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Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: How to Use Essential Oils for Beauty, Health, and Spirituality Paperback – August 11, 2013
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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
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
Perhaps the most useful section of this book to me is the essential oil guide -- an encyclopedic section that alphabetically lists each essential oil and gives both its common and botanical names. Citing its place of origin, method of extraction, and perfumery note, this section alone makes this book a required part of any soap maker's library. Already this has become a text that I refer back to each time down to make up a new recipe that includes essential oils. White's conversational tone makes this section accessible and memorable: he explains each oil's healing qualities and any precautions in using it as well as a brief, interesting summary of its history and lore.
White's professional and educational background in aromatherapy gives him an insider's knowledge into the industry which he shares. In reading this book, you'll learn how to read the labels and often trademarked levels of "certification" that essential oil sellers use in order to market their products. This book helps its readers to become smarter consumers and, in turn, better crafts people.
It's a great source of information, whether you are just beginning to have an interest in essential oils or aromatherapy, or if you have moderate to advanced knowledge of the subject, but would enjoy a handy fingertip reference to double check contraindications, applications, or other facts about essential oils. Recipes and sample forms make it ideal for the budding aromatherapist. It is likewise a valuable resource for the essential oil hobbyist.
I was particularly interested in the section on scents and perfumery; reading it gave me a much better idea of ways to keep my home smelling fresh and inviting.
I enjoyed the opportunity to read an advanced copy and can hardily recommend this book to anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of essential oils, use them in their every day life personally, or who feel a calling to the healing arts of aromatherapy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The author writes about his experience with aromatherapy and his business. This book was helpful for me in my business.Published 4 months ago by gj
This is an excellent book for someone wanting to learn all about essential oils, their history, how they are produced, how to make your own blends, and which oils do what. Read morePublished 13 months ago by D. Pickert
This book simplifies while educating! Great book with great information! I met the author at his shop in Nashville and he was so kind! His shop is a treasure chest! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mary Ramey
Extremely helpful. Wonderful and easy to read. Great to help us explain our line of soaps at Audrey Mattlin's Natural Soaps...A wonderful educational tool. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ken Mattlin
You can never go wrong with anything Gregory Lee White had to offer. His writing style is so easy to understand. A book to also refer back toPublished 19 months ago by Barqsdal