The Fragrant Pharmacy

A Home and Health Care Guide to Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Author: Valerie Ann Worwood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0553403974

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 546

View: 5307

The Fragrant Pharmacy opens the way to a whole world of fresh possibilities. It is a new approach to nature through one of its most powerful forms - those fragrant 'essential oils' drawn from flowers and grasses, trees and roots, leaves and fruit, that remain the great untapped resources of our planet. The Fragrant Pharmacy shows how each essential oil can offer many diverse benefits. One of the most holistic of all systems of medicine, the oils can alleviate symptoms, prevent many illnesses and disorders and help in their healing process. But more than that, they can provide all of us - our families, our homes, even our pets - with the protections and pleasures we need...without the chemical pollution of our bodies or our envirnment. This illuminating and imaginative book of aromatherapy is the household manual of the future. It is a treasury of information about precious life- and health-enhancing liquids that work in complex harmony with people and planet alike. Here is a comprehensive encyclopaedia of 'medicines out of the earth', those miracles of creation which revitalise and rejuvenate, enhance our emotions and help our work and play. It charts out for all of us a fragrant way to family health and home delights.

The Fragrant Mind

Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood and Emotion

Author: Valerie Ann Worwood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0553407996

Category: Aromatherapy

Page: 623

View: 8958

A companion volume to 'The Fragrant Pharmacy', this paves a unique new way for aromatherapy, concentrating on the emotional, psychological and mood-changing effects of natures' essential oils. It falls into three parts. Part One presents a background to the subject, and explains how essential oils work on the brain. Part Two shows how essential oils can enhance emotional well-being and promote positive feelings, and includes a practical A-Z section on range of emotional problems, eg stress and insomnia. Part Three introduces a whole new concept in aromatherapy - personality enhancement - and explains how oils can be matched to human personality types.

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, Revised and Expanded

Over 800 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health, Beauty, and Safe Home and Work Environments

Author: Valerie Ann Worwood

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577311396

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 712

View: 4192

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 to 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.

Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child

More Than 300 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Essential Oil Blends

Author: Valerie Ann Worwood

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577313259

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 613

Aromatherapy taps the healing potential of Earth's ancient medicines, the essential oils that give plants their scent. Powerful yet safe, aromatherapy is a sound way to treat everything from diaper rash to asthma to self-esteem troubles in children. Many complaints such as aches and coughs that might otherwise have to wait for a visit to the doctor can be addressed immediately at home using the healing power of nature.This book will appeal to every parent who thinks proactively about their children's long-term physical and mental health. Valerie Ann Worwood offers an array of scientifically proven remedies, along with complete charts of essential oils and instructions for aromatherapeutic massage. Other chapters describe how aromatherapy can benefit seriously ill children when used in conjunction with Western medicine.

The Fragrant Heavens

Author: Valerie Ann Worwood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446464164

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

View: 6316

The search for spiritual enlightenment has become a major force in the modern world, as people seek a sense of being that goes beyond their need for material goods. With The Fragrant Heavens Valerie Ann Worwood breaks new ground by examining the use of fragrance in spirituality. Drawing on the pioneering research of eminent scientists and leading spiritual teachers, The Fragrant Heavens provides comprehensive advice on the use of fragrance in many fields of spiritual practice being used today. It describes how plant energies can effect a positive connection between the physical and spiritual self, and how fragrance is associated with the human aura. Extensive exercises and formulas demonstrate how aroma can be used in healing, prayer and meditation. Finally, The Fragrant Heavens provides a definitive reference to over seventy oils, explaining their uses with regard to spiritual and vibrational medicine. Valerie Ann Worwood began her study of how the body, mind and spirit are enhanced through the use of essential oils and aromatherapy treatments in her bestselling books The Fragrant Pharmacy and The Fragrant Mind. Now, in The Fragrant Heavens, she concludes her exploration, providing a truly revelatory and comprehensive study that will guide you in your search for spiritual awareness.

The 10 Secrets of 100% Healthy People

Some People Never Get Sick and Are Always Full of Energy – Find Out How!

Author: Patrick Holford

Publisher: Piatkus

ISBN: 0748114971

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 6289

Do you know the ten habits that could help you thrive - not just survive - in the 21st century? In order to discover what those secrets are, Patrick Holford and his team have carried out Britain's biggest-ever health and diet survey, the 100% health survey, which has now been completed by over 60,000 people. This book is a distillation of the fascinating insights provided by the survey's top scorers and the author's 30 years of experience studying good health and how to achieve it. It shows readers how to discover where they are on the scale of 100% health and provides a new system of good health that is easy to follow and easily measurable - one that will enable people to transform their health and wellbeing, whether they are relatively fit and healthy or struggling with various health issues. This highly informative and practical book covers ten areas crucial to a healthy - and happy - life, including the key to gaining energy and losing weight, how to slow down the ageing process, keeping your body and mind well oiled, sharpening your mind and improving your mood, keeping fit and supple, and finding your purpose in life.

