Healing with Essential Oils: The Antiviral, Restorative, and Life-Enhancing Properties of 58 Plants (Paperback)

Healing with Essential Oils: The Antiviral, Restorative, and Life-Enhancing Properties of 58 Plants By Heather Dawn Godfrey, PGCE, BSc Cover Image

Healing with Essential Oils: The Antiviral, Restorative, and Life-Enhancing Properties of 58 Plants (Paperback)

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Explores the journey of essential oils from living plant to bottle, as well as how to apply them in your own life for healing and balance

• Explains what an essential oil is and examines the botany of how they evolved and the various roles they play, from protecting the plant to aiding its propagation

• Provides in-depth profiles for 58 common essential oils, identifying the phytochemicals that contribute to each oil’s scent and healing qualities and its therapeutic applications, with an emphasis on antimicrobial and antiviral properties

• Discusses the healthiest and safest ways to use essential oils for self-care and the safe and appropriate use of essential oils for children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems

Exploring the journey of essential oils from living plant to bottle, as well as how to apply them in your own life for healing and balance, Heather Dawn Godfrey explains what an essential oil is and examines the botany of how they evolved and the various roles they play--from protecting the plant to aiding its propagation. She presents an easy-to-understand introduction to essential oil chemistry, detailing how essential oils are collected through various methods of extraction to preserve their healing properties. She then explores the healthiest and safest ways to use essential oils for self-care, including guidelines for children and the elderly as well as individuals with compromised immune systems.

The author provides in-depth individual profiles for 58 common essential oils. Each profile includes a description of the plant the essential oil is extracted from, the phytochemicals and terpenes that comprise the essential oil, and the oil’s aromatherapeutic applications. Godfrey explains how each chemical contributes to the essential oil’s overall scent profile and therapeutic qualities, with particular focus on its antimicrobial, antiviral, restorative, and life-enhancing properties. She also details their subtle energetic properties, including their connections to the chakras and elements.

Presenting an accessible yet scientifically based guide to healing with essential oils, this book provides a must-have reference for those who use essential oils at home, for health and well-being practitioners, for scent artists and blend creators, or for anyone wanting to explore the dynamic qualities of essential oils for themselves.
Heather Dawn Godfrey, PGCE, BSc, is an aromatherapist, fellow of the International Federation of Aromatherapists, and an aromatherapy teacher. She has published a number of articles and research papers exploring the benefits of essential oils, such as how they can be applied in the management of ADHD. She lives in Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK.
Product Details ISBN: 9781644113899
ISBN-10: 1644113899
Publisher: Healing Arts Press
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 352
Language: English
“A dynamic book for the student interested in the science of aromatherapy, the author takes you from seed to distillation and breaks down, in detail, the chemical composition of each oil profiled. A solid reference work.”
— Candice Covington, author of Vibrational Nutrition and Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice

“A brilliant and informative must-have book for anyone looking for a natural way to heal and restore and create harmony and balance in their life.”
— Sue Stone, author, TV presenter, and transformational leader of the Sue Stone Foundation

“This highly recommendable book gives grounded scientific knowledge on essential oils and all the practical advice one needs to use them efficiently to restore and maintain health.”
— Christopher Vasey, N.D., author of Natural Antibiotics and Antivirals