adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $24.95

Buy for $24.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Aromatherapy will undergo the developments that many of its supporters so feverishly hope for only if it grows up to be a “real” discipline, a true faculty of learning. This is where Hydrosols breaks most important and exciting new ground. To appreciate its contribution I would like to invoke a statement from eminent biologist E. O. Wilson’s latest work, Consilience. In the context of this work, Wilson opines that for a faculty of learning to be successful and to be able to arrive at meaningful predictions, it should have its units and processes clearly defined and solidly in place. 

Checking aroma-therapy for units and processes, we find a bleak picture. Even in the relatively simple case of agreeing on a unit of volume, the only common denominator aromatherapy has to offer is the marketing-mandated “drop.” Rather obviously, a drop is not a very precise unit of volume. As far as processes go, a rather unexciting and mostly trivial process, the mixing together of various essential oils, was awarded near cult status by renaming it “blending”. From Goddess blends to weight-loss blends, clear definition was again sacrificed in favor of marketing-mandated simplicity.

©2001 Suzanne Catty (P)2021 Adamson publishing

What listeners say about Hydrosols

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.