The Aromatherapy Garden

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The Aromatherapy Garden: Growing Fragrant Plants for Happiness and Well-Being
“Kathi guides you to all the joys of an aromatic garden with wonderful tips, fascinating facts, and sumptuous photos.” —Mandy Aftel, acclaimed natural perfumer and author of Essence and Alchemy and Fragrant

The Aromatherapy Garden

The Aromatherapy Garden explains how fragrant plants can be as therapeutic as they are intoxicating, and how easy it is to add this captivating element to gardens large and small. It reveals the scents, secrets, and science behind fragrant plants, and how to optimize the full benefits of fragrance. Hone your powers of concentration with lemon verbena. Beat the blues with wintersweet. And use rose geranium to relieve anxiety and stress. Revealed here are the scents, secrets, and science behind plant aromatherapy, and how to optimize its full benefits. Detailed plant profiles will help you create a beautiful source of restorative aromas, oils, sachets, teas, and more. The nose knows—and with Keville’s expertise, now you too can create your own sanctuary of health and happiness

Review
“Kathi Keville’s beautifully illustrated aromatic garden and infectious love of plants and distillation are redolent in these pages, while her enviable depth of knowledge about all things, such as how plants communicate, makes her book an intellectual delight to savor. Every page is a journey into the nature of nature.” —Robert Tisserand, author and essential oil researcher

“Beautifully done and immensely helpful.” —Jeanne Rose, author and executive director of the Aromatic Plant Project

“A breath of fresh aromatic air, artfully and tastily presented.” —Jim Duke, author of The Green Pharmacy

“Keville weaves references to studies about healing and invigorating smells into short cultural histories of facts and stats…Most admirably, Keville rises to the challenge of describing each scent (“Basil’s spicy clove scent, with its hint of mind and pepper, makes it delightfully sweet, hot, and sharp all at the same time”). With such rich descriptions, readers will long for the actual aroma.” —Publishers Weekly

Plant aromas affect our brains in surprising and healthful ways, and adding potent botanicals to your garden can create a restorative haven. Kathi Keville, internationally known aromatherapist and herbalist, shows you how to create rich garden scent combinations and make your own body oils, tonics, and sachets. Tap into Keville’s wisdom, follow your nose, and discover the power of smell to delight and heal.
About the Author
Kathi Keville is an internationally known aromatherapist and herbalist. The author of fifteen books, she conducts seminars in North America and Europe, and operates Green Medicine Herb School in Nevada City, California, where she grows nearly five hundred species of medicinal herbs and fragrant plants. Kathi is the director of the American Herb Association. She received honors from the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, is a founding member of the American Herbalist Guild, and a m member of United Plant Savers.
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