Author: Tisserand, Maggie
Publisher: Inner Traditions Int'l Ltd.
Number of Pages: 176
Extracted from flowers and herbs, aromatic essential oils have been used for centuries to heal and beautify, offering a gentle yet affective alternative in the treatment of illness, stress, and imbalance. Author Maggie Tisserand brings a wealth of practical experience to this newly revised best-selling classic on aromatherapy, focusing on the concerns particular to women.
She shows how the unique properties of specific essences can be used to maintain healthy hair and skin, ease minor healt complaints, and assist in treating more serious problems. Explaining how essential oils can be used to support the imune system naturally, the author shares her techniques to reduce stress, enhance well-being, and increase sensual satisfaction. She also gives advice on how to use aromatherapy during pregnancy and childbirth and includes a chapter on remedies for children's illnesses.
The concluding chapter of recipes contains simple instructions for preparing your own remedies, oils, bath, perfumes, masks, and compresses. A glossary further defines and describes the differences between the various preparations, and a list of resources directs the reader to reputable suppliers. Tisserand's knowledge of aromatherapy is both accessible and comprehensive, providing the reader with excellent guidance to the healing benefits of aromatic essence.
A practicing aromatherapist, Maggie Tisserand has studied the many uses of essential oils and other natural remedies for more than twenty years. She lives in East Sussex, England.
Table of Contents:
- Getting Through the Day
- Gynaecological Remedies
- Sexuality and Sensuality
- Health and Healing
- Aromatherapy and the Immune System
- Skin and Hair Care
- Pregnancy and Childbirth
- After the Birth
- Remedies for Children's Illnesses
- Glossary of Methods of Treatment
- Some useful Conversions
- Botanical Names of Essences
- Useful Addresses