"Suzanne Catty performs a great service to us all in bringing forth from obscurity this aspect of plant medicine, which is both ancient and modern."
(Robert Tisserand, Author The Art of Aromatherapy, Co-author Essentail Oils Safety, Founder The International Journal of Aromatherapy, Principal of The Tisserand Institut)
"This book is really a must for every aromatherapist who longs for this 'missing link'. At last, Suzanne Catty bridges the gap and opens a door that will lead the reader into a world where science and intuition arking harmoniously for helping us recover a natural and vibrant health and bring the best out of each of us, physically and spiritually."
(Daniel Penoel, MD, Author Home Health Using Essential Oils, Co-author L'aromatherapie exatement, Director Osmobiose Center, France)
"Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy puts aromatherapy in its safest form at the disposal of every interested enthusiast. The sheer wealth of carefully assembled empirical data will answer many hither to unanswered questions about how to use hydrosols for many different conditions."
(Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD, Author of Medical Aromatherapy and Advanced Aromatherapy, Director The Pacific Institiute of Aromatherapy and Original Swiss Aromatics)
"This important work stretches the boundaries of aromatherapy to include experiential information on aromatic hydrosols, the homeopathic marriage of herbs and essential oils."
(Mindy Green, Author of Natural Perfumes and Calendula, Co-author Aromatherapy A complete Guide to the Healing Art, Director of Education, Herb Research Foundation)
"You cannot imagine how thrilled I was, to discover Suzanne Catty when she presented a paper at a conference I attended in San Francisco in 1998. Now, having been gifted with the opportunity of reading several chapters of her book, I am absolutely awed. I was fascinated by the material and overwhelmed by her generosity and total openness in sharing this information with all of us. Nothing is held back. Nothing. Every conceivable aspect that one could wish to know about hydrosols is covered--not only for the consumer, but also for the manufacturer and retailer as well."
(Pamela Parsons, Holistic Practitioner, Editor, The Aromatic Thymes magazine)
"A revolutionary book on the new use of essential oils in aromatic treatment."
(OmegaSource, Volume 4, Issue 1)
From the Back Cover
AROMATHERAPY / HEALTH
“Suzanne Catty performs a great service to us all in bringing forth from obscurity this aspect of plant medicine, which is both ancient and modern. This book is very informative, well-researched and accessible to all.”
--Robert Tisserand, author of The Art of Aromatherapy
and founder of the International Journal of Aromatherapy
“This book is really a must for every aromatherapist who longs for this ‘missing link.’”
--Daniel Penoel, M.D., author of Home Health Using Essential Oils
, coauthor of L’aromathérapie exatement
“Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherap
y puts aromatherapy in its safest form at the disposal of every interested enthusiast. The sheer wealth of carefully assembled empirical data will answer many hitherto unanswered questions about how to use hydrosols for many different conditions. While this contribution of Hydrosols
is of obvious benefit to the reader, there is an equally important--and for those in the field, maybe even more exhilarating--aspect to Hydrosols:
it alters the evolution of aromatherapy itself.
--Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D., Director of the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy and author of Advanced Aromatherapy
and Medical Aromatherapy
“This important work stretches the boundaries of aromatherapy to include experiential information on aromatic hydrosols, the homeopathic marriage of herbs and essential oils.”
--Mindy Green, author of Natural Perfumes
and coauthor of Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art
“Every conceivable aspect that one could wish to know about hydrosols is covered--not only for the consumer but, for the manufacturer and retailer as well.”
--Pamela Parsons, editor of The Aromatic Thymes Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy
is one of the most anticipated books in the world of holistic health because it introduces a revolutionary new use of essential oils in aromatic treatment. Hydrosols, or hydrolates, are the pure, water-based solutions created when essential oils are steam distilled. Through this process, a potent, yet subtle form of medicine is created, one that is able to be ingested as well as applied directly to the skin, unlike most pure essential oils. In fact, hydrosols are considered the homeopathic version of aromatherapy, and as such are ideal for use with children, pregnant women, animals, and those with fragile immune systems.
Suzanne Catty details the specifics of 67 hydrosols, provides formulas to treat more than 50 health concerns, and offers 40 delicious recipes in which hydrosols can be used. Her section on pets will help owners deal with urinary tract and digestive problems as well as grooming and odor issues. She also shows how hydrosols can be used with other forms of vibrational medicine and with feng shui, geomancy, and dowsing.
The former president of the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists, SUZANNE CATTY is North America’s preeminent researcher and advocate of hydrosols. A professional aromatherapist, she is the founder of Acqua Vita, a company specializing in hydrosols and essential oils. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.