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Title Essential chemistry for aromatherapy [electronic resource] / Sue Clarke
Imprint Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone, c2008
book jacket
Edition 2nd ed
Descript xiv, 302 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Previous ed.: published as Essential chemistry for safe aromatherapy by Sue Clarke. 2002
Includes bibliographical references and index
Fundamentals of chemistry -- Organic chemistry -- Families of compounds that occur in essential oils -- Processing, extraction and purity -- Analytical techniques -- Health, disease and therapy -- Composition of essential oils and other materials -- Handling, safety and practical applications for use of essential oils
This new edition of ESSENTIAL CHEMISTRY FOR SAFE AROMATHERAPY provides an accessible account of the key theoretical aspects of chemistry and their application into the safe practice of aromatherapy. For readers with a limited science background, this book offers a clear and concisely written guide to essential information in chemistry. For practitioners, the book applies chemistry to the practical and therapeutic use of essential oils, and leads to a better understanding of composition, properties and technical data related to essential oils. Takes the fear and mystery out of chemistry for aromatherapy students!Presents crucial information in a clear and easily-digestible format, highlighting key points all alongAllows professional aromatherapists to practice with greater confidence, safety and skill, and to extend the range of their practice through a clearer understanding of chemical properties of essential oils. Covers the scope of what is taught at major aromatherapy teaching centres, and structures the material to make sure each chapter provides the reader with a rounded understanding of the topic covered. A glossary is included for easy reference
Electronic reproduction. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2009. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 26, 2009). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
Link Original 9780443104039 0443104034 (OCoLC)267182261
Subject Essences and essential oils
Electronic books
Alt Author Clarke, Sue, PhD. Essential chemistry for safe aromatherapy
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