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Gattefossés Aromatherapy - The First Book on Aromatherapy

Author: René-Maurice Gattefossé

Publisher: C.W. Daniel Company
Copyright: 1993 (Translated from Original 1937 French Text)
ISBN: 0-85207-236-8

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Although the basic principles of aromatherapy have been used for thousands of years, René-Maurice Gattefossé is the father of the term aromatherapy. Originally written in French in 1937, this book is the English translation of this renowned work. It was originally called Aromatérapie: Les Huiles essentielles hormones végétales. This text is a fascinating look into the history and background of aromatherapy and is wonderful reading for the serious aromatherapy student. The writing style and content is more scientific in approach and may not be suitable to someone looking for a lighter writing style.

Contents of Gattefossé's Aromatherapy

  • Human, Animal and Plant Smells
  • The Classification of Essential Oils
  • Essences in Ancient Pharmacopoeias
  • More recent Works on Essential Oils
  • Aromatherapy
  • Tests on the Anti-Toxic Action of Essential Oils
  • Conclusions
  • Bibliography
  • Biography
  • Works of R.M. Gattefossé
  • Notes
  • Index 
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