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Marcel Lavabre

Updated throughout with recent research and the latest developments in the use of essential oils, this 30th-anniversary edition of Marcel Lavabre's classic Aromatherapy Workbook provides the most comprehensive practical guide to the history, folklore, science and art of aromatherapy available today.
Examining the origins and applications of aromatics, from the mythical Queen of Sheba to René-Maurice Gatefossé, the author traces the medical, alchemical and spiritual development of this healing art from classical civilisations up to the present. He explains the mysteries of the olfactory system and how this most ancient sensory system affects our moods, our emotions and our sexuality. Illustrating the biochemistry of essential oils and how they work on the physical, energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual levels, he explores more than 70 essential oils classified by botanical family, with detailed discussions of their specific actions. He shows how to use appropriate plant essences for beautifying, cleansing and healing the body, as well as in massage, aromatic baths, ritual and spiritual practice. He, also, addresses the controversy surrounding different methods of administration and explores in depth the risks, benefits and safety guidelines for each technique.
Addressing the fundamental issues of purity and quality, the author discusses the various methods of extraction in detail and includes a special section devoted to the art of blending. He offers specific formulae for common disorders such as digestive and circulatory ailments, headaches, insomnia and menstrual and sexual problems. Lavabre, also, includes extensive reference tables to provide the reader with concise information on each essential oil and its therapeutic uses.
This revised edition offers a perfect step-by-step guide for beginners as well as an ongoing reference for practising aromatherapists.

More Information
  • Published : 12/11/2020
  • ISBN : 9781644110706
  • Format : Paperback
  • Imprint : Healing Arts Press
  • Size (mm): 203 x 254
  • Category: Alternative Therapies
  • Pages : 256
  • Edition : 30th Anniversary Edition of Aromatherapy Workbook
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