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375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols

This thorough guide profiles 375 different essential oils according to botanical family, habit and growth, chemical components, and actions. Historical notes and lore, often from Chinese alchemy as well as western botanical sources, are featured. Essays on evergreens, lavender, chamomile, jasmine, and more fill out important categories. Graceful botanical illustrations illuminate the text.

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2 comments to 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols

  • NY Mom

    new book by well-known author This is a major guide to most (all) the known essential oils and at least 50 of their hydrosols.Jeanne Rose is at it again-profiling, illuminating and conversing intimately on her favorite field of herbs and aromatherapy. I missed her personal revelations and fragrant and funny discussions of the plants that are her friends and health keepers,but I truly enjoyed the many essays that are included. She discusses the botany, family, growth habits, therapeutic uses, chemical components and actions of these volatile oils., The hydrosols are described as 21st century aromatherapy-the homeopathy of aromatherapy…”a true synergy of herbalism and aromatherapy. This is another well-written book by this prolific writer who actually uses this gentle healing art. I can’t wait to see the reissue of her well-documented The Herbal Body Book…

  • Artemis Gems ""

    excellent reference This is an excellent, cost-effective, professional-quality reference book for lay people just starting to explore the world of aromatherapy. Ms. Rose includes sections on latin names and botanical classifications, which are very helpful in understanding the provenance of the oils in the book.The Guide itself is a pretty exhaustive list of oils, and includes the chemical components of each oil as well as descriptions of the oil’s appearance and smell. Ms. Rose does not waste our money with full-page color plates of plants most of us are unlikely to ever see!I also highly recommend Kurt Shnaubelt’s “Advanced Aromatherapy” as a companion volume to this book. Dr. Schnaubelt explains more of the chemistry behind the oils and includes some safety information that is sadly lacking from Ms. Rose’s book. Like one of the reviewers of one of her other books, I downgraded a star because of safety information that I felt was either incomplete or conflicted with other professional sources I have researched.I also recommend Prima Fleur Oils, mentioned in her “sources” section, as an ethical and fairly-priced Essential Oil supplier. These days, everyone is selling essential oils and it’s hard to know what kind of product you’re getting. These guys are the real deal.

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