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