Aromatherapy Workbook, by Marcel Lavabre
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Marcel Lavabre's practical guide to using essential oils covers the history, folklore, science, and art of aromatherapy, providing the most wide-ranging treatment of the subject today.
Marcel Lavabre's practical guide to using essential oils covers the history, folklore, science, and art of aromatherapy, providing the most wide-ranging treatment of the subject today. It features more than 70 essential oils classified by botanical family, with detailed discussions of their specific actions and unique insights into their energetic and spiritual properties.
Lavabre explores the origins and applications of oils as an ancient healing art in classical civilizations. He then traces the medical, alchemical, and spiritual development of aromatherapy to the present day. He shows how to use appropriate plant essences for beautifying, cleansing, and healing the body. He discusses massage, aromatic baths, ritual, and spiritual practice.
The workbook explains the mysteries of the olfactory system, along with the powerful influence of scent on mental state, emotions, and sexuality. Detailed discussions on extraction methods and the art of blending oils round out the information. (Suggested blend formulas address common conditions such as digestive and circulatory ailments, headaches, menstrual and sexual problems, and insomnia.) Extensive reference tables provide the reader with concise information on each essential oil and its therapeutic uses.
The Aromatherapy Workbook is both a step-by-step guide for beginners and a valuable reference tool for practicing aromatherapists.
Dimensions: 8" wide x 10" tall x ½" deep.
Marcel Lavabre was born in southern France and has studied all aspects of aromatherapy production since 1974. He is the Cofounder of the American Aromatherapy Association and Founder and President of Aroma Vera, the largest aromatherapy company in the world. He lives in California.