The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils In Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health, and Well Being

The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils In Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health, and Well Being

Julia Lawless

Language: English

Pages: 327

ISBN: 2:00171145

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The definitive A-Z reference guide to essential aromatherapy oils. Aromatherapy expert Julia Lawless shares her extensive knowledge in this detailed and systematic survey of more than 190 essential aromatherapy oils. 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.

The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils gives detailed information on the most commonly available and widely used flower oils and aromatics including:
• The exact origins, synonyms, and related plants
• Methods of extraction
• The herbal/folk tradition for each plant
• The uses of each plant
• Aromatherapy applications
• Home and commercial uses

This easy-to-use volume lets you access essential information in a variety of ways with a Therapeutic Index, a Botanical Index, and Botanical Classifications, plus safety information.

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restlessness and tension states. OTHER USES Used in pharmaceutical preparations as a relaxant and in herbal teas. The oil and absolute are used as fragrance components in soaps and in ‘moss’ and ‘forest’ fragrances. Used to flavour tobacco, root beer, liqueurs and apple flavourings. VANILLA Vanilla planifolia FAMILY Orchidaceae SYNONYMS V. fragrans, common vanilla, Mexican vanilla, Bourbon vanilla, Reunion vanilla. GENERAL DESCRIPTION A perennial herbaceous climbing vine up

very powerful sweet floral top note, a creamy-rich middle note, and a soft floral, slightly spicy base note. For the sake of simplicity, each essential oil is also classified in this way according to its dominant character – although there are many different opinions on the matter! The following list provides nothing more than a general idea: Top notes tea tree, eucalyptus, mandarin, lemon, basil Middle notes geranium, lavender, marjoram, rosewood, rosemary Base notes patchouli, rose,

anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antitussive, antiseptic, astringent, cholagogue, cicatrisant, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, hepatic, nervine. EXTRACTION 1. Essential oil by steam distillation from the fresh flowers and flowering tops. 2. An absolute (and concrete) are also produced by solvent extraction. CHARACTERISTICS 1. A pale yellow to red oily liquid with a powerful, rich honeylike scent with a delicate tealike undertone. 2. A yellowy-brown viscous liquid with a rich,

spicy-herbaceous undertone. It blends well with lavender, rosemary, myrtle, bay leaf, sage, clary sage, geranium and citrus oils. PRINCIPAL CONSTITUENTS Pinocamphone, isopinocamphone, estragole, borneol, geraniol, limonene, thujone, myrcene, caryophyllene, among others. SAFETY DATA Non-irritant, non-sensitizing; the oil is moderately toxic due to the pinocamphone content. It should be used only in moderation and avoided in pregnancy and by epileptics. AROMATHERAPY/HOME USE SKIN

worms eat away all the starch and fat content); 2. the dried orange-brown aril or husk – mace; and 3. an oleoresin is also produced in small quantities by solvent extraction from mace. CHARACTERISTICS 1. A water-white or pale yellow mobile liquid with a sweet, warm-spicy odour and a terpeney top-note. 2. A water-white or pale yellow mobile liquid with a sweet, warm-spicy scent. 3. An orange-brown viscous liquid with a fresh, spicy-warm, balsamic fragrance. It has good masking power. They

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