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Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy Paperback – May 1, 1998
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"Schnaubelt presents sound research to demonstrate how essential oils interact with the different systems of the body." (Making Scents, Winter 1998-99)
"Schnaubelt clearly and logically illustrates the science of his healing art. . . . Exciting, must have information for anyone going beyond a dab of relaxing lavender on the pillow or peppermint drops in honey water for an upset stomach. . . . An important new reference." (So Young!)
Original Language: German
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Advanced Aromatherapy draws on broad-based research to demonstrate how essential oils interact with the different systems of the body and how they affect emotional states as well as physical ones. Students of aromatherapy wishing to take their practice to the next level will find that much of the guesswork used in developing formulas is no longer necessary.
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By focusing on the chemistry of essential oils, we learn *why* an essential oil works the way it does and how different chemotypes of the same EO can have vastly different effects (an important issue that is completely ignored by many aromatherapy books). We also learn why some EOs must be used with great caution. Dozens of oils are profiled with diagrams, lists of primary effects and contraindications, etc. There is also a chapter with proven recipes for a variety of physical, psychological, and cosmetic conditions. All methods of application are covered (including those well established in Europe but rarely used in the U.S., e.g., suppositories), and Dr. Schnaubelt candidly states where essential oil therapy is most effective (e.g., infectious diseases, hormonal imbalances, and problems affecting the psyche and nervous system) as well as where aromatherapy has relatively little to offer (allergic and autoimmune conditions as well as chronic metabolic and degenerative conditions).
What makes Advanced Aromatherapy even more of a gem is that Dr. Schnaubelt integrates the science of aromatherapy into a holistic rather than an allopathic framework and gives pointers on selecting the appropriate EOs by taking into account the totality of the patient's symptoms.
This is NOT a simple recipe book. It does have some great ones listed throughout the book, but it is promarily an explanation of the science of many essential oils. How they work, what molecules they are made of, which ones are toxic and at what levels, etc.
What I am peeved about is that, when I first came on Amazon to look for science-oriented essential oil books and found this one, the negative reviews made me decide *not* to buy it. Luckily, I happened to see it in a bookstore, picked it up, and found out for myself that it is a perfect book to supplement the essential oil library. There is so much great scientific info in easy to understand terms. I *highly* recommend it if you are interested in science.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A little too heady for me but I am sure as I get into the oils, it'll be there for me when I get up to it's point of references.Published 6 days ago by L. A. Abrams
Great book, gave a much clearer way to look at look at oils effects and how they work.Published 26 days ago by duncanater
I hesitate to be honest because I fear sounding dumb, but this book was just too much like a chemistry textbook for me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cecilia H Mims
I enjoy the in-depth science on essential oils in Dr. Kurt's books! This one provides an advanced level of understanding in aromatherapy that inspired me to take his aromatherapy... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Smart4
Excellent insights into why particular essential oils provide their specific therapeutic benefits.Published 1 month ago by SteveK
This book is good but not great. The information is accurate- a respectable source for learning. But a little vague compared to other books I have.Published 1 month ago by Carrie Martin
The science of essential oil, not the marketing information provided by some of the companies.Published 2 months ago by JomiChan