Carol Schiller and David Schiller, recognised experts in the field of aromatherapy, have created the most comprehensive reference guide on the market to date. THE AROMATHERAPY ENCYCLOPEDIA includes information on the proper safety and handling of oils, extraction methods, practical everyday uses, documented properties and methods of use. Chapters detail ancient historical to present-day uses from around the world for carrier oils, essential oils, Co2 extracts, absolutes and infused oils. This guidebook, also, provides a convenient category listing of oil properties for quick access and a useful resource of alphabetically arranged botanical names that cross-reference the common name of each oil. The user-friendly format and authoritative and inviting writing of this book can be of great value as an indispensable learning tool for a vice as well as a vital source of information for researchers, formulators, practitioners, nurses, therapists, industry professionals, wholesalers and retailers. The power of essential oils has been recognised for thousands of years. Today, the use of aromatherapy is growing rapidly as greater numbers of people experience the benefits and life-enhancing properties of these precious substances. Aromatic essences can have a direct effect on our health, reduce our stress levels and enable us to have a better overall outlook on life, as well as improve our relationship with our natural environment. These raw materials are, also, an important ingredient in perfumes, fragrances, cosmetics and skin and body care products and are extensively used for flavouring foods and beverages.
David Schiller and Carol Schiller are the authors of seven internationally published books on the use of essential oils and cofounders of the International Aromatherapy and Herb Association (IAHA). Jeffrey Schiller is a cofounder and President of IAHA and publisher/editor/photographer of Making Scents magazine.