The ultimate illustrated guide to growing an aromatherapy garden and using essential herbs and oils for healing and inspiration
This is a life-style book that will appeal to those who use essential oils and herbs for their healing properties and those looking for inspiration and practical tips for creating and cultivating aromatherapy gardens. It is a gift/wish book and an appealing introduction to the aromatherapy garden--both past and present.
There are 7 sections in this lavishly illustrated book:
History of the Scented Garden
Aromatic Herbs for Health and Cooking
Creating a Perfumery and Aromatherapy
Fragrant Exotica and Container Plants
Secrets from the Still Room
Planning an Aromatherapy Garden
Aromatherapy Plant Portraits
This is the essential home reference book on herbs and oils. It will be embraced by home healers, aromatherapists, and gardening fans alike.
About the Author
Julia Lawless is an industry-leading expert on essential oils and aromatherapy throughout the English-speaking world. She is the proprietor of an herb and essential oil company based in the UK.
“This is a gorgeous book which is also extremely practical. It begins with a history of scented gardens starting in the ancient world, and then moves through medieval monastic gardens, secular pleasure gardens, and formal gardens which grew out of the Renaissance. We finally arrive in the world of modern landscape design. The thread that ties it all together is aromatic herbs used for healing as well as cooking. Lawless makes it clear that shaking things up and adapting gardens to suit a personal style is not only okay but encouraged. There are lots of ideas for how to grow scented wonders and recipes for using them to maximize their full potential.” –Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insights — Anna Jedrziewski