Author(s): Valerie Ann Worwood
Valerie Ann Worwood's The Fragrant Pharmacy has become the classic encyclopaedia of aromatherapy and essential oils. Now, in this companion volume, The Fragrant Mind, she paves a unique new way for aromatherapy, concentrating on the emotional, psychological and mood-changing effects of nature's essential oils. The Fragrant Mind falls into three parts. Part One presents a fascinating background to the subject, and explains how essential oils work on the brain. Part Two explains how essential oils can enhance emotional well-being and promote positive feelings, and includes a practical A-Z section which advises on a wide range of emotional problems, from stress and depression to moodiness and insomnia. Part Three introduces a whole new concept in aromatherapy - personality enhancement - and explains the particular characteristics of individual essential oils and how they can be matched to human personality types. You can find out, for example, whether you are a Floral, Herbie, Rootie, Woodie, Fruitie or Seedie type, and create your own tailor-made personality blends. Encyclopaedic in scope, and based on the most up-to-date research, The Fragrant Mind offers a wealth of information in an easy, accessible style, and shows the way in which essential oils can influence our minds and emotions.
Valerie Ann Worwood is internationally acknowledged as one of the world's leading aromatherapists and is the author of the bestselling The Fragrant Pharmacy, The Fragrant Mind and The Fragrant Heavens. Awarded a Doctorate in 1990, she has served on the executive councils of the International Federation of Aromatherapists and the Aromatherapy Organizations Council, and has initiated research projects into the clinical use of essential oils.