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Author: Jimm Harrison
Publisher: Clifton Park, N.Y. : Cengage Learning, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Aromatherapy by Jimm Harrison explores the complex and important chemistry and application of essential oils. With alternative and natural therapies becoming a part of daily life, this pertinent topic deserves this complete and informative treatment. Through aromatherapy, the use of essential oils is a creative, versatile, and powerfully effective treatment. This book provides the therapist and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jimm Harrison
ISBN: 9781401898953 1401898955
OCLC Number: 172521697
Description: xxvii, 380 pages : illustrations, portrait
Contents: Foreword --
Author biography --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1: Holistic Beauty And Skin Care --
Beauty as health --
Holistic health --
Holistic beauty --
Holistic understanding of essential oils --
Establishing an outcome: the holistic goal --
Defining beauty --
Defining beauty as health and vitality --
Victim consciousness --
Expected outcome --
Why clients seek beauty treatment --
Becoming a holistic practitioner --
Role of holistic practitioner --
Aromatherapy for holistic beauty and skin care --
Holistic beauty program --
Chapter summary --
Review questions --
Chapter references --
2: Essential Oils And Aromatherapy --
Aromatherapy --
Essential oils --
Comparing aromatherapy marketing and practice --
What is essential oil therapy? --
Beginnings of aromatherapy --
Modern aromatherapy --
Practice of aromatherapy in clinical and personal health care --
Chapter summary --
Review questions --
Chapter references --
3: Olfactory System And Essential Oil Effects On Emotions --
Inhaling essential oils --
Olfactory system and the sense of smell --
Physiology of the olfactory system and limbic system --
Aromacology and the study of fragrance's effects on emotions and behavior --
Memory, emotion, and behavior --
Scent of attraction --
Essential oils and emotions --
Creating a new odor/memory association --
Essential oils for psycho-aromatherapy --
Chapter summary --
Review questions --
Chapter references --
4: Discovering Essential Oils --
Ensuring that essential oils are essential oils --
Extracting essential oils --
Quality of essential oils for therapeutic activity --
Determining the source: specified botanical origin --
Determining essential oil composition: GC/MS analysis --
Adulteration of essential oils --
Chapter summary --
Review questions --
Chapter references --
5: Essential Oil Biology And Chemistry --
Science as a guide, not a rule --
Organic chemistry --
Atom --
Molecules --
Carbon bonding --
Hydrocarbons --
Isomers and chirality --
Terpene hydrocarbons: the backbone of essential oil components --
Structure-effect diagram --
Reading the structure-effect diagram --
Chemical families on the structure-effect diagram --
Using the diagram --
Essential oils and the structure-effect diagram --
Chemical families --
Functional groups --
Phenylpropanoids --
Identifying a compound by the suffix --
Trace elements --
Chemotypes --
Biology of essential oils compounds --
Biosynthesis: some things never change --
Essential oils and humans: the evolutionary connection --
Emerging properties --
Individual vs the biological whole --
Chapter summary --
Review questions --
Chapter references. 6: Therapeutic Effects Of Essential Oils --
Therapeutic properties of essential oils --
Anti-inflammatory properties --
Sedative properties --
Antispasmodic properties --
Expectorant and mucolytic properties --
Cell regenerative and wound healing properties --
Modern aromatherapy: research and clinical studies --
Paul Belaiche's aromatogram: studies of anti-microbial effectiveness --
L'aromatherapie exactement: clinical application by Pierre Franchomme and Dr Daniel Penoel --
Contraindications, sensitivities, and toxicity --
French and "British" aromatherapy revisited --
Irritation, contact dermatitis, and allergies --
Sensitization --
Neurotoxicity and hepatotoxicity of ketones --
Hepatotoxicity of phenolic compounds --
Potential kidney irritation with monoterpenes --
Other precautionary considerations --
Chapter summary --
Review questions --
Chapter references --
7: Essential Oils For Therapeutic Use --
Essential oils --
Thirteen essential oils --
Five essential oils for increased therapeutic activity and spa application --
Oils of special consideration --
Sandalwood story --
Choosing essential oils for specific conditions --
