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The Art, Science & Business of Aromatherapy

A Guide to Essential Oils & Entrepreneurship

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The Art, Science & Business of Aromatherapy (Second Edition)
Author: Kayla Fioravanti
Publisher: Selah Press
Copyright: 2017
ISBN: 069204647X / 978-0692046470
Pages: 296

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As a successful and respected aromatherapist, formulator, entrepreneur and author, Kayla Fioravanti's second edition of The Art, Science & Business of Aromatherapy provides invaluable insights into the many facets of learning about and working professionally with essential oils.

I've read (and skimmed) numerous aromatherapy and essential oil books over the past 20something years, with few offering unique insights and information not found in other books. While The Art, Science & Business of Aromatherapy can easily be understood and appreciated by anyone new to essential oils, this book will be of even more immense value to those that hold interest or are already professionally formulating with essential oils for aromatherapy, soapmaking and other personal care applications.

From the Back Cover

The, Art, Science and Business of Aromatherapy is a complete guide to aromatherapy written by an industry insider, Kayla Fioravanti. It is packed with uncommon essential oil information that makes this book a must have for essential oil enthusiasts, candle makers, soap makers and cosmetic manufacturers of any level or experience. Inside, you will find something for everyone, whether you have just discovered aromatherapy or have been in the industry for years.

Kayla discovered aromatherapy in 1998 and has been in the aromatherapy industry as an aromatherapist, supplier, educator, speaker, cosmetic formulator, student and author ever since. Kayla has been an outspoken advocate for small businesses, for the safe use of essential oils and for honest practices within the industry. The Art, Science and Business of Aromatherapy is a research driven-fluff-free-resource, vital to an aromatherapy education.

This second edition bolsters the business of aromatherapy section, updates critical industry information, expands further into the modern history of aromatherapy, provides updated essential oil safety information, broadens the anatomy and physiology information and so much more.

This book was written for anyone who needs to increase their knowledge of fine art, in depth chemistry and the business foundations of aromatherapy. Kayla loves to research complex problems, dissect the information to its smallest component and then write it to her readers in every day, understandable English. Her easy-peasy style makes learning fun.

About the Author (From the Back Cover)

Kayla Fioravanti is an award winning author, aromatherapist and cosmetic formulator. She has a deep and abiding passion for essential oils and natural personal care products. She owns Ology Essentials and co-owns Hemp-Ology. Kayla can often be found speaking and teaching around the country on the topics of aromatherapy, DIY cosmetics, business and HEMP CBD oil.

Table of Contents for The Art, Science & Business of Aromatherapy

The actual Table of Contents contained within the book includes a deeper breakdown of subtopics contained within several chapters.

  • Introduction: The Accidental Aromatherapist
  • Chapter 1: The Genesis of Aromatherapy
    • The Plant Apothecary
    • Aromatherapy Around the World and Through the Ages
  • Chapter 2: The Science of Aromatherapy
    • Unique Blueprints
    • Classification of Plants
    • How Essential Oils Enter the Human Body
    • Inhalation: Psychology and Physiology
    • Aerial Inhalation
    • Topical Application and Absorption
    • Systems of the Body
    • Psychoneuroimmunology
    • Holism Aromatherapy at Work in the System of the Body
    • The Top Ten Chemistry Basics for Aromatherapy
    • Elements of Aromatherapy
    • Functional Groups
    • Essential Oil Types and Methods of Extraction
    • Essential Oil Storage
  • Chapter 3: The Art of Blending Essential Oils
    • 1:1:1 = Art: Science: Experience
    • Beware of Hijacking Scents
    • Blending Methods
    • Scent Descriptions
    • Candle Aromatherapy
    • Carrier Oils and Butters
  • Chapter 4: Practical Aromatherapy
    • Essential Sk-information
    • Using Essential Aromatherapy in Skin Care
    • Aromatherapy and Acne
    • Aromatherapy and Aging
    • Three Basic Skin Care Steps
    • Aromatherapy for Women
    • Aromatherapy for Men
    • Aromatherapy for Infants and Children
    • Aromatherapy Emergency Kit
    • Aromatherapy for All Seasons
  • Chapter 5: The Business of Aromatherapy
    • Create Your Story
    • Aromatherapy Consultation Skills
    • Creating Luxurious Spa Treatments
    • Choosing Spa Products
    • Spa Treatments
  • Chapter 6: Creating Aromatherapy Bath Products and Soap
    • Making Aromatherapy Bath Salts
    • Making Aromatherapy Bath Soaks
    • Making Aromatherapy Fizzies and Bath Bombs
    • Making Soap with Essential Oils
    • Aromatherapy Recipes
  • Chapter 7: Building Your Brand
    • Natural Product Industry is the Place to Be
    • Business Advice
    • What We Learned Along the Way
  • Chapter 8: Navigating Industry Regulations
    • An Essential Oil Bias
    • The Great Debate
    • The Fragrance Exception
    • An Educated Nose
    • Sensitive and Allergy Prone Skin
    • Voluntary Industry Standards
    • According to IFRA Standards
    • NAHA Code of Ethics
    • AIA Safety Statement
    • PCPC Consumer Commitment Code
  • Chapter 9: Do Not Pass Go Without Knowing Safety Information
    • What's What
    • Forms of Essential oil Adulteration
    • Contraindications and Safety Warnings
    • The History of Aromatherapy Warnings for Pregnancy
    • Common Essential Oil Warning for Pregnancy
    • Do you Need an MSDS?
    • My Top 12 Aromatherapy Safety Rules
    • What to Do When Injured While Using Essential Oils
    • Research, Research, Research
  • Chapter 10: Cosmetics, Drugs and Soaps.... Oh My!
    • Drugs, Aromatherapy and Cosmetics
    • Your Product's Intended Use Can Make Your Cosmetic a Drug
    • Watch Your Advertising Claims
    • Aromatherapy and the FDA
    • Voluntary Registration with the FDA
    • Industry Self-Regulation and Standards
    • Cosmetics in California
    • Good Manufacturing Practices and You
  • Chapter 11: Essential Oil Profiles
    • Bergamot
    • Cajeput
    • Cedarwood (Cedrus deodora)
    • Blue Chamomile
    • Roman Chamomile
    • Cistus
    • Clary sage (Salvia sclarea)
    • Eucalyptus
    • Frankincense
    • Geranium
    • Ginger
    • Grapefruit
    • Laurel Leaf
    • Lavender
    • Lemon
    • Myrrh
    • Neroli
    • Sweet Orange
    • Patchouli
    • Peppermint
    • Rose Absolute
    • Rosemary
    • Tea Tree
    • Ylang Ylang
  • Appendix 1: Essential Oil Crop Calendar
  • Appendix 2: Weights and Measurements Guide
  • Appendix 3: Aromatherapy and Business Resources
  • Appendix 4: Recommended Reading
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index
  • About the Author

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