Authentic Aromatherapy

Authentic Aromatherapy

Essential Oils and Blends for Health, Beauty, and Home

Book - 2014
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Essential oils are becoming increasingly popular, but how do you identify quality oils from the myriad of inferior ones from which to choose? And what can you actually do with these little vials of oils? In fact, there are countless uses for aromatherapy that will improve your life and home--and it's so easy!

Sharon Falsetto features forty essential oils and recommends which ones you can use to improve specific ailments; ways they can benefit women, babies, and children; how to utilize them in the home and seasonally; and how to use them when you are traveling. She also provides information on bases for different uses of essential oil and lists cautions and tips. This complete handbook is a great tool for anyone just starting to use essential oils as a holistic approach or those who have been using them for a long time, and includes chapters on:

* The history of scents
* Essential oils vs. fragrance oils
* Organic and nonorganic essential oils
* Hydrosols, resins, absolutes, and carrier oils
* Extraction of essential oils and home distillation
* The basic chemistry of essential oils
* Species and chemotypes
* Endangered essential oils
* And much more

You'll learn how to use common essential oils like grapefruit, eucalyptus, cedarwood, lavender, rosemary, tea tree, and thyme, as well as rarer ones like benzoin, helichrysum, petitgrain, vetiver, and yarrow. Essential oils can improve your life and well-being if you know how to use them correctly-- Authentic Aromatherapy will show you how.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., 2014
ISBN: 9781626364158
Characteristics: xiii, 242 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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