Aromantics

Enhancing Romance, Love, and Sex with Nature's Essential Oils

Author: Valerie Ann Worwood

Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780553373714

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 301

View: 9396

A guide to enhancing sexual and emotional intimacy through aromatherapy suggests personality-specific essential oils, recipes, and massage techniques to promote romantic well-being. By the author of The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. Original.

The Essential Oils Book

Creating Personal Blends for Mind & Body

Author: Colleen K. Dodt

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603425896

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 6605

Discover the fragrant world of essential oils. Herbalist Colleen K. Dodt profiles the healing and cleaning powers of dozens of oils extracted from herbs, flowers, roots, barks, and resins. This comprehensive guide includes recipes for natural cleaning products, lotions, and ointments that will keep you feeling happy and smelling great. Fill your days with stimulating scents as you learn to use essential oils to wash your dishes, soothe sunburns, combat stress, and improve the quality of your life.

The Aromatherapy Garden

Growing Fragrant Plants for Happiness and Well-Being

Author: Kathi Keville

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604695498

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 276

View: 7496

“Kathi guides you to all the joys of an aromatic garden with wonderful tips, fascinating facts, and sumptuous photos.” —Mandy Aftel, acclaimed natural perfumer and author of Essence and Alchemy and Fragrant The Aromatherapy Garden explains how fragrant plants can be as therapeutic as they are intoxicating, and how easy it is to add this captivating element to gardens large and small. It reveals the scents, secrets, and science behind fragrant plants, and how to optimize the full benefits of fragrance. Hone your powers of concentration with lemon verbena. Beat the blues with wintersweet. And use rose geranium to relieve anxiety and stress. Revealed here are the scents, secrets, and science behind plant aromatherapy, and how to optimize its full benefits. Detailed plant profiles will help you create a beautiful source of restorative aromas, oils, sachets, teas, and more. The nose knows—and with Keville’s expertise, now you too can create your own sanctuary of health and happiness

The Lavender Lover's Handbook

The 100 Most Beautiful and Fragrant Varieties for Growing, Crafting, and Cooking

Author: Sarah Berringer Bader

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693991

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 571

“I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” —Alice Walker The Lavender Lover's Handbook provides a complete checklist of the color, fragrance, size, and foliage of the 100 easiest, most stunning lavenders available today. In addition to details about spacing, planting, pruning, Sarah Berringer Bader offers tips to harvest, cook, and craft with this wonderful herb. The abundant variety, hardiness, fragrance, and culinary opportunities make lavender one of the most popular and versatile plants, and with this practical and accessible guide, it's easier than ever to grow lush lavender at home.

Agarwood

Science Behind the Fragrance

Author: Rozi Mohamed

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811008337

Category: Nature

Page: 167

View: 2572

This book gives readers new information to understand the mechanism of agarwood induction and therefore eradicate the myths surrounding agarwood formation. One of the challenges in conserving agarwood resources is species identification. In this book, taxonomy and systematics of agarwood-producing trees from historical and recent perspectives is discussed, and tips are given for identifying cultivated species. In addition, color illustrations are given to highlight vegetative and reproductive characteristics as well as anatomical features, for identification purposes of both plant and agarwood sources. Another challenge that planters are facing is in acquiring the correct method for agarwood induction, thus development of agarwood induction technologies will be reviewed. A chapter dedicated to bioinduction is included. The book will comprise a chapter on the use of non-destructive technology as a management tool for cultivating agarwood. The book also discusses issues relating to agarwood grades. The absence of an international standard that is acceptable by producer and consumer countries further complicates the issue. Other useful information includes a systematic revelation of agarwood constituents and their complex chemistry, and highlights on a specific pharmaceutical property.

Fragrant Palm Leaves

Journals, 1962-1966

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440619564

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6389

Best known for his Buddhist teachings, Thich Nhat Hanh has lived in exile from his native Vietnam since 1966. These remarkable early journals reveal not only an exquisite portrait of the Zen master as a young man, but the emergence of a great poet and literary voice of Vietnam. From his years as a student and teaching assistant at Princeton and Columbia, to his efforts to negotiate peace and a better life for the Vietnamese, Fragrant Palm Leaves offers an elegant and profound glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the world's most beloved spiritual teachers.

Fragrant

The Secret Life of Scent

Author: Mandy Aftel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1594631417

Category: Cooking

Page: 274

View: 7126

Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. Over two decades of sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from all over the world and creating artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the transformative power of scent. In Fragrant, through five major players in the epic of aroma, she explores the profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that move us, give us pleasure, make us fully alive. She imparts the essentials of scent literacy and includes recipes for easy-to-make fragrances and edible and useful concotions.

