Second edition of the most comprehensive guide to date. Also details vegetal oils, butters and waxes - many being used as carrier oils to dilute essential oils so that they may be safely applied to the skin; these have their own particular therapeutic properties: for example, rose hip seed oil as a carrier helps in skin regeneration, and reduces stretch marks and can help reduce high blood pressure in its herbal form. Over 395 plant oils listed - together with safety advice on using in pregnancy, or for animals. An index is incorporated for speedy reference - plus a glossary of terms and a listing of essential oils by plant family.
Author: C. & D. Schiller