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Essential Oils Third Edition: A Comprehensive Handbook for Aromatic Therapy

Cover of Essential Oils Third Edition: A Comprehensive Handbook of Aromatic Therapy by Jennifer Peace Rhind

Essential Oils Third Edition: A Comprehensive Handbook for Aromatic Therapy
Author: Jennifer Peace Rhind
Publisher: Singing Dragon
Copyright: 2019 (Third Edition)
ISBN: 1787752291 / 978-1787752290

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Within this third edition of Essential Oils, author Jennifer Peace Rhind has outdone herself. Compared to the second edition, this updated edition is at least double in size and is well referenced.

I admire Jennifer Peace Rhind and the publisher for choosing to name this extensive and significantly updated book as a "Comprehensive Handbook" instead of a "Complete Handbook." As much as I greatly respect the authors that have written books that have named their books "The Complete...", no single aromatherapy edition can ever be complete. The field is just too vast.

If you consider purchasing the third edition of Essential Oils, consider purchasing it as a Kindle or eBook even if you normally prefer physical books. The print version is over 900 pages but only includes a brief Table of Contents, Essential Oil Index, Author and Subject Index. The indexes are not thorough enough for a book that is this extensive. With Kindle and I presume with other eBooks, you can perform more in-depth searches for words and phrases that may not be in the actual index(es).

Description From the Publisher's Web Site

Revised and significantly expanded, the latest edition of this handbook provides full information on the use of essential oils in the field of contemporary aromatherapy and aromatic therapy, based on the most up-to-date research evidence behind their therapeutic applications.

The third edition features a fully updated and expanded contents including detailed Aromatic Profiles of over 250 essential oils, absolutes and resinoids, a new chapter on the latest research in pharmacognosy to foster an understanding of how essential oils work, and a new chapter on formulating essential oils, based on theory and evidence and containing practical suggestions. The author provides a detailed account of how essential oils are created, how and where aromatherapy is used, and the underlying pharmacology and chemistry. This will be an indispensable text for all students and practitioners of aromatherapy and related disciplines, as well as anyone interested in the use of essential oils for health and well-being.

Source: Book Description on Publisher's Web Site

Table of Contents for the third edition of Essential Oils: A Comprehensive Handbook for Aromatic Therapy

  • Preface
  • Preface to the 2nd Edition
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Aromatic Therapy
    • 1. A Historical Perspective
    • 2. The Aromatherapeutic Renaissance
    • 3. Scent and the Significance of Olfaction
    • 4. Transdermal and Respiratory Routes
    • 5. Botanical Principles and the Biogenesis of Volatile Oils
    • 6. Essential Oil Chemistry
    • 7. Aromatic Pharmacognosy
    • 8. Aromatic Formulations
    Part 2: Aromatics
    • 9. Component Profiles: The Biological and Therapeutic Actions of Essential Oil Constituents
    • 10. Essential Oils and Absolutes of the Angiospermaie
    • 11. Essential Oils of the Gymnospermae
    Appendices
    • A: Fragrance and the Four Elements
    • B. An Introduction to Organic Chemistry
    • C. Components - Therapeutic Actions for Blending
    • D. Essential Oils and Absolutes - Principal Indications for Aromatic Therapy
    • E. Sample Formulae - Massage Oils, Body Oils, Butters, Salves and Bath Salts
  • References
    • Resources
    • Essential Oils and Absolutes Index
    • Subject Index
    • Author Index

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