The Pampered Pregnancy Bliss Box

An Aromatherapy Kit for Wellness and Comfort

Author: Valerie Ann Worwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781577314639

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 32

View: 8206

For women coping with the hormonal changes, dramatic emotions, and challenging physical strains of pregnancy comes a kit--containing a 32-page guidebook, aromatherapy recipes, a 60-minute relaxation audio CD, and two scented candles-- to help navigate these changes. Consumable.

Aromatherapy An A-Z

The most comprehensive guide to aromatherapy ever published

Author: Patricia Davis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446446034

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 7346

This is the most comprehensive encyclopaedia of aromatherapy available today, with over 400 entries covering more than 200 conditions, and 82 essential oils. It explains the properties of essential oils and the health conditions that benefit from them. There is also advice on hazardous oils. There are recipes and formulae for baths, creams and tonics. All the entries are comprehensive, fluently written and provide an easy-to-understand introduction to a wide range of topics. 'The simple fact that the a-z has sold over 300,000 copies worldwide since it was first published speaks for itself. It has earned and kept its place amongst the handful of indispensable reference books on aromatherapy ... this book has been justly subtitled 'the aromatherapist's Bible' - Aromatherapy Quarterly '... one of the most thoroughly researched books written on aromatherapy' - The International Journal of Aromatherapy

The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils

The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils In Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health, and Well Being

Author: Julia Lawless

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 1609258576

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 5492

The definitive A-Z reference guide to essential aromatherapy oils. Aromatherapy expert Julia Lawless shares her extensive knowledge in this detailed and systematic survey of more than 190 essential aromatherapy oils. From commonly used oils such as lavender and tea tree oils to the more obscure oils including deertounge, oakmoss, cananga, and angelica, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils offers a wide variety of uses and cures for everything from wrinkles to kidney stones. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils gives detailed information on the most commonly available and widely used flower oils and aromatics including: the exact origins, synonyms, and related plantsmethods of extractionthe herbal/folk tradition for each plantthe uses of each plantaromatherapy applicationshome and commercial uses This easy-to-use volume lets you access essential information in a variety of ways with a Therapeutic Index, a Botanical Index, and Botanical Classifications, plus safety information.

Gattefosse's Aromatherapy

Author: Rene Maurice Gattefosse

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118816

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 3727

Here is the missing link in Essential Oil literature, the first modern work written by the man who coined the word 'Aromatherapy.' In July 1910 René- Maurice Gattefossé discovered the healing properties of lavender oil after severely burning his hands in a laboratory explosion. This led him into a lifetime of research into Essential Oils. His remarkable book was first published in 1937 and has been out of print for many years. Now translated, it has been edited by Robert Tisserand, author of three books on aromatherapy (including the best-seller, The Art of Aromatherapy), editorial adviser of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and editor of The International Journal of Aromatherapy. The book is a fascinating blend of ancient and modern knowledge and aromatherapists will find it an essential tool of reference. Extensive notes are provided by Robert Tisserand at the back of the book. Chapters include those on human smells and animal smells, toxicity, the properties of essential oils and their constituents, the treatment of many diseases, and over fifty case studies from doctors.

The Illustrated Herbiary

Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching Botanicals

Author: Maia Toll

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612129684

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 9765

Rosemary is for remembrance; sage is for wisdom. The symbolism of plants Ñ whether in the ancient Greek doctrine of signatures or the Victorian secret language of flowers Ñ has fascinated us for centuries. Contemporary herbalist Maia Toll adds her distinctive spin to this tradition with profiles of the mysterious personalities of 36 herbs, fruits, and flowers. Combining a passion for plants with imagery reminiscent of tarot, enticing text offers reflections and rituals to tap into each plantÕs power for healing, self-reflection, and everyday guidance. Smaller versions of the illustrations are featured on 36 cards to help guide your thoughts and meditations.

Aromatherapy for the Beauty Therapist

Author: Valerie Ann Worwood

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861526632

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 162

View: 2716

Aromatherapy for the Beauty Therapist is the first detailed book to give professionals, student beauty therapists and aromatherapists information on how to use essential oils and aromatherapy in beauty care and beauty treatments. Covering material which is suitable for students studying for formal qualifications in this area, Aromatherpay for the Beauty Therapist is particularly relevant for Level 3 students studying NVQs and equivalent courses. Listing the skin care properties of essential oils and the beautifying effects associated with them, as well as showing how they can be used in practice, this book is full of practical advice and information on how to maximise the use of essential oils within the salon or clinic. Highly illustrated with photographs and drawings, the book also includes step-by-steps of professional facial treatments.