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Essential Oils
Fragrant essences lift the spirits, stimulate the senses and enhance relaxation after a trying day. This practical guide shows how essential oils - used in the home and on the go - can greatly improve the quality of busy lives. Comprehensive information on the essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, roots, barks, and resins includes which ones to use regularly, which to use with caution, and which to avoid altogether. Dozens of simple step-by-step recipes feature essential oils for combating stress, PMS, sunburn, and other conditions; scenting homes, offices, and vehicles; creating blends for safe, fragrant cleaning products; and making special mixtures for children and the elderly.

Featuring dozens of easy-to-create aromatic recipes and a bit of historical insight, this intelligently written book by herbalist Colleen Dodt shows how readers can include homemade scents in every aspect of their lives. Comprehensive coverage of sixty of the most important essential oils used in aromatherapy and more than 800 recipes for every purpose.

Discover and Craft Your Personal Fragrances.  Professional perfumer Nancy Booth provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for making personal blends - and creating your favorite perfumes - using herbs, essential oils, fragrance oils, and alcohol.  Take Nancy Booth's "Personal Fragrance Profile Quiz" to determine your own fragrance preferences, then create your own unique blends. You can even re-create favorite designer perfumes at a fraction of their store-bought costs.

Scented oils have been around for centuries, and the Schillers are strong believers in the benefits of using pure essential oils--diluted in a carrier oil, such as sesame--to relieve stress and a myriad of other disorders (communication enhancement and cellulite reduction among them). As Aroma lamps, which disperse the vapors, become readily available in shops, more people may choose to experiment with aromatherapy in their homes. Other uses for these formulas include adding oils to bathwater, for massage, in body powders made with cornstarch, or in candles.Alice Joyce  CopyrightŠ 1994, American Library Association. All rights reserved Great information for the novice and the experienced !
This is a great book for both beginners and the experienced   Aromatherapist with detailed information of herbs and Essential Oils, along with a bit of History, detailed discussions of many (?) essential oils, classified by botanical family. Beautifully Illustrated botanicals for the browser and the serious. Gives insight into massage, recipes and formulas for beauty, cleansing, and healing. Also formulas for disorders of the physical, emotional, spiritual and whole body. Along with precise methods of use. Concise details of each plant and its origin and properties. A good overall book for everyone interested in Aromatherapy.  A reader from USA, 1998
Essential oils are one of the world's great untapped resources. This complete volume explains how to incorporate these ancient medicines of the earth into everyday life for personal care, physical and mental health, and a safe home environment. It gives more than 500 recipes using essential oils as alternatives to often toxic human-made health, beauty, and cleaning products. Written in an accessible style and aimed at aromatherapists, practitioners of alternative medicine, and anyone wishing to use aromatherapy to maintain a peaceful equilibrium or bring about positive change, this book concentrates on the mood-changing effects of natural oils. "A good addition to alternative medicine collections."--Library Journal.