Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice
by Jennifer Peace Rhind
The author of this book provides the historical and cultural context for our understanding of aromatherapy, with an overview of its relationships with Greek, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.
This revised and extended handbook is an in-depth guide to essential oil blending, based on research. It looks at the essential oils used in contemporary aromatherapy practice, with an emphasis on the underlying philosophical approaches and therapeutic applications.
The author gives a detailed account of how essential oils are created, how and where aromatherapy is used, the underlying pharmacology, and the current research behind it.
Jennifer also explains the characteristics of over 100 essential oils, absolutes, and resinoids in detail, including botanical and chemical information, usage and combinations.
This book is a required material for AROMA 501 courses offered at ACHS.edu.