This is a practical directory of over 80 essential oils, covering many unusual oils as well as those that are in popular use. The oils are extensively categorised, with each entry offering valuable information at a glance. Helpful descriptions are given of the oils' aromas, their chemical constituents and their effects on the mind and body. Fascinating information is also included about the oils' histories, their extraction methods, and the myths and legends associated with them. There is also useful guidance on the effects of essential oils on the skin and their use in blends and treatments.
The research put into the prodution of this book is mind-boggling, making it the most comprehensive collection of facts relating to essential oils ever offered with aromatherapists in mind (earlier ones were very much geared to the perfume industry) and contains much information that is not readily available from other sources. A real 'must' for every aromatherapist's bookshelf