Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics and Spa Therapy, 1st Edition

  • Jimm Harrison
  • ISBN-10: 1401898955  |  ISBN-13: 9781401898953
  • 407 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
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Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics and Spa Therapy 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 text provides the tools and knowledge necessary to understand the complexities of essential oil therapy, and confidently utilize its healing potential. The text addresses aromatherapy from multiple angles including chemically, biologically, and holistically. The reader will also benefit from the incorporation of psychology, philosophy, diet, nutrition, and lifestyle in terms of their relevance to essential oil use. Multiple photos and charts help illustrate the content. Extensive coverage of 33 essential oils presents in-depth knowledge of 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 describes 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 dimensions to the text. In all, Aromatherapy provides a thorough and accurate essential oils study and will remain an invaluable resource in continued practice.

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Features and Benefits

  • Provides a useful foundation and philosophy and a basis for the client/practitioner relationship by defining holistic beauty and the role of the holistic practitioner.
  • Allows for thorough knowledge of essential oil activity and safety, even for those without a chemistry background, empowering the reader in essential oil selection and consultation.
  • Assists in the creation of a complete collection of essential oils appropriate for the reader by giving detailed information for 33 essential oils.
  • Presents practical methods of essential oils with easy to follow guidelines that can be applied to any practice.
  • Discusses human and plant biology and physiology which allows for a deeper knowledge of essential oil effectiveness and use.
  • Introduces the science of evolution and emerging biological properties demonstrates the relationship between plants and humans giving added support to the healing properties of essential oils.
  • Provides photos and charts to enhance the content.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Holistic Beauty and Skin Care
Chapter 2: Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
Chapter 3: Psyco-Aromatherapy: The Olfactory System and The Effects of Fragrance on Body and Mind
Chapter 4: Discovering Essential Oils
Chapter 5: Essential Oil Biology and Chemistry
Chapter 6: Therapeutic Effects of Essential Oils
Chapter 7: Methods of Application
Chapter 8: Botanical Fatty Acids, Nutrients and Herbs for Clinical Skin Care and Spa Therapy
Chapter 9: Essential Oils for Topical Therapeutic Use in Skin Care
Chapter 10: Therapeutic Cosmetic Formulae and Spa Treatments
Chapter 11: Essential Oil's Synergistic Relationship with Nutrition, Diet and Supplements
Chapter 12: The Holistic Consultation

Efficacy and Outcomes


The author’s intentions to present information in an unbiased manner is invaluable to the field of Aromatherapy. This text will be useful to all students of Aromatherapy not just Estheticians or spa workers!

— Leslie Vornholt

I think the proposed product is quite adequate for the training I will be doing. I can’t think of any books that are as complete as what you are proposing. I think you are targeting the right area, anyone interested in self-healing or massage therapists who have not been introduced to essential oils.

— Wauneta Elaine Strobel

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jimm Harrison

Jimm Harrison is a Licensed Cosmetologist and Certified Aromatherapist at Phytotherapy Institute and Spirit of Beauty Nutritional Skin Care.