Penny Price Aromatherapy

Encyclopaedia of Essential Oils


By Julia Lawless

Encyclopedia of Essential Oils is an essential handbook used by aromatherapists all over the world. It includes an A–Z listing of an enormous range of internationally relevant aromatic plants.

One of the bestselling aromatherapy books of all time with vital information on plant origins, medical herbalism and the properties and actions of herbs and Essential Oils. Covering 165 oils, their actions, characteristics, principal constituents and folk traditions.

Comprehensive information provided for each entry:

  • Common name
  • Latin name
  • Botanical plant family
  • General Description
  • Distribution
  • Herbal Folk Tradition
  • Actions
  • Extraction
  • Characteristics
  • Safety Information

The Encyclopedia also covers, the history of aromatherapy and herbalism, how aromatic plants work on your body & mind, how to make your own blends and uses for oils in the home. This is a classic guide to essential oils and will remain a vital source of information for generations to come.