Aromatherapy for Health Professionals  - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780702074738, 9780702074806

Aromatherapy for Health Professionals

5th Edition

Editors: Shirley Price Len Price
Paperback ISBN: 9780702074738
eBook ISBN: 9780702074806
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 18th November 2019
Page Count: 560

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Now entering its 5th edition Aromatherapy for Health Professionals is an essential read for any professional wishing to practice aromatherapy in a clinical setting. It covers the theory and practice of essential oil science and the application of aromatherapy for specific conditions, giving an evidence based and in-depth presentation of the subject. Written by a highly experienced team of aromatherapists it is an authoritative guide for those wishing to use essential oils in a modern health care setting. 

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: Essential oil science

1. The genesis of essential oils

2. Chemistry of essential oils

3. (Part I) Quality and safety

(Part II) Power and hazards

4. Traditional use, research and therapeutic properties of essential oils

SECTION 2: The foundations of practice

5. Hydrolats – the essential waters

6. How essential oils enter the body

7. Aromas, mind and body

8. Touch and massage

9. Carrier oils

10. Clinical aromatherapy

SECTION 3: Aromatherapy in context

11. Stress, depression and critical care

12. Pregnancy and childbirth

13. Learning difficulties and autism

14. Care of the elderly

15. Cancer and palliative care

16. Bereavement


Appendix A Essential Oils for General Use in Healthcare Settings

Appendix B General Properties of Essential Oils

Appendix C Indications for Uses of Essential Oils

Appendix D Essential Oils to be Used with Caution

Appendix E Safety: a Summary

Appendix F Essential Oil: Definition for Aromatherapeutic Purposes

References to Appendices

Sources to Appendices


Useful addresses



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About the Editor

Shirley Price

Affiliations and Expertise

Practitioner and Lecturer in Aromatherapy, Hinkley, Leicestershire, UK

Len Price

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Aromatherapy, Hinkley, Leicestershire, UK