My goal is to let you know what I think about the books out there that talks about aromatherapy.
This may help guide you in selecting which ones you need best or help you complete a collection of aromatherapy books. I hope you find this article helpful. I took time in trying to get on some books that concern this subject so I can impart certain level of awareness and give you the insight each of the books
The complete book of essential oils and aromatherapy has a very broad scope of information defined in many chapters. What caught me about this book is that it talks about different subjects cohesive and directly relevant to aromatherapy. The text on its early pages describes where essential oils are derived from. Generally, the common wisdom regarding how essential oils are derived is obvious by the term all-natural that is always incorporated to it. There is truth to this statement so this information is factual.
It also talks about certain levels of use of these essential oils starting from very simple and basic care kit that also describes the most commonly used essential oils and the application of each of those. The list includes lavender, peppermint, geranium, lemon, clove, peppermint, eucalyptus, chamomile, eucalyptus and tea tree.
This book also talks about a travel kit to make you more prepared for trips. Things happen on the way to your destination and then when you get to your destination and then you involve yourself to other related activities after the arrival. Things like exposure to the sun, to heat, the possibility of getting a fever, tummy trouble, insect bites, pollution and other factors that directly affects your state of mind and wellness are cover by this chapter.
There are many chapters in this book that I find relevant to our daily lives and so you may find very useful.
This little book of aromatherapy is pretty basic in nature with the focusing on the introduction of the concept of aromatherapy designed for individuals that are not very savvy when it comes to this subject. What caught me about this book is that it has a chapter that talks about the use of essential oils in for maternal and post-natal care for the infant.
Aromatherapy and A-Z, by far is the only book I went over with that explicitly talks about possible dangers of essential oils. Also, it lists the most commonly used essential oils and subsequently provides the recipe and formula of blends appropriate for certain types of conditions, physical, psychological, psycho-somatic and more.
Aromatherapy for Vibrant Health & Beauty caught me since it provides recipes for suggested synergy blends for body and facial care so it is an effective self help material.
Additionally it provides caution to the readers that the materials written in this text book are not to substitute for any professional recommendation and prescription. Subsequently it disclaims that information noted in this book is not intended for diagnosis, treatment, cure and or prevention of any type of medical condition. This caution I appreciate as it is not misleading and so will get to the point that this is alternative medicine and is not to be used above the recommendations by a medical professional.
Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child has some similarity with the first book mentioned in this article. This is practically made by the same author and so I think similarity cannot be helped. The focus of this text book is about keeping our child in optimum health condition with the use of all-natural essential oil or oil blends.
It also talks about making a first aid kit for children for preparedness. It also highlights the treatment to children with the use of essential oils. The methods of application were covered as well.
But what caught me is the discussion of how essential oils may affect the mind, mood and ones alertness. As we know, there are essential oil types that are permeable to the skin so the essence of the plant extract gets to our system maximizing the effect of the said compound or oil combination. Just the scent from essential oils, it is enough to rouse certain emotions, excite certain mood, and even increase the rate of focus resulting to attentiveness.
The focus of Clinical Aromatherapy is the provision of proof that aromatherapy may be incorporated to medical treatments to reinforce recovery, cure and or prevention of diseases and other conditions through aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy being classified under alternative medicine is rarely used as an approach to medical intervention for fear of administering inappropriate methods to patients who are already vulnerable due to infection and that additional stress, by trying the methods of alternative medicine may compromise the condition further.
This book talks about the facts based on research that is directly relevant to the therapeutic effects of the essential oils derived from nature. That was interesting!
The fragrant mind focuses on the effects of the use of essential oils to the psychological level. It speaks of psychotherapy that is the treatment of psychological disorders by the use of essential oils and its stimulating properties and unique therapeutic effects.
This Hydrosols book caught me by its title and it was interesting how it talks about the comparison of essential oils versus the use of Hydrosol. Basically, hydrosol is derived from plants as well but the way it is extracted differs from essential oils. Hydrosol is not entirely different from essential oil matter of fact the process of extracting both substances are the same however the time they are taken out (extracted) differs. Hydrosols are taken out at the early stages of the distillation process while essential oils are obtained at the body of the process. Hydrosols have a trace of essential oil to it but are very negligible so the substance taken is hydrophilic, meaning water-loving.
It also has e comprehensive list of hydrosols that may be used for aromatherapy.
Also this talks about phytotherapy that is a treatment method that uses substances of natural origin.
This Daily Aromatherapy book focuses on the use of aromatherapy based on the seasons. I think it is interesting to know what is appropriate based on the time of the year. It makes sense to use appropriate scents that goes by the season as it can potentially aid anyone in choosing what the perfect scent is best for them with respect to time.
The Complete Book of Massage and Aromatherapy focuses on the practical uses of essential oils ranging from massages and other treatments that would require the substance to promote health and wellness. I like how there are structured ways to maximize the effects of the oil through massages and other method of application.
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