Aromatic Spa Book


Natural treatments using plants and essential oils for skincare and body work professionals by Sylla Sheppard-Hanger (2007).

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This book is a compilation of the information I’ve gathered from over 35 years of experience with essential oils. Much of this information was gleaned from the Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual and the Aromatherapy Practitioner Home Study Course. The practical applications are reinforced by my years of practical experience as a therapist—both a licensed massage therapist and a licensed cosmetologist.

This material is meant to be a guide for the safe and efficacious use of natural materials. To the best of my knowledge, this information is current and up to date. It is laid out so you can go directly to the treatments in Chapter 5, or stroll through from the beginning to get the whole picture. In the beginning, the modality of aromatherapy is explained, including a brief synopsis and current regulations. Chapters 2 and 3 cover essential oils and how to obtain them, and how aromatherapy works on all levels: skin, body, and mind. Chapter 4 includes other plant materials such as fruits and vegetables, as well as other ingredients like clays and algae. Chapter 5 covers spa treatments including samples, set up, and procedures for scrubs and facials. Chapter 6 covers using environmental fragrance to enhance the therapeutic experience or create a mood. Using treatment blends, physical aspects of practice, and record keeping occupy Chapter 7. Finally, Chapter 8 gives a thorough explanation of safety and contraindications, including on-site safety information. Chapter 9, Resources, offers books for further reading and supply sources. The Appendix includes extra reading, including one paper on updated safety information: “Aromatherapy Undiluted — Safety and Ethics,” by Sylla Sheppard-Hanger and Tony Burfield.

Please note: This book is non-refundable due to copyright.  We offer replacements for goods damaged in-transit only.  If you are unsure, please contact us to be sure the book is a good fit for you.

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Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12 × 9 in


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