From the Author
When I first started reading about essential oils many years ago, the massive amount of information in the books available was overwhelming. It was too much information - things a newbie just did not need to know yet, such as the in-depth (page after page) chemical composition of the oils.
I just wanted to learn which oils worked on what ailment and how to use them properly. When I set out to write this book, I remembered that experience. I decided to present a thorough book about aromatherapy and how to use essential oils, but not bog it down with technicalities that a beginner would skip over to get to the "meat and bones" of the subject.
So, this is the book I have written - how to use essential oils safely, what they are good for, how they are made, and how you can apply their use in your everyday life.
For the essential oil guide (the encyclopedia) I decided to focus on the most-used essential oils. Based on my research and experience, I settled on what I consider the top fifty-five oils.
From the Back Cover
Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: How to Use Essential Oils for Beauty, Health, and
Spirituality is written in a personable and easy to understand style and covers all of
the important aspects of aromatherapy and essential oils. Reads like a conversation
instead of a text book. Authored by a professional aromatherapist, it includes the
history of aromatherapy, how to use the oils, the chemistry of essential oils, how to
create a balanced blend, how essential oils are made, the carrier oils used in blends,
scent notes, a few questionable aspects of the industry, recipes to get you started,
and a complete encyclopedia of the top fifty-five oils.