Presents a comprehensive guide to all aspects of this popular healing art It outlines the basic principle of aromatherapy as a means of maintaining personal happiness, health and well being Profiling the essential oils and aromatics, the guide explains how to use them safely and effectively Brilliant Amazing book that covers all you need would highly recommend this book. Good value book but not a patch on the Fragrant Pharmacy, All Chrissie Wildwood s books go well beyond a prescriptive do this blend for this condition approach Her books have great integrity and seek to empower the reader by explaining reasons Particularly helpful is the anatomy, physiology and pathology sections, looking at the structure and functions of different bodymind systems, and explaining the actions of suggested essential oils in context Though this is reaally a book for the practitioner, rather than the keen amateur, the clarity and friendliness of her writing style mean that this is also a book which the home user might find extremely fascinating too This book is so useful to just dip into It has become one of my favourite already I recommend it If you are a budding professional Aromatherapist, or a keen amateur, Chrissie Wildwood s book is the place to begin your quest for answers to your questions.Here you will find the bases of what you need to know about Aromatherapy as Chrissie takes you through each stage step by step Anatomy Yes Physiology Yes Chemistry Yes Massage Yes History Yes Blending Yes Oil information Yes All fundamental but very informative and very well written.But beware, if your interest is only on a casual basis this book may well inspire you to delve deeper into the Profession of Aromatherapy and change your life style completely Everything about aromatherapy in detail is written.only thing i expected and is not there in the book is pictures of the essential flowers used.otherwise good A great aromatherapy book.Full of useful and essential information. you will never need another aromatherapy book if you have this one ten times the info that was in my certification course this book is like taking a master s degree in aromatherapy.