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Contemporary French Aromatherapy


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Introduction. Part 1. 1. Basic Concepts. 2. Inventory of aromatic plant families. 3. Biosynthesis of aromatic compounds. 4. From essence to essential oil. 5. Quality criteria for essential oils. 6. Physical properties of essences and essential oils. 7. Biochemical families. 8. Pharmacological properties of biochemical compounds. 9. Toxicity and risks associated with the use of essential oils. 10. At-risk patients. 11. How to use essential oils?. Part 2.

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A manual of aromatherapy with 100 essential oils from the French school

About the Author

Dominique Baudoux is the author of several bestselling titles on aromatherapy in French. He is the founder of the College international d'aromatherapie Dominique Baudoux, the Managing Director of Pranarom International and President of Natural Aromatherapy Research and Development Japan.


Written with clarity and authority, this exploration of the distinctive French approach to aromatherapy will broaden the horizons for all essential oil practitioners. Although rooted in pharmacology, vitalistic aspects are also woven into the therapeutic philosophy. Precise guidelines for all methods of essential oil delivery are presented, and numerous tried and tested formulations are offered. This book will fascinate and inspire, and will undoubtedly and deservedly become the definitive guide to the practice of clinical and medical aromatherapy. -- Jennifer Peace Rhind, author, mentor and essential oil consultant.
To have a book by Dominique Baudoux available in English is beyond exciting! As US educators who are passionate about redefining the practice of "Aromatherapy" for a new generation of aromatherapists, hungry for a balanced, progessive and relevant approach - having Mr. Baudoux's galvanizing material easily accessible will be a game changer. -- Amy Galper, Co-Founder of the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies.

An excellent guide for aromatherapists and health professionals. The book is affordable for anyone interested in aromatherapy and for experts in the field, and offers in-depth scientific information. It is time to clarify and distinguish the different forms of applications, to be able to use essential oils effectively and safely and to abolish restrictive beliefs about pure application or internal intake due to a lack of scientific knowledge. Dominique's book will bring more certainty and know-how in Aromatherapy, combining biochemical and pharmaceutical data with empirical and traditional knowledge.

-- Lydia Bosson, International Teacher of Aromatherapy, Ayurveda and Self-Development, author of Hydrosol Therapy

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