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The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
The 25th Anniversary Edition of The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy is now available on Amazon.
The original 1991 edition of Valerie Ann Worwood's The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy was the first book I purchased pertaining to essential oils or aromatherapy. I am grateful to Valerie Ann Worwood as the original 1991 edition helped me begin to effectively incorporate aromatherapy into my lifestyle. This, in turn, lead to my growing personal and professional interestin the field of aromatherapy.
It is now 25 years since the publication of that original edition, and I'm feeling nostalgic and am excited that Valerie Ann Worwood has significantly updated it to now include expanded content, some safety information, 125 essential oil profiles and 200 additional recipes.
Even if you already own and love the original edition of the book, you may find it worth purchasing a copy of the new 25th edition as much of the content has been significantly updated. For comparison, the new 25th Anniversary Edition of The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy is approximately 250 pages longer than the original, and the book page width is about 1" wider. It's quite a hefty paperback.
I love Valerie Ann Worwood's knowledgeable yet friendly and easy-to-understand writing style. I also like that she integrates essential oil and aromatherapy suggestions with other complementary suggestions relevant to each of the topics that she covers. I found this approach especially helpful when first reading her original version of this publication, and I continue to find this approach to be valuable.
Below are a few of the areas the book covers and my comments about them.
The 25th Anniversary Edition of The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy does lack elaboration in some areas. Despite the word "complete" in its title, it's just not possible for any aromatherapy or essential oil book to truly be complete.
Having said that, the 25th Anniversary Edition of The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy is indeed dramatically expanded, and it is a pleasure to read and learn from. I am confident that it will prove to be of significant benefit to many beginning and intermediate aromatherapy students and essential oil enthusiasts.
Description, From the Back Cover
Completely updated, the best book on the topic available anywhere has just gotten better!
A necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing and lifestyle, this new edition contains more than 800 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments. No one has provided more thorough and accurate guidance to the home practitioner or professional aromatherapist than Valerie Ann Worwood.
In her clear and positive voice, Worwood provides tools ot address a huge variety of health issues, including specific advice for children, women, men, and seniors. Other sections cover self-defense against microbes and contaminants, emotional challenges, care for the home and workplace, and applications for athletes, dancers, travelers, cooks, gardeners, and animal lovers. Worwood also offers us her expertise in the use of essential oils in beauty and spa treatments, plus profiles of 125 essential oils, 37 carrier oils, and more.
Since the publication of the first edition of this book 25 years ago, the positive impact of essential oil use has become increasingly recognized, as scientific researchers throughout the world have explored essential oils and their constituents for their unique properties and uses.
About the Author, From the Back Cover
Valerie Ann Worwood is a consultant clinical aromatherapist with a doctorate in complementary medicine, and the author of eight books. She has been Chairperson and Chair of Research for the International Federation of Aromatherapists, and as well as her involvement in essential oil research, she has acted as a consultant and expert on the clinical use of essential oils internationally.
Table of Contents for The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition
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