Our book of the month is Jennifer Peace Rhind's latest book "Aromatherapeutic Blending: Essential Oils in Synergy" where she explores the concept of synergy and the evidence for its presence and significance. It provides practical guidance on how to build aromatherapeutic blends effectively and safely based on research evidence. With this book the author has built on her previous publications (see another book review here), leading us deeper into the world of essential oils. It is suitable for aromatherapists and students of all levels, encouraging them to add depth to the act of blending in a therapeutic manner.
Jennifer Rhind's comprehensive book is divided into three sections: Principles and Practice, Essential Oils and Absolutes, and Aromatics. Drawing from from her many years of study, experience and exploration, she combines her insights with a rigorous scientific understanding to shed new light on the actions and character of individual essential oils, together with ideas on how best to combine them into therapeutic blends.
The author covers new and exciting developments in research into the use of essential oils, explores the merits and limitations of holistic, psychosensory and molecular approaches to blending and suggests effective ways of choosing the most suitable approach for individual clients. The final part of the book includes a glossary, an appendix featuring fixed and macerated herbal oils used in aromatherapy, along with a huge section of referencing.
This book is a must for any aromatherapist who wishes to to take blending to another level.
About the Author:
Jennifer Peace Rhind is a Chartered Biologist with aPhD in Mycotoxicology from the University of Strathclyde. Her long-standing interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has led to qualifications in massage, aromatherapy and reflexology, and for 13 years she worked as a therapist and partner in a multi-disciplinary complementary healthcare clinic.
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