Chapter summary --
Review questions --
Chapter references --
8: Blending And Methods Of Application --
Diversity of essential oil application --
Blending essential oils --
Essential oil synergy --
Dosages --
Dosages for basic essential oil blending --
Calculating for a basic essential oil blend --
Neat essential oils --
Blending for massage --
Adding essential oils to a carrier oil, cream, or lotion base --
Blending for skin care --
Trans-dermal penetration of essential oils --
Bath --
Shower --
Inhalation --
Medicinal or medical applications --
Fragrance blending --
Chapter summary --
Review questions --
Chapter references --
9: Therapeutic And Topical Use Of Carrier Oils --
Fixed, or carrier, oils used in aromatherapy applications --
Carrier oils --
Carrier oils for therapeutic skin care --
Chapter summary --
Review questions --
Chapter references --
10: Composition Of Therapeutic Cosmetic Formulas And Spa Treatments --
Quality skin care formulations and products --
Aromatherapy and skin care products --
Differentiating between quality and marketing hype --
Synthetic versus natural --
Isolates --
Ingredients and the skin --
Precaution for using essential oils in formulations --
Ingredients used in skin care and cosmetic formulas --
Common synthetic ingredients to avoid in aromatherapy --
Other common cosmetic ingredients --
Natural ingredients in cosmetics --
Increasing therapeutic activity with nutrients --
Herbs in synergistic essential oil formulas --
Recipes for skin and spa --
Chapter summary --
Review questions --
Chapter references --
11: Essential Oils' Synergistic Relationship With Nutrition, Diet, And Supplements --
Prevention --
Healthy diet equals healthy body --
Diet, illness, and essential oils --
Lifestyle and essential oils --
Physical health and skin health --
Homeostasis --
Skin homeostasis and the health of the body --
Nutritional basics for health and vitality --
Food allergies --
Nutritional supplementation --
High quality multiple vitamins and minerals --
Nutrient recommendations --
Antioxidants --
Herbal supplements --
Emotional, spiritual, and philosophical health --
Lifestyle --
Chapter summary --
Review questions --
Chapter references --
12: Holistic Consultation And Aromatherapy Treatment --
Holistic client evaluations --
Consultation is an added service --
Consultation form --
Analyzing a client consultation form --
Are you qualified to recommend essential oils for? --
Evaluation as a non-linear process --
Selection of essential oils --
Demonstration consultation: an esthetics consultation --
Personal information --
Holistic treatment --
Creating a formula and choosing a method of application --
No right way, no wrong way --
Method of application --
Analyzing treatment progress and efficacy --
Chapter summary --
Review questions --
Chapter references --
13: Aromatherapy Licensing And Regulations --
Aromatherapy and CAM therapists --
Training and certification --
Chapter summary --
Review questions --
Chapter references --
Appendix A --
Appendix B --
Appendix C --
Appendix D --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: Jimm Harrison.
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From the Publisher: Aromatherapy by Jimm Harrison explores the complex and important chemistry and application of essential oils. With alternative and natural therapies becoming a part of daily life, this pertinent topic deserves this complete and informative treatment. Through aromatherapy, the use of essential oils is a creative, versatile, and powerfully effective treatment. This book provides the therapist and enthusiast with the tools and knowledge necessary to understand the complexities of essential oil therapy, and confidently utilize its healing potential. There is also extensive coverage of 33 essential oils allows the reader to know in-depth how these oils should be valued and used in a spa or medical setting. The book carefully notes and explains the many varying descriptions of essential oils that are out there, and presents in detail the reasons why conflicting information exists and how to filter through it. The inclusion of the plant origin of the essential oils in order to more clearly define their healing properties as well as their relationship with human hormonal balance adds dimension to the book. In all, Aromatherapy provides a thorough and accurate essential oils study for the reader, and will remain an invaluable resource in continued practice.

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