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Essential Oil and Aromatherapy book

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Essential Oil and Aromatherapy book

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.

The essential oil guide (encyclopedia) covers fifty-five of the most-used essential oils with detailed information about each oil including: botanical name, aromatic profile, origin, perfumery note, extraction method, description of the essential oil, safety warnings, and each oils uses and benefits for the mind, the body, and the spirit.

Added bonus rarely found in essential oils books: step by step directions showing how a professional aromatherapist creates a blend for a client based on their ailments, symptoms, medical history, emotions, and personal preferences. Sample Case Study included.

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ISBN-13: 978-0615858104
ISBN-10: 0615858104

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In days gone by, mentors taught their families, neighbors, and others interested in the arts of natural healing, as they were taught by their own mentors. Too much of that is lost these days in favor of science and academia. Essential Oils and Aromatherapy brings back that feeling of having a mentor as the author’s writing style is such that it feels like he’s in the room sharing his experience with me as he guides me in increasing my knowledge about essential oils. This very comprehensive volume covers fifty different oils in great depth, but in an easy to understand format.

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.

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.

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soap making bookI’ve been working for the past several months revamping my book MAKING SOAP FROM SCRATCH. I listened closely to all of the reviews I read and also the direct feedback from readers. From their feedback, I included all the things that readers/reviewers felt were missing from the first edition: more instructions on STANDARD soap making, more recipes for standard soap making, how to swirl colors in soap, how to sell soap, how to cut and cure soap, how to set up a booth at a craft fair or market.

The original “Bubbles and Bull” section where I described past business relations that went south has been greatly edited to only two stories, leaving more room for soap talk and soap recipes. The second edition also includes a section for those who wanted a few recipes using animal fats.

Reading the negative reviews of other soap making books helped me in the editing process because it showed me the things that people complained about in ALL soap making books. In other words, what were the things they wanted to see or learn about but did not? One specific complaint was the overuse of expensive ingredients. I have to say that I made the recipes fifty-fifty. There is an even split of the luxurious and the very affordable.

 

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Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless

I am so glad I purchased this book by Julia Lawless so many years ago because now it is so hard to find.  I actually have the first edition of The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential oils as well as her THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO AROMATHERAPY which, sadly, cannot be found anymore.

THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ESSENTIALS OILS has easy to find information.  So many essential oil and aromatherapy books are obsessed with recipes for what you can make with essential oils.  Lawless provides straight-forward information on the properties of essential oils, their origins, uses, botanical names and more.

Product Description

Illustrated throughout in full color, this indispensable reference work is a complete A-to-Z compendium of aromatics, with extensive information about the origins, properties, uses, and actions of 165 extensive herbs and essential oils. Over 600 photos & illustrations.

Paperback: 256 pages

Publisher: Element Books Ltd.; 2nd edition (December 25, 1995)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1852307218

ISBN-13: 978-1852307219

Magical Aromatherapy by Scott Cunningham


Product Description

Magical Aromatherapy by Scott Cunningham combines the modern science of aromatherapy with the ancient science of magical perfumery. Together they make a powerful system that can improve your life and bring you what you want. Already, over 170,000 people have found out how useful this book can be. You can, too!

In these pages you’ll discover how to use aromas from fresh and dried herbs and essential oils to make changes in your life. You can use them to bring you love, peace, protection, psychic awareness, happiness, joy, and more.

You’ll discover that the dried seeds of celery can be used to enhance psychic awareness or bring restful sleep. The fresh flowers of gardenia can be used for peace, love, and spirituality. Honeysuckle can be used for weight loss and prosperity. This book includes full instructions on how to use these three and ninety-seven more aromatics!

If you do magical rituals, you’ll also be thankful for information such as the ruling planet and element for each of the herbs. Also given are aromas of the seasons, lunar cycles, days of the week, and zodiacal signs. You’ll also learn how to make, store, and use essential oils. Cunningham also includes addresses of essential oil distributors; fresh and dried plant distributors; and aromatherapy organizations and publications. There’s even a glossary and a great annotated bibliography, as well as a history of magical perfumery.

Even if you’ve never done any magic in your life, you can use this book. For example, to attract love, “visualize yourself freely giving and receiving it as you smell the crushed fruits” of the caraway. You can repeat this several times a day, especially if you are worrying about your current relationship.

And if you’ve been doing rituals for a long time, you will find this book to be invaluable. The correspondences and information will allow you to use aromatics to enhance any of your rituals. This is truly a book anyone can use.

From the Publisher

People talk a lot about the importance of certain books. Frankly, in spite of the fact that more than 170,000 people have bought Scott Cunningham’s Magical Aromatherapy, people don’t talk about this being an important book. Well, I think it is very remarkable and I want to share my reasons.

Aleister Crowley defined magic as an art and a science. Ancient magical arts included mathematics, geometry, astronomy, chemistry, and more. Today they are sciences. It could legitimately be claimed that since the magic of the past is the science of today, then the magic of today may be the science of tomorrow. But is there any indication of such conversions?

Absolutely. One of the most ancient of magical sciences is magical perfumery. It has long been recognized that certain scents produce certain responses in your physical, mental, and emotional bodies. It also can affect the environment. Scientists used to scoff at this “superstition.”

Not any more.

Every day, more and more scientific reports show that certain scents, sometimes ones that seem highly unlikely, have strong physical effects on people. You’ve probably seen the reports in the news. Has science verified every part of magical perfumery? No, it has not. But the basic idea has been proven, and an entire science called aromatherapy has developed.

Magical Aromatherapy is the first book to bridge the gap and unite the modern science with the ancient magical art. This is further proof of the validity of magic. And it is something that you can discover and use immediately. Scott includes full instructions based on traditional lore for 100 aromatics. The associations he gives for them will allow you to use these scents to enhance virtually any ritual you might need.

I would like to invite you to take part in this nascent science. You will find it can improve your life easily and effectively. And all you need to begin is this clear, important, and potent book.

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; 1st edition (January 1, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0875421296
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875421292
  • Making Soap From Scratch by Gregory Lee White

    Editorial Reviews
    Product Description

    With a no-nonsense approach and easy to follow directions, writer and professional soapmaker, Gregory White, shares his experience (and recipes) for creating all-vegetable, cold-process soaps. White takes the reader step by step through the process of making natural soaps for family, friends and for profit. Easy to understand and master. Includes tips on: time-saving shortcuts, natural scent selections and large production. Includes an essential oil guide. Includes a humorous chapter titled: Bubbles and Bull, A Saucy Look into the Life of a Soap Maker – telling stories of disastrous partnerships, comical customers and the perils of soap making chat forums.

    Product Details
    Paperback: 120 pages
    Publisher: CreateSpace (August 2, 2010)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1453654100
    ISBN-13: 978-1453654101

    The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood

     

    Editorial Reviews
    From Library Journal
    There are plenty of good books on herbs, and some of them devote a chapter to essential oils, but there’s nothing comparable to Worwood’s work. Her premise is different from other herbalists–she believes that the most effective way to use herbs medicinally is by external application or inhalation. Both methods allow the essential oil to enter the bloodstream without passing through the digestive tract. Her grasp of basic physiology is somewhat confused, but there’s nothing dangerous in her suggestions. (Worwood runs an aromatherapy clinic in England and conducts research on aromatherapy.) Her book prescribes oils for everything from basic first aid and treating common ailments to natural cosmetics and body care, fragrance for the home and office, and cooking with essential oils. A good addition to alternative medicine collections.

    Product Description

    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.

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: New World Library; 1st edition (1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0931432820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0931432828
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