Monday, October 8, 2012
Learn More About Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual
by Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, Founder/Director of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy in Tampa, Florida.
This is a Fantastic Book and a “Must Have” for anyone who uses Essential Oils in their body care products! It is a Complete Reference book of Aromatic Plant Extracts, Index of Biological activities of Phytochemicals, Clinical Index and Taxonomical Index.
There is a lot of confusion in the world about essential oils and their healing properties. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual is the result of many combined years of research and practical experience and clarifies about 350 of the most commonly offered essential oils (and absolutes) in today's marketplace.
"This book allows a practitioner to look up a problematic indication, understand the required bio-chemicals necessary to effect treatment, and find the essential oils for use. Included are over 340 botanical species with all known common names, their commercial availability, their predominant bio-chemical classes, as well as predominant bio-chemicals inherent therein. Anyone could easily start with the essential oil name, and find out what particular treatments could be effected with the information provided. In the Chart, one could immediately find the traditional uses and actions, the purposes and methods of delivery applications, toxicity and contra-indications, along with their traditional uses in perfumery. Also, morphologic and character types are included, as well as all relevant esoteric relations. Although there may be criticism from the scientific community that esoteric uses have been included, the authors feel that to truly treat in a holistic manner, this information needed to be included."
For more information on this great reference manual click HERE.