The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs
This complete, practical guide shows how to use the essential oils of flowers and herbs as a gentle yet effective method of natural healing. Beginning with the history and use of essential oils in cosmetics and perfumes from ancient Egyptian times to the present day, the author details 29 essences, with their properties and applications in more than 100 conditions, ranging from emotional stress to skin disorders.
Includes easy-to-prepare recipes for massage and medicinal oils, facial masks, ointments, and aromatic baths.
Explains the importance of essential oils in Swedish, shiatsu, and neuromuscular massage.
Provides tables of evaporation rates, odor intensity, therapeutic index, and glossary of medical terms.
- Paperback:328 pages
- Publisher:Healing Arts Press (April 1, 1978)
- ISBN-13: 978-0892810017
“This is a book I owned for awhile before I really made use of. A former boss had it and it caught my eye so she said gave it to me. I have always believed in the power of scents since I have such a sensitive nose. While I have not read this from cover to cover, I have, by readings bits and pieces over time, read most of it. While this is not a pagan or religious book it is very helpful for those who want too or like to make their own, perfumes, ointments, bath & body products. Everything about fragrant essences from healing properties to perfumes is here with charts and graphs. Through a bit old its still something I come back to always.” –New Moon
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