Author: Price, Leonard
Publisher: Riverhead Publishing
Number of Pages: 200
This comprehensive, well referenced and illustrated book on carrier oils for aromatherapy and massage has been completely revised and enlarged since its first publication. The book is now divided into sections, the first of which explains the chemistry of fixed oils. The second section gives the properties and uses of 42 vegetable carrier oils, with a third section containing useful tables, a glossary and a comprehensive index.
This book is aimed at all complementary therapists who use massage in their discipline, to give them a fuller knowledge and understanding of the therapeutic possibilities of the carrier oils they may wish to use for treatment. Essential oils can be added to enhance the properties of the carrier oil selected for treatment.
Table of Contents:
Illustrations by Len Price
- Section 1
- Chapter 1: The nature of fats and oils
- Chapter 2: Chemistry of fixed oils
- Chatper 3: Fixed oils and skin penetration
- Section 2
- Section 3
- A: Table of Properties
- B: Iodine value
- C: Other oils which may be encountered
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