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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"Jeanne Rose does it again, detailing the aromatic world in a new light! In this book she combines ancient and modern biochemical knowledge with decades of her own hands-on involvement in aroma and body products, natural cosmetics, and medicinces to make a wonderful whole." – James A. Duke, Ph.D.
"Thanks to her encompassing understanding of the vegtal kingdom and its powerful resources, Jeanne Rose takes the reader on a travel that is always refreshing and exciting." – Daniel Penoel, M.D.