the source plant, but were not talking about full-color pictures of everything. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! It has good size print, very easy to read and understand and has good pictures. To buy this book at the lowest price,. This guide will be life long support to anyone interested in the safe and effective use of essential oils.
The negative reviews of others. Lists many, many essential oils with lots of technical info and some nice sketches, but lacks much info on aromatherapy usage. She's been mixing different ones according to the book and having a great time doing. Book Summary: The title of this book is The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils and it was written by. The section on the oils is very detailed and complete. The E-mail message field is required. I personally enjoy the massage aspect.