Written by two of the leading voices in aromatherapy, Amy Galper and Jade Shutes, The Ultimate Guide to Aromatherapy is a progressive, comprehensive approach to using aromatherapy and essential oils for healing and wellness.
Essentials oils have been used across all world cultures for thousands of years. While the popularity of aromatherapy has endured, the methods and applications of the craft have evolved. The Ultimate Guide to Aromatherapy is the modern practitioner’s guide to working with aromatherapy and essential oils.
Using techniques developed over decades of teaching, you will learn the science of aromatherapy and how essentials oils interact with our sense of smell, brain pathways, and skin. The guide also includes over 50 plant profiles, plus recipes and blends for health and beauty. Included are remedies for digestive health, immunity, women’s health concerns, and more, such as Hand & Body Wash for Flu Recovery, Self-Love Botanical Perfume, and Tummy Massage Oil for Indigestion.
Drawing on the authors’ unique methodology and expertise as aromatherapists, herbalists, and healers, you will learn the art of blending formulations with great skill and discernment.
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About the Author
Jade Shutes, BA, Dipl. AT, Cert. Herbalist has been practicing and studying forms of natural healing for nearly three decades. She was one of the vanguard of professionals who helped introduce aromatherapy to the US in the early 1990s. A prolific writer, Jade has influenced a generation of aromatherapy practitioners and home users with her balanced and progressive approach to the use of essential oils. She is the former President of National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). Her course Aromatic Medicine was a landmark course providing worldwide education on the internal use of essential oils.
An aromatherapy educator for over 30 years, Jade opened one of the first aromatherapy schools in United States. Jade spends much of her time in the Appalachia mountains of Virginia growing and distilling aromatic plants on her land, offering retreats, and expanding her relationship with the land and her community.
Amy Galper, BA, MA, has been a Certified Aromatherapist since 2001, as well as a passionate advocate, entrepreneur, formulator, and consultant in clean beauty and wellness. She is the co-author of Plant Powered Beauty and endorsed by beauty industry visionary Bobbi Brown, Credo Beauty’s Annie Jackson, Sophie Uliano, and Tata Harper. Amy is a member of Credo Beauty’s Clean Beauty Council, celebrating, advocating and educating for Clean Beauty and Wellness, along with other influencers and thought leaders in the field.
She is a guest lecturer at NYU, and has presented at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She has been featured on Fox News, Thrive, Reuters, and has been quoted as an aromatherapy expert for countless print articles, TV, podcasts, and online posts about essential oils, including Allure, Cosmopolitan, Womens’ Health, Vogue.com, Extraordinary Health, Dr. OZ, Prevention, Well and Good, Better Homes and Gardens, Mind Body Green, People, Refinery29, and many more.
“Beautifully and profusely illustrated throughout, The Ultimate Guide to Aromatherapy is the ideal introduction for the novice and has a great deal of informational value for even the more experienced essential oils practitioner.”—Midwest Book Review
“These experienced authors combine their talents to share techniques developed over decades of teaching. They cover how essentials oils affect the brain to interact with our sense of smell and their benefits on the skin. Each description gives therapeutic indications, the best applications, and other oils with which to pair it. Plenty of excellent formulas for both health and beauty come with clear directions for creating aromatic gels, oils, salve, scrubs, and balms.”—American Herb Association Quarterly