The Essential Oils Book: Creating Personal Blends for Mind & Body [Paperback]
Aromatic essential oils have many uses. Soothing or invigorating, oils can be used in air fresheners, home-cleaning products, bath soaks, and, of course, perfumes. Complete instructions show readers how to use essential oils safely and effectively.
A rich resource on the applications of aromatherapy and its uses in everyday life, including aromas for the home, business environments, and essences for the elderly.
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
* Making special mixtures for children and the elderly
About the Author
An herbalist for over 15 years, Colleen K. Dodt has written two Storey titles, The Essential Oils Book and Natural BabyCare, of which USDA Scientist James A. Duke, author of The Green Pharmacy said of the book: "I believe Colleen would do better at healing my children and grandchildren than most of my HMO physicians have done. As always, Colleen writes engagingly and earnestly." Colleen is the owner of Herbal Endeavors, Ltd., in Rochester Hills, Michigan, a business she began years ago at her home so that she could raise her young daughter, Christina, full time. Since then, her business and products have been featured in Herb Companion magazine, and she has written numerous articles on herbs and aromatherapy as well. Colleen is the first American and the first woman to write for The International Journal of Aromatherapy (February 1988), a British trade publication edited by Robert Tisserand, one of Britain's foremost experts on herbs and essential